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The gray and silver hair trend was and still is huge. So why would you want to transition back to golden shades? A few reasons, the first being gray and silver tones are completely impractical from summer months. You will be re-toning constantly or be left with a dull gray from the suns fading effect. Secondly, no one looks good with gray hair and a tan. Click the notes to get the steps to transition back. –– Kelly Rowe

Start washing your hair with clarifying shampoo. You most likely lightened your hair significantly on the road to getting the perfect shade of silver, so you want to minimize how much lightening you do to go back gold. Use a clarifying shampoo every time you cleanse to try to dissipate those gray shades as much as possible.

Get a bleach wash. Bleach washing or “soap-cap” can be damaging on the strands so make sure you go to someone who is familiar with using this as a quick fix technique. After washing your tone as much as you can, a lightener mixed with shampoo and conditioner will pull off that last little bit of silver.

Get a face frame highlight. Getting just a few highlights around the face will bring sparkle back to your strands, making you look like you have been out in the sun.

Get glazed. Finish the whole process with a clear glaze with a touch of gold, to give you that sunny shine.


By Kelly Rowe. Kelly Rowe is a professional hair stylist in NYC and a regular contributor to Style Noted.

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