Even Pantone has chosen Ultimate Grey as the colour of the year! Here’s the cut to choose and the professional products to use to enhance this cool and metallic colour.
With its metallic and glossy shades, grey hair is fascinating, on both mature - like the actors Helen Mirren or Judy Dench - and younger women - from Cara Delevigne to Billie Eilish. Obtaining (and maintaining) cool grey hair without the hairdresser’s help, however, is really difficult.
If you’d also like to try out grey in 2021, make an appointment with your favourite Davines salon for customised 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.
The hairdresser can be a great help in the transitionto grey by using natural cool tones, such as those that are guaranteed by the Mask with Vibrachrom Cool Intense Natural.
The second fundamental step is using a shampoo with blue/purple coloured pigments, such asAlchemic Silver Shampoo.
This shampoo counters the yellow reflects caused by environmental factors, such as exposure to the sun or smog, or bleaching.