Q: I have gray - almost white hair - I would love to find a semi-permanent color product that will color my hair a rich steel
gray or a more natural solid grey, as opposed to 85% white hair (definitely NO BLUE OVERTONES). Is there such a product - anywhere?
A: The problem with attempting to color hair that is predominantly gray (unpigmented) is that the color that is applied tends to
result in a flat-looking color. Since gray hair is technically hair that has no pigmentation, getting a natural look means you
need to have some slight variation in the shades of color. This is achieved with smaller percentages of gray hair by the use of
translucent colors which leave the hairs color variations visible beneath the added color tones.
In order to get the steel gray hair look you want, you would need to be able to isolate and color
random strands throughout the hair. In cases where the steel gray occurs naturally, it is because the gray hairís are evenly distributed among the pigmented hair.
Your best bet will be to consult a professional colorist about your options. It is possible that
he or she can recommend some color applications to give you a natural, non-white, look.