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:
The best way to show your style and your massive sense of adventure is to add colors to your hair, colors such as purple or blue look great with silver hair, these can be added with extensions or by dyeing sections of your hair.
This look is a simple way to show off your silver hair. This look of silver does not always have to be wild and exciting, is can also be made simple when you try a cute updo or a simple pin up!
Sometimes experimenting with a color or hue is the only way to know for certain if it will work on your hair. All hair is created differently, and each hair follicle will take to a dye differently. Short hair can also look great when dyed silver, as it gives you a cool “rocker-chic” kind of lookPink with silver hair and a short sassy cut. When you dye your hair silver you can style it almost any way you like and still get that sassy chic look.
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!
Chunky silver and black hair. This look can be achieved when you add highlight or low lights to silver hair. You can also put in extensions that will create the look of highlights while keeping your hair the same color. It also gives your look an exotic and urban feel to it.
The great thing about silver hair is you can style it so many ways! Once you follow the steps below to get this great color, you can wear it in a side clasp like this one and look amazingly classy!
This type of hair color can be achieved by dying your roots another color (in this picture the color is green) these roots stand out since the hair color is so light. This is a great way to bring attention your you and your classy new hair style!
This style is for the more experimental type, and it can bring out facial features that would otherwise be hidden. If you are interested in this color of silver, you should use a blue based toner rather then a purple based toner. This look has been very popular on the red carpet and in the larger cities this year, making it a must have hairstyle.
Women are not the only ones who can try this sleek look. Men all over the world are embrassing the amazing look of sophistication and trying a silver hair dye. Men who have silver hair are very often found to be very cool and look more distinguished.
The great thing about silver hair on older women is it makes you look younger rather then older! A bright red or brown may look like you are trying hard to be young again while a sassy silver shows you are young enough to have great style and smart enough for the real you to shine through!
If anyone can pull off silver hair it is Victoria Beckham! This sassy cut look red carpet ready no matter how she styles it. If you are thinking of a cool cut like this, you will want to go with a purple or blonde toner to bring out the softer colors, rather then a blue.