As with cut, steer clear of extremes as in extremely blonde or dark. The most common mistake is remembering our natural hair as darker or blonder than it really was when it comes to covering grey.
Colour expert Daniel Galvin recommends taking the ends of your hair as a guide for covering grey as this is a softer version of your natural colour. As we age our skin loses colour so the hair colour we naturally had at 20 may not work as we get older.
When going to the salon, take in plenty of pictures of the hair colours you like and hate to ensure you are working towards the same shade. Tones should change for summer and winter and always use hair care designed for coloured hair and regular hair masks.
Tip: Blonde hair can look dull, especially in winter, so every couple of weeks use a clarifying shampoo to lift out dirt, product and pollution. The cleaner blonde hair is, the shinier it looks. If you use styling products, always shampoo hair twice – the first wash removes product, the second removes dirt. Ensure you rinse hair after each shampoo and after conditioning. When you think it’s clean, rinse for another 15 seconds.