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Help with greying - brown hair...please!

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Oncandystripedlegs Sun 07-Feb-16 21:06:00

Right, I made the mistake of looking in a mirror in natural daylight and I seem to have been breeding grey hairs . I am naturally brown haired and pale skinned ....I usually use a semi permanent colour every couple of months but it just isn't cutting it anymore. Budget is tight - can I get away with home permanent dyes ? Am worried it will just be a solid block of colour !

Horsemad Sun 07-Feb-16 21:11:51

What would happen if you mixed some permanent in with semi permanent colour?

StillMedusa Sun 07-Feb-16 23:42:26

How about some fine highlights to blend the greys? I coloured mine for years.. usually semi permanents at home, and the odd salon permanent. But I was never truly happy with it.. always too dark at first then always faded with a gingery tinge! I had a few ashy highlights to avoid the blocky look...and am now 7 months into being natural!! I'm watching grey streaks appear with interest smile

I have highlighted DD1's hair (mousey blonde) for years (she's 24 not 10 :D ) and it's fine!

Oncandystripedlegs Mon 08-Feb-16 12:23:07

Thank you! Not sure what would happen if I mixed 2 dyes! An explosion knowing bmy luck!
Medusa, that sounds you mean you had it highlighted once then just let nature take its course?

Onsera3 Mon 08-Feb-16 12:39:09

I use Loreal Castings #5 Medium Brown. It's actually dark brown but any lighter doesn't stick to greys. It's not a true semi so it fades a bit but I find it does cover the greys- I have to leave it a good 40 mins.

To get around the issue of my hair getting too dark I just paint the roots with the colour otherwise it will get darker as doesn't completely wash off. I mix 1/2 of the two products in a bowl and save the rest for next time.

You need to do it every six weeks really.

Oncandystripedlegs Sat 13-Feb-16 16:07:27

Thank you, Onsera, I have bought the next shade down .....will report back after the patch test 48hrs are up!

ashleysummer87 Sat 05-Mar-16 12:27:58

What if you get some highlights? They greatly help me hide my few grey hairs.
Look at some highlights on .

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