How does the SMP Treatment work with Grey Hair?
If you are wondering how Scalp Micropigmentation and grey hair can work together, you are in the right place. Below we explain how Scalp Micropigmentation can cater to grey-haired individuals.
According to the research conducted by Mintel Press Office (Market Research Company), the number one appearance concern for men in Britain is hair colour. The age when panic settles in is marked by 45. The second place belongs to hair loss and thinning.  Generally speaking, compared to women, men are more likely to accept their appearance, but the aspects of their look mentioned above make men less happy after the age of 45.
The research results give a clear indication of the real issues when it comes to men hair. When hair starts to lose the natural pigment and gets thinner and thinner, men begin to look for a satisfactory treatment to control the issue. It becomes a problem which not only affects the beauty but can affect self-esteem and self-confidence. One of the most effective non-surgical solutions is Scalp Micropigmentation, also known as SMP or hair/scalp tattoo.
Scalp Micropigmentation has emerged as one of the most popular non-surgical treatments to combat the issue of greying, balding or thinning hair.
How does the SMP Treatment help to control the problem?
The idea of Scalp Micropigmentation is to replicate follicles to mimic the appearance of real, natural hair. The beauty of SMP is that no matter your hair colour, you can always create a hairline that looks very realistic.
When it comes to Scalp Micropimentation and grey hair, we have two scenarios.
1. You have started greying before the first Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment.
Typically a Scalp Micropigmentation treatment consists of a consultation and two to four sessions in total. Initial Consultation is crucial as many things need establishing during that appointment. One of these is colour matching. Your chosen Scalp Micropigmentation Technician will compare your current shade of hair follicles to the pigment options available to identify the most suitable shades to use in the treatment. Picked pigments always match individual requirements. Depending on how grey your hair is the Scalp Micropigmentation Artis will match the pigment’s tone and shade. To read more about what to expect during the Scalp Micropigmentation Procedure, please click here.
Please bear in mind that maintaining a shaved look after scalp micropigmentation will provide a clean and natural look for most men. The base of the hair is always darker than actual hair. It is a rule of thumb that if you keep your hair short, it will appear darker.
If you are bald on top and grey on sides, you might be pleasantly surprised that Scalp Micropigmentation and grey hair can be blended into sides and look natural and as realistic as ever.
2. You have started greying after Scalp Micripigmentation Treatment.
There is not much you need to fear with regards to Scalp Micropigmentation and grey hair starting to appear sometime after the SMP Procedure. If your hair happens to start greying after you undergo the SMP treatment, you can still fully benefit from the SMP Treatment.
Every Scalp Micropigmentation fades away gradually on its own over several years. It is caused by a few different factors, and there is no way to prevent long-term fading. It is not easy to estimate when the pigments will start to fade. As everyone has different scalp and a different lifestyle, the results may differ from person to person. To find out when the first top-up is usually required, please click here to read our dedicated blog article.
A similar rule applies to greying. It is a gradual process which does not occur over days. If you go grey over the years after the initial Scalp Micropigmentation Procedure, perhaps you will be able to skip the required touch-up sessions that you would need after few years to keep your Scalp Micropigmentation fresh. Often the presence of grey hair works as an appearance improving factor by contributing to the overall look, making Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment more realistic. Based on our experience, we can confirm that the initially created blend looks natural over time and greying hair matches exceptionally well with fading pigments.
If Scalp Micropigmentation and grey hair appearing after the Procedure is a matter of concern, there is another option. During the touch-up session, you can go a fainter shade that matches your changed appearance.