You want a hair makeover, but you’re afraid you won’t get full grey coverage? Read on to find all you need to know to changing your hair color, the different types of hair dye, camouflaging your white hair and keeping hair healthy and shiny.

Darken or lighten, that is the question

In terms of hair color, everything is now possible. But if you prefer a more natural look, you should at most lighten or darken your hair color by one or two tones. If you opt for a shade that is too light, your grey hair will not be perfectly camouflaged, your roots will appear faster and maintenance will be more demanding. If you opt for a shade that is too dark, it will be harder to go back, giving you a more matured, tired look.
The secret to flawless and seamless home hair coloring is to limit mistakes. Do an allergy and color test at least 24 to 48 hours before application. This will allow you to check if you have any adverse reactions to the dye and that your hair responds appropriately to the color. Are you afraid that your grey hair will lean toward orange? To avoid this, ensure that your hair dye has a natural or ash reflect by looking for boxes that end with a 0 or a 1.

Do not skimp on the quality of formulas

Your hair whitens because the melanocytes cells – produces melanin for skin and hair pigmentation– are depleted due to aging, genetic or emotional reasons.
As you may already have noticed, it’s not always easy to cover grey hair because their texture seems thicker or rough.
To ensure an impeccable result, opt for permanent hair color that guarantees 100% grey coverage.
You want to stand victor over those stubborn grey hairs? Remember that there are now formulas with double concentration of dyes such as shades 400, 500 or 600 from the Nutrisse Cream collection. It’s easy to find them, just look for double zeros on the box label for double the coloring power!

Pamper your hair

Changing hair color is always refreshing. But even if the colors are not as strong and aggressive as before, the dyeing process still dries the hair fibre. This is especially true if you bleach your hair. To avoid the straw hair effect, pamper your hair with rich and nourishing ingredients.
- Start by choosing soft colors with a long-lasting formula (in order to re-color only when necessary – every six to eight weeks) that contains nourishing oils.
- Take care of your hair with shampoos and conditioners designed for colored hair that guarantee a bright and brilliant color. The conditioner contained in the Nutrisse hair color boxes is enriched with avocado, olive and shea oils to help pamper and nourish your colored hair.
- Add a weekly moisturizing mask to this routine and your hair will be eternally grateful.

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