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Long gone are the days when the sight of a silvery strand was enough to induce panic – today, silvery locks are atop the heads of everyone from teens to grannies! Whether you’re sick of dyeing your hair to cover the greys, or just fancy switching up your look, now is the time to embrace the grey.
With 80% of Brits having grey hairs, Pantene is on a mission to encourage women to do just that. And, with the right cut and care, you could end up loving your natural look even more than your previous colour. After all, who said only men could be silver foxes? Try our expert tips to help you transition to gorgeously grey…
1. Go gradually
If you have been dyeing your hair for a while and simply stop, you could end up with a harsh line between your grey hair and your dyed hair. Instead, try lightening your hair colour gradually first. Your colourist can weave highlights into your hair to blur the grey and give a multi-tonal effect. Each time they can apply less colour to let the greys start to dominate.
Another option is to use a gloss or semi-permanent colour, which is easier and quicker than the above. You can lighten each time and it gradually washes out, so rather than harsh regrowth, you will simply slowly transition to grey.
2. Be patient
Between trips to your hairdresser, if there are days or even weeks you still feel like the line between previously dyed hair and new growth looks stark, don’t give up! Simply style out this period with headbands and root cover-up powders or sprays.
3. Haircut help
Grey hair tends to be coarser, so you may want to go shorter, which can look healthier and help maintain shape. It will also help you cut away some of your old colour.
4. Dedicated products
Gorgeous grey needs to be conditioned and cared for. Luckily, Pantene has Grey & Glowing as part of its new Hair Biology range. The shampoo, conditioner and mask contain a unique formula that blends Pro-V, jojoba oil and a bounty of antioxidants. The purple shampoo helps to neutralise yellow and brassy tones and soften rebellious strands, for smooth greys that glow.
5. Prevent flatness
If your greys are looking a little dull, give them a lift with a trip to the hairdresser just once a year, where they can weave in a few different shades to give you that gorgeous multi-tonal effect.
6. Celebrate grey!
Now’s the perfect time to embrace your new look by trying new clothes and new ways of applying your make-up. Consider this your ticket to go shopping!
How do you feel about going grey?
Let us know in the comments section below.