“Going grey” just got a whole new meaning.
Hair dye used to be the go-to for covering grey hair, but now it can also be used to embrace it. Whether you're naturally grey and ready to rock it, or you're looking to go temporarily silver, we've found the right coloring products that'll give you the icy hue you crave.
We chatted with celebrity colorist Rachel Bodt to get her take on the best way to tackle grey hair color at home:
Q: Do you think grey hair is trending right now?
A: Yes. I think there are so many variations of this too, from more of a white silver to a stone grey. It’s becoming more of a staple.
Q: Do you have any tips for women who want to transition to wearing their natural grey color?
A: The transition can be a challenge, but I always tell my clients to be patient and to know it will be worth it. There are a few ways you can do it, but it’s usually a combination of highlights and lowlights to break the strong line. There’s also a trick where you can change the part (of your hair) and apply color on the new part. When enough of the natural grey comes in, we change the part back to the original.
Q: Are there any products you recommend for keeping silver hair looking bright?
I also love ACV (apple cider vinegar) rinses. They remove buildup and residue so the color looks more vibrant. Pollution and mineral deposits can dull grey hair, so this truly helps.
Q: Any other advice or tips relating to grey and silver hair color?
A: The more you shampoo it, the more it will lighten, so I also recommend doing a co-wash to clean, but not strip your hair. Also, doing Olaplex treatments once a week to keep the bonds strong. The stronger the bonds are, the less the color will fade.
Ready to go grey? Read on for our picks of the best grey and silver hair dyes.