Colour Advice

How to get Silver Hair

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, silver hair is absolutely everywhere. Pretty much every Insta-feed or Pinterest board is glowing with grey hair, as more and more people are joining the silver brigade.


So here’s everything you need to know about how to prep, colour and maintain your silver hair. 


Preparation!

First up is the prep! Your hair will need to be an even, bleached, light blonde before you can go silver, so if you haven't already, you’ll need to pre-lighten with one of our LIVE Intense Lighteners. Please note, if your hair is a very light or white blonde, you could end up with a more intense result (with purple tone),so if you're feeling unsure or if you’ve already got colour on your hair, do give our Advisory team a call on Freephone 0800 328 9214 for some personalised advice.


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LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf

Your hair will need to be an even, bleached, light blonde before you can go silver

Your hair will need to be an even, bleached, light blonde before you can go silver

Reach for the Colour!

Now that your locks are suitably prepped at the right base colour, it’s time to get colouring! Grab a box of our LIVE Steel Silver shade (you might need a few boxes if your hair is long/thick). Have a read through the Instruction Leaflet and don’t forget to perform a strand test as well!


Start with clean, damp hair and apply some petroleum jelly to your hairline (this will ensure that your hair is the only thing being coloured!). Throw an old towel over your shoulders and put on the gloves - and you’re now ready to get colouring! 

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LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf
LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf

Get your tools ready!

Mix your colour in a non-metallic bowl 

Mix your colour in a non-metallic bowl 

Apply the Colour Cream evenly over your hair - for those that want extra control you can apply using a tint brush. Don’t panic that the Colour Cream isn’t silver, the purple pigments are designed to counteract yellow undertones in the hair to create that silver look. 

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LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf
LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf

Wait 20-30 minutes for the colour to develop. Now rinse off the colour until the water is running completely clear and keep your locks nourished using the in-pack conditioner. Dry, style and done - those silver hair dreams are now a reality.

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LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf

Grey with a twist

If the cool, icy silver look isn’t for you and you like to experiment with your hair, try grey hair with a lilac twist. This look requires a light, ashy blonde base colour and then a mix of the LIVE Pastel Sprays in Icy Blue and Cotton Candy, applied one after another to strands across the whole head. For further detail on exactly how to create this look, give our Advisors a call on 0800 328 9214

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Grey with a twist

Maintain the grey!

To keep those tresses looking freshly coloured, make sure you don’t over-wash your hair, and only use shampoos and conditioners specifically designed to be used on coloured hair, like our Color Expert Colour Sealer Conditioner.


You can save any of the Ultra Brights Colour Cream that you didn’t use and use it for top-ups, just remember to screw the lid back on nice and tight after each application.


So there you have it, the silver trend is totally within reach. Pair the grey look with a pastel shirt and choker combo for one dreamy get-up and don’t forget to tag those silver surfer selfies with #LIVEColour for the chance to get featured on our Insta.

LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf
LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf
LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf

LIVE Colour Hair Dye from Schwarzkopf
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