Turning silvers into blonde/light brown highlights?

wavydazewavydaze Registered Users Posts: 2,065 Curl Novice
Hello!

Well I have more and more silvers coming in, mostly around the temple region but they're also a bit spread out (so no streaks) as of yet.

Was wondering what I could use to turn those silvers into blonde or light brown highlights. My hair is medium brown.

The thing is, since the silvers are spread out, I suppose I would have to dye whole sections of my hair, or maybe eventually my whole head. I know that dye is damaging, however.

Is there a rinse or something that is less damaging that regular hair dye that could give the silvers a bit of color without really affecting the rest of the hair? Thanks!

PS - Should I x-post this in the Going Gray?
2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
PT: CJ Repair Me

:thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
:angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646

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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    If you use a high pigment semi permanent (no peroxide) in a colour quite a bit lighter than your own it won't show up on your natural hair. It will take somewhat on the greys assuming they are not low porosity.

    If you purchase the type that are just colour molecules in a conditioner base - you know about ingredients! - rather than the shampoo type, you can safely leave a semi way longer than the instructions for greater absorption and longevity.

    Your other option is a demi permanent which would be more appropriate for low porosity hair. These contain low vol peroxide to raise the cuticle, so there is a little damage which is cumulative with multiple uses. These only add colour so again a light shade should not affect your natural.

    The sort of product that is advertised for covering greys (usually permanent) tends to be more 'potent' you don't want this for just a hint/ tint.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
    Good luck finding aemi-perm without peroxide. Honestly I kind of say let it grow in naturally. If you end up absolutely hating it you can dye later.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • wavydazewavydaze Registered Users Posts: 2,065 Curl Novice
    If you use a high pigment semi permanent (no peroxide) in a colour quite a bit lighter than your own it won't show up on your natural hair. It will take somewhat on the greys assuming they are not low porosity.

    If you purchase the type that are just colour molecules in a conditioner base - you know about ingredients! - rather than the shampoo type, you can safely leave a semi way longer than the instructions for greater absorption and longevity.

    Your other option is a demi permanent which would be more appropriate for low porosity hair. These contain low vol peroxide to raise the cuticle, so there is a little damage which is cumulative with multiple uses. These only add colour so again a light shade should not affect your natural.

    The sort of product that is advertised for covering greys (usually permanent) tends to be more 'potent' you don't want this for just a hint/ tint.

    Thanks Firefox!
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • wavydazewavydaze Registered Users Posts: 2,065 Curl Novice
    chupie wrote: »
    Good luck finding aemi-perm without peroxide. Honestly I kind of say let it grow in naturally. If you end up absolutely hating it you can dye later.

    Interesting. Firefox, I know you are UK based, but would you recommend any brands of the high pigment, no peroxide semi-permanent dyes?

    Chupie, well at this point I'm finding the silvers charming, but as they multiply in the next couple of years I know I'll want to start dyeing. I may feel differently in 10, 20, 30 years, but right now I don't want to go gray in my 20s-30s.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    I only use fashion colours: Manic Zpanix type so in not familiar with the natural colours.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    *Panic
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • dixygirldixygirl Banned Users Posts: 279
    cassia obovata- blonde henna
  • wavydazewavydaze Registered Users Posts: 2,065 Curl Novice
    Great idea dixygirl! I'm going to be looking into that!
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Registered Users Posts: 10,573 Curl Connoisseur
    If you choose a light shade of Color by Robert Craig, it will turn the grays into highlights without making the rest dark. It is a semi-permanent color, ammonia and peroxide free. Very gentle. LMK if you need any more info or help. I've used it successfully
    for over 15 yrs! :)Hair Color
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • CGSince2002CGSince2002 Banned Users Posts: 1,073
    Clairol has Beautiful Collection and Jazzing, Google them for more info.

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