How to Colour Resistant Grey Hair

How to Colour Resistant Grey Hair

You might have noticed that it’s been growing more difficult to color-resistant grey hair. This is because your once easy dye job has become a disaster. So let us talk about how to color-resistant grey hair

There are so many hair dyes on the market which is great for people who want to color their locks. But, as many of you already know, not all hair colors are created equal. Hair dye is much like shoe shopping — in that each brand can be uniquely different. Dye brands can also create varying degrees of hair coloring results.

Can grey hair be resistant to color?

Can grey hair be resistant to color

Yes. Grey hair contains less natural pigment (melanin) than pigmented hair, so the color does not take to grey hair as easily as pigmented hair. For this same reason, color fades more quickly on grey hair. In the case of resistant grey, the color may not take at all or take very poorly.

It is recommended that grey hair be lightened first before applying a permanent or semi-permanent color, using one of the following techniques:

A high lift tint (also known as a ‘lift and tone’ product) will lighten your grey by several levels while depositing a tonal shade simultaneously. This is a great option to get an all-over lighter and brighter look.

To keep your natural base shade but add highlights and lowlights, you can use a highlighting technique such as foils (foil highlights).

Grey hair can be resistant to color for several reasons:

– The grey hairs might have a different structure to the rest of your hair. – The percentage of grey hair in your head might be higher than you think.

Grey hair can be resistant to color for several reasons:

– The grey hairs might have a different structure to the rest of your hair. – The percentage of grey hair in your head might be higher than you think.

– You may be using a color that is too light and not strong enough to cover the grey.

5 Tips To Colour Resistant Grey Hair at Home

Tips To Colour Resistant Grey Hair at Home

Gray hair is caused due to a decrease in melanin, which is the pigment that gives hair its color. In some cases, premature graying occurs due to various factors like nutritional deficiencies, stress, and smoking. There are several ways to cover grey hair at home using natural ingredients, but these remedies may not be very effective in stubborn greying.

Listed below are five tips to color resistant grey hair at home:

Henna treatment for resistant grey hair

One of the best treatments for grey hair is henna. Henna contains 2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone that acts as a dye on the hair. It can naturally darken your greys and nourish your hair by conditioning it. Make a paste of 100 grams of henna leaves or powder with an equal amount of curd and apply this mixture to your scalp and hair. Please keep it for one hour and wash it off with a mild shampoo.

1. Apply Vaseline to your scalp

Use a little bit of Vaseline on a cotton swab and apply it along the hairline, especially in the front where grey hairs are most visible. This will help prevent the dye from getting onto your skin and staining it.

2. Choose the right color

If you have virgin hair, you can choose any color you like! If you have previously colored your hair, make sure to select a similar shade to your current color or a slightly darker one. If you’re looking for something completely different, visit a salon.

3. Read the instructions carefully

Before starting, please read the instructions on the box carefully and follow them step by step until the end. We recommend using gloves during application and rinsing off thoroughly after application. If any dye remains on your scalp or strands of hair after rinsing, apply the conditioner and then rinse again until all traces of dye are gone.

4. Use a comb to part your hair

Make a comb to part your hair into sections to make it easier for you to dye all of it evenly. It also helps if two people apply the dye at once – one for each half of the head! 

Want to go grey but don’t want to look like a badger? Well, the good news is that it’s perfectly possible to go grey gracefully. The secret is choosing the right shade of grey for you, taking care of your hair, and keeping it moisturized.

5. Choose the right shade of grey

There are three main shades of grey: steel, silver, and salt ‘n’ pepper. Alternatively, you might have a mixture of two out of three.

Steel Grey Hair: steel grey is a great look for those with cool skin tones (and an easy one to achieve if you’re not naturally grey).

Silver Grey Hair: silver grey is another shade that works well with cool skin tones. It’s particularly flattering on those with blue eyes or blue veins because it creates a contrast against the color of your eyes and skin.

