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Well that's a bit of a lie. I killed it with Sun-In when I was about 15! But since then never ad I'm now 43. It's a sort of dark rat colour laced with grey <nice> and I'd like to change it. Figure I've got the 6 weeks hols now where I don't have to see anyone in case of cock-ups so where would I start in terms of temporary colours? Would like to go a bit lighter ideally. Anyone have any advice to help the clueless please?
Be very, very careful and do not do anything all over that risks not washing out completely, otherwise you will end up scouring the many threads on here (or starting your own) about how to stop the dye.getting over the grey roots showing etc etc. I had an allover dye first at about age 35 cos I was bored. A few years on I was on a treadmill due to root regrowth. By the time I was 40/41 I had to have them done every 4 weeks or so.
I would go to a hairdresser and get a few highlights/lowlights put in but nothing more. Much easier to maintain and/or stop if you get bored.
(BTW I resorted to chopping off my bra length hair into a crop at the end of last year to ditch the dye. Have some grey but feel free of the treadmill)
If you do go lighter pick a shade that is ash (cool tones) so it is less likely to go orange. Maybe just lighten a few strands at the front at first after dying your whole hair a shade close to your own.