The grey/silver hair trend is still huge & I personally absolutely love it. You need your hair bleached to almost white to create a base. I get my hair done professionally, as I have seen far too many DIY disasters bleaching hair at home.
I was in the Hair & Beauty Company in Athlone purchasing a few bits for my salon & I asked one of the girls who worked there, Catherine, if there was a toner to go grey. They advised me of the milkshake silver shine shampoo, so I decided to give it a go & purchased it.
I wash my hair 2-3 times a week & left this shampoo on for about 5-10 minutes each time. This shampoo is extremely purple, it literally stains your hands if you leave it on for over 15 seconds without applying to your hair. I definitely seen results by the fifth wash, it was going a grey/purply colour.
I got my hair done again a couple of weeks ago & I repurchased this shampoo the week after. So this time when I washed my hair, I left it on for an hour before rinsing. It was definitely more silver. It took 3 washes in total, where I left the other 2 in for about half an hour each, as I wanted results quicker, to get my hair more silver. To get the results that I have pictured at the bottom to a really grey shade, I use the shampoo ever time I wash my hair, it takes a few goes.
The shampoo can dry your hair out if you leave it on a long time, so I leave in my conditioner for around 10 minutes after & I use a hair mask for about an hour once a week to keep it in good condition.
If you want to go back to blonde, just use head and shoulders shampoo, as this strips the colour out. That’s how I remove it before going into my hairdressers to get my hair redone.
This is the shampoo for you if you want to achieve the silver/grey look. It’s around the €10 mark, I’m not fully sure as I purchase other stuff with it when I buy, & you can get in any Hair & Beauty Company stores in Ireland.