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post #1 of 21
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And I'm a lot grayer (is that a word?) than I thought I was
Now to see if I can mix just enough of my burgundy dye to glop on and smear about on my .25 inch of hair .....wish me luck
post #2 of 21
Oh no, grey is so beautiful you should keep it like that!
post #3 of 21
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I would if I grayed like my father, but no, I gray like my mother, splotchy and mostly in the front.

My dad's hair like almost literally went from black to pure silver over night, I'm so jealous.
post #4 of 21
I think a light silvery frosting in the front is gorgeous! Any chance you'd let us a see a picture before you color it?
post #5 of 21
Probably not Maybe AFTER she fixes it. I agree on the ones that go silver rather then grey. What color is your natural color? Some nice dark brown or black haired people tend to go silver.

DH has a few silver hairs - you have to really look, so when he gets old (since we count backwards that will be awhile ) he should have that wonderful silver color hair
post #6 of 21
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My natural color is a medium auburn, but I've yet to find an auburn that doesn't turn my gray into orange
I go with deep reds as it covers beautifully

And no, I don't even let my dear Jeremy or my parents see my gray hair
post #7 of 21
Ah, well, I'm sure it will look beautiful after you color it, too.
post #8 of 21
I used to be a die hard hair dyer! My hair is naturally Auburn (brown with coppery highlights) and is flecked with metallic silver hair. I've tried so many store bought and professional colour treatments and nothing lasts very long on the silvery hair. So rather than wasting my money and ending up with dyed hair with silvery flecks anyway, last year I stopped dying my hair.

Now I'm letting it grow in naturally.

I figure why should women be ashamed of something completely natural to their body? It's part of life. I realized that I don't want to find myself a 60 year old woman dying my hair out of vanity.
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
I figure why should women be ashamed of something completely natural to their body? It's part of life. I realized that I don't want to find myself a 60 year old woman dying my hair out of vanity.
My grandma is 88 years old and I have never seen her with a gray hair because she dyes it black twice a week.

I will just let my hair go gray if it does. I gave up on dying my hair a while ago. I just recently got highlights and thats the only colour I have put in my hair in a couple of years.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Arlyn View Post
And I'm a lot grayer (is that a word?) than I thought I was
Now to see if I can mix just enough of my burgundy dye to glop on and smear about on my .25 inch of hair .....wish me luck

You can borrow some of mine!! I keep threatening to chop it all off
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by Arlyn View Post
And I'm a lot grayer (is that a word?) than I thought I was
Now to see if I can mix just enough of my burgundy dye to glop on and smear about on my .25 inch of hair .....wish me luck
"i am more gray, than i thought i was"
what happen to your hair? did you get a bad haircut? i didn't really understand? Being a hair stylist, and color is my specialty, I thought
it to be interesting about the burgundy dye on gray hair! If it works for
you, hey what could I say? But if it looks fake, or floursescent on that gray,
I would love to offer a bit of advice..... I certainly don't mean any harm....

Monique
post #12 of 21
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I had a bit of an allergic reaction to something last month and I hacked off my hair, it looked like I did it with a butter knife
I kinda panicked and freaked, but dangit, my head itched.

After the hives cleared up I buzzed my hair down as there was not enough of it left to go and get a haircut
Not a big deal, my hair grows fast.

My hair is actually too short to see what color it ended up being, but it appears to be a medium red, gray was covered completely, blended fine.

Overall, it looks pretty good, just really short.

Been dying my prematurely gray hair since I was 17, I've learned a few tricks along they way
post #13 of 21
i understand about the prematurely gray stuff! Start going gray in grade 6, been dying my hair now since about grade 9 (when it grows out a bit i would guess i'm now about 90% gray). Of course after all those years my hair is pretty fried. Won't accept colour anymore anywhere except the roots. So...looks like my hair will be forever this colour!

I once shaved my head too....but i have great sticky-out ears....i felt a bit like Dumbo!! LOL
post #14 of 21
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Wow!
I've never fried my hair, have you been color treating too often?

