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Dying hair grey?

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ceeveebee Sat 01-Oct-16 10:00:52

I am 40 and have been going grey since my early twenties, I think I am probably 60% grey/white on the crown of my head. I have naturally dark brown hair so the roots are really visible after only 3-4 weeks. I have tried having hightlights to hide the regrowth but I really don't suit lighter hair colours. I've been considering whether to dye my whole head dark grey/steel grey - something like this colour. My hair is a chin length Bob with a fringe. Will this just add years to me? I am fairly wrinkle free and cool colouring. Any thoughts anyone? Or better ideas?

Fuzzypeggy Sat 01-Oct-16 10:09:31

The problem with dying your whole hair grey, is that your roots will still show through when they grow, as they will be a mixture of dark brown and bright white which will show up against the one colour grey.

ceeveebee Sat 01-Oct-16 10:43:29

Thanks - to be honest my roots are pretty much 100% white/grey - at least it looks that way when the white stripe appears every 4 weeks! Perhaps I should have light grey highlights on the crown as well!

GinAndOnIt Sat 01-Oct-16 10:49:22

I think dark grey with some light grey highlights would look really lovely.

ceeveebee Sat 01-Oct-16 14:16:00

Something like this maybe?

GinAndOnIt Sat 01-Oct-16 16:26:48

The first picture is lovely.

DerekSprechenZeDick Sat 01-Oct-16 16:30:09

Look at Igora Absolute Greys

It's actually really hard to do grey. A few peoooe try it at home and go green

ceeveebee Sat 01-Oct-16 16:40:15

Oh I won't be doing it myself, will definitely get a professional! I suspect I'll need the existing brown dye stripped out first. Think I'll pop into my hairdressers during the week and see what she thinks.

DerekSprechenZeDick Sat 01-Oct-16 16:41:04

Google those colours as a lot of salons use them.

Stripped bleached and toned before grey is even thought of

ceeveebee Sat 01-Oct-16 16:51:21

Thanks Derek

Truckingalong Sat 01-Oct-16 21:37:54

Grey is fabulous but I do think there's a risk when you're 40+ for it to be instantly ageing, rather than trendy young thing. How about gradually going greyer? Ashy grey blond silver lights perhaps.

ceeveebee Sun 02-Oct-16 07:51:32

See I think having ashy grey highlights would be ageing. I'd be having a totally unnatural blue/grey with a few light grey highlights which would be obviously dyed rather than just looking like I'm going grey naturally iyswim?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 02-Oct-16 08:00:03

I think you need a better hairdresser who specialises in colour and go for 3 colours rather than just highlights which I agree can sometimes look not quite right. I have a mix of tints which are a combination of my natural colour and 2 lighter colours which disguise my grey really well. I actually have loads of grey but it all grows in really well and only need my hair doing 3 or 4 times a year.

I started a similar thread the other day but someone pointed out my roots would still grow in if I was grey all over so I scrapped that idea grin

GinAndOnIt Sun 02-Oct-16 08:42:43

I think grey highlights in dark brown hair would just look like you hadn't got round to dying your greys.

I think the dark grey would be lovely on you as you've said you don't really suit light coloured hair, and it will be fairly obvious it's been dyed that colour I think.

ceeveebee Sun 04-Dec-16 01:28:06

Decided to go for a lighter all over grey/lilac. Here is before during and after!

PleaseNotTrump Sun 04-Dec-16 02:41:41

Looks great!

deborah66 Sun 04-Dec-16 03:32:57

Pictures are looking great ceeveebee

Truckingalong Sun 04-Dec-16 08:52:07

Wow, I LOVE it!

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