Post # 1
I have grey hairs – I had it since I was 14, but I’ve never liked it. I normally dye by myself, mostly just roots. But I noticed that my hair color isn’t really even when I was looking at my engagement photos. So I’m considering to get a full dye from a pro before the wedding. But.. I’m really not sure when is the best time. Also, I have white roots right now, but to have more even color, should I avoid root dyeing until then? Please help! Thanks!
Post # 3
@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
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
@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
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
@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
@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).
Post # 9
Wow thank you so much for all the help! Not only I’m a brunnette, my hair grows pretty quickly. 🙁
And reading all your answers, I was surprised about myself that I never considered visiting a pro twice. I haven’t visited a hair salon for too long and I guess I forgot that I can visit twice! I’ll talk to a hair stylist and probably I’ll try to visit twice. Soon for full coverage and root coverage a week before the wedding.
Again, thank you so much!