We’d all be lying if we say we haven’t been crushing on George Clooney’s salt and pepper hair. Not just him, Patrick Dempsey, Matt Leblanc, Morgan Freeman, and several other Hollywood stars are rocking this hairstyle. And we totally adore how they are embracing the silver look. If we time travel to a few years before, grey hair wasn’t something everyone would look at with admiration. We aren’t completely on the bright side yet, but the situation got quite better from a couple of years.
Whether you have started growing naturally grey yet, or you just want to dye your hair to get the look, here is something you should know. Getting the salt and pepper hair look is only half the deal, the rest lies in adapting to the change, caring for the treated hair and styling it the right way. To help you with that, we have come up with hair care tips, styling ideas, and much more. Here’s everything you need to know about the hair color trend for men!
What is Salt and Pepper Hair?
To start with, salt and pepper hair is the combination of grey hair with your natural hair color – black, brown, etc. People with graying hair are choosing to rock their natural hair color to avoid the hassle of dyeing it.
On the other side, people with dark hair are now starting to dye the hair silver to get this look. No matter which side of the coin you are on, read the tips below to get the desired look.
How to Dye My Hair Salt and Pepper?
Here are the two options you have. For one, you can try a DIY hair color. And the second would be going to a professional hairstylist. We suggest you go for the latter option, but if DIY is your thing, we are happy to help you with that too.
Like any other artificial hair color, this also requires quite a bit of care and effort. Start off with dyeing your hair black or brown for the base part (if you have grey or light hair color). Later, take sections of hair you want grey and spray them silver. This is for those who opt for DIY. The better idea however is to go to a professional although it might cost you some extra bucks.
Some simple changes in your lifestyle and haircare routine can help you maintain the look you aimed for. Here are a few things you should keep in mind:
- Avoid washing your hair too often. Even if you do so, do not shampoo your hair each time you wash. This strips off natural oils from the hair which is a bad idea for already thinning grey hair.
- Choose nutrition-rich shampoos and conditioners that are particularly designed for color-treated hair. Try switching hair conditioner with hair mask for better results.
- Wax, gel, and pomade are great options to get the shine and luster. Try using them.
- Eat lots of nutritious food, particularly if your hair is naturally graying. This helps in strengthening the hair from the roots.
How to Style Salt and Pepper Hair?
While styling this hair color, you need to remember that going over the top may not work for all. Long hair and edgy styles may look good on some, but the safest option would be sticking to the basic short haircut. The hair color blends well with short hair and accentuates the highlighted silver sections well. Go for a textured short haircut with flat sides and little longer hair on the top. This adds volume to the hair and sharpens the features of the haircut as well.
The final suggestion is to use semi-matte or gel products for hair styling as matte products kind of overpower the grey in the look. Now that you know all about the salt and pepper hair look, we hope you are all set to rock it anytime!