Whether your first gray hairs are starting to take shape in your locks or have already settled in, this sweeping sweep like no other has it all if you want to celebrate it at its true value. So what is gray blending? Decryption.
Long associated with the passing of time, the arrival of gray hair was previously dreaded by many. Indeed, once the first graying locks were installed, many sought to hide them as much as possible, multiplying the colorings and appointments in hairdressing salons. However, in recent years - in the age of body positivism - it is no longer a question of being ashamed of your white hair. May those who wish to cover them up to do so, may those who love themselves with their white hair feel free to celebrate it fully! At 20, 40, or 60 years old, natural color or intentional discoloration, white hair is no longer taboo and is now on everyone's mind.
Do you want to tame your graying strands too, but don't know how to go about it? This article is made for you! Here, we reveal all the secrets of gray blending and the sublime finish it leaves in the hair.
This hair trend did not emerge in just any context: indeed, while self-acceptance has become the norm, so too have the confinement and repeated closings of hair salons. It is clear that the beauty habits of the French have been strongly impacted by this situation. While a return to naturalness is the order of the day, the same is true for coloring techniques requiring few visits to the hairdresser. And what's easier to maintain than a gray blending on graying hair? This technique, which you can translate as a "mixture of gray", does not differ from the classic balayage. It consists of mixing different shades of gray in the hair which is already naturally endowed with them, for a result that is at the same time uniform, harmonious and natural. You will understand: a successful gray blending consists of finely bleached strands that subtly blend into the entire hair, all without creating a root effect (even on regrowth).
If the gray blending trend will charm people who want to celebrate and sublimate their white hair as well as possible without fussing over it, this coloring also has something to seduce those about to fall for an ashy balayage.
On the other hand, be aware that it is rather recommended for light hair (chestnut to blonde) or with at least 50% white hair, otherwise, this technique will immediately look much less natural and will prove to be more difficult to maintain. (since the regrowth will be darker). To counter this effect - if you are dark-haired and your gray hair is still scarce - we recommend that you go for a darker gray balayage instead to limit contrasts and demarcation.
If the gray blending blends in perfectly with your natural hair color, then maintaining your balayage will be relatively easy, and that's the point of this trendy and popular hair color technique. No need to go to a hair salon every month (but rather every three or four months for a refresh). In order for your gray blending to radiate beauty, you will only need to maintain it as a beautiful blonde so that your hair does not turn yellow: shampoos, conditioners, and blue or purple masks will soon become your best allies! And since white and/or bleached hair tends to be more fragile and drier, don't forget to pamper it to keep it healthy and hydrated. Thanks to such maintenance, your hair will gain shine and luminosity.
Be sure that the gray blending will bring movement and depth to your hair while highlighting your white hair perfectly. So, do you fall for this ultra-trendy coloring technique or are you still hesitating? Anyway: get inspired by these sublime beauty features unearthed on Instagram under the hashtag #greyblending!