Many guests today are embracing their natural grey hair, but it’s crucial to distinguish between two common approaches: grey blending versus going grey.
Knowing the path you’re on can make all the difference and make this transition less scary. So let’s dive in!
Grey blending is a technique designed to gracefully incorporate your natural grey hair into your existing color. Rather than lifting the hair to appear grey, the focus is on reintroducing your “natural brown” shade to break up the grey. The grey hair then functions as subtle highlights, adding movement and creating a softer transition during regrowth. Maintenance for this method typically occurs every 12-15 weeks.
Going grey, on the other hand, involves a more radical transformation. It entails completely stripping (bleaching) all previously colored hair and then refining it by toning with ash shades to compliment your grey strands. Essentially, no additional color is added and this process enhances the natural, sparkly grey hair you already have.
So is one approach better than the other? Not necessarily. The choice depends on several factors.
Your Budget: Grey blending can be a more cost-effective option in the long run, as it requires less frequent salon visits. Going grey may involve more initial investment due to the bleaching process and regular toning.
Your Hair Health: The health of your hair matters. Going grey often involves more chemical processes, which can be harsh on the hair. If your hair is already damaged or fragile, grey blending might be a gentler choice. No matter what treatment we decide to do, our goal is always to protect the integrity of your natural hair health.
Your Comfort Level: Your comfort with embracing your natural hair color is crucial. Grey blending offers a transitional phase with less contrast, while going grey results in a quicker and more noticeable shift to full grey.
In the end, the decision is a personal one. Some prefer the gradual shift of grey blending, while others embrace the boldness of going grey. Understanding these options empowers you to make the choice that aligns with your preferences, budget, and hair condition.
Remember, both paths celebrate the beauty of your unique and natural hair. Our goal is to create your Dream Hair in every phase of your life and whatever feels right for you.