Silver and grey hair had been a goal of mine for a little while, and after much experimenting and finally achieving the look I wanted, I thought I’d throw together this little guide for those of you that are interested in doing the same thing. Disclaimer: I am not a hair stylist or professional. This guide is used for reference only and contains steps and products I’ve used to achieve silver hair without a salon.

Before you begin…

I’ve never had to do as much up-keep on my hair as I do now that it is silver. It’s a pretty demanding colour, so make sure you’re ready to take on the responsibility! If you’ve never dyed or bleached your own hair before, I recommend getting this done at a salon so you can be sure that it’s done properly. If you’re ready to take the plunge and do it on your own, keep reading.

Bleach, bleach, bleach!

Unless you were born as a natural level 10, you can’t achieve this colour without bleaching your hair. Depending on your natural colour, you may have to do the lightening process multiple times. For a complete guide on how bleaching works and how I bleach my own hair, check out this post.  This process shouldn’t be taken lightly. You can seriously damage your hair or cause bleach burns if you mess up or don’t do proper research first. Hopefully my guide will help you through that….

This is an excerpt from the article The Ultimate Guide to Dyeing Your Hair Silver or Grey at Home which originally appeared on