As my username states but two years later! Help my hair!

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Helpmyhair2019 Sat 17-Apr-21 17:19:42

Hello!
I’m 44 and have below shoulder length hair. Just had it cut really nicely which is great. I’ve been using light brown box dyes over lockdown and tbh much prefer it to the stripey highlights I’ve had in the past.

The hairdressers I went to do was a really good one and spoke to me about having balayage. The initial payment would be £150 and then £45 every 8 weeks to have the tint touched up.

It sounds great but I’m worried about the cost and wondering whether to just carry on with my £4 box dye and decent cut.

But I’m worried about ending up like a lady I remember when I was a child who dyed her hair with a box colour until her 70’s and looked awful!

When should I take the plunge and start to go lighter? I liked the idea of balayage as i could gradually get lighter if I needed to.

On the other hand - I like being a brunette and don’t want to go blonde but what choice do I have over the coming years with greys?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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AlrightTreacle Sat 17-Apr-21 17:52:29

I had bayalage and didn't have it touched up for 2 years, just let it grow out. This was before I had greys to contend with though!

Spied Sat 17-Apr-21 17:54:40

I'm early 40s and have decided I need to begin the journey to lighter hair.
Box dye is very unforgiving

PinkCookie11 Sat 17-Apr-21 17:57:02

I’ve got bayalage and haven’t had it touched up! I like the long roots.
It would be easier for you when you want to go lighter as it does help with greys!
Box dyes aren’t good at all, their cheap for a reason!
Take the plunge!

Helpmyhair2019 Sat 17-Apr-21 18:31:13

Thank you! I will! I can justify it by saving money for the last 15 years with box dyes!
Thanks for the advice

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ILoveShula Sat 17-Apr-21 18:39:53

Carry on with the box dyes as you are happy with it.
You have another 26 years before you'll be in your 70s.

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