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Re: What are people doing about their grey hair

@Shanus - Everything you said resonates with me.  I also had to check my calendar to see if my halo would be evident when I had an "event" coming up and it usually was, since I have had to do the base every 3-4 weeks at this point.   In fact, when making plans, from vacations to dinner dates wth friends, I would mentally count where my color schedule would be in that time frame.  I'd be thinking, "well, OK, 3 - weeks in...it won't look too bad."  Boy, does that seem a silly waste of time now.

 

I'd love to be able to do it the way you did, and I would, except I think for me, my hair is better left alone at least for now, to do it's own thing.   I might reach the point of wanting to go that route, though.

 

It would be nice if I had friends to go through the transition with me but, since none of them are ready yet, I will be the lone ranger.  I've never had a problem being a trail blazer, though. lol  Maybe some of them will join me down the line.

 

Thanks for your encouragement and I will definately let you know how it goes!

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: What are people doing about their grey hair

What is the trick for getting gray hair to take the color?  I tried Garnier Nutrisse this morning and my roots on the top of my head are lighter than the rest of my hair.  Thanks.

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Re: What are people doing about their grey hair

Did you leave it in long enough @susanks1 ?  I usually go longer than what the box says and I get good results.

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Re: What are people doing about their grey hair


@catwhisperer wrote:

Seriously, what is wrong with you people? People are dying and you are worried about your grey hair??? Wow.


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Re: What are people doing about their grey hair

I left it on for 30 minutes.

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Re: What are people doing about their grey hair

Letting the drapes match the carpet.

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Re: What are people doing about their grey hair

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@susanks1 wrote:

I left it on for 30 minutes.


@susanks1   it sounds like hot roots. the roots are warmer than the rest of your hair.  the color processes faster at the roots.   did you use red or blonde?? i have had that happen with red shades.

 

do not try to fix this by recoloring with permanent color.  you could try semi-permanent or demi-permanent color on the roots only. before you do anything else,  try calling the Garneir or L'Oreal #800.

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Re: What are people doing about their grey hair

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I don't cover or color the gray/white streaks in my hair around my face, I am happy where it has naturally lightened since I used to chemically lighten my hair for years in the same areas I have grayed, so it works for me as is!

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Re: What are people doing about their grey hair

I used clairol root touchup, came out great

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Re: What are people doing about their grey hair

I used a dark blonde color.

 

Thanks for the ideas.