(Closed) Grey Hair @ 22. What to do?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@aliavenue:  I’m blonde, so I would just add highlights and act like the grey is just another highlight. If you can pull off a lighter color, the grey will be much less noticeable when it comes in vs a darker color. Personally I would probably maintain dying it until my 40s or whenever the rest of the world goes grey. I’m sorry you’re going though this though.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

One of the most beautiful women I know is in her late 30s with a full head of grey. Her haibeaut gorgeous. I say rock it.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Personally, I’d dye without even thinking about it. A lot of people dye and if you learn to do it from a box, it’s not even very time consuming or expensive.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can use semipermanent hair color which washes out in 20-28 shampoos and do it at home yourself.

If you pick a color lighter than what your own color is, it will not cover the darker hair and will make the grey look like highlights.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

@aliavenue:  you are not alone!  I started going gray when I was 16, my brother started at 11 :-/.  I’m naturally a dark brunette and I have died my hair every single natural color since then. I love my dark hair,but with the grays it’s easier for me to have dark blonde highlighted hair. With highlights, it’s kind of easier to hide the grays.  Don’t feel bad, it happens to all of us!

Post # 8
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would dye it. You could definitely wear your grey hair proudly, but 22 seems a little young to do that. It sounds like you like to dye your hair already…have fun with it!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I feel your pain!  Mine started at 24. (I’m now 31).  What colour is your hair naturally?  My hair is naturally meduim brown, but I’ve found that if keep quite a few lighter highlights in it, the greys blend in.  The only problem is the $$ associated with keeping up with the blonde highlights at the salon- I don’t do those at home.  If I do box dye my hair, I usually just go for the solid brown, because anything lighter looks orange on top of my natural brown.  Unfortunately, as PP mentioned, they grey shows up much more with brown hair when it grows in….  If I had enough $ to go to a salon all the time, I’d just go with highlights.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

@aliavenue:  Mine is too!  It’s almost black naturally. I get mine done every two months. If it’s too expensive, maybe have it professionally done up until the wedding and then do the at home after ?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m a brunette, and started finding the grey hairs after I had our first daughter, when I was 21.  It was all downhill from there.  I have Stacey London’s “skunk strips” right in front of my head.  I hate it.  I complain about it all the time.  Box color will not stick so I went to a salon and they did it professionally.  By the second day, it had all washed off the grey hairs.  I went back and they redid ONLY the grey sections.  EXACT SAME THING.  I am stuck with it unless I start highlighting my hair, which I refuse to do because it is too much upkeep and my hair acts nuts when I start coloring it.  

So, I have no advice for you really unless you want to start using a Sharpie (don’t do this!)

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@aliavenue:  I do blonde at home and so does my mom and we’ve never had any issues. Maybe we’re just lucky, but it might be worth a try after the wedding. Look for a brand specifically formulated to cover greys

Post # 15
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1077 posts
Bumble bee

Me too! Everything from the dark brown to the patches of gray. My plan is to start doing blonde highlights once I get more gray showing up, to make the transition a little less staggering. My mom rocks the gray hair too, and I plan to too someday but I want to at least have color until I’m in my mid-30s. I would wait until you can’t stand it anymore, just to save on cost.

You could also try those brunette shampoo and conditioner lines, that may help stave off the inevitable for a little longer.

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