Since Pantone chose Ultimate Grey as the color of the year, here's a great cut and professional products that can help enhance this cool and metallic color.
With its metallic and glossy shades, grey hair is fascinating, on both mature women — like actors Helen Mirren and Judy Dench — and younger ones — from Cara Delevigne to Billie Eilish. Obtaining (and maintaining) cool grey hair without a hairdresser’s help, however, can be really difficult.
So if you’d also like to try out grey in 2021, make an appointment with your favorite Davines salon for a customized cut and color advice!
The main issue with maintaining 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. Previously light hair is at risk from developing yellow tones, while previously dark hair tends to turn copper.
Colored hair also faces the same type of risk: due to the effect of the sun and other elements, cosmetic color 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 color that best suits you. Once back home, remember to use shampoos and conditioners with pigments that “cool down” the color.
For a healthy and glossy grey, it’s not enough to let the hair grow and stop coloring it.
The hairdresser can be a great help in the transition to 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 colored pigments, like you see in Alchemic Silver Shampoo.
This shampoo counters the yellow reflects caused by environmental factors, such as exposure to the sun or smog, or bleaching.