Silver hair is no longer for the aging or the grandmas of the world. Silver hair dye is very quickly making an appearance on the teen scene as well as the red carpet. This is one color that may be a little harder to do yourself but definitely 100% worth it! If you want to find out some tips on how to make your hair a cool silver color for this spring season, read the information below and you will be well on your way to a super hot and super stylish hair color!
First Step: If you are looking to dye your hair silver you will first have to bleach out your hair. You can buy this bleach at any drug store or hair supply center for around $4. Once you have bleached your hair, you will no longer have any pigment left, this means your hair will take to whatever color you put on next.
Second Step: You will now have to tone your hair. This is done with a blue or purple toner ( can be bought at any drug store or beauty supply center for around $8) Since purple is the opposite of yellow on the color wheel, this will insure all the pigment is out of your hair and the yellow from the bleach will not show through. Make sure you put a large amount of toner on your hair, to insure you have all of it covered.
Third Step: Now it is time to dye your hair. There are so many shades and brands to choose from when it comes to dyeing your hair silver, but some of the very best products and names to use are the following:
Redken shades EQ 08T silver. This is a product that has a silver and blue base and can last a long time if you do it right. Redken
Framesi FramColor 2001 Hair Coloring Creme USA 12.62 Ultra Lift Silver. This is another great option that can make your hair look silver without any brassy tones. You will have to get this from a beauty supply store, but this is a more popular color so they should have it in stock.products can be found at beauty supply stores as well as some hair salons, you can also order this online.
Another option for silver hair dye is Fancy Full temporary hair color, which you can use everyday. This is a really cool shade of gray that will shine all day long. This product can be found in any drug store for about $8.
Step Four: Once you have bleached, toned and dyed your hair you are going to want to use a shampoo that keeps your color in as long as possible. There have been great results with John Frieda blonde shampoo as well as blue innovation shimmer shampoo (this product can be found on www.well.ca) the shampoo that you use to protect your silver hair is very important, and can effect how long the hair color will last!
A few words to the wise:
If you have damaged hair, or very weak hair you may not want to bleach it, instead use the toners or go to a hair salon (nobody wants a full head of breakage!)
Silver hair dye can be hard to find when you are unsure of the hue you want, if you are unsure of the color you want it is best to ask drug store employees or the people at your hair salon about what hue will best suit you.
Silver hair can take up to four steps to fully look right ( bleach, tone, dye and shampoo) so do not feel discouraged if your hair is not exactly how you want it after only a few steps. If the result is not what you hoped for after all steps are complete you may want to do it one more time, perhaps your hair was very dark to start with.
Think about your skin tone. If you have dark skin, or usually have very dark hair, will silver look great on you? Sometimes we may want a certain hair color but soon realize that the color on the box or the runway does not look the same on all people!
Silver hair color ideas:
It can also be fun to add a bit of tinsel to silver hair, in fact the gray tinsel will bring out the silver in your hair making it sparkle. This effect can be gained by going to the salon for tinsel extensions or doing it yourself at home.
When it comes to toner some purple shades will work better with lighter hair, while shades of blue will work with darker hair. If you are very concerned about the way your hair will turn out, or the condition of your hair, try a salon instead!
Silver is the hip and urban color of the day! Why not try this color our for yourself, and you can learn just know exciting gray hair can be, in fact you may just start to look forward to old age!