How To: Brunette to Silver-Grey Hair

So it is very well known that this is one of the hardest transitions to go through and I will say although the process was not too difficult, it did take time and it has really damaged my hair. I had to get quite a lot chopped off to stop the breakage each time I brushed it. I would only recommend this if you have quite long and healthy hair!

STEP 1: This was the longest part for me…. getting to platinum blonde. If your hair is a light brown I would recommend skipping to step 2. First I bleached my hair with Garnier Nutrisse D+++ Bleach Lightener Permanent Hair Dye. I used three boxes and the first time I just ended up a lighter brunette. I waited two weeks then bleached it again which just made it very yellowy ginger. At this point however, my hair wasn’t too damaged.

STEP 2: The bleach I used next seemed to work so well. I’m not sure if it’s a better bleach or if it was because I had already bleached my hair twice. This time I waited three weeks between applications. I used the BBlonde Jerome Russel Powder Bleach and Cream. This was so easy to use so don’t be scared that you have to mix it up yourself! It’s also cheaper than most boxed bleaches. After this I was fully blonde root to tip but my hair was really dry!

STEP 3: To remove the yellow tones in my hair I used the BBlonde Platinum Toner. Realistically it didn’t do too much so I used the Pro:Voke Touch of Silver Shampoo and Conditioner for month to get my hair to the perfect platinum blonde. It was over this month that my hair begun to snap off and lots was falling out every time I brushed it. I had to cut a lot off and it became quite thin. I used all kinds of treatments but they didn’t really help. For this reason. I waited a long time before I went Silver-Grey. This is why I only recommend on long hair as you may need to chop a chunk off!

STEP 4: FINALLY I used L’Oreal Colorista Silver Grey Permanent Gel Hair Dye. At first it was a little on the purple side but after a wash with the purple shampoo it toned down. I will say this didn’t destroy my hair much and I’m happy with the colour. The only massive downside is I have had this colour for 3 weeks and I was my hair every 4 days and already the colour has massively faded and I can see some blonde coming through. For a permanent dye that I bought three boxes of, this is pretty disappointing so I wouldn’t recommend this brand.

Overall, it’s a lengthy and damaging process. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out but as I’ve said I really do only recommend on thick and longer hair! I also massively recommend the Pro:Voke shampoo and conditioner throughout the process as it really helped in correcting my colour during my blonde stage!

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