If your original hair was blended with gray hair, then you will need to add gray hair when you order a hair system. This gray hair will give a natural look to your hair system.
To achieve a natural blended effect you need to choose the gray percentage and gray hair type.
Gray percentages means the amount of gray hair in your system vs. another color (i.e. a hair system can be made up of 60% brown stands, and 40% gray strands) and can play a crucial part in achieving an age-appropriate color appearance.
You can control the exact amount of gray hair to be blended with your main hair color and determine exactly where you would like the gray hair to be added. There are eight main areas where you can add gray hair (front, top, crown, back, left temple, right temple, left side and right side). To replicate the natural growth pattern of gray hair, typically clients’ will order a larger percentage of gray hair on the sides.
If the hair sample you supply includes the correct amount of gray you would like, there is no need to specify a percentage of gray required – we can simply match the percentage of gray in the sample. However, if you are unsure what percentage of gray hair to add, you can order a gray Percentage Chart with us. This will give you an accurate visual indication of how much gray you should request on your order form. When you have selected the gray percentage, please return the chart with your order details and we will refund or credit this amount towards your purchase.
You can choose human hair or synthetic hair for the gray hairs on your hair system.
Human hair systems will reflect light better than synthetic hair and look more natural in sunlight. It’s real hair, after all!
However, if the percentage of gray hair is relatively small (<30%), we recommend the use of synthetic gray hair.
Remember that synthetic hair can’t be colored as easily as human hair and that human hair is prone to color fading. Hence, having a dual human/synthetic hair system allows you to color correct the human hair in your system without changing the gray percentage hair in your system.
Question example: I have both human brown and gray hair in my system. I hit the beach all summer and notice that my hair color has faded from the sun. With an all-human brown/gray hair system, I can’t color correct the brown without coloring the gray, what should I do?
Solution: Use color-resistant synthetic gray for a realistic gray percentage and you can color the brown hair without damage to the gray strands!
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