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AIBU to put coloured stripes in my grey hair?

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AlisonBlunderland Tue 28-Feb-17 18:22:07

I admit, I'm having a (late) mid life crisis with the big 60 on the horizon.

My best feature is my grey hair, cut in an inverse bob. The rest of me is fairly men, but I get a load of compliments about my hair. It looks better grey than the blonde I used to dye it.
I fancy some chunky bright stripes through it.
Are hair chalks really temporary or do I risk ending up with permanent pastel hair like Mrs Slocombe?

AlisonBlunderland Tue 28-Feb-17 18:26:32

Fairly meh!
Not fairly men...

BeautyQueenFromMars Tue 28-Feb-17 18:27:34

In answer to your title question: No, go for it.

I don't really know the answer to your chalk question though, sorry.

NiceMoustache Tue 28-Feb-17 18:27:37

Do it.

SleepFreeZone Tue 28-Feb-17 18:29:07

You can do what you like 👍

TheElephantofSurprise Tue 28-Feb-17 18:31:02

On your head be it...

Go for it.

OpalMoon Tue 28-Feb-17 18:32:12

I am looking to do this too. I don't know about chalks, but willing to learn smile

AlisonBlunderland Tue 28-Feb-17 18:33:38

opalmoon you do it first, then tell me if it washes out! grin

weaselwords Tue 28-Feb-17 18:34:16

Do it! My mate does this and it looks fab.

scurryfunge Tue 28-Feb-17 18:36:57

I hit the big 50 next week and thought that buying Pixie Lott's hair chalk would liven up the grey. They don't. Hardly visible.
(Gullible and

Iflyaway Tue 28-Feb-17 18:52:37

Yea! Go for it.

The weather most days is grey enough grin

MOISTOWLETT Tue 28-Feb-17 18:55:39

I'm sure you'd get lots of compliments! If I saw you I'd be sure to tell you how great it looks! 😊

JadziaSnax Tue 28-Feb-17 19:02:35

Do it! If I had grey hair, I'd have the brightest colours available.

Katedotness1963 Tue 28-Feb-17 19:03:49

I recently saw a FB video post showing a young woman colouring her hair "unicorn" colours. It was gorgeous!! I'd love to have my hair like that...if I were younger. I am thinking maybe I can get away with something less drastic. I think grey hair is stunning, I have a friend who went from blonde to a silvery grey and it's beautiful, I'm quite jealous.

Arealhumanbeing Tue 28-Feb-17 19:27:11

Sounds fab.

As far as I'm aware though, grey hair can be unusually porous and may "suck up" the colour meaning it will hang around for longer than usual.

Do you go to a hairdresser? Mine puts a pink toner on my (blonde) hair when I feel like it.

AuntJane Tue 28-Feb-17 19:51:47

I've used chalks with great success - best to wet your hair before use. They wash out completely in three or four washes.

A word of warning - they can get on your clothes.

applespearsbears Tue 28-Feb-17 20:01:51

My 70+ mum regularly puts pink stripes in her hair and it looks fab! Go for it

IThinkIMadeYouUpInsideMyHead Tue 28-Feb-17 20:12:07

DH and I sometimes use hair chalks in team colours when we're going to matches. It's great for a quick, temporary colour change.

Wet your hair before applying and use a bit of hairspray to keep it on your hair rather than your clothes/neck. It'll wash out in a couple of washes.

CruCru Tue 28-Feb-17 20:16:00

I think the hair chalks that I have have a warning that very light blonde hair may retain the colour for longer. Don't think it mentions white or grey hair but it probably means that it will take a couple of washes to get it out.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Tue 28-Feb-17 20:21:04

What if it rains? confused Don't wear a white top.

RaspberryOverloadsOnChilli Tue 28-Feb-17 20:52:38

I am growing the dye out of my hair, and my hair is clearly largely white. I plan to have the underside coloured blue and purple and grow old(er) disgracefully 😁

OpalMoon Tue 28-Feb-17 22:59:25

I've done some research and it looks likes the chalks need straighteners to set the colour. I shall go investigate the high street for pastels and report back.

tissuesosoft Tue 28-Feb-17 23:36:11

Some gorgeous hair colourings on here-

justilou Tue 28-Feb-17 23:40:51

Have you seen the new colour-changing dye that's about to hit the streets? Here is a link. I would love this, but my hair is blonde and getting lighter and lighter with age.

AlisonBlunderland Tue 28-Feb-17 23:43:31

opalmoon I don't possess straighteners.
I've got an old curling iron somewhere

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