Long gone are the days where grey hair was something to dread. Not only are more and more women opting to embrace their grey mane, but we’re also seeing people dive headfirst into a faux grey head of hair—intentionally! The surge in popularity around grey hair has spiked quite a few hair color trends, one of which is grey-blue hair. Ahead, we share everything you need to know about the hair color, including what it entails and how to try it for yourself.
What Is Blue-Grey Hair?
If you were to take a guess, you could probably pinpoint what blue-grey hair is. This color is all about incorporating a blend of grey and blue shades throughout your mane for a winter-esque hue. Because the color involves a range of hues, it’s truly customizable based on your preference. You can opt for an icy, silver-blue take on the trend or stick to a more subtle charcoal-blue variation.
How To Get Blue-Grey Hair
Since blue-grey hair is all about blending various colors throughout your strands, your best bet is to turn to a professional colorist when looking to achieve the color. Make sure to bring plenty of inspiration pictures so your hairdresser can understand what tones you have in mind. They’ll also be able to help you customize your look based on your skin tone and undertones for your most flattering blue-grey ‘do. That said, if you consider yourself a DIY gal, you can temporarily test the waters at a blue-grey hair color by playing with our L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color in Silver Blue, and L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Blue and Silver. All three options wash out in just one shampoo.
3 Blue-Grey Hair Color Ideas
Like we mentioned, blue-grey hair can be personalized to your liking. To give you some inspiration, we’ve compiled three blue-grey hair color ideas to consider.
1. Silver-Blue Hair
Why we love it: Silver hair is a trend on its own, and this take on the blue-grey hair trend allows you to embrace it. It’s also ideal for those who are starting with lighter strands and don’t want to go too dark with their mane.
How to get the look: For a step-by-step tutorial, check out our article, How To Get Silver Blue Hair.
2. Charcoal Grey-Blue Hair
Why we love it: If you have a base color of black or dark brown hair, you will find that this blue-grey option is perfect for your strands. The shade involves minimal lightening, meaning less bleach and potential damage are required to achieve the color.
How to get the look: Head to the salon and ask your colorist to incorporate notes of charcoal and silver throughout your hair. They will be able to expertly paint each hue for a flawless, dimensional mane.
3. Blue-Grey Ombré Hair
Why we love it: You don’t have to give up your current color if you still have a soft spot for that shade. Blue-grey ombré hair allows you to keep your natural hair color in the mix. The transition of shades blends notes of grey and blue throughout your hair without the need for constant touch-ups as your roots grow.
How to get the look: To get a seamless color, book an appointment at your favorite salon.
How To Care For Blue-Grey Hair
As far as maintenance goes, the most important thing to keep in mind when trying blue-grey hair is to upgrade your hair-care products for options that are formulated for color-treated hair. If you’re in need of recommendations, swap your go-to shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask for our L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Protecting Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Protecting Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm.
Next up: If you’re in favor of a blue ‘do, check out our article, Seeing Blue: Here's How To Pick Your Perfect Blue Hair Hue.