Grey Hair Coloring: Doing It The Right Way

Who wants to flaunt their grey hair to the public? If you are like most people, then you don’t. You can submit yourself to grey hair coloring to hide them and walk aorund with confidence again.

However, before you ever go to the salon or do a DIY hair coloring treatment, it is important for you to know that coloring gray hair is a lot different. There are certain things you need to know to ensure that you will get the most out of this solution.

Choosing the Colors

No matter what the causes of white hair are, it is possible for you to color it to hide its presence. However, to make sure you’ll succeed with this goal, it is necessary for you to pick the right colors. One thing you have to keep in mind is to know that since there is little or no pigment that remains in the hair, the best color choices are those with warm pigment such as gold and not those with ash tones. Also, as the hair loses the pigment, the skin loses some pigment, too. Hence, it is better to choose a color that is lighter than the natural color of your hair. Take note that if you get dark shade and your skin is pale, the look is usually not a good sight. Plus, darker shades will only make white hair re-growth more visible to the eyes.

Moreover, when choosing a specific color, it is better for you to test the color on a white piece of paper. No matter what the causes of grey hair are, the pigment of the hair turns to zero, giving it a transparent color. Hence, you can see a close result if you test the color onto a white paper. For better results of the hair coloring, it is better to get a base color of neutral tones first to ensure that your final color choice will appear a hundred percent similar.

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Applying Hair Color

You may be lucky if you are doing this in a salon. This is true because all the experts can guide you in terms of good color choices for you and they know how to properly process hair coloring. In the event that you do the job yourself, all the responsibility is in you. However, there is no point to get worried as this is just an easy task.

To start the application, divide the hair into four parts. Apply the color first on one part that has the most grey hair until everything else is covered. Also, take note that it is important that you use permanent color so that you can get enough coverage for your grey hair. Other types of hair colors can only blend with grey, which will not work fine if what you want is full coverage.

Maintaining the Color

To make sure that the color lasts, it is important that you know how to maintain the color well. Take note to always use a shampoo and conditioner that is specifically formulated for color treated hair. You can even use pigment hair conditioner from time to time to maintain the depth and richness of the color.

Besides this, it is important for you to get a healthy diet and feed yourself with vitamins for hair every day. This will help you prevent chances of more grey hair from developing. Also, maintain a healthy lifestyle and try to stay away from anxiety, worries, and stress.

How did your first grey hairs affect your mental state? Did you care at all? Or where you actually proud to have these ‘signs of wisdom’? Share your comments

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