Top tips for embracing your grey

We know that taking the decision to embrace your grey can seem a bit daunting, if only because you may not know what colour your hair really is underneath the dye.

So if you’re thinking of taking the plunge and are looking for some inspiration, try these top tips from White Hot Founder Jayne and her hairdresser Nicola. Nicola coached Jayne through her transition, so we hope it will help you too.

Our top 10 tips for  beautiful grey and white hair

  1. Being able to take the plunge is all about confidence – you’ve got to sort out what’s in your head before you change what’s on your head.
  2. It can take time to decide you’re actually going to go for it. Don’t rush yourself – you’ve got to feel ready.
  3. Talk to your hairdresser about the process and how best to approach it – they know your hair better than anyone.
  4. Embracing your natural grey can be like the times in the past when you experimented with new hair colours and loved it.
  5. Remember that it doesn’t have to be forever: if you don’t like it you can change it.
  6. You don’t have to go ‘cold turkey’ - there’s lots you can do to make the change a gradual one, for example, chunky lighter highlights.
  7. Cut enhances colour so you may want to think about a new style while you’re making the transition. A bob always looks fabulous!
  8. Grey hair is NOT about letting go – you need to plan in a trip to the hairdresser every five weeks to keep your hair looking in top condition.
  9. If your eyebrows are going white too, try and add the colour back to help frame your face and make your eyes a focal point. Use a pencil rather than a tint, it'll look less harsh.
  10. You have to think of your hair in its newly natural state as a whiteboard. Without its colour pigment it’s going to show up dust and dirt, especially if you use hairspray. If you want your hair to look bright, vibrant and eye-catching, use products like the White Hot range to neutralise any yellow tones and make your hair look its best.
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