Cover your greys

What you’ll need

  • MIIKOKO Colour Kit
    • Colour & Developer
    • Bowl
    • Brush
    • Gloves
    • Clothing protection cape
    • Clips
  • Kitchen scales
  • Timer (on your phone)

See full video on how to cover your greys. 

1

Set up

  1. Wear a button-up shirt
  2. Put on gloves and cape

2

Prep your
hair

  1. Start with dry, combed hair.
  2. Part your hair down the middle into two sections, then part each section from the top of the head to just behind the ear.

3

Mix

  1. Using kitchen scales, mix 50g of colour with 50g of the developer (this is the resistant mix up to 90% grey coverage).

For soft grey coverage, mix 50g colour and 75g developer (up to 70% grey coverage).

4.1

Roots

  1. With a small scoop of colour of your brush start to paint the colour directly on to your regrowth – where your greys are most prominent.

    4.2

    Take the next section

    1. Take the next section using the pointy end of the brush. Use your thumb as a guide, place it at the back of your head, then run the pointy end of the brush from the front to your thumb. Pinch the hair above the brush and lift. 

      4.3

      Paint on roots

      1. In small 2 cm sections parallel to your part, work your way down one side of the head.

        4.4

        Around the ear

        1. Paint in an upward motion around the ear to avoid getting colour on your skin.

          4.5

          Repeat on the other side

          1. Repeat the above steps on the other side of your head. 

            4.6

            Back and Underneath

            1. Repeat the same action for the back and around the neck. Lift the sections up to the top of your head and paint in an upward motion to avoid colour on your skin.

            5.1

            Mid-Lengths
            and Ends *optional*

            If your ends colour has faded, and you need a colour refresh, follow the steps below to colour your mid-lengths and ends. Otherwise, skip this step. 

            1. After your timer goes off, start with the same section and side of the head you did the roots, now take 4cm sections.
            2. Place your hand under the section and paint onto your mid lengths and ends of the hair using your hand as a support ‘backing’ for the brush.

            5.2

            Milk the colour 

             

            1. With both hands, milk the sections from where the lighter colour was painted on to ensure it spreads evenly.

            6

            Set timer and relax

            1. Set your timer and and relax

            Timing for roots only
            30 minutes

            Timing for roots and ends
            25 minutes roots
            5 minutes on ends

            Or see your personalised instructions

             

            7

            Rinse

            1. Rinse by shampooing the hair twice and conditioning from roots to ends. 

            You’re done!