According to statistics, every fifth woman in a metropolis under the age of 30 has gray hair in various forms and quantities. This becomes a problem, since gray hair looks extremely untidy, spoils any image and, naturally, gives age. Of course, you can paint over the gray hair with special tint sprays, but this is a temporary solution. But it will be possible to completely get rid of it only with the help of staining. And it is advisable to do this in a beauty salon with a professional master.
Elena Bakhareva, leading stylist-technologist of the company "Sharm Distributors"
“Unfortunately, it is impossible to solve the problem of gray hair without resorting to coloring. Or you can accept yourself in all its glory, as many European women do, who do not pay attention to gray hair - they are for natural beauty. Russian standards of beauty and attractiveness differ from European ones. In our country, gray hair color (that is, they completely stop dyeing and painting over silver strands) is chosen by 90% of women who are over 60. But what should young beauties do ?! Today there are many coloring techniques that are suitable for neutralizing gray hair."
Classic dyeing in one tone
Here the law is as follows: the greater the percentage of gray hair on the head, the lighter shade you need to choose so that the regrown roots do not stand out so clearly. Burning brunettes with gray roots look extremely ridiculous, in which case you will have to tint the roots too often, like Marilyn Monroe. On average, this will have to be done every 3-4 weeks.
Fortunately, technology is moving forward, and today a huge number of sprays have appeared that retouch, camouflage gray hair. For example, if you do not have time to get to your stylist, and an important event is expected ahead, then you can purchase a bottle of such a spray to match your hair color and apply it along the parting. But be prepared that its effect will last until the next shampooing.
Classic highlighting and lightening of individual strands
The higher the percentage of gray hair, the thinner and more often the lightened strands should be. Such staining allows you to make the border of regrown roots more blurred and visit a beauty salon less often than when staining in one tone. On average, the highlighting procedure should be repeated every 2-3 months.
Important: gray roots are stained only with permanent dyes. Toning dyes or henna do not have the ability to paint over gray hair.
Coloring and 3-D staining
Mikhail Zolotarev, creative partner of L'Oreal Professionnel
These color creation techniques involve coloring individual strands in different shades (from 2 to 10 tones) of the same color direction). Such techniques visually add volume to the hair. But they will not be able to completely hide or level the regrown gray hair. Therefore, the staining of the roots will have to be repeated every 3-4 weeks.
Shatush, ombre, balayazh
Ruslan Feitullaev, creative partner of L'Oreal Professionnel
Here you need to consult with the master in order to understand what from this list - shatush, ombre, balayazh - is right for your hair. The techniques involve a smooth transition from dark roots to lighter hair. As a rule, you can walk with this color stretch for up to 6 months. But gray hair and roots still have to be painted over every 3-4 weeks.