So I decided a few months ago that I was going to let myself go grey. After years of battling the mousy brown and trying to go blonder I found the fight with roots was a losing battle. I also had to contend with the brassy yellow blonde colour which I thought was rather unattractive.
So I started experimenting with the “blue” shampoos and products to tone down the brassy blonde. I decided the grey blonde look was what I liked.
It’s funny how popular “going grey” is even for teens and 20 somethings. I’m ok with joining the ranks, my hair has never been in better condition since I stopped colouring.
Along the way I’ve come across some great products available at beauty supply stores like Sally Beauty or Chatters. My shampoo I use is available at Walmart!
There are lots of “blue” shampoos out there but the Jhirmack Distinctions Silver plus shampoo and conditioner are my favourite. My hair feels soft and healthy.
The other products I use are available at Sally Beauty. Roux /Fanciful makes a temporary rinse you can work into your hair after washing. They also have a mousse formula that I haven’t tried yet. I use #42 Silver Lining but there are lots of shades to choose from depending on your own natural colour.
The last product I use is Shiny Silver Ultra hairspray. It reduces brassiness which is the ultimate goal. I like the formula, not too stiff.
There are a lot of tutorials on YouTube suggesting you have to completely bleach out your hair to get a true grey. I’m not sure I would go that far but each to his own, I guess I’m fortunate that I can take advantage of old blonde highlights that I can tone down and my new roots that are growing in are grey!! I had a younger friend comment that she doesn’t get why I’d be happy about that! Lol! She’ll get it some day! ☺️
I’m quite happy with my new roots!! I think you should embrace yours too!
check out this article, it reinforces it all for me