Very very stubborn grey temples. Pls help!

(15 Posts)
Bakingnovice Sat 08-Dec-12 22:20:23

I've had to start dyeing my hair. I'm dark haired and am grey around the temples. The greys are such stubborn bastards that they refuse to take colour. Ive tried everything. Salon visits, home hair dying , 10 min solutions, 2 hour solutions, wearing it all fecking day even. I've tried using a bit of the perixide from the home dye kit on my roots to open them up. I've tried hair drying the greys to soften the shits up. I've tried everything. Pls pls help me!! I'm not grey all over. I died my hair yest and my greys bitches are shining through already. If I keep dying my hair once a week I will be bald soon! Pls don't suggest not dying. I'm still young(ish). I've tried every brand. I've changed shampoos. I'm desperate!

Cerealqueen Sat 08-Dec-12 23:16:43

I have the same problem. You need to use hydrogen peroxide 20% vol to pre- treat, don't think the one with the dye is that strong. Also, use a shampoo without SLS in it, these two things combined have helped me enormously, and mine are super stubborn.

Bakingnovice Sun 09-Dec-12 08:16:00

Thank you! Where can I buy the peroxide from? Do I mix ordinary colour into it? Thanks again.

Cerealqueen Sun 09-Dec-12 22:54:00

Try Amazon or ebay, or your local chemist might sell it. I dab it on with cotton wool about half an hour before I dye my hair. Don't mix it with your hair dye!

Another thing I do is when I need to re-touch my temples, I use my regular dye and mix enough for a strand test, a teaspoon of both. I keep a little plastic pot, plastic spoon and a tinting brush in the bathroom so I can do touch ups when needed. I also use demi-permanents to freshen up my colour and only do a full head of colour a few times a year. Nobody knows how grey I am, have got it down to a fine art!

I can't emphasise the SLS free shampoo enough though, that has really helped too. Somebody on these boards mentioned it and it has been a revelation.

Cerealqueen Mon 10-Dec-12 11:14:25

Just checked, mine is 9% 30 Vols - got mixed up with my volumes and %ages there!

Bakingnovice Wed 12-Dec-12 17:50:05

So hydrogen peroxide 9% and volume 20 is what I need????

Also, the sls free shampoo, do you have the name of one? I've checked amazon for both and it's bringing up loads of different things. Don't want to get the wrong thing! Many thanks.

cocolepew Wed 12-Dec-12 19:45:44

I have a hair mascara I use on my temples between dyes. It's semi permanent and I use a brush from a highlighting kit, rather than the wand, to put it on. It's very effective.

cocolepew Wed 12-Dec-12 19:48:26

I bought a L'Oreal shampoo the other week which is sls free.

AgathaHoHoHo Wed 12-Dec-12 20:27:41

I have very stubborn grey too. I use henna in blocks from Lush. It comes in 4 different colours - red, brown, red/baroon/brown and black, and you can mix the blocks to achieve your own colour. It covers brilliantly and leaves my hair in great condition.

Used to use 'normal' colour but it didn't last and I started to get a bit worried about possible allergic reactions from the PPD in it.

Bakingnovice Wed 12-Dec-12 21:57:28

I'm worried about reactions too. Will look into the henna but there isn't a lush in our city. Will try online.

Do sls shampoos prevent the due reaching grey hair?

AgathaHoHoHo Thu 13-Dec-12 07:10:42

Baking Lush sell the henna online. I think there is some stuff on youtube on how to put it on in the easiest way - it is a bit messy the first time or two, until you get used to it.

I just use normal mascara and also keep my hair down.

Cerealqueen Thu 13-Dec-12 23:08:54

I don't know why the SLS free shampoo works, just know I re-touch a lot less frequently, even though I forgot the hydrogen peroxide last time I retouched.

Cerealqueen Thu 13-Dec-12 23:41:30

I use halos n horns which I use for my young daughters too, I bought from Amazon.

aqua105 Wed 13-Nov-13 15:36:05

i have stubborn greys i am colouring my hair for past 10 years in the begining there was no such problems but now in the temple and side there seems to be stubborn greys ,, i tried all the methods ,,no use i have to do touch up every week. iam using majirel hair colour 3 and 4. i applied hydrogen peroxide 20v for 15mts before hair colouring but it was worse after washing the hair i found the grey .... please help me...

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