Post # 1
As my gray hairs are starting to take over more and more of my head, I’ve decided its time to get it colored. However I’ve never had my hair done before, so I’m confused about what I should get done. I see all these terms like single-process, demi-glaze, semi-permanent, and I have no idea what it all means. My hair is dark brown, and the grays are mostly around my temples. I want something low-maintenance that I don’t have to go back for every month. Is that possible or will I now be a slave to hair coloring the rest of my life? Help!
Post # 2
wonderwedding : So I don’t have gray’s YET, but I color my hair red with henna, but you can dye it dark brown with henna and indigo. I’ve found henna to be way less of a hassel to going to the salon, way less expensive, and it really improves the quality of my hair. It’s supposedto be WONDERFUL for covering grays.
If you look up Henna for hair, you’ll find that website that sells ancient sunrise henna. They have a wonderful customer service team who can hel you through the whole process.
I love coloring my hair this way. It makes my fine hair thicker and I can take hot showers every day without the dye fading and every stylist I’ve had has complimented my hair on how healthy it looks.
It can be a bit of a time consuming process but it’s relitively cheap (like 3-6 dollars every time I color). I also kind of like bieng a “mud monster” once a month.
Post # 3
Im going gray early and just embracing it. Too much work and $$ to be worth it! My mom was a slave to hair dye her whole life and eventually her scalp turned allergic to permanent dye, so then she had to go blonde (we are also dark brown) bla bla bla… not worth it 🙂 just another option to consider!
Young grays look mystic IMO
Post # 4
i color my own hair. i used to go to the salon when i did highlights.
now i just get a box and do it myself whenever i feel my greys are showing too much.
it is easy to do same color all over.
i like garnier fruticce the best. they make color for dark hair.
i do mine the burgendy, i have dark brown hair.
Post # 5
I part my hair on the side. For the last ten years, the grays have been holding steady in the center and on the left. So I part my hair on the right. No matter how gentle the dye, my scalp bleeds, so let’s hope the grays continue staying on the left.
Post # 6
I’ve been doing my hair since I was 14 and am in my 30s now. I assume I have gray hair, but I haven’t seen it yet. When you buy boxed dye, make sure it says it will cover grays. My dye of preference is Olia, bvecasue it doesn’t have ammonia, but you will find what you like.
Post # 7
I’ve been coloring my hair for 15 years, and have had my haor done in a salon for years as well as trying several retail products at home. I’ve been using Madison Reed, a hair coloring product I buy online, for the past two years. I find it superior to anything I’ve ever bought in a store, and as good as salon products. Easy to apply, color looks great and does not damage my hair.
Post # 8
I just do box dye to cover up greys. I have dark brown/black hair, so I usually just spot treat the new growth now. And that way one box can last me 2 or 3 times. If you have dark hair that never shows color anyways, you dont have to do all of it, and probably shouldn’t since it’s just more damaging. The first time, I got a groupon to have a single process full color to make sure everything was covered.
Post # 9
I just matched my hair colour (medium blonde) to the closest L’Oreal shade (#9) box dye. It’s not hard to do, inexpensive (about $12). I also really like the after-conditioner they include with it. If you’re wanting to cover up grey rather than changing your actual hair colour, focus the solution more on the roots than all over.
Post # 10
UGH. I’m in the same boat. I’m 39 and have been finding grey/white hairs since I was 21. My hair color is medium brown and for the past number of years, I’ve been dying to a medium blonde color. I’ve noticed this past year my temples are showing more of these hairs that the perm color I use just doesn’t stick to. Very frustrating!!
Years ago I decided to go completely dark, it was almost black and I recall the color sticking better back then. Darling Husband wasn’t a fan of that color choice. Following post! 😉
I read somewhere that semi-perm color covers greys better but I haven’t tried it yet. I don’t know how true that it.
Post # 11
I’ve been dying my hair to cover grays since high school (28 now). I alternate every 6-8 weeks between the salon and a box kit at home. The box kits are cheap and work well but they dry my hair out a bit and I’m normally due for at least a trim every 12 or so weeks anyways. I found a girl that will charge me to do my roots only, that cuts down on costs.
Post # 12
My “sparkles” are sporadic so my hair dresser suggested light brown to dark blond highlights (medium brown is my natural color)… The highlights blend in with the grey very well and there is less matinence and no noticable root line.
Post # 13
- Wedding: Orange County, CA
I’ve been dying my grays dark brown (my natural color) for years. Nice n Easy works well. Like others said, make sure the box says it will cover grays!
Post # 14
I am probably going to be that girl that dyes it all gray at that point. I am dirty blonde so I might get spared a little longer. But I do not want to fry my hair to keep it blonde or pay extreme amounts to not fry and keep it blonde. Plus I cannot find this in a box.
Post # 15
I don’t have a lot of grays but I used to use box dye to cover them up. I also have a very very dull ashy brown natural color so the dye would help make it look a little more lively and vibrant. About a year ago, I started going to the salon to get bayalage highlights and now I go every 8-10 weeks for a touch up. It’s certainly more expensive, but I do enjoy being pampered and getting regular trims. My hair has been MUCH healthier since.