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Getting hair dyed to cover the grey, what should I have done?
You could either get an all over tint or highlights. I used to colour my hair myself but opted for highlights last year. I first got t-bar highlights (along parting and front of head) then got half head (top of head down to ear level with underneath back area left unhighlighted) and last twice got full head highlights. They highlights were all done with foils
Once you start dying to cover grey it is a process that requires upkeep. The need to dye and cover the grey roots will be quicker and quicker. Are you sure you want to be tied to the dye bottle? Colouring your hair should be for fun not a chore.
How about cutting your hair/possible restyle, and adding some red highlights to tone down the grey, but not totally eliminating them. If you have a full head of colour, whilst it will look very nice, it will be harder to keep up to.
Unfortunately I do have fine grey hair all over. It really isn't very noticeable and I could still pull the more prominent ones out. But I'm going to take the plunge and get it properly dyed probably close to my natural colour and then caramel highlights.
I'm going to get a decent length taken off too. At the moment I couldn't dye it myself it's too thick and long. I'm early 40s so feel I've been lucky not to be much more grey than I am - my brother was very grey by late 20s.
Ask your hairdresser for advice, they are really the best people to tell you what the options are.
I was quite late to colouring my hair as I didn’t really have any grey and had a nice natural colour and I was quite anxious about doing it at all, but the hairdresser gave me good advice and now it’s nothing. I went for a block colour at first as it was a less dramatic change than highlights. Remember nothing is permanent, it can always be changed at your next appointment.
I'm a similar age to you but my hair is very dark and I've noticed a few white hairs recently. I've also noticed that my overall colour is fading and I'm getting natural ginger highlights. My hair seems to be going brown with copper highlights before going grey.
I've decided to try hairprint next month, it's a none toxic hair colour that restores your hair colour to it's natural tone.