Salt ‘n’ Pepper Grey Hair: salt ‘n’ pepper grey is a mixture of white and black hairs. To avoid looking like a badger, fewer than 50% of hairs should be white. A mixture of more than 60% white hair will make you look older than you are, so avoid this unless it’s your natural hair color (or unless you’re going for an older look). 

How to Color Gray Hair Using Lowlights

olor Gray Hair Using Lowlights

A less-than-perfect dye job can leave your hair looking brassy and unnatural. Try using lowlights instead of highlights or a single all-over hair color for a more natural look if your hair is starting to gray.

Lowlights are a great way to blend gray hair with your natural color. Using lowlights, you can gently ease into grayness by adding a few strands of silver here and there. Lowlights are also a good way to add depth and dimension to dark or black hair that has been dyed one flat color.

Using the same method as you would use for highlights, you can use the same technique or products to create lowlights in your hair. If you have never highlighted your hair before, it’s best to have someone who knows what they’re doing do this for you the first time.

Please consult with an experienced stylist or friend who knows what they are doing before trying this yourself. You can always touch up your highlights later once you’ve seen how it’s done.

If your hair is salt and pepper or graying, you can blend your natural color with lowlights. Lowlights are a great way to add richness and depth to your hair, but they also help blend out any gray hairs you have. If you have some grays coming in, try adding lowlights that are a couple of shades darker than your original hair color. Use a lowlight that is the same color as the rest of your hair if you have additional grays and want to cover them.

Benefits of Lowlights

Lowlights are achieved by applying a color that is darker than your natural hair color to strands throughout your hair. They are applied similarly to highlights, with either foil or a cap and needle technique. However, because the color is darker than your natural shade, roots aren’t as noticeable as with highlights so you can go longer between touch-ups. The result is thicker-looking hair with a natural look that doesn’t require frequent color upkeep.

Another benefit is that lowlights can cover gray hairs without requiring you to cover all of your hair with dye. If you have only a few gray hairs, lowlights will help camouflage them while allowing some gray hairs to show through naturally. 

How to Make Streaks With Kool-Aid.

Kool Aid is an inexpensive way to add color to your hair without the commitment of permanent dye. The effects are temporary, lasting only until you shampoo, and can be changed easily. You can also add highlights or streaks of color without using a harsh chemical dye.

Mix the kool aid in a non-metal bowl with a non-metal spoon until it reaches a smooth consistency.

To avoid skin discoloration, use petroleum jelly to your hairline, ears, and neck.

Let the mixture remain in your hair for 15-20 minutes while wearing a plastic cap.

After completely rinsing your hair with warm water, let it air dry.

Combine the kool aid and conditioner in a non-metal bowl and mix until smooth.

Apply the mixture to clean damp hair.

Place a protective sheet over your head and leave it on for 15 minutes.

Rinse thoroughly with warm water and style as usual.

Step 1

Rinse your hair thoroughly with water.

Step 2

Fill a bowl or cup with 2 cups of water.

Step 3

Add 1 packet of Kool Aid to the water. You can choose any flavor you want; using a clear flavor like lemon-lime or cherry will create clear streaks in your hair, while using a red color like cherry or strawberry will create red streaks. Try to pick a color that will complement your hair’s natural shade.

Step 4

Mix the Kool Aid into the water until it is dissolved.

Step 5

Allow 15 minutes after pouring the mixture over your head and ensuring that all of your hair is saturated. The more time you leave it on, the brighter and bolder the streaks will be. To make subtle highlights, only leave the Kool Aid on for about 10 minutes; for bright highlights, leave it on for about 20 minutes; for bold highlights, leave it on for about 30 minutes. 

If you would like to add more than one color to your hair, wait until the first mixture dries before applying another one. 

How Long Does Kool-Aid Hair Dye Last?

Hair dye from Kool-Aid can last anywhere from two to six weeks. The color will take longer to fade if you leave it on your hair for a long time. Kool-Aid stains your hair, and how often you wash it impacts how long the color lasts. The Kool-Aid color will fade faster if you wash your hair every day, swim in chlorinated water, or use heat styling equipment.

