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Going grey

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anonymiss · 06/03/2007 13:50

I've got shoulder length, mousey brown hair that I wear in a bob. Just recently, I've started to get grey hairs, particularly towards the front. I'm too young to go grey, so what do you recommend that I do to disguise it? TIA

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Coolmama · 06/03/2007 14:08

you have 3 options depending on how grey you are -

  1. you can get a permanent colour put in which will completely cover the grey but you will have to have touch-ups as the grey is very visible as the colour grows out.

2. Try soemthing like Castings colour which will also cover all the grey and washes out after 8 - 12 washes.
3 try a vegetable rinse which won't cover the grey completely, rather sort of blend it in and also washes out so would have to be redone.
I think if you are not too grey, try one of the wash-out options first and see if you like it before you commit to a permanent colour.
KTeePee · 06/03/2007 14:16

if you just have the odd grey strands you could also try just getting some highlights to disguise it rather than an overall colour

stleger · 06/03/2007 15:19

Which is the one to avoid - where if there is a lot of grey in a patch it goes purple? Or is there a knack to do with timing? (Or is the hairdresser the best answer?)

MrsBadger · 06/03/2007 15:21

Go to a hairdresser you trust and be prepared to part with lots of cash.
I'd never try to do it myself at home - too much potential for it to go wrong.

JackieNo · 06/03/2007 15:28

Ah, but MrsBadger, you have elegant white streaks rather than grey.

Agree re going to hairdresser - and about going for a semi-permanent one at first, or highlights.

Saker · 06/03/2007 15:55

I was in a similar position starting to grow in my twenties . I put up with it for ages because I was nervous about colouring but the hairdresser persuaded me to go for a semi-permanent colour. She was able to match my hair colour pretty well and no-one much noticed but I wasn't going grey anymore. I need to get it done every 5-6 weeks but I am probably quite grey underneath now! The conditioner in the dye is really good and has made my hair nicer rather than drier or anything like that.

Saker · 06/03/2007 15:55

sorry "go grey" in my twenties

pointydog · 06/03/2007 16:42

professional semi permanent colour.

when you go whiter, get some highlights too

when you get even white go for permanent colour with highlights.

3sEnough · 06/03/2007 16:47

If semi-perm doesn't work, go perm but get a hairdresser to do it (the ones who come to your house are generally 1/3 of the price of a salon and take about 1/3 of the time too!) You can get the colour broken up with some high or low lights - looks good - wasn't ready to be grey in my 30's even though my mother is disgraced (although she dyes hers too!!!)

newgirl · 07/03/2007 10:38

join the club - everyone i know dyes their hair!!

the touching up kits that come with little brushes are quite good for just doing a tiny area - that worked for me but make sure you match the colour really well

paulaplumpbottom · 07/03/2007 10:47

My hairdresser informed me the other day that the grey and ash colors are going to be all the rage this season.

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