Turning silvers into blonde/light brown highlights?

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  • 1 Post By dixygirl

Hello!

Well I have more and more silvers coming in, mostly around the temple region but they're also a bit spread out (so no streaks) as of yet.

Was wondering what I could use to turn those silvers into blonde or light brown highlights. My hair is medium brown.

The thing is, since the silvers are spread out, I suppose I would have to dye whole sections of my hair, or maybe eventually my whole head. I know that dye is damaging, however.

Is there a rinse or something that is less damaging that regular hair dye that could give the silvers a bit of color without really affecting the rest of the hair? Thanks!

PS - Should I x-post this in the Going Gray?
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
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Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

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If you use a high pigment semi permanent (no peroxide) in a colour quite a bit lighter than your own it won't show up on your natural hair. It will take somewhat on the greys assuming they are not low porosity.

If you purchase the type that are just colour molecules in a conditioner base - you know about ingredients! - rather than the shampoo type, you can safely leave a semi way longer than the instructions for greater absorption and longevity.

Your other option is a demi permanent which would be more appropriate for low porosity hair. These contain low vol peroxide to raise the cuticle, so there is a little damage which is cumulative with multiple uses. These only add colour so again a light shade should not affect your natural.

The sort of product that is advertised for covering greys (usually permanent) tends to be more 'potent' you don't want this for just a hint/ tint.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
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Good luck finding aemi-perm without peroxide. Honestly I kind of say let it grow in naturally. If you end up absolutely hating it you can dye later.
If you use a high pigment semi permanent (no peroxide) in a colour quite a bit lighter than your own it won't show up on your natural hair. It will take somewhat on the greys assuming they are not low porosity.

If you purchase the type that are just colour molecules in a conditioner base - you know about ingredients! - rather than the shampoo type, you can safely leave a semi way longer than the instructions for greater absorption and longevity.

Your other option is a demi permanent which would be more appropriate for low porosity hair. These contain low vol peroxide to raise the cuticle, so there is a little damage which is cumulative with multiple uses. These only add colour so again a light shade should not affect your natural.

The sort of product that is advertised for covering greys (usually permanent) tends to be more 'potent' you don't want this for just a hint/ tint.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
Thanks Firefox!
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
Good luck finding aemi-perm without peroxide. Honestly I kind of say let it grow in naturally. If you end up absolutely hating it you can dye later.
Originally Posted by chupie
Interesting. Firefox, I know you are UK based, but would you recommend any brands of the high pigment, no peroxide semi-permanent dyes?

Chupie, well at this point I'm finding the silvers charming, but as they multiply in the next couple of years I know I'll want to start dyeing. I may feel differently in 10, 20, 30 years, but right now I don't want to go gray in my 20s-30s.
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
I only use fashion colours: Manic Zpanix type so in not familiar with the natural colours.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
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2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
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Great idea dixygirl! I'm going to be looking into that!
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
If you choose a light shade of Color by Robert Craig, it will turn the grays into highlights without making the rest dark. It is a semi-permanent color, ammonia and peroxide free. Very gentle. LMK if you need any more info or help. I've used it successfully
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