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Hair Color | Grey Hair

How to Turn Gray Hair Blonde

Gray hair can be colored many different shades, such as platinum blonde, medium brown, or pure black (for this color, we recommend Simply Color Jet Black 1.0). However, if you decide you don’t want to dye your hair a dark color anymore, what options do you have left?

 

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Gray hair must be properly cut

Most women remain quite calm at the sight of their first gray hairs. Maybe because they know they can simply dye their hair. For example, turning their medium brown locks with some uninvited white streaks into a radiant shade of hazel – no grays invited, and everything’s good again. However, at some point this quick fix may no longer work because the white regrowth seems to reappear literally the day after you’ve dyed your hair. If this is frustrating and you don’t have the energy to continue dyeing your hair this hazel shade, then don’t worry - there are other options!

 

If you’re not ready to embrace the gray just yet – maybe consider dyeing your hair a similar color such as white so that when your hair does grow, the roots will be hardly noticeable, unlike with darker colors. Your hairstyle and prior coloring techniques determine how you can best manage the transition to white hair by bleaching your gray hair. Read on to find out how you can turn your gray hair blonde.

Bleaching Gray Hair the Right Way

  1. The more drastically you’ve changed your natural hair color in the past, the more thought you should give to the transition strategy. Light blonde streaks can be allowed to grow out. On the other hand, you or your hair stylist should find different interim solutions for overall darker colored hair. Such solutions could consist of coloring your hair in a transitional shade (such as göt2b Color Lightened Heavenly Blonde), getting streaks, or opting for a new shorter haircut.
  2. The longer your hair is, the more careful you should plan the transition to white hair. Dependent on the length of your hair, you may have to find transitional solutions for years. Applying gradually lighter hair color to your hair over time is one strategy for a smooth transition from darker to white hair. In this case, the last transition is from light blonde to white hair.
  3. The fewer artificial red pigments you have applied to your hair prior to transitioning to white, the easier it is to bleach your gray hair. The transition from light blonde to white hair is the least noticeable, especially if you put some light streaks in your hair during the transition.
  4. Intensive tinting can also ease the transition to white hair. Tinting covers gray hairs and therefore helps to hide darker roots. With time, the pigmentation (that appears after tinting your hair) will fade.
  5. If you are ready for a radical change, a white pixie cut is your best choice. The shorter the hair, the quicker the color will grow out. You should abstain from coloring your hair as long as possible and then use intensive tinting applications to ease the transition. With hair growing at a rate of ½ inch per month on average, your locks will be void of artificial colors and ready for your new look after a few months.