mkatsi:

 

Grey hair tutorial. Grey/silver dye, not toner! 
Hey everyone. There seems to be a love on tumblr of grey and silver hair. Most girls achieve this through over toning their locks with a purple toner. Some get success with directions or crazy colour “silver” but in my expereince, these are both useless other than as a toner. To get really grey/silver hair you will need to get a salon brand colour corrective tint. I used Wella Koleston special mix in colours 0/11 and 0/81.
0/11 is a deep gray and 0/81 is a perfect silver. I mixed half and half with the developer to create a dark silver (60ml of developer of 9% Welloxon), then popped onto my head. Use the lowest vol you can! So get a 6% if you don’t need higher.
You will note that this is a professional dye that uses a developer, rather than a vegetable dye that will sit on the hair. It is more damaging and it is harder to get rid of.
I have to say, doing this again, I would use a different ratio, so less 0/22 since it was a green based dye, and after a week or so, the grey turned into tinted green. I was able to tone this out well enough with red, but still, best to avoid where possible.
It did wash out pretty fast, though to get the last out, I bleached it, and it went red, so beware of that also.
Basically you mix up the dye and developer in a mixing bowl, and apply to your hair like any other day, following instructions :) I think it was 30 mins to develop. It went very dark, but washed off to be lovely.
Good Luck!
It took me a year to get perfect silver hair, I went through almost every veg dye, toner and other idea.
Oh! Edited to say, to those wondering, its not a good idea to do what I would normally suggest for veg dyes and mix with conditioner to lighten. Black veg dyes are either blue or green based and its difficult to tell which. Its possible that a blue based black diluted might give you a nice gray, but it would probably give you patchy blue.

I would warn you, and I think I did in my mix that actually if I did it again I wouldnt use the ratio I did because the darker grey went green rather quickly.I was able to tone this out with red, but it was a pain. The 0/11 is a very dark grey and the 0/81 is the perfect silver colour.
So I would personally suggest you keep looking and get yourself the 0/11 unless you wanted a very dark grey to black.
Here is the colour chart to show what I mean

With a little confidence and experimenting, it might be best to try and find the 0/11 and use some from the special blondes/rich naturals.

Here is the turorial that turned me onto koleston. I wanted a darker steel grey so used the 0/81, but depending on the shade the writer of that tut/showoff used
50 % 10/8 +25% 12/81 +25% 0/81 silver
The Heavenly Hair board is no the Hair Extensions Forum in case anyone was wondering.
I hope this helps honey? 
Also, here is a link to somewhere in Oz that does 0/11 and here too
It does seem a little pricey though, if you do some research it might be cheaper for you to order it in the US or Uk and get it shipped to you. 
 
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Updated double post for Gray hair tutorial as the link seems to be broken. 


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mkatsi:

 

Grey hair tutorial. Grey/silver dye, not toner!

Hey everyone. There seems to be a love on tumblr of grey and silver hair. Most girls achieve this through over toning their locks with a purple toner. Some get success with directions or crazy colour “silver” but in my expereince, these are both useless other than as a toner. To get really grey/silver hair you will need to get a salon brand colour corrective tint. I used Wella Koleston special mix in colours 0/11 and 0/81.

0/11 is a deep gray and 0/81 is a perfect silver. I mixed half and half with the developer to create a dark silver (60ml of developer of 9% Welloxon), then popped onto my head. Use the lowest vol you can! So get a 6% if you don’t need higher.

You will note that this is a professional dye that uses a developer, rather than a vegetable dye that will sit on the hair. It is more damaging and it is harder to get rid of.

I have to say, doing this again, I would use a different ratio, so less 0/22 since it was a green based dye, and after a week or so, the grey turned into tinted green. I was able to tone this out well enough with red, but still, best to avoid where possible.

It did wash out pretty fast, though to get the last out, I bleached it, and it went red, so beware of that also.

Basically you mix up the dye and developer in a mixing bowl, and apply to your hair like any other day, following instructions :) I think it was 30 mins to develop. It went very dark, but washed off to be lovely.

Good Luck!

It took me a year to get perfect silver hair, I went through almost every veg dye, toner and other idea.

Oh! Edited to say, to those wondering, its not a good idea to do what I would normally suggest for veg dyes and mix with conditioner to lighten. Black veg dyes are either blue or green based and its difficult to tell which. Its possible that a blue based black diluted might give you a nice gray, but it would probably give you patchy blue.

I would warn you, and I think I did in my mix that actually if I did it again I wouldnt use the ratio I did because the darker grey went green rather quickly.
I was able to tone this out with red, but it was a pain. 
The 0/11 is a very dark grey and the 0/81 is the perfect silver colour.

So I would personally suggest you keep looking and get yourself the 0/11 unless you wanted a very dark grey to black.

Here is the colour chart to show what I mean

image

With a little confidence and experimenting, it might be best to try and find the 0/11 and use some from the special blondes/rich naturals.

image

Here is the turorial that turned me onto koleston. I wanted a darker steel grey so used the 0/81, but depending on the shade the writer of that tut/showoff used

50 % 10/8 
+25% 12/81 
+25% 0/81 silver

The Heavenly Hair board is no the Hair Extensions Forum in case anyone was wondering.

I hope this helps honey? 

Also, here is a link to somewhere in Oz that does 0/11 and here too

It does seem a little pricey though, if you do some research it might be cheaper for you to order it in the US or Uk and get it shipped to you. 

 

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Updated double post for Gray hair tutorial as the link seems to be broken. 

Here we goo

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How To of the Day: Sean Michael Ragan’s Doortop Stash: “Not many people think of the space inside the door as a hiding spot, but it’s right there in easy reaching distance when you need to get to it. And it’s devious enough that, yes, I think this trick will still be effective even after I blog it all over the web.”

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