With the global desire for grey and metallic hair strong, I wanted to create a Colour Restore shade designed for both achieving and maintaining metallic colourant effects. Silver Blonde is a striking shade that is far more metallic than Colour Restore Chrome and is an ideal product for those who like to display artificial Silver and Grey shades. You can apply it over an existing blonde base to create a deep metallic silver. If used over artificial grey shades, it will deepen and refine the existing shade giving a deeper steel edge to the colour.
Colour Restore Silver Blonde is a hue as opposed to a depth based blonde toner. To produce a grey shade, a colourant requires enough depth. My goal with the creation of Colour Restore Silver Blonde was to offer an intense metallic toner for blonde bases, as opposed to a grey colourant. However, the secondary aim was to offer a restoration shade for artificial grey colours that introduces lost Metallic pigments back into the hair.
Silver Blonde will produce an intense metallic blue-based silver on all light blonde and pre-lightened bases. If the shade is applied onto non-toned, brassy and yellow blonde bases, the result will be a deeper beige blonde, as opposed to metallic silver. This is because the lavender undertone of the shade (which displays on white hair as metallic silver) will attempt to act as a neutraliser on yellow and brassy blonde hair. The result will be a beige blonde as opposed to silver blonde. However, if Colour Restore Iced Platinum was then used on the hair, the underlying yellow tone would be neutralised to white and the Silver Blonde shade would pop out and display.
When applied to an existing artificial silver or grey hair colour, Silver Blonde will intensify the shade and restore lost pigments. The result will be stronger silvers and more intense grey shades. Colour Restore Silver Blonde is an ideal shade to use as a weekly 20-minute intense treatment on artificial grey and silver shades. Conducting this weekly colour regime will keep all artificial metallic shades sharp and refined.
If Colour Restore Silver Blonde is applied to a natural (non-colour treated) silver or grey shade, the impact of the natural shade will be intensified, creating more striking grey results. In this instance, the shade should be used as a regular 2 minute conditioner after washing with a violet shampoo, designed for natural silver or grey hair types.