6 Ways to Transition to Gray
Along with gray hair, age brings us wisdom and life experience, which should be celebrated. There is no right or wrong choice when considering the transition to grey hair. The best hairstylists in Edmonton support the trend towards embracing your gray hair. Whether you choose to conceal your gray, blend with your existing base color or enhance your gray so that it is silver and shiny, The Edge Style Council has a solution that will work for your goals, schedule, and budget.
The Edge Style Council offers 6 techniques for transitioning to grey hair:
1. SWITCH TO A DEMI PERMANENT COLOR
If you are on the fence about making the transition to grey, ask your hair stylist to switch to demi permanent color. This will still provide you with some coverage, but with a softer grow-out line. Your silver “sparkles” will shine through in a soft and subtle way.
2. START THE GROW OUT PROCESS UNDERNEATH
Still not 100% sure? We recommend starting the grow out process underneath while continuing to cover around the hairline and part, where grey hair is most visible.
3. SILVER OR ASH BLONDE, BLENDED HIGHLIGHTS
Adding a sprinkling of “baby lights” and toning them ash blond or silver adds brightness or depth to certain areas and will blend your new, grey growth with your existing, previously colored ends. This alternative is best suited for darker hair and can be a lengthy service, but the reward is a softer grow out that allows for more time between services.
4. FACE FRAMING HIGHLIGHTS
Face framing baby lights or an ashy “money piece” can soften and blend grey hair at the temples, which is commonly the first area of your hair to turn grey.
5. GLOSS AND TONE
Brunettes who choose to transition to gray often have an extreme demarcation line separating their gray roots from their dark, previously colored ends. A gloss is a great way to enhance the tones of your new gray hair, refine your previously colored hair and eliminate harsh lines. A gloss will not cover your gray hair, but it will blend everything during the grow out.
6. HERRINGBONE HIGHLIGHTS
The HERRINGBONE highlight technique uses your gray hair as one of the highlight colors. A diagonal placement, like a herringbone pattern, allows each highlight color to sit on top of each other, rather than beside each other, resulting in a natural blend. This is a low maintenance technique best suited for lighter hair.
PRODUCTS THAT SUPPORT YOUR TRANSITION TO GRAY HAIR:
Color Wow Root Touch Up covers roots and greys, extends highlights AND fills in sparce spots. Benefits:
• It is a powder that temporarily camouflages gray hair until you shampoo, you can even swim with it!
• Made with reflective mineral powder that provides a multi-dimensional and natural look.
• Not stiff, sticky or waxy
• Your compact will last for 6 to 12 months.
Davines ALCHEMIC silver shampoo and conditioner are color enhancing products that help prolong and illuminate cool, ashy tones.
• Hydrating and illuminating
• Eliminates brassiness and enhances reflection