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Cover Greys, Get Irresistible Hair Colour

COLOUR TO COVER

Do genetics play the most important role in determining when you’ll see those first grey hairs? Yes, you have your parents to thank. But what causes hair to actually turn grey? Pigment in the hair shaft comes from certain cells at the root of the hair. The melanin, or pigment, in these cells is what makes your hair brown, black, red, blonde and every shade in between. After time, these cells produce less and less pigment, and that’s how hair turns grey (grey hair is actually white, but it’s commonly referred to as grey!).

But what can be done about all of those greys? There’s the tweezers method—we’ve all done it. First it’s one or two, then a few more, and pretty soon you just can’t keep up. Maybe you were 25 when it happened, or maybe you’re 45 and it just started happening. But luckily, tweezers aren’t your only weapon against greys. Take a look at our hair colour tips on how to use hair colour to help you win the battle against grey hair.

  • FIND THE BEST HAIR COLOUR PRODUCT TO COVER YOUR UNIQUE GREY HAIR

    Most of our hair colour products will blend or cover grey hair to some degree. If you have a small percentage of grey (not very visible), use a non-permanent hair colour – choose a product that lasts either up to 8 shampoos or up to 24 shampoos, dependent on your level of grey to blend away grey hair. On the other hand, if you have a lot of grey and want to cover it completely, use a permanent hair colour product (lasts until your hair grows out or you re-colour).

  • SELECT THE RIGHT SHADE TO COVER GREYS

    Remember that the more grey hairs you have, the lighter your overall shade will appear. Be careful when choosing a colour. Start off with a tone one to three shades lighter than your natural colour, slowly re-introducing warmth and intensity back into your hair. A little tip here – neutral colour shades are ideal for grey coverage. If you have more than 25% greys—look for words like "natural" in the shade description, or simply choose shades without a tone descriptor such as a straight "medium brown" or "dark blonde". You’ll want to stay away from shades that have “ash” in the description.

  • GET A BEAUTIFUL, SAVVY STYLE

    What about your hairstyle itself? Though you probably know not to try very trendy styles, it can be just as ageing to fall into a style rut. Small changes, such as adding layers, or a deeper side parting can do wonders to soften lines. A middle parting tends to accent flaws so try to avoid it.

Now you can win the battle against grey hair.