AD| Contains Gifts. When you’ve got silver or grey hair (that you’ve dyed that way!) it does take some upkeep. I started off with grey hair after a visit to the hairdressers wanting a more ashier blonde. Then after a bit of a discussion decided to go much greyer with the toner. I’ve kept it that way for a few visits up to this one where I’ve gone a bit blonder again for the upcoming summer! I’ve used some unedited pics throughout this post to try and show my hair colour as it looked IRL throughout the post to show you how various products worked for me.

The Purple Conditioner

To keep silver or grey hair just that you’ll need a lot of purple toned products. The first time I tried a purple conditioner from Touch of Silver (£3.19) This did help but didn’t lock in the grey as I wanted it to. It kept away the brassy blonde tones but the grey quickly faded out as I awaited my next hair appointment. I even tried leaving on for longer which is said to help but it didn’t refresh my colour enough.

Lucy in a grey topshop jumper and pink asos coat stood on a bridge with a house in the back ground
a selfie of Lucy with grey hair
Hair after first dye

Temporary and Semi Permanent Grey Dye and Conditioners

I upped my game for the second time and invested in some of the new I Heart Revolution hair products. They have three types of products to maintain/dye silver or grey hair and other colours too. Rainbow Paste which is an instant gel type product, Rainbow Shots a temporary shampoo and conditioner in one designed to last 1-3 washes and Rainbow Tones, a semi-permanent conditioning treatment which claims to last 8-12 washes. I tried the latter two in shade Silver Angel.

lucy looking down with grey hair and clips in her hair

The Rainbow Shot in Silver Angel (£3) gave me about the same effect as the Touch of Silver conditioner and lasted until the next time I washed it. Because I go about a week I tend not to listen to the number of washes it lasts as it’s not all that accurate thanks to my lower frequency of wash! As I started to get closer to needing my hair appointment the shot didn’t work as well so I tried the Rainbow Tones in Silver Angel (£6). This one did enough to make people ask if I’d dyed my hair so worked for me! It put it back to a fresh silvery grey and lasted a few weeks. I’d repurchase this as it was great for a mid-appointment refresh.

lucy with grey hair looking off to camera
lucy stood infront of blue door, with a beige top and check trousers on
j'adore hair clip in blonde hair
Hair after using the rainbow shot and v close to a refresh

Conditioning Mask and Colour Shot *

josh wood hair mask and colour shot
josh wood hair mask and colour shot

Finally, I tried the Josh Wood Colour Everything Hair Mask (£19)* and Keep Me Cool Shade Shot (£5)* (Ad |Gift). This was a gift from the team there to try out after I spoke to them about my hair concerns. You can use the mask on its own to give a good conditioning treatment at home and straight after hair colouring to lock it in or mix the colour shot into it to make a conditioning colour glaze.

lucy with grey hair stood in front of a blossom tree
Hair 5 weeks after a refresh and after using Josh Wood Colour* Products
lucy with grey hair in an embroidered dress drinking an easter egg cockatil
lucy in a blue river island dress stood with a blossom tree

The Shade Shot comes with gloves to use as it’s quite a concentrated semi-permanent colour. The first time I used it I didn’t add enough so gave results that I’d seen before with other conditioners. So the second time I added a lot more and found it gave me a much fresher colour again and really stripped out any brassiness that had started to return. It prompted similar comments to the I Heart Revolution Rainbow Tones and felt more conditioned and softer. It lasted about the same length of time too.

So although it does take some upkeep, silver or grey hair can look really fab. It is worth the extra effort especially when there are products that can make it much easier! Let me know if this post has been helpful to you, won’t you?

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