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I need some advice help me! Naturally I used to have mousey hair with highlights which always suited me. The thing is now I'm about 50% grey so for last few years been having whole head tinted a dark blonde colour (8? shade) at hairdressers which looks lovely..... until 3 or 4 shampoos later! It gets lighter and lighter but turns a slight orangey/ yellow colour. I want my hair to be a similar shade to..... let me think....felicity Kendal but am looking more like Joanna lumley (sorry Joanna)! Any advice greatly received!
She's basically blonde with no major overtones, slightly ashy if anything, certainly no beige or golden/warm tones.
This means your "base colour" could come up to a medium or light ash blonde instead of the number 8 you've been having (so up to a number 9 with an ashy tone if that's suitable for your level of grey - not sure, ask hairdresser)
Then you probably just need some bleach slices to give it that creamy multi tonal look.
You could possibly stop having a base tint though - and just go 2 different types of foils/meche. Presumably you are happy to keep having it done at the hairdresser.
On a side note oh my god, isn't Felicity Kendal such an inspiration. If only we could all age like that. She's just so clasically pretty and manages to carry on being so without looking muttony or twee. In my opinion anyway. Gah. I will just keep telling myself she is a genetic anomoly
I'm about the same amount of grey as you- maybe even more. I have the bottom part of my hair (roughly from the top of my ears downwards) tinted a mid ash colour, and gold and ash highlights through the top.
The regrowth is visible, but not too in your face. I have it redone every 5 weeks.
I have no solution to the fading though. I've tried using those colorcare type hair products, but they just don't work. Does anyone have an answer?