May 29, 2017 1 Comment
SILVER HAIR is the trend everyone has an urge to try. and who could blame them? it’s ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. however, it’s important to note that it’s not the easiest color to attain while keeping the hair healthy.
to get the gorgeous SILVER HAIR you’re used to admiring on pinterest, you need to remove all of the blonde, yellow, or orange pigments in the hair. generally you want the hair to be white before applying the silver color to make sure the color shows through. but we’re going to show you a NINJA way to get SILVER HAIR if the hair does not bleach all the way to white.
watch the video, read the blog, and tell us what you think in the comments!
we’re starting from a yellow toned blonde with lighter ends. the grey and silver tones will not be able to break the yellow tones, so we need to address those first. if we don’t get them light enough, the color will appear brassy.
we’re going to apply lightener directly to the golden tones of the hair, taking note to feather the color into the dark so that you don’t have any harsh lines. be GENTLE and remember to flip your brush VERTICALLY while feathering the lightener in.
once the lightener is applied, we’re going to let is process for a FULL HOUR. we’re going to sit the LIGHTENER under low and gentle heat to help boost the pigment out. NOTE: this will vary depending on the condition of the hair. it can ONLY sit under heat if it is healthy and strong enough to otherwise the heat will create too much damage.
we’re achieving this LOW and GENTLE HEAT by leaving the heater open to diffuse the heat. by doing this, we help prevent any additional damage from overheating the hair.
before we apply the SILVER color, we need to make sure we TONE the hair FIRST. if we don’t, the color will not shine through the hair.
to get the rest of those orange and yellow tones out, we’re using:
once we’ve got the TONER in the hair, we’re going to let that develop for a full 20 minutes before washing it out.
as you can see, we’re still around a level 8 after washing the toner out. now we’re ready to use our NINJA TACTICS to achieve the SILVER HAIR we’re dreaming of.
to achieve SILVER HAIR with strong pigment, we’re going to mix 2 different formulas. for the golden area of the hair (the mid-shaft) we’re using:
on the ends of the hair we’re going to put:
we CAREFULLY applied the the mixtures, let them process, and washed the hair out. the result was BEAUTIFUL SILVER HAIR without the damage of over bleaching the hair to white first.
would you try this #NINJA technique to get silver hair? let us know in the comments! :)
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