I could not wait to get my bleached-blonde hair to silver. It took about three years and several salon visits, working to get the yellow out. It seemed at times it would never happen. And then with my latest hair trim, boom, I was there. Salt and pepper, with mostly salt. Cool.
And now I am wondering if it’s aging my overall look. I know, I know, silver is fabulous (it is) and “looking one’s age” is not a crime, not even a misdemeanor. But, due to my contrary nature, I’m now looking for ways to experiment with my silver hair.
As far as styling, my options are limited by my hair’s texture. My hair is super-fine, thinning, and with varying degrees of curl/frizz. It can’t look sleek and silvery like this:
Or have well defined waves like this:
It’s a curly, frizzy, happy mess like this:
So experimenting with some play-color is one option. I’ve applied Manic Panic pink tips, and I like the results. I’m considering going pale rose-gold all over, using the temporary color. It washes out in one or two warm shampoos, so there’s no danger of getting stuck with unintended consequences.
I’ve also found that wearing a little more makeup, especially cheek and eye color, helps alleviate the I’m-all-one-color look. My gorgeous friend Alida of My Makeover Mission coached me on wearing a darker eyeshadow, more blush, and deeper lipstick for contrast. And a few days later, another gorgeous friend, Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo Style, actually sent me a Wet and Wild lipstick in “Wine Room”.
Stay fabulous and have fun with your beauty, xo,
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