Sinead Kennedy is the RTE presenter who’s known for her off-beat style. Her cute crop’s her signature style and while the greyed-out shade’s one that most women might baulk at, if you check the hashtag #greyhair on Instagram, you’ll see over ninety thousand bright young things flaunting their so-hip-it-hurts ‘dos. Grey is very much the shade of the moment, and it turns out our Sinead was ahead of the pack. If you want to catch up, here’s what you’ll need do to.
Of course, if you’re already grey then you’re quids in; skip to step three to check how best to keep those tresses looking tip-top.
STEP 1: Pre-lighten
Depending on how dark your natural colour is, pre-lightening – or bleaching – could be pretty hard on it, and if you’ve got extremely dark hair, you may just have to wait a couple of decades and let nature take its course before you check out grey locks. If in doubt, ask your hairdresser.
STEP 2: Tone and colour
An essential step, because toner eliminates any yellow or brassy hues that can be left on your locks. This’ll ensure that you have a lovely, clean-looking head of hair. Again, this is best done in-salon for a pro result, or if you find yellow reappearing a few weeks later, sort it with Bleach London White Toner Kit, €9.49.
STEP 3: Maintain
Because your hair’ll be both bleached and dyed, it’ll need TLC. That means regular masques and colour maintenance. Keep brassiness at bay with a blue or silver shampoo, like L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Silver Shampoo, €14. and manage frizz with a good-quality masque that’ll pump in moisture. Go on, your hair’ll thank you.