How to Cope with Early Sprouting Silvers
Are you finding yourself spending time hunting for newly sprouting greys? Obsessing in the mirror over the glistening, wirey, new members on your head. You may be the kind of person who doesn’t let the evolution of bodies phase you; OR you may be frantically searching for your tweezers to temporarily eliminate each hair. If you are one of those who doesn’t wish to come see us every three weeks for your regrowth application, then follow along as we break down and discuss alternative routes and options to mitigate your concern. No MATTER where your current acceptance lies with your hair colour, here are some options you have.
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- Highlights or teasy lights:
Introducing a highlight or a teasy lights that goes close to the roots, will distract the eye from the greys. The highlighted hair next to the grey is a less obvious contrast to a traditional solid tone.
- Root Touch-Up Spray:
This is the most temporary solutions, however in a pinch, root touch-up sprays can do the trick to cover up obvious greys between regrowth appointments. This product is ideal for clients who may not be able to get in for their appointment but want the ability to improvise from home. L’Oreal Professionnel Root Touch up uses high end makeup pigment that matches seamlessly with our professional colour line. Buyer beware of the generic or drugstore brand, they will often use cheap makeup powders that transfer onto clothing, bleed into the skin and cause a matte dull finish to the hair!
*HOT TIP* When you are visiting your stylist ensure ALL hair make-up, and root touch ups are rinsed off the hair as they will inhibit the actual colour from covering your greys!
Say you have taken the liberty to grow out your natural greys but some areas are a lot whiter than others. Perhaps you’re feeling like the location of your greys isn’t ideal. You can ask your stylist to break this up by colour matching a lowlight. This technique will distract the eye, blending out your greys.
- Our personal Pomme Favourite: Adopted as the term ‘the Mel method’ – Switching from permanent coverage to a Demi:
(What the heck’s the difference?) Permanent colour will give full coverage with a distinct regrowth line, and you typically get to come visit us every 3-5 weeks depending on the speed of your growth. Demi permanent will cover grey with a more translucent blend, if you don’t mind seeing a soft blend of greys this is an excellent option that required much less maintenance and looks beautifully natural! The Mel method is our suggest approach to begin the transition into growing our your natural grey hair as well because it will prevent from a harsh line on growth!
*HOT TIP* If you are new to highlighting, seek out your stylists professional opinion for the BEST tonal option to enhance your skin tone, blend the greys and compliment your hair tone (don’t always listen to Pinterest!).
- Invest in a trendy haircut:
So you’re owning it! Amazing! BUT you may still feel like you want your hair to express your personality! What better way than investing in a trendy cut that excites you! Following stylists (via social media for example) for inspiration may help you find a cut that will help you love your natural hair even more.
- Treat your hair like a queen!
Grey hair is an entirely different texture than pigmented hair, it lacks density, moisture and shine, so invest your beauty budget on grey appropriate home care to ensure the absolutely healthiest natural hue! We suggest Using the Blonde Absolu range from Kérastase because it has hyaluronic acid technology that will plump the hair, add hydration and leave the hair extremely shiny!
- Patience and acceptance:
If you are deciding to grow OUT your coloured hair, know that this will be a patience game. You can apply one or more of these above options to help ease the transition. Celebrate the change of your hair and know that you are beautiful from the inside out, and we are here to help make you feel amazing on the outside so you can feel really amazing on the inside!
- Bye bye to brass!
Have you ever seen grey hair with a yellow(ish) hue!? That is caused by mineral build of from your water, hot tools, or poor homecare! Treat your hair with a weekly scalp scrub or purifying shampoo like the Gentle Radiance Cleansing Oil Shampoo from Shu Uemura to remove excess mineral build up. Finish off with the Kèrastase Blond Absolu Ultra Violet Treatment Masque for 10 minutes to ensure icy grey shine!
Our job as stylists is to create looks that work for you and your lifestyle, we are here to support and help with whatever decision you make when it comes to loving your greys! Remember, nobody except you is staring at the top of your head in the rear view mirror and we got you! Blend is typically best and we love to enhance a little bit of sparkle no matter what age you are!
Daneka + Nicole