Due to the many questions received regarding my hair, I decided to write a new blogpost about it.
First of all: my previous colour I had was ‘silver’. It wasn’t grey or white. In my case – for a guy with dark brown hair – they needed to extract my colour first, before putting on a new one. However, after a few days the silver disappeared already and turned into white and even blond. This is actually quite normal. The silver will vanish after a while and that’s why you need to put on a new toner (read: colour). All of this actually happens really soon; soon being 2 to 4 weeks. If you want to maintain having grey/silver hair, you need to extract your own colour again. However, you only need to do it on the part close to your skull, since these are your newly grown hairs (Otherwise you will get the ‘dye’ effect, which in my opinion is also really cool). So the bleaching part is what I did during my second visit. I decided to turn my hair into something ‘grey’, just like you can see on the photos below.
About maintenance: yes, it’s hard. It’ll probably cost you some money, but it’ll definitely cost you some time. The first time I spent around 7 hours inside… And afterwards, you’ll need to use silver shampoo and silver conditioner to keep your hair silver/grey. In the shower, you also shouldn’t use shampoo every time, otherwise your new colour will disappear very fast. Using conditioner won’t be a problem.
When you’re planning a holiday – what I did unfortunately (or not) – it would be better to postpone your plan. Sun and water (from the swimming pool) are not a good combo with silver/grey hair. It will become blond more easily this way. Or blue, remember those Olympic Games? Taking a swim in the sea – in salt water – is no problem.
Hence, if you really want it and have the strength and motivation to maintain it: JUST DO IT (credits to Nike for the inspiration).