Long gone are the days when you’d see your first grey and immediately pluck them out or reach for the hair dye. Many women now choose to embrace their natural grey hair, especially as silver tresses are totally on trend!
There are a wealth of new ways to enhance lighter locks, from adding highlights for grey hair, to ensuring a super glossy finish with the right products. Keep reading for our full lowdown on how to enhance your grey hair naturally.
Blend grey hair with highlights and lowlights
Highlights for grey hair are perfect when those first greys start to peek through. They seamlessly blend lighter strands for a more natural look, and they look great with any shade. One thing to consider is that adding highlights to your hair requires bleaching your locks, regardless of your base hair colour. With the salons closed and more people choosing to dye their hair themselves, check out our guide on how to lighten hair at home to help you achieve your perfect shade.
Blending grey hair with highlights and lowlights is also another great technique to achieve a multi-dimensional colour with depth and contrast – this helps to enhance rather than conceal grey hair.
Highlighting and lowlighting requires a certain level of expertise, so this technique is best left to a professional colourist. However, if you’re dyeing your own locks and are unsure on what tones you should go for when blending grey hair with highlights, start with considering your base colour.
If you are a natural brunette, you’ll want to blend your greys with darker lowlights. For natural blondes, you should add highlights and lowlights ranging from pearl to medium blonde. And if you are a natural redhead, a range of brown and blonde highlights and lowlights will enhance your grey locks best.
Embrace your roots with grey balayage hair
Balayage for grey hair works in a similar way to blend greys, by accentuating the natural greys you already have. As balayage uses a freehand technique that creates natural looking highlights, it’s a simple way to side-step root touch-ups and creates a chic, low-maintenance look.
This hairstyle will naturally give the illusion of having more volume, which combined with the Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray will provide additional hold and fullness.
If you want to refresh and embrace your greys without leaving your roots behind, simply use the same technique but start from the roots rather than halfway down your hair.
The beauty of balayage for grey hair is that the placement of your highlights is completely up to you, meaning you can create a totally unique look! To learn more about this technique, you can check out our round-up of everything you need to know about balayage.
Use hair products that enhance your naturally silver grey hair
If you’re ready to fully embrace your greys and want to enhance your grey hair naturally without any colour, it’s important to use products that will keep your locks looking shiny, fresh and healthy.
Natural grey hair can be prone to looking dry and damaged, which is why we created our Shimmering Silver Shampoo & Conditioner. This range is specially formulated for naturally grey hair – it neutralises brassy tones, leaving your locks with a cool and vibrant shine.
To treat your grey locks to some extra TLC, add a hydrating masque into your hair care regime. Try our Hydrate & Recharge Deep Soak Masque to give your locks an instant surge of moisture to keep them looking ultra glossy.
Whether you want to seamlessly blend or enhance your greys, you now know all of the ways to keep your silver locks looking their best. For more advice on how to enhance natural grey hair, read our guide on how to care for natural grey hair. And if you’re looking for even more styling inspo, check out our guide to our top 12 shimmering silver hairstyles.