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I've done it - and a wee 38 at that! Started going grey when I was still a teenager. 'Tis very liberating to have kicked the hair dye habit and I get loads of compliments. Probably because the natural colour suits my skin tone.
How did I do it? Let the roots go for a few miserable months and then chopped it off super short in a pixie cut.
One word of advice - grey hair tends to look much better and less frumpy when worn in a stylish cut, regardless of what length it is. Really makes a huge difference.
I grew out my dye for just under two months to see where the grey was and then my hairdresser gave me a half head of some fine, ash-y highlights. She said this would help me keep my length whilst growing in the grey... Armed with a silvery shampoo I am dertermined!
I've been trying to do it for the last year. I get to about two months and I look so bloody foul that I cave in and coluor it again. If I could wake up and be grey overnight I'd do it, but I am dark haired, and white badger roots are not a great look. Plus my hair is quite long, so the thought of growing out the color seems eeeeeeeendless.
I stopped using dye over a year ago ( I have very dark brown hair and I am very silver with a predominant Stripe at the front too). I got bored today and have dyed it again but am already wondering why I bothered. A good haircut would have sufficed.
I have been toying with the half head of ash/soft caramel mixed highlights to help me on my way, but my base colour is still bit too dark ATM. I am trying to lighten it gradually but it doesn't seem to be happening.
I spend a fortune getting my (dark blonde not greying) hair bleached and then having tonerut in to make it grey. I use loreal silver shampoo to keep it like that - got a 1500ml bottle off amazon for 15 quid...
I've had mine grey for over a year. It looks shit, I look old and washed out. I am just about to dye it again. I wanted to look like Deborah Landis (John Landis' wife). Google her, she has stunning hair...
I did it this year - stripped the dye 3 times with colourb4, then bleached the section at the front where I am pure white, and then stuck it out. I had fairly long hair, so by wearing it twisted up, you saw the white streak, and not so much of the dye line. I love it now, and get lots of compliments even though I don't have a chic, sharp cut