Dye My Hair?

(8 Posts)
FatGirlWithChocolate Wed 23-Sep-15 16:05:35

Lost a good bit of weight recently (still huge, mind)..feeling a bit better about myself, so taking more notice of my appearance..the hairdresser said the other day have you considered dyeing your hair..you would look more your age (she meant it nicely)..hum..ok..have dark brown hair with a fair bit of grey, mostly at the sides..quite like my grey hair (hey, married 25 years, 2 kids, I've earned it)..but she has me thinking..should I dye it? (if only to cover up the grey)..don't have good skin, not spotty, but a bit red and blotchy and weathered looking (I'm an old trout)..not sure that evenly dark hair won't accentuate the harshness of that? what to do? all thoughts gratefully received.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 23-Sep-15 16:48:06

If you wish to.......why not try a semi -permenant dye?

If you bear in mind that grey hair 'grabs' colour more but loses it quicker (as it's more porous) and they always seem to come out darker than the shade chart suggests, then it's easy to do.
And if you don't like it, it'll wash out (you'd need to check how man washes it'll last for)

Don't go too dark though.

squoosh Wed 23-Sep-15 16:59:07

You say you like your grey hair, so keep your grey hair!

If you're feeling a bit drab you'd be better off focusing your attention on your skin.

FatGirlWithChocolate Wed 23-Sep-15 22:37:05

Thank you. I do like my grey hair, but suspect I am looking at it through very forgiving eyes. What would I do with my skin? I cleanse, exfoliate, use the odd facemask..can't wear make up as my skin gets so oily that it just slides off..on the plus side it does mean that I don't have any lines yet.

CainInThePunting Wed 23-Sep-15 22:40:21

Don't do it!!!

I listened to my hairdresser when she said this and I'm currently trying to grow out a hideous blorange shade.

Honestly, it's just not worth the hassle and her interest is getting you coming back every four weeks for a root touch up. Hassle and money down the drain!

FatGirlWithChocolate Wed 23-Sep-15 22:44:23

Thank you, that is good advice, I couldn't be bothered with that x

ChopOrNot Thu 24-Sep-15 12:23:02

If you do fancy a dye job then just have a few streaks/highlights - sodo not, not, not have an full colour. You will then be on a horrific treadmill of getting your roots done (I ended up every 4-5 weeks at £40 odd a pop.

If you like it (and what is not to like) read this thread before you got to the hairdressers to strengthen your resolve. It is just one of many there have been about how to get of the dye treadmill.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/style_and_beauty/2423639-For-those-of-us-going-grey?

Itsalldramarama Thu 24-Sep-15 12:49:05

If you have never dyed your hair I wouldn't start now ! I wish I'd just let mine be natural ! Check out the going grey groups on fb for photos of grey / silver hair .. It can look amazing and certainly not aging ,
I've been growing mine out for 4 month , it may look a mess now but will be worth it in a year !!
I focus on my nails , skin care and bright lipstick and sod the haters !!

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