You can find ash gray towards the darker end of the gray spectrum. Its smoky hues suit every hair type and texture as well as most complexions, but it should have a more neutral or cool undertone rather than warm – otherwise it will look brassy.
How to get ash gray hair?
If you want to achieve the ashiest shade of gray, you’ll first need to lift the hair to the lightest blonde underlying pigment on the depth of a 10/0 .Make sure to use a bond strengthening treatment like Wellaplex that will protect the hair strand during bleaching. Depending on how dark the hair is when you start with it, you might need more than one application.
Once the hair is lightened to the correct depth, you will need to carry out two toning services: a purple toner to cancel out the yellow undertone in the hair, and another toner to achieve the gray result.
How to care for your ash gray hair
An ash gray mane requires quite a bit of upkeep in order to maintain that dark smoky look. Advise the client to wash their hair with a color-protecting shampoo and conditioner like our Colormotion+ line that also strengthens the hair after the intensive bleaching process. They also might need regular in-salon root touch ups and toning.