Hair post for fun! NWR

posted 2 weeks ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you do with your hair

    I'm embracing my grey and do not cover

    I color over it completely

    I use highlights to camouflage

    I color it a brighter silver to cover it up


  • Post # 16
    179 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m naturally dark blond (with some stray greys) but I prefer dark brunette so I dye my hair. Since we are not able to see hair dressers during the pandemic I’ve figured out how to touch up my roots myself.

    Post # 19
    11534 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’ve recently been lamenting the frequency with which I have to color my hair as well. 

    My natural color.was a dark brown with natural golden and reddish highlights. When I started to battle grays about 20 years ago, I did so by getting highlights (and later added lowlights.)

    Several years later, I added permanent base color/root touch ups to my salon regimen. (my stylist said my gray would not have been covered with a demi-permanent color.)

    Like yours, my salon color is much warmer (and several shades lighter) than the dark hairs that are growing out of my head now along with all of the gray. I, too, hate seeing that stripe of dark brown and gray sprouting up at about the three-week mark between colors.

    I have my highlights and lowlights done about three times a year, but I get my root touch-ups every four weeks when I can.

    One unintended benefit of the salon shutdowns due to COVID during 2020 was that I was too afraid to try to use permanent color myself, so I started looking at temporary color. I ended up buying both Madison-Reed Root Touch Up Powder and a temporary root spray from Loreal that washes out in 1-2 shampoos.

    Right now, I find the Madison-Reed Root Touch Up powder to be the quickest solution to manage the stripe between color appointments. But there are days when I just want to stop dealing with all the time and expense of permanent color altogether. I just don’t want to look my age, haha.

    Post # 21
    1608 posts
    Bumble bee

    @winetime12: I’m a strawberry. For the last few years I have a lot of grey. I use a blonde toner only… on my roots about every 2 or 3 months. It just blends the whites a little more and slightly lightens my roots. You can still see my greys and I have a white stripe at my temple. It blends them into my blonde in a softer way. But I like it. If I was fully grey I would embrace it. Occasionally I balayage the ends to make them even lighter

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