Even Pantone has chosen Ultimate Grey as the colour of the year! Here’s the cut to choose to complement your grey style and the professional products to enhance this cool, metallic colour.
With its metallic and glossy shades, grey hair is fascinating, on both mature - like the inimitable Helen Mirren or Jamie Lee Curtis - and younger women - from Billie Eilish to Winnie Harlow. Obtaining (and maintaining)cool grey hair without the hairdresser’s help, however, can be difficult.
Tempted to try out grey? Make an appointment with your favourite Davines salonfor custom cut and colour advice!
The main issue with maintaining - natural or coloured - grey hair is dealing with warm reflects. In the case of natural grey, as we age the production of melanin is interrupted and the hair turns white, with warm tones. Formerly light hair is at risk from yellow tones, while formerly dark hair tends to turn copper.
Coloured hair also faces the same type of risk: due to the effect of the sun and other elements, cosmetic colour can gradually become warmer. To counter the yellow, it’s fundamental to use the services of a professional salon that can give you the cool-toned colour that best suits you. Once back home, remember to use shampoos and conditioners with pigments that “cool down” the colour.
For a healthy and glossy grey, it’s not enough to let the hair grow and stop colouring it.
Your hairdresser can be a great help in the transition to grey by using natural cool tones, such as those that are guaranteed with our professional Mask with Vibrachrom Cool Intense Natural.
The second fundamental step is using a shampoo with blue/purple pigments, such as Alchemic Silver Shampoo.
This shampoo counters the yellow reflects caused by environmental factors, such as exposure to the sun or smog, or bleaching.