Kool-Aid hair dyes last longer on blonde and light-colored hair than on darker hair. Darker colors, such as red and purple, also stay longer than pale pinks and blues.

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Kool-Aid Hair Dye

• Available in a variety of vibrant hues

• A easy and cost-effective method of hair coloring

• Your hair will smell delicious and pleasant after using it.

• Unlike standard hair colors, it contains no harmful chemicals.


• The stain may be difficult to remove.

• Can cause your hair to become dry

• When the color starts to fade, it appears to be unappealing.

• Awkward application

How to Remove Bigen

Bigen is a permanent hair color product that claims it covers gray, conditions the hair and restores shine. Bigen’s products are based on an oil-based formula that penetrates the hair shaft and permanently changes your hair colour. You can remove Bigen from your hair with a color remover or by bleaching it out.

Bigen is a permanent powder hair color brand that works through oxidation rather than ammonia or peroxide. While other brands of hair color can be removed with bleach or shampoo, Bigen requires specialized treatment because it does not contain any ammonia or peroxide.

If you are not happy with Bigen’s results, however, there are steps you can take to remove the color without damaging your hair.

1. Use a clarifying shampoo to wash your hair. This will remove any product that could prevent the color from seeping into your hair. It will also help the dye soak in better and stay for longer. However, don’t over-wash your hair because it will lose its natural oils and become dry and brittle.

2. Make sure your hair is entirely dry before starting to color it, so you don’t have to wait hours with chilly, wet dye on your head.

3. If you’re using a box dye, mix the color according to the instructions on the box and put on some gloves to protect your hands (unless you want blue hands!)

4. Wearing gloves, apply the dye all over your hair using a tint brush or comb. You should start at the roots and work it down to the tips of your hair to ensure every strand is colored evenly.

5. Once complete, leave the dye in until it’s finished processing (usually 20-30 minutes). Next, wash out with warm water in the shower until the water runs clear (or close enough!). Then condition with a deep moisturizing conditioner because dyes can be drying to…

Removing Permanent Colors

Mix two tablespoons of color remover with 1/4 cup of shampoo.

Mix the ingredients together and leave in your hair for five minutes. Rinse and towel-dry your hair. If required, repeat the process. If you have short hair, one spoonful of color removal may suffice.

Combine equal parts developer and bleach powder in a nonmetal bowl. Mix them to form a paste and stir in one part of shampoo to thin it slightly, so it spreads easily through your hair.

Put on rubber gloves and separate your hair into 1-inch sections with clips or bobby pins. Starting at the roots, apply the bleach mixture, being careful to avoid contact with your scalp or skin. To avoid irritation, wash any that comes on your skin right away with soap and water.

Take 30 minutes for the mixture to sit before rinsing and shampooing thoroughly under warm running water.

How to Take Care of Grey Roots If You Highlight Your Hair

Greys are one of the biggest beauty bugbears of women over 40, and while they may be 100% natural, those pesky little silver strands can make us look so much older than we feel.

Fortunately, there are numerous methods for concealing them: from tinting your hair to using temporary sprays, or even permanent color. But what if you’re a grey-haired woman who likes to keep her hair highlighted? If that’s you, don’t worry – we have some handy tips for you too…

The problems with highlighting grey hair

Highlights tend to accentuate greys because the color is only applied to sections of the hair. This means it can end up looking like two different shades – one grey and one colored. It can also mean your highlights grow out more quickly, as they don’t blend in with your natural shade as well (so you have to have them done more often).


Grey hair happens when there is not enough melanin in the hair. Melanin is responsible for pigmenting the hair and giving it its color. Hair takes about six months to grow from your scalp, and so when this happens, you may need another prescription to treat the grey hairs. So try not to worry too much about them; they will eventually go away as long as you keep applying your treatment regularly.

So, unless you’re trying to switch up your look while keeping your hair, this knowledge may be useful. Hopefully, you now know what to expect in terms of coloring-resistant grey hair and have learned a little bit more about grey hair colors in general. The trick is finding the best color for you.

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