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No, the answer doesn't including plucking them out.
So. You’ve noticed that you have come of age. You’ve finally made that milestone — when you comb through your Hair and see a few sparkles of Grey glittering through. And you flash back to being a child, watching your mum reach this milestone and wondering why she went through a strong variety of human emotions when she too found her first one. You didn’t see this day coming and furthermore, there is nothing you can do about it. Say it with me — You. Have. Greys. Now breathe out the anxiety of age and breathe in gratitude that you’ve been lucky enough to get to see them. And stop yourself before picking up tweezers to pluck them out. Don’t do it, it will make you bald. Indeed, now you have some salt and peppers shimmering, your Colouring routine will need some adjusting. The great news? Permanent Hair Colours are the best for Grey coverage, so you’re already in the right place. And although we might be getting more excited than you about your new Colouring stage in life, altering a few details in your Hair Colouring routine will have you successfully covering Greys in no time. Use Permanent Hair Colour only. Stop with the Semi’s, rinses and any other Product that coats the Hair temporarily. Permanent Hair Colour gives you the greatest combination of Grey coverage and longevity. Know your Grey percentage. Every now and again take stock of the percentage of Greys through your Hair. Once you start having over 50%, or 5 out of 10 Hairs, that are White or Grey you might need to start adapting your Products for greater coverage and Colours that better suit your Skin Tone or are low maintenance. Turn to 20 Volume Developer. Colouring becomes more simple with Greys, you only need to use one Developer — 20 Volume Developer. It is designed specifically for Grey coverage and once you have over 50% Grey Hair, it is the only Developer we recommend to use — period. Why? Once your Hair turns White/Grey it no longer has any pigment and doesn’t need a stronger Developer to Lighten the Hair. 20 Volume Developer BUY NOW Natural is best! Along with 20 Vol, Naturals Hair Colour Shades are the Mrs Reliable because they too have been designed with fuller, Colour pigments to not just mask Greys but to give you a silky, glossy Hair Colour as if you didn’t have any Greys at all. 5Light Brown BUY NOW 7Medium Blonde BUY NOW 9Very Light Blonde BUY NOW Baby, you’re Golden. If your Greys take a leaf out of your book and are also stubborn, it’s time to bring in the power of Gold. You might not need them immediately but Golden Colours grab to rigid White/Grey Hairs and envelope them with fresh, Bronzed Tones. Note: You don’t need to go all Gold, you can start by using 1/4 or 1/2 parts of Gold mixed with a Natural Hair Colour. 5.3Golden Brown BUY NOW 7.3Golden Blonde BUY NOW 9.3 Light Golden Blonde BUY NOW Ditch and switch. With each decade should come a discussion with ones-self about one's Hair Colour. Is it time to do the ditch and switch? Ditch heavy Dark Colours and switch for Lighter ones, ditch over processed Blondes for Natural Blonde variations, ditch Deep Reds for softer Coppers. The ditch and switch can do wonders for your Hair and take years of heavy shadowing to Lighten up your Skin Tone. Readjust Once you start getting those stubborn Greys or Grey patches, apply the Colour to the stubborn Hairs first to process as long as possible and leave your Colour on for 40-45 minutes to develop longer.
Do you have a Warm, Cool or Neutral Skin Tone?
