I saw what the internet had to say, only to realize that a hairstylist would know more. I sat down with Holly Harris, from Hair by Francy, to find out more of what the process would look like before, during, and after of turning my hair silver.
So here are some answers to know if you plan on coloring your hair silver or a light color.
The weeks before you color or bleach your hair, Holly suggests doing as many hair masks as possible to lock in a lot of moisture. This will help protect the hair from drying out or getting damaged excessively.
It’s a Process
If you want to minimize damage, it would be better to lighten the hair over time. Holly suggests starting with highlights and building on those, saying that it’s a process, and you have to be willing to be patient with it.
I personally had a blonde ombré while the top part was untouched. I just turned the blonde in silver with relative ease and got silver highlights.
Holly says that it would be better to cut your hair after you color it instead of before. If your ends are split already, dyeing will make them even more brittle, including some of the healthy parts.
Waiting to get all the split parts out at once would make it easier on you. Unless you’re planning on cutting a huge chunk off, it can wait until after the dye.
If you have dark hair, like I did, do not go into the salon expecting to leave with silver or light hair after one sitting. It’s nearly impossible to go from dark to silver/white or blonde and still have relatively healthy hair like that. It will take a few months.
Pinterest is not always right! Filters can fool you, and those pictures you bring into the salon are not exactly realistic or even an achievable color.
Your hair might feel a bit dry, or even brittle, after dyeing it, especially if no prep work was done, so to revive it, Holly suggests using It’s A 10, saying that “I wouldn’t be a blonde and not use it.”
I am quite pleased with my first session and I plan on going back to get the full silver.
Hair by Francy is a salon located in Fort Lauderdale, they pride themselves in the use of organic coloring systems. For more information, visit their website at HairByFrancy.com or call at (561) 565-2947.
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