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Silver Statement! Let Your Hair Do The Talking With These Silver Hair Colours

18 September 2018
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Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Hall

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An American journalist living in Paris, Elizabeth has a passion for all things hair.

Silver hair once seen as a signal of the aging process, is now one of the hottest trends on Instagram! We’re going to explore just why this luminous hair colour has won us over and the variations from all-over silver to platinum silver balayage. We discuss silver hair upkeep and aftercare so you can begin your edgy ice-queen journey. This shade is the definition of hair goals.


Silver Hair: Why to Rock Grey Locks

Silver is the new blonde! We’ve seen this hot look dominating the runways and street styles for quite some time now, with celebs and beauty bloggers alike embracing the silver hair vogue. As well as simply being a beauty to behold, the popularity of silver and grey hair has risen alongside the movement to embrace real, natural beauty - no more frantically dying those grey hairs when they peek through! Representing all that we care about while looking super cool and fresh, we’re all about those silvery strands.

Feeling silver hair? Here are some of our favourite takes.

The journey to silver hair takes time and TLC from your trusted stylist. To achieve this cool, edgy hue, you first need bring your hair colour to a clean white blonde. From there, your stylist can personalise your silver hair from a range of platinum to true grey. With the base in place - here are some silver variations we’ve fallen for.

1. Metallic Steel Silver Hair - This take on silver hair is chic-grunge and looks cool with charcoal roots (even as an ombre to a charcoal base - gorge).With metallic steel silver hair, you’ll be sure to turn heads as the sexiest silver fox around. 

2. Silver Platinum Hair - Platinum hair is no new trend: it’s a timeless favourite and by adding a silver sheen, you get a truly chic shade. With platinum hair comes a fair amount of upkeep - make sure you have a hair heart-to-heart with your stylist to understand the process of attaining this colour. It will most probably entail more than one session to land your ideal platinum hair colour, but it’ll be oh-so worth it. Note however that for some people, it might not be possible to achieve this colour at all, depending on the original colour and condition of hair. 

3. Ash Balayage Hair - Want to freshen up your look? Ash balayage is sophisticated and full of cool, edgy vibes. A silver hair balayage is perfect if you want to dial down the bleach while preserving a more natural vibe. This look is one of the most demure versions of our grey obsession and we think it can be pulled off by anyone with the right tones in place. Keep in mind, ash hair colours work best with cool skin tones.

 

Silver Hair Maintenance 101

As mentioned earlier, getting the silver hair of your dreams requires reaching for the bleach. We’re talking the whitest blonde you can imagine - with that kind of hair colouring comes a bit of after-care. Here are some pro-preferred products and tricks to keep your strands as silver as a white gold ring.
 

How to get the perfect customised shade - Firstly, a very important piece of advice: the secret to getting silver hair is to trust a professional colour because the perfect bespoke shade is only attainable through precise mixing of dyes. Bring in a photo so they can mix your silvery hair colour to perfection. Feeling colour-shy but wanting to flirt with this hue? Only available in salons, Redken Shades EQ is a demi-permanent gloss that fades over the course of a few weeks. Now on to the aftercare!

How to get the perfect customised shade - Firstly, a very important piece of advice: the secret to getting silver hair is to trust a professional colour because the perfect bespoke shade is only attainable through precise mixing of dyes. Bring in a photo so they can mix your silvery hair colour to perfection. Feeling colour-shy but wanting to flirt with this hue? Only available in salons, Redken Shades EQ is a demi-permanent gloss that fades over the course of a few weeks. Now on to the aftercare!

Keep your silver cool - To eliminate uneven yellow undertones, the experts recommend Kérastase Reflection Touche Chromatique Cool Blond mixed with Kérastase Reflection Masque Chromatique (available for both fine hair and thick hair). This winning combination not only neutralises unwanted brassy undertones, but nourishes colour-treated hair and prevents colour fading: the all-in-one necessity if you’re going silver. In addition to at-home masks and treatments, you should also use a purple shampoo to keep brass at bay. L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Silver Shampoo is a violet concoction that is enriched with magnesium to kiss those unwanted, pesky yellow tones goodbye.

Ready to be a silver siren? Whether you want to work with what nature gave you or you want to freshen up your look - silver hair is a trend that’s here to stay.

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