- Miss Novia
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Backstory: I’ve been steadily getting gray hairs since my late teens (thanks, Mom, ha!) and now, ten years later, there’s enough in my hair (especially my bangs) that it bothers me, since they stick straight up and are wild.
Problem: Today I went and had my previously non-treated, nearly waist-length hair dyed and told them to keep it as close to my natural color as possible. They did, because the bottom looks just like my hair. Problem is, I had never realized how much darker brown the top of my head is through my bangs and crown – so now I look too blonde, too red, too brassy, too something instead of the brown I envisioned it being.
I feel like it was just an accident. A miscommunication. She was matching to one part of my hair correctly, when I obviously, unbeknownst to her or even myself, identified my hair color as being the darker shade up top.
So, I’m not mad at the stylist, but I don’t like it. I don’t feel like it looks like me.
To make matters worse, my engagement photos are next week. Eek. That was the whole reason for this exercise, since there are getting to be too many grays to just pluck.
And to top off my experience, a lot of the gray didn’t take the color!
So I’m left with a color I don’t really care for and the problem I wanted to fix, the grays, are still around. The stylist told me she has one other client that this particular brand of dye doesn’t do proper gray coverage on, and that we could try something else next time.
My question is, how long should I wait to re-color my hair? I don’t loathe it so much that I’m willing to damage it crazily before the wedding, of course, but I’m just not loving this lighter shade.
And I’d like to look like me for our engagement shoot, if possible.
So, those in the know, and more experienced with hair dye than I am, is there anything I can do in the near future? And how long should I wait to try a darker color?
Thanks in advance for any help or advice you might have!