At a certain point in their lives, many women are faced with a major decision. They can either grow out their gray hair or color it because they prefer the natural color they were born with. While it’s entirely up to you on how you want to embrace the future, there may come a point where you would like to try something new. At unDONE, our Boise hair salon stylists have extensive experience in color transformations that take women with gray hair to a beautiful blended color without the worry of full coverage hair color. That’s why we’d like to provide you with the following guide to gray blending to help you make an informed decision.
What Is Gray Blending?
Not sure what the term “gray blending” means? Well, basically, it’s like gray camouflage. It’s a low-maintenance hair color technique that helps hide gray hair by adding other colors similar to your natural shade. This helps gray hair to appear less white or silver while creating a smoother transition to these lighter shades. While gray hair will still be in the mix, it won’t be the dominant color. Think of it like adding more pepper to salt.
Gray Blending Options
There are a wide variety of options for blending gray hair, each with its own unique results.
Traditional highlights are often the most popular option for camouflaging gray hair. At unDONE, our Boise hair salon stylists use foils to highlight sections of hair to break up the look of gray hair. This is particularly great for those with blonde hair as ashy or icy highlights blend wonderfully with gray hair.
Lowlights are another great option for blending gray hair. They are used for people with dark or red hair as they tend to blend better with natural hair than traditional highlights. At unDONE, our Boise hair salon stylists will tactically play lowlights over gray strands to help blend them with your natural hair color.
Balayage is another popular option to blend gray hair. While it won’t cover gray hair entirely, it will very lightly blend it, so any gray hairs complement the natural color of your hair. This is a great way to create a sun-kissed look, especially for those with naturally blonde hair.
Last but not least, babylights are great for blending wispy grays. Because they mimic the natural highlights that you get from the sun, they can help to blend away small strands of gray hair.
Embracing Gray Hair
Unfortunately, trying to stop gray hair from growing is like trying to stop the wind from blowing. While you can color your hair to help hide the gray, it will always come back. That’s why fighting it will be a constant struggle. At unDONE, we can help relieve the anxiety of dealing with gray hair. Sometimes all you need is a slight change of perspective.
Instead of thinking of gray hair as something you need to fight, we can help you create a whole new style that is more fitting of the person you are at this moment in time. By embracing gray hair and opting for gray blending to help keep it under control, we can provide you with a classy, sophisticated look that controls how much gray you show.
If you feel conflicted about your gray hair and are looking for ways to blend them into a new style, contact the experts at unDONE Salon today. Our expert stylists will help you find a style that fits you best and get the most out of your look with gray blending or a full coverage hair color. Contact us by scheduling an appointment online or give us a call at (208) 287-2010. You can also stop by our 738 N. Benjamin Lane location in Boise, as walk-ins are always welcome. We look forward to seeing you and helping you look and feel your very best!