7. What Techniques Should I Use to Color Gray Hair?
There are three key Wella services we use to keep gray hair under wraps. Choose from a simple Root Touch Up, an Express Touch Up or Gray Blending. For minimal strays, you can also cover gray hair with highlights, applying them on or beside silver strands to gently blend them in and make them less noticeable.
Root Touch Up
The traditional, full-head root touch up sees color applied to regrowth with a tint brush. Do this with a permanent hair color shade of Illumina Color, Koleston Perfect or KP Resistant Cover. Go for a hue that either matches the color throughout the mid-lengths, or pick one that’s slightly darker to create an oh-so-delicate root shadow.
Partial Root Touch Up
Fast track gray coverage for clients who are tight on time or need a quick pick-me-up. You use the same color products as a normal Root Touch Up, but only apply to the parting and hairline. You can speed things up further by using heat to reduce the development time. A Climazon will take the process down from 40 minutes to just 25.
Soft, subtle and seamless; this service is designed to touch up minimal regrowth, delivering just a hint of a tint to blend away stray grays. Quite simply, you use demi-permanent Color Touch or Color Touch Plus to refresh locks, whether by focusing your client’s chosen shade on the roots or sweeping through to the tips.