How to get Icy Silver Hair

Silver Chic is the new Blonde

One of this years most popular hair color requests for hair stylists is 100% grey scale. Whether it's a gunmetal grey or silver slate many people are looking to channel their inner Storm...from X-men. Finding the perfect silver shade can be a challenge for some and it's one of the toughest colors to maintain. Here's what it'll take to get silver hair and how to care for it once you have it.


3 Things you need to know about having silver hair

Anytime you make the commitment to go lighter, you make the commitment to bleach your hair first, especially if you're starting with a dark base. We highly recommend visiting a colorist for a consultation to get a clear idea of what it will take to achieve and manage your silver hair. They may even be able to help you find the perfect silver shade to compliment your skin tone. Here's three things to keep in mind:

1. Patience is Key

Depending on how dark you are, your previous hair colors, treatments and whether or not you have virgin hair, it may take some time to get your hair light enough to achieve your desired level of silver. The lighter silver you want and the darker your natural hair color, the longer it will take to get to your desired silver hair color. If your hair is darker than dark blonde, be prepared to commit to several visits to the salon before you find the shade of silver the suits you.

2. Maintenance is required

Having silver hair is not only a monetary investment, its a self-care investment. Be prepared to visit the salon every 4-6 weeks to have your roots re-bleached and your hair toned again. Be mindful that how you take care of your hair in between salon visits has a huge impact on how often you'll need to visit the salon. We recommend the Fanola No Yellow Hair Care Package to maintain your silver locks in between salon visits. It includes the Fanola No Yellow Shampoo & Mask, the Nutricare shampoo, conditioner, restructuring mask and oil, all of which are necessary to maintain the integrity of your hair.

3. Consult a professional

Before you run out to purchase 40 vol developer, consult a professional colorist to get a clear idea of what it will take to achieve your desired silver hair color, how to maintain your new silver hair and how much it's going to cost in the long run. Everyone's hair is different and it will take a specific formulation for you to achieve the silver hair color you want. We're anti-box dye & DIY when it comes to going silver. You can do serious sometimes irreversible damage to your hair if you're not a professional.

Our Artistic Director James Miju has been a colorist for over a decade and his mentor Sammi Wang has been a pro stylist for over 18 years and they're popular for working with some of the most notable Instagram influencers. Here's how Sammi & James achieved icy silver hair on #FanolaBabe @Ellenvnora.

The Fanola Formula:

Step 1: Bleach/Lighten

Oro Lightener + 20 Vol Developer

+ Fiber Fix N1

Step 2: Treatment

Botugen Botolife Filler + Fiber Fix N1

Step 3: Shampoo & Conditioning Treatment

Fanola Fiber Fix Shampoo + Bond Connector

Step 4: Color

Fanola Oro 11.7 + 9.13 + 5.2 + 10vol + Fiber Fix N1

Step 5: Tone

Fanola Oro 10.1 E + 10 Vol + Fiber Fix N1

How to maintain Silver Hair:

Watch Ellen Nora's Silver hair care routine below!