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How to master the grey hair trend

12 November 2015
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The grey hair trend has taken the beauty world by storm. Celebrities including Rihanna, Kylie Jenner and Ellie Goulding have all been spotted rocking the statement colour both on and off the red carpet.

If you're thinking of dyeing your tresses a silver grey hue, make sure to check out our top tips for mastering the trend below first…

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Rihanna showed off her slick grey ponytail at the Diamond Ball

Pick a shade that matches your skintone

Check the colour of the veins on the underside of your wrist – if they're blue or purple you're cool toned, if they look green or yellow, you're warm toned. Cool tones go great with lighter shades, while warm tones look better with darker shades. If you're fair skinned however you might want to stick to darker hues to avoid the colour washing you out. Speak to your hairstylist if you're unsure.

Get your hair in tip top condition

The process for going grey will no doubt cause damage to your tresses, but you can minimise this by making sure your hair is strong and healthy beforehand. Try a deep conditioning treatment one or two weeks before your appointment – and be prepared to have some of the length chopped off to minimise damage.

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Kylie Jenner showed off her grey locks on Instagram

Leave it to the professionals

Dyeing tresses a silver grey hue is a timely process involving bleaching, toning and dyeing, so it's best to go to a salon where your stylist will be able to monitor your hair and protect it.

Be prepared for the timely process

Going grey is the same as going platinum blonde, and your stylist will no doubt have to do a double colour process. This can take up to several hours depending on your hair's original colour and length.

Aftercare is key to glossy tresses

Silver grey is a colour that washes out easily, so you may have to return to the salon to touch up your roots every 6-8 weeks. To keep the colour glossy and protect your locks, invest in silver-toned shampoos and conditioners.

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Ellie Goulding rocked the grey hair trend on the red carpet

Opt for sulphate-free products

Sulphate can strip colour from the hair because it contains salt which causes a loss of moisture, so make sure to use colour-protecting products to keep your tresses looking healthy and fresh for much longer.

Update your make-up

Going grey is a bold look so you may want to opt for warmer make-up colours for a subtle and glamorous contrast.

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