One of the main problems faced by both men and women who decide to grow out grey hair.
Is how to grow out their hair color without showing a strong demarcation line.
This is because the demarcation line between the colored hair and the natural grey color.
Will slowly become more and more obvious as the months progress.
How To Start To Grow Out Your Grey Hair.
In the salon if one of my clients decides that she wants to grow out her grey hair.
I always advise them to let their roots grow out a little to start with.
Somewhere around two inches or so. Which is equal to around three to four months of growth.
Because this will allow me to see the percentage of white and darker color her natural hair has.
This is a very important step.
Because at this point we can then discuss the best ways in which to grow out the grey with style.
Since grey hair comes in a multitude of tones.
And not everyone is fortunate enough for their hair to go evenly grey.
Or even lucky enough to go 100% white in color.
It will mean that quite a lot of people when growing out their grey hair will need a little help from their hairstylist.
To help disguise any demarcation line that will appear.
Transitioning From Blonde Colored Hair to Natural Grey.
If you happen to have had your hair previously lightened. And your hair is now a blonde color.
The transition to your natural grey color as your hair grows out.
Will be quite easy.
I recommend to my clients with blonde hair.
That exceptionally fine highlights of very blonde or silver tones.
Be added especially in any darker grey root areas.
As these highlights allow the hair to become overall lighter.
And nearer to the natural growth or white color.
As your hair transforms too whiter. If you find overtime that the white hair starts to yellow slightly.
Read my post on how to solve the problem.
Never Lightened Your Hair Color Before.
If you have never lightened your hair color and always kept to a brown or darker color.
You can find that you will have to visit your salon for longer time.
Because to grow out grey hair from your darker hair color.
Will take anywhere between 6 moths to over a year.
Depending upon your hair length.
Meaning that you will need patience to achieve the long-term view you have in mind.
Growing Out Grey From Darker Colored Hair.
When you grow out the grey from darker colored hair.
The process of blending the demarcation line between your natural grey and your colored hair.
Will take a lot longer.
This is where if you have longer hair you will have to decide.
Should You Cut Your Hair Shorter To Grow Out The Grey.
If you do decide on cutting your hair shorter.
It is a big step to take.
And it is route I do recommend my clients taking if they have the nerve.
Because it is the fastest and easiest way to grow out or get rid of your colored hair.
Cutting your hair short can give you a new lease of life.
With many different shapes to short hairstyles now a days.
A good stylist will be able to design a short look which will suite your face. And at the same time bring out your eyes.
Not Ready for A Drastic Change You Keep Your Hair Long.
If you do decide to keep your long hair..
A lot more coloring will be needed to blend the demarcation line as it slowly grows down.
You will need to have a lot more highlight appointments.
Plus the use of a toner on your hair so as to achieve the desired shade.
This is a big decision you must make.
So it will depend on each individual and their patience and circumstances.
Creating A Realistic Grey On Darker Colored Hair.
Creating a realistic grey on darker colored hair that will blend with your natural grey roots.
Is a journey that may take some time especially if you are going to keep your hair long.
Exceptionally fine highlights are an ideal and most common method of slowly changing your colored hair.
The emphasis is on the word fine highlights.
As you do not want to look as if you have stripes in your hair.
The use of both highlights and dark lights are used to gradually over time adjust the color of your hair.
How much highlights or dark lights are added will depend on your natural grey tone.
Which your stylist will be able see from your regrowth of three to four months.
Which you allowed to grow once you started on your decision to transition to grey.
Would You Let Your Grey Hair Grow Out Without Help.
Some women do choose to let their grey grow out without the help of their hairstylist.
Which this is probably the cheapest method.
As you can stop visiting the hair salon except to have a trim now and again.
But do be aware that this will take rather a long time if your hair is long.
Many women do not like this approach.
As they feel it gives a look of them not caring for their hair.
Because the demarcation line becomes obvious after a few months.
Looking more like a strip that runs across the hair. The further the darker the color grows out the more obvious the strip will be.
Caring For Your New Grey Hair.
Caring for your grey hair can be a little different from how you cared for you colored hair.
You may need to revamp your hair care products. Changing to a moisturizing shampoo and hair mask.
As many people find that their grey hair grows through courser and more wiry.
Applying an intensive conditioning treatment once a week. Will help to nourish as well as hydrate and condition you grey hair.
For that reason moisture in the form of hair masks are an important addition to your hair care regime.
For tips on enjoying a head of beautiful grey hair
Look at my post on how to enhance your grey hair. As this may help you as you change to your natural grey tone..
My Final Thoughts.
Patience is needed once you have decided to grow out the grey.
Because how long it takes will depend upon your answers to these questions.
Q 1. How long do I want to take to get rid of my hair color.
Q 2. Do I want to keep my hair long and slowly adjust the color.
Q 3. Or shall I cut it short and then grow it again once it is all grey.
Most people find that upon growing out their grey that they have an uneven grey color.
But that is not a problem.
Because this is where your hairstylist can help by placing highlights or lowlights in areas to balance out your natural grey.
This is done more often than you may think on many grey heads of hair.
As only an exceedingly small percentage of women or men are lucky enough to have a head of grey hair that is silky and pure white.
Thank you for spending the time to read my post.
I wish you luck on your journey to your natural grey hair. Be patient as I am sure that you will enjoy the end result.