Should I dye my silver roots or grow them out? A perennial question women can go asking for years before they are ready to commit.
How about coloring your hair different shades of gray that follow you natural pattern? This viral 8-hour transformation by Emily Chen that results in an awe-inspiring dimensional look can be your ultimate inspiration!
Unless you go for a big chop, growing out gray hair with grace will be a challenging process that requires time, effort, and patience.
If you choose to transition to gray through coloring, matching the original gray pattern for a natural look will be the most important step. Separating the whitest and the darkest hair sections helps choose the right highlights and lowlights for better blending.
Here, the hairstylist applies lowlights on the nape area where the hair is darker and highlights on the top-front part of the head. This blend of light and dark camouflages the client’s copper hair and gives her the freedom to grow in new natural silver strands.
Needless to say, Emily Chen absolutely nailed the transition, and the comment section abounds with praise of her talent! “That’s so pretty, and folks blending grey IS NO EASY TASK you killed it!” one of the fan’s comment says. At the same time, some women doubt they could find spare 8 to 13 hours for a service like this. To be frank, the frequency of touch ups and the time they spend getting to the salon each time might count up to even more hours of their lives though.
After rinsing everything out, the toner sandwich enters the stage. It consists of a pro hair mask, followed by a toner directly on top of it, processed together, shampooed, and then finished with a second round of the coating hair mask. This method is a life-changer when it comes to heavy lightening and maintaining a healthy glow for the hair.
Nurturing masks and leave-in conditioners will also make your silver hair soft and shiny. Choose the product wisely, focusing on your hair type and texture, not your hair color. Moisturize the ends with a leave-in conditioner for a silkier finish.
The right haircut is another recipe for a successful gray transition. The stylist goes for a medium gray hairstyle with swoopy layers to get rid of split ends and add volume to the model’s hair.
The medium length enhances the silvery strands around the face and leaves multiple options for styling. Multiple layers also conceal grow-out roots, creating a smooth transition between gray hair tones.
The simple blowout is a chic and classy hairstyle for gray hair you can wear every day or on a special occasion. It elevates the light silvery base, highlighting the salt-and-pepper hair pattern. Elegant gray waves will also accentuate the textured layers and front silver strands for a more dramatic and festive look.
If you are still unsure how to take care of graying hair, try setting off your silver locks with matching highlights and lowlights. It can push you toward going all natural and falling in love with your gray hair all over again.