There’s nothing quite like finding your first grey hair, especially when said strand is spotted at the tender age of 18, but really it can happen at anytime. Once we got beyond the anger and denial stages, being forced to prematurely accept granny hair meant we were ahead of the grey coverage curve. Here are tried and tested beauty lessons for keeping them under wraps for as long as possible.
If you’ve ever coloured your hair, you’re probably familiar with the process, which involves mixing the dye and developer. Whether you cycle through boxed dye or have a loyal relationship with a stylist, it’s helpful to know a little bit of the chemistry. Developer (usually a creamy white liquid) opens up the cuticle and lifts the strand’s natural colour in order for the dye to be deposited over top. Since greys are notoriously coarse and wiry, you’ll want to use more developer than dye and leave it on for at least 45 minutes. If you mix your own colour, applying a tiny bit of the developer to the roots first will help open those stubborn greys so colour adheres better. Try it: Inebrya Ice Cream Hair Colouring Cream ($15)