Silver hair is in – in a massive way. We’re staring at Pinterest images planning our makeover, and it all revolves around having a mop of silver hair this summer. This is completely different to blonde hair – it’s completely ice white – no yellow or brassy tones whatsoever. But how easy is it to go completely silver white? Is is damaging for the hair? And what are the drawbacks? For some advice from the experts, Stylecaster, gave some info from those in the know.
“You may walk out of the salon with a slight blue or maybe lavender tinge — don’t worry, those shades will fade into a true grey/silver. It’s just difficult to anticipate how this colour will settle into itself after a couple washes.
“Silver, if you can believe it or not, is actually more difficult to maintain than blonde. With blonde you have to worry about avoiding brassiness (if you’re a cool-toned platinum) but with silver, any hint of brassiness ruins the whole look. A colourist will let you know that this look isn’t for the lazy — silver and light grey hair is one of the most difficult colours to achieve because there’s no silver or grey hair dye, it needs to be mixed using other colours to create the shade you desire.
“As for maintenance, to keep your silver colour “fading” in the direction you want, it will take some product manipulation. It’s a bit tricky because it’s not as simple as just using purple toning shampoo and calling it a day. Silver is so white it picks up what you put on it, so if you use purple shampoo and conditioner every time you wash your hair, your hair will likely turn lavender. There are other toning haircare options out there. Aveda makes a line called Blue Malva that is made specifically for silvery blondes and people with grey hair, to ward off brassiness (the conditioner is slightly colour-depositing so don’t leave it on too long or else you’ll end up with blue hair). Used every once in a while, it will keep your silver from going a weird beige colour. It might be best to alternate using a sulfate-free moisturizing shampoo and conditioner with a purple/blue toning shampoo and conditioner for a good balance.”
That’s why we recommend Davines Alchemic System Alchemic Shampoo Silver 1000ml. This is a shampoo for bleach blonde hair, silver or grey hair, a colour shampoo suggested for white hair and for hair that has just turned yellow due to bleaching or long exposure to sun.
Its natural active ingredients include:
- Direct pigments – pigments that colour directly without the activator use.
- Gentle surfactants – to gently clean.
- Hydrolyzed milk proteins – intense conditioning and protecting action.
- Mild surfactants – gentle and careful cleansing of the hair.
- Provitamin B5 – deep moisturising action.
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