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Starting to show some grey ... what's the best solution?


I am owning up to this: I am starting to show my first greys. Yes - they are wisdom and life experience, but the truth is that they make me feel older than I am. I have less than 5% grey and am wondering what is best to do at this stage. I am NOT a high maintenance hair girl: 2 quality cuts a year, then just wash and go.... maybe a bit of de-frizz stuff. I have dark hair so the shiny white hairs show up. What should I do?
Jan 12, 2012 @ 04:59 pm

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Hair Dye

Hair dye is your only option I believe.There are so many choices on the market now to do it yourself and hair dye always goes on sale.They also have extra conditioners and oils etc added so its much better quality dyes on the market now.If you don't want to deal with doing it yourself you can perhaps get a good deal at your hair dresser.
Jan 12, 2012 @ 06:25 pm


Id even recommend highlights if you dont wanna dye your entire head...reason being is that when your roots starts to show, they wont be as noticeable and you can go longer without getting them re-done, because you say you are a very low maintenance lady...
Jan 12, 2012 @ 07:42 pm


shellsbells... you are so right! This is a good option for my lifestyle.

I have consulted my personal beauty team as well and here are some suggestions:
~ highlighting (better on blondes than dark hair due to the difference in colour from natural hair to the grey) ... you don't end up covering the grey, but it takes the focus off the grey
~ finding a demi-permanent hair colour 3 shades lighter than my own hair (then only the greys will get this colour since demi permanent does not have the 'lift' that a full dye would have)
~ dying my hair all one fab colour which gives me the option of being any colour my heart desires

Did we miss any options? Has anyone had experience with one or more of these methods and can give me the skinny on the ups and downs of it? Thanks!!!!!!
Jan 13, 2012 @ 01:41 pm

hair dye - burgundy

tasha: I have black hair, so the white hair is pretty prominent.

because i have thick hair, i pour two boxes of those DIY at loblaws. Sometimes red or burgundy. Nope, you won't end up with red hair.

Pouring red on your black hair make it looks brown, with red streaks ( the white -wisdom hair becomes red - the highlight) - This is done once every two months.

When I was single - my hair dresser will just highlight the whites - so it looks stylish. Now, I am poor, so I cannot go to hair dresser and the white is growing, so the over all hair dye was the solution.
Jan 13, 2012 @ 03:06 pm

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