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How to Colour those really stubborn Greys.
Grey’s are a blessing of sorts, lucky enough to reach the age to get them, but don’t want to be reminded that you're ageing. Can relate — grateful and hateful all in the same breathe. So as with everything else that comes with ageing, subtle adjustments to your routine must be made to Greying Hair for better coverage. For example, once you’ve hit 50% Grey Hair's ignore the urge to pick up your regular Developer and switch to a 20 Vol. Even if you are Colouring with a High Lift Blonde, a 20 Vol is formulated for optimum Grey coverage and once you start Colouring with it you’ll notice the difference in coverage immediately. Or when your beloved Brunette is becoming too stark (imagine a clean line of greying regrowth contrasted against Dark ends) creating an ageing, heavy shadowing over your face that magnifies any wrinkles so they become so apparent in a fake news kind of way (meaning that they aren’t as they seem, it’s the wrong Hair Colour making them into big deal). If this rings true, it’s time to forfeit the Dark and head to the Light, starting by cleaning out all the old Dark Hair Colour out of your ends with a few Colour Remover applications that will wash out your old Colour without damaging your Hair. Following the clean out, find yourself a new Hair Colour a few shades Lighter and go with it. Reminder: to do this refresh, cleaning out the old Darker Colour is essential as you can’t Lighten Hair that is already Coloured Dark. On the flip side — foils, Highlights and over processed Light Blondes can make your Hair look old and dry, so giving up these Colour styles will be the best choice for your Hairs future. Henceforth bringing depth back into your Hair is the priority because it will soften your Colour, giving you a smoother Hair Colour essentially by painting a new Colour at your Regrowth and tapering it down the Hair to create a flush Hair Colour. The same goes for Light Blondes who are struggling to get their Hair Colour to grab to their stubborn Greys, you’re in need of depth. Adding depth to your Blonde, hypothetically swapping to a darker Shade like 8 Light Blonde, to enhance your Colour and cover those Greys. And when your Colour is washing you out, a Warmer Golden Shade will add pigment back into your Hair and filling it right up with flavour and shininess. Golden Shades yellow and orange pigments are the saviour for any dull or stubborn Grey Hair who are in need of being transformed into glowing ones. But between you and I, my favourite Hair Colour for Grey’s is the Boss Blonde. Legend says the Boss Blonde was named after the leader of our tribe wanted her Blonde to “have Warm, bouncy hues like a glass of bubbly with a pearly Blonde finish” and (come in closer) I can confirm the legend is true. The Boss Blonde has the perfect balance of Natural and Warm pigments, covers even the most stubborn Grey/White Hairs and it’s as bouncy as the Colour description suggests.
*The* Colours of the season!
Oh she’s here in all her cool, merciless Winter beauty and as I’m writing this, looking out my window at a greyed, wet and windy Sydney sky - I can’t help but imagine the Winter Hair Colour Shades I’m about to write about, against a crisp, Winter morning when everything is in HD (aka the world appears crystal clear), paired with a big chunky knit. Alas, I’m inspired and so, I have the perfect answer to “what Hair Colour should I be?”. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sophie Turner (@sophiet) on Apr 3, 2019 at 3:59pm PDT The Scandi Blonde You’ve read about the Scandi Blonde and its crisp, icy hues that move elegantly through their Platinum Blonde home that one would typically expect fit the brief of a Summer Shade. But, truthfully, no more season is the Scandi Blonde suited to than Winter. On a practical point, Winter is a low maintenance time of year for Blondes with less sun and swim, perfect for the Scandi Blonde. But it’s those glassy hues coordinated with a Winter wardrobe that are unbeatable. Try these Shades: Extra Light Ash Blonde, Extra Light Beige Blonde or Extra Light Silver Blonde. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emma Roberts (@emmaroberts) on May 14, 2019 at 9:14am PDT Mulled Wine Mulled Wine is a new thing for me that I’ve noticed showing up the last few years at Christmas in July parties. I’m not sure if I get drinking it, imagining those deep, pungent Plum Tones flowing through Hair is another story. I love big, bold Colours and if you do too might I suggest a mulled wine hue. Plum Shades are in a league of their own, offering you more than a standard Red or Brunette, who’s rich, billowing pigments ricochet light like a mirror. And you know what that means? Super shiny Hair. Try these Shades: Pure Plum or Deep Chocolate Plum. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Brittany Snow (@brittanysnow) on Apr 17, 2019 at 3:41pm PDT Bronzed Blondes I’m a real advocate for Warmth. I love the way it glistens when it hits the sun, how it energises Hair that then spills into the complexion or how it’s the closest thing we in the Hair Colouring world get to a renovation. So come Winter, Warmth is the choice for people like me who are seeking to keep the sun kissed dream alive. The beauty here is the variety is enormous — Chestnuts, Coppers, Champagne Blondes — so although the weather can be duller you can still enjoy a full, Golden based Shade. Try these Shades: Golden Blonde or Intense Copper Blonde View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dua Lipa (@dualipa) on May 20, 2019 at 8:51am PDT Raven Haired It wouldn’t be a Winter forecast without talking about the deepest, Darkest Shades —one that is so Dark it’s like midnight and it shines like the stars on the clearest, Winters night. My favourite is big Brunette to Black Shades with Dark Winter brows or a sleek high pony or a middle part with curls that catch the Light at the top of every shiny curve. Mmm, there’s nothing like it. Try these Shades: Dark Brown or Ebony Brown View this post on Instagram A post shared by Olivia Palermo (@oliviapalermo) on May 22, 2019 at 10:56am PDT Middle Blonde Being stuck in the middle has never looked so good with Medium Blondes, as they’re known, the in between Dark and Light Blonde Shades that are best described as “just right”. The Medium Blondes offer you the chance to keep your Hair Colour low key chill, but still with a bit of spunk. Which for someone like me, means I don’t have to do too much to my Hair to have it looking goood. Try these Shades: Medium Blonde or Ash Blonde.
It starts with a slight irritation every time you look in the mirror. Then it moves into shoving your mop of Hair up into a bun all day every day, thus when you take it out at the end of the day it’s still wet from the morning's wash. Next comes the breakdown. One day it accumulates into a head. Cue screaming, crying, throwing brushes, before its back up in the bun. Tomorrow. Tomorrow I’ll do something about it. Generalisations aren’t the best and what you hate about your Hair differs from person to person, so we don’t want to assume what your definition of “bad hair” is. Mine, for example, is when my Regrowth is Dark and glaring at me, knowing that I don’t have time to fix it, while my ends are screaming for a tone. And because my Hair grows quickly, we have this argument more often than not. Thankfully, I have The Range to fix my Colour around my schedule, but there are other times when I need to fully transform into another Hair Colour to fall back in love with my Hair again. For others, their frustrations may come in thick and fast after realising they’ve chosen the wrong shade and hate the result. Blaming your Hair for what you wish it was is useless plus a little too ridiculous if you ask us — remember that self love thing? Practice it, daily. Without criticism, doing a once over dry, clean Hair and giving it a good, honest assessment under natural light, to get an idea as to what your Hair needs from you to enable you to fall truly, madly, deeply back in love. Now to action. When your Colour is sending a shock through your system because it is straight up too Dark it’s time to change up your Shade. Keep in mind Brunettes and deep Reds are full pigments and enjoy coming on strong, so if a few Hair washes doesn’t soften your Colour, Colour Removing it out will. Don’t be tempted to throw another Colour on, you need to get rid of the Dark one before you can become a Light one. If brassiness is what’s getting your goat, a Toner Kit or Toning combo like Ash or Light Beige Blonde mixed with a No Lift Developer will smooth that Warmth right down. If, in the case you Naturally throw a lot of Warmth, adjusting your Hair Colour to a Cool or Natural Shade will help to keep your Colour in check and needing less regular Toning. If you’re dealing with blandness and a Colour that is too Light, adding a touch of depth back into your Hair with a Darker Hair Colour over the top may just do the trick. Our pick? A Golden Colour or a double pigment Chocolate shade to give you that fuller Colour you’re looking for. Else, if your troubles continue we’ve got a whole team of Colour Consultants waiting patiently for your emails so they can reply with their product recommendations.