There is a Hair Colour out there for everyone and on the path to finding that perfect shade it’s ok to admit we’ve all had some shockers — the what was I thinking, did I think that really looked good, Hair moment. It’s easy to pick out Hair Colours that you love, picking ones that love you isn’t as simple without knowing one important factor: your Skin Tone. Your Skin Tone holds the key to which Colours are nay or yay for you, which highlights and which will have you collapsing like a jumbled mess on the floor as you chalk up another Hair moment. So before jumping into the deep end, why not start in the shallows and flip over your wrist to discover your very own Skin Tone, while your new life of Hair Colouring awaits. Warm Skin Tones Warm Skin Tones have Green veins. Have Warm, Olive and Bronzed Skin Tones that can tan easily, however, some Warm Skin Tones can still be paler while still having Olive or ruddier undertones. Have glowy, honeydew skin. Eye Colours are majority Brown, Golden Brown, Hazel or Green but some Warmer Skin Tones can have a variety of eye Colours. Warm Skin Tones Should Avoid Platinum Blondes. Ash, Silver and Purple Tones. Cool Tones. Warm Skin Tones Should Choose Chocolate Blondes. Golden Blondes and Brunettes. Copper and Auburn Shades. Honey Blonde. Caramel or Chestnut Colours. If you have a Warm Skin Tone with Fair to Medium complexion choose: 7.53 Chocolate Blonde 8.44Intense Copper Blonde 9.3 Light Golden Blonde HoneyBlonde Strawberry Blonde PeachBlonde Salted CaramelBlonde If you have a Warm Skin Tone with Olive to Dark complexion choose: 5.3Golden Brown 5.53Chocolate Brown 5.64Dark Red Copper 7.3Golden Blonde Chestnut Brunette Cool Skin Tones Cool Skin Tones have Blue / Purple veins. Have Light, Fair Skin with a pinkish or Peach hue that struggles to tan or takes a while to tan. Eye Colours are Light Blue, Green or Emerald but some have Dark, Navy Blue to super Dark Brown. Cool Skin Tones Should Avoid Golden Colours. Red or Coppers. Honey and Chocolate Shades. Cool Skin Tones Should Choose: Extra Light Blondes.Natural Tones. Ash or Cool Beige Blondes and Brunettes. Jet Black. Violet or Plum Hair Colours. If you have a Cool Skin Tone with Fair to Medium complexion choose: 6.2 Dark Beige Blonde 7 Medium Blonde 7.1 Ash Blonde 8.2 Light Beige Blonde 9 Very Light Blonde 10.2Very Light Beige Blonde 901 Extra Light Ash Blonde 902 Extra Light Beige Blonde If you have a Cool Skin Tone with a Darker complexion choose: 3Dark Brown 6 Dark Blonde EbonyBrown If you’re wondering, yes, you can be a combination of both — it’s called a Neutral Skin Tone and it means you have the best of both worlds. Life is your oyster, Neutral Skinned beauties!
And I took every bit of her advice.
My Hair Colour needed an update and after talking with my own My Hairdresser Colour Consultant, she guided me through the entire process — Products, Applications, everything — to help me achieve the Colour I had in my mind. The Colour Brief My Current Hair Colour I have grown out Highlights which are beginning to look brassy and Dark, Natural roots that are around a 5 Light Brown. The Colour I Want To Be I want my Colour to be low maintenance like a Balayage, keeping my Darker Shade close to my Natural Regrowth Colour. I’m happy with the Lightness of my ends, they are just in desperate need of a Tone and I want my Colour to smoothly transition from Dark to Light. Products I Used After speaking with my Colour Consultant, we decided Ash Colours would be perfect for my brassy ends and the Warmth I throw Naturally in my Regrowth. Regrowth / Base Colour Colour Mixture: 1/2 x 6 Dark Blonde + 1/2 x 7.1 Ash Blonde with 20 Volume Developer. 6 Dark Blonde 7.1Ash Blonde 20Volume Developer Highlighted / End Colour Colour Mixture: 9.1 Light Ash Blonde with No Lift Developer. 9.1Light Ash Blonde No Lift Developer Application Step 1. I applied my Base Colour over my Natural roots until I met the beginning of my Highlights, where I started staggering the Colour down to avoid a flat, harsh Colour line. Once I covered the top area, I started the timer for my 40 minutes processing time. Step 2. After the Base Colour reached 20 minutes processing, I combed my Hair from top to bottom. (My Colour Consultant suggested to do this to help blend my Colour and I too would recommend it!) Then I applied my Toning mix to my un Coloured ends and continued processing my Colour for a further 20 minutes. Once I reached my processing time, I washed it out and blow dried.