Silver hair is in, and it’s here to stay. From ash grey to stunning silver, women are embracing this shade — and even dyeing their hair to achieve the look.
So, there’s no better time to embrace your sterling strands and transition to a full silver mane. Here are four popular ways to transition to gray hair:
1. Highlights or Lowlights
Highlights and lowlights are a great way to gradually blend your silver strands or freshly grown roots with the rest of your hair.
Likewise, you can opt for a balayage (where the ends of the hair are lightened) to soften the demarcation line that occurs as your roots grow out.
You can skip the wait by dyeing your hair to match the incoming silver hue. This method allows you to see the final result without investing as much time.
If you choose either of these first two options, you may need to enlist the help of a professional colorist. Color appointments tend to err on the more expensive side and regular touch-ups make this transition method a bit pricey.
However, it can be worth it to maintain your hair health and length.
3. Pixie cut.
If you’re ready for a change in a major way, a stylish pixie cut might be right for you. You’ll need to grow out your roots a bit, then it’s time for the big chop. Pixie cuts are low maintenance and can save you tons of inexpensive upkeep.
4. Rock it.
In the end, you can choose to let your hair grow out and rock it at every stage until it reaches your desired length. You’ll have to prepare yourself for the visual changes when you go cold turkey.
The demarcation line can get pretty stark, and you’ll have to learn to care for the two separate textures, but thousands of women enjoy this part of the journey.
Whether you dye it, cut it, or rock it, you’ll have to add an extra step to your maintenance routine.
Both natural and dyed silvers face the dreaded yellow and brassy tones, so a purple shampoo and conditioner is a must to maintain the silver color you want.
Remember, no matter what route you take, transitioning your hair is a process — and it’s going to need some extra TLC along the way.
Making a plan can help you know what to expect and stick with it. If you don’t enjoy one route, it’s never too late to go back or start another.
But don’t forget to leave room for the excitement and surprise in this new journey.