I Turned 21 And Went Grey
I've done it again. Just as everyone was getting used to my platinum blonde hair. I've jumped on the bandwagon and joined the granny brigade.
Silver hair has been trending for a while now, especially thanks to the likes of Bleach London's Instagram making us all want to jump in a pool of rainbow coloured dye. No, seriously. Go look.
Silver is a hair colour that I've wanted to go for a while, so when I decided to start bleaching my hair, it was only a matter of time till I took the plunge.
I'm really lucky to have been introduced to the George Northwood team when I originally bleached my hair. Since then, I have been returning and pushing the boundaries with my colourist, Amy Fish and hairdresser, Fabz, to achieve my perfect shade of silver alongside a sharp cut.
For those of you who are new to the site, I naturally have very dark hair and we originally bleached it twice to lift it to blonde.
Before I chose to go silver, a lot of people told me to just do it at home and wing it. Thankfully, I didn't take their advice and I can't explain enough how wrong it is to think you can bleach your hair at home.
In total, I've bleached my hair 4 times over 6 months. You'd think at this point that my hair would have cried a thousand tears and fallen out.
You're wrong. Because I went to a professional, who knows what they're doing, is aware of how long a product needs to stay on for, and is able to recommend the best products to help keep my hair strong.
Better still, my hair is probably stronger than it was previously. Simply because I actually take the time to look after my hair now.
Beforehand, I have to admit, I was guilty of not spending much money on hair products (picking up whatever was on offer), not using hair masques, and applying heated appliances far too often.
Whilst having silver/bleached hair can be a lot of hassle to some, it actually forces you to look after your hair and pamper yourself a little.
There's nothing better than spending a Sunday afternoon perfecting your beauty regime, especially with a hair masque that smells so good you'll want to eat your hair!
I'm now using a silver shampoo and conditioner daily to keep my locks the colour I want. Subscribe to my blog to see which ones are my favourite.
So if you're thinking of taking the plunge and having a bit more fun with your hair (FYI, the possibilities are endless, you'll have hundreds of pins on your pinterest board by the end of it) then book in for a consultation with the fabulous George Northwood team, and let them bring a new lease of life to your hair!
*Disclaimer* Amy is colourist Queen in my eyes, but you'll have to figure that one out for yourselves...