Four years ago, I said silver was the new Blonde. I didn't really expect the trend to last quite as long as it has so far. Having silver tones in your hair is nowhere near being a thing of the past.
Women are still claiming that going Grey/Silver has significantly boosted their confidence and the men, they seem to have followed suit too.
Achieving these tones still isn't that easy but it seems to be worth it.
As most people aren't naturally a light blonde to start with, this means that most of us will have to pre-lighten our hair several times before getting the shade that we really want.
The condition of your hair is extremely important as using peroxides to lift your colour will weaken it. The more you lift, the more you damage. We thankfully now have treatments such as Bondphlex that help restore the hairs structure as it is being coloured but you will still need to pay extra attention to keeping your hair well moisturised and nourished.
It is true that these colours tend to fade fast but there are plenty of solutions to this. Using a good quality colour shampoo and conditioner would be your first step.
So, if you've been thinking of trying these tones yourself but you're not sure how best to approach them, consider how much time and money you have to spare each month and have a full, honest consultation with your stylist. Some people find that this look is simply too costly and too much maintenance to take on.
If you decide to take the plunge, here's something else to think about.
If you have dark eyes, I’d recommend keeping the roots darker and running lighter grey tones through the mid lengths and ends only. A Balayage or root smudge is the best technique for this.
If you have light eyes, you can go as light as the clouds and still look fantastic but this will most likely be a high maintenance colour option for you.
The best way to work out which shade will suit you is to work out your skin tone first.
To do this, check the colour of the veins on the underside of your wrists.
If they look blue or purple, you have cool skin tones, so go for a lighter Silver-White tone.
If your veins look more green or have a yellow cast, you're warm toned and should try more Steel-Charcoal like tones.
As always with colour, there are many possible options. Having an in depth consultation with your stylist will help you decide not only what's best for you, but something that works with your current lifestyle too.
Pinterest and Instagram are both great platforms for grabbing a little inspiration which you can show at your consultation to make sure you're both on the same page before you make the change.
Here are my saved images on Pinterest to get you started.
If you don't see the need for a colour consultation with your stylist, read my blog here on why the colour consultation is so important.
If you do go ahead with these tones, don't forget about your after care. It is important to keep your hair as healthy as possible. Here are 5 tips to having strong, healthy hair.
I hope this information has been helpful and thank you for reading.
Free Spirit hair