(Closed) I’m going gray!

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Since it’s for your wedding, I think it’d be worth it to pay a couple extra bucks for doing it at a salon. (and don’t feel bad about going gray, it is those with dark hair who go gray much earlier than others – I am 24 and have had little gray hairs for years!)

My mom gets her hair died just to get out the grays and I think it looks very natural. And since you wouldn’t be doing foil highlights or anything, you shouldn’t have to pay a ton.

Post # 4
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

If you’re open to the idea of coloring your hair and are worried about the pictures, I would say go for it. You could even do a semi-permanent at-home kit, which wouldn’t require upkeep. I haven’t dyed my hair in ages, but from what I’ve heard the at-home coloring kits produce really wonderful results.

Post # 5
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

Me too, and I’m only 25!

I have done a lot of self-dying, and never had too much trouble with it. But for a first-timer, and for such a big event, definitely take it to a stylist. It’ll be worth the extra money to make sure it comes out right.

Post # 6
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

@thriftsiren- I’m sure your grey hairs won’t even be noticable in photos and at the wedding, but in the event that it is making you self conscious coloring is a great option!

I just wanted to show you some pictures of one of the most beautiful women I’ve seen in wedding pictures.  I absolutely love that she didn’t color her hair.  She is clearly young and just prematurely grey, but embraced it as who she is.  I think it’s beautiful!

It’s the wedding of Anat and Aaron:


Post # 8
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union

I have a white streak right in the front of my hair that’s an inch wide! I have been dyeing it for years, it started when I was 16. The dye covers it well! I would go to a salon for the first time; they might even just dye the gray hairs for you to match. 🙂

Post # 9
38 posts
  • Wedding: July 2008

I too had the same problem and conerns. I have very dark brown hair but grey coming in on the sides and since I was going to wear my hair pulled back they would have shown. I went to my stylist who I’ve gone to for years and I trust. She did an amazing job and i love it. I went 6 months early just in case I didn’t like it and then re-did it 1 month out.

Either way you’ll look great, it’s just about how you want to look.

Post # 10
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

@thriftsiren-  I can’t wait to see your pictures!

Post # 11
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I started getting some silver when I was 16.  I was so upset I cried.  I’m 28 now and I’m over it.  I just dye it.

Post # 12
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

I just found a white hair today!!  Not gray, white.  Like no color at all.  Wierd thing is I got excited!  My Fiance has had salt n pepper locks since he was 20.  Now we’ll match!

On dyeing: I have highlights that I’ve been letting grow out for a couple years now.  I’m having them dyed to match my natural color about a month before the wedding.  (E.g. I’m only dyeing the lower 6" of my hair)  I’m going to a professional colorist.  Afterall, I’m paying enough for the photos!  I have dyed my hair and I love Clairol’s products.  They also have dyes that only color the grey hairs if you’re worried about your color changing.

Post # 13
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

if you’re worried about dying your hair you could use semi-permanent color. it makes your hair super soft and shiny and will gradually fade out on it’s own. if you’ve never dyed your hair before and it’s for your wedding, i would have it done at a salon.

Post # 14
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

A professional stylist should be able to cover your grays, while still matching the dye to your natural color. They know what they’re doing, no need to worry.

I actually have dark hair and have the same problem (and I’m only in my late 20s)! I have my color done every 6 weeks, to cover up the grays. (and the color makes my hair so shiny! BONUS!) 

Post # 15
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I too am one of those dark haired beauties (haha! joking!) who has been graying since I was 18 … I was a freshman in college and hanging out with a boy I had a huge crush on … he leaned over to me and was staring and said "what is that, is that a …" PLUCK … "gray hair"! And we’re been really good friends ever since! With that said, I go every 6 weeks to color my hair to match my natural color, any good stylist can do this.  I think it’s worth it for your wedding day … you can easily go back to "au natural" if you do a semi-permanent color. I’d suggest going about 3 months before to have it done once and make sure it’s done well … and then about 2 weeks before so that it’s all blended in nicely.

Good luck!

Post # 16
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

i’m also one with dark hair and a few grays. my hair stylist only uses semi-permanent hair color because she thinks it looks more natural. the bonus is that you won’t likely have roots as your hair grows if the color doesn’t match perfectly.

i am all for you not coloring if you are hesitant. your photographer can always edit photos to hide the grays. trust yourself and you will know what to do. 

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