grey hair – when to dye?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@afake79:  I have some gray hairs, and I dyed mine about a month before the wedding (Memorial Day weekend, so probably about 25 days).  My maid of honor did it — professionally, since she’s a hair stylist.  I would go based off of how fast your hair grows.  Do you know?  If you don’t, I would consult a stylist and ask.  You probably want to do it at LEAST two weeks out, regardless.  

Post # 4
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i would dye it the week of the wedding, just to be sure nothing fades, and that it looks the best it can. any more than 3 weeks out, you risk having the color fade or having visible growth on your roots. it all depends on how fast your hair grows.

my hair grows super slow, so i could get away with doing mine 4-6 weeks before the wedding and not having visible roots. my mother’s hair grows much faster, and she has growth/fading within a 3 week span.

Post # 5
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@afake79:  Since your wedding is in January, I would go in anytime between now to mid-November so they even out your hair colour. If you’re happy with the results, then book an appointment for the roots and a colour glaze two weeks before your wedding.

Post # 6
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve been dying my hair for about 10 years now, I first started getting greys at 19. I knew it was time to get it done consistantly when I would look through my hair and I found a grey in any section I looked at. Sad lol

Honestly, I would start dying it now or next month and make sure you like the color. This way you will know what it looks like and how long it takes to grow out…normally its lasts 3-4 weeks. I did mine a week before my wedding and it lasted through the honeymoon.

Good luck! 🙂

Post # 7
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@afake79:  I would consult with a pro. If you can see uneveness in your e-photos, do you want to risk that color uneveness in your wedding photos? For me, the answer is no.

If you do decide to continue to color it on your own, recommend doing it a few days before the wedding and maybe buying extra dye so you can be assured that you are covering each and every piece of hair on your head.

Post # 8
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@afake79:  I got grays early as well, and I’m a brunette so they are really noticeable. I made sure to get my hair dyed professionally probably a month before my wedding. I never liked the just-dyed look, so I feel that a month was enough time to let it fade out for lack of better term. Of course, my ceremony is on Friday, and I already see a couple grays peeking through. Oh well, no one will notice (I hope).

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