Are you curious about coloring your hair silver or have you already taken the leap and need more information on how to keep your tresses salon fresh?
A word to the wise: choosing this hair color isn’t for the lazy. It is high maintenance and involves a lot of hair products that add up. I am not the most diligent person when it comes to hair care, however making a conscious effort to maintain my locks has it benefits.
I must admit, when I decided to go with a bold new hair color, I did not fully prepare myself for what’s to come. There wasn’t enough thought or research that went into it and well it turned out to be an interesting lesson. I have been contemplating about coloring my hair gray before but what stopped me was the fact that a.) I wasn’t sure how it will be received at work, b.) I was unsure if it will go well with my complexion and c.) I didn’t know where to start.
When O&M reached out for a hair makeover, I saw it as a sign. Hair whisperer, Brianna Davis at O&M NYC took on the challenge without flinching and helped eliminate the guessing work out of my after-care regimen. Since I had grown in roots an old single process from before, the lifting process was lengthy and quite meticulous. It involved lifting my previous hair color for a balanced hue then afterward, toned with a dark blue-gray color. I had to do two sessions with Brianna until we got to the color that we were satisfied with. The second process was a double process hair painting (phew, that was a mouthful!) which is a gentle developer that lifts hair color without damaging it. Finally, a single process was done to achieve that icy hair tone.
How to Maintain Silver Hair
Water alone can strip hair color if washed on a regular basis.
Hair Masks are your best hair friends. They restore moisture lost in your hair. Slather some hair mask before washing your hair. Some use coconut oil and let it sit for 5 minutes.
If you apply heat on your hair, use a heat protectant to avoid further damage.
Incorporate hydrating products into your hair regimen. Leave-in treatments help retain moisture - your hair will love you for it!
Wait at least six to eight weeks until your next treatment. It is common and recommended to come into the salon to get your color touched up.
I hope these tips help you with your Silver hair needs!