I am very, very thankful that I have a nice shaped head and small ears, I've actually shaved it off completely quite a few times.
I even have tattoos on either side of my skull.

But dangit, I miss my hair.
This picture is about 4 years old, but you get the idea
post #15 of 21
My granny is nearly 70 and it took me until about 6 months ago to realise that she must dye her hair. I just don't think of chinese women going grey, particularly not her. Even though both my parents have a few greys.
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by Arlyn View Post
Wow!
I've never fried my hair, have you been color treating too often?
Probably! When i was in high school i would change the colour all the time. I think the problem was that i made the mistake of often dying my whole head, when it was really just the roots that needed doing. So...the ends of my hair are fried. I'm being very careful with my hair these days and only dying the roots. So hopefully in a few years i'll have a healthier head of hair!
post #17 of 21
It seems like I have more gray hairs overnight!
I thought about dying my hair when I first starting getting gray hairs, but my hair grows so fast it would be a never ending battle.

And really, I think the aue-natural look is better. I'm 46, I'm supposed to have a few gray hairs!
post #18 of 21
Was any duct tape involved?
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Arlyn View Post
I had a bit of an allergic reaction to something last month and I hacked off my hair, it looked like I did it with a butter knife
I kinda panicked and freaked, but dangit, my head itched.

After the hives cleared up I buzzed my hair down as there was not enough of it left to go and get a haircut
Not a big deal, my hair grows fast.

My hair is actually too short to see what color it ended up being, but it appears to be a medium red, gray was covered completely, blended fine.

Overall, it looks pretty good, just really short.

Been dying my prematurely gray hair since I was 17, I've learned a few tricks along they way
I totally know where your coming from, I know how to cut hair but I cannot
cut my own! That has not ever stopped me from getting the kitchen scissors
out and going to town on it!!!!!!!!!! I have naturally curly hair and OMG I get so lost in it when trying to "just nip that lil' piece" what a train wreck! You are so right and it is only hair, and it will grow back!! The only suggestion that
I was going to give, about the color, I learned this at a hair show, it made all the difference to me in the world of use red color tones on gray, or white hair!
here it is, use 3/4 brown, or (whatever level your natural is Light, Medium)
most of us are a level 6 light brown
or a level 7 dark blonde naturally.

3/4 brown
1/4 red (tone)
use that on new growth, or all over if starting with virgin.
then touch up regrowth with that formula, and then use just regular
mixture of your burgandy as a refresher on the ends. probably not everytime though on the ends, especially if it is permanant color. i use a semi-perm
color for refreshing the ends of my clients. It is less damaging, more conditioning and gives more of a shine.

that is the formula i use when I color reds on gray. so it doesn't look like the color my sister got when she bought dark auburn or auburn put it on her new growth and it looked like Bozo the Clown. She still insists on coloring her own hair, talk about a train wreck. She thinks I'm a magician, miracle-worker or something because she always wants me to fix her color after she has
gotten it so black with wal-mart color!
Sounds like you know what your doing! That is exactly how one learns
haircolor, we learn through experience! I have been all colors since age of 15!
My mom was a hair stylist, she decided one day that God made a mistake,
that with my blue eyes that I should be blonde, off to the drug store we went, I was orange at first, then she put a bandana on me, back to the drug store for more color and poof I was blonde. My dad was like, "Dena you need to leave her hair alone!" I am still blonde today. but I have tried all different shades in between then and now! I think it is fun! I told my husband once,
just look at it like your getting to sleep with a new woman all the time!
have fun, ttyl.........
Monique
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by cata_mint View Post
My granny is nearly 70 and it took me until about 6 months ago to realise that she must dye her hair. I just don't think of chinese women going grey, particularly not her. Even though both my parents have a few greys.

I think Asian people have very good genes, i don't see many grey people lol. That and they eat healthy, not like us Westeners

Although, my grandpa just turned 87, and he has only a little grey where the sideburns are, and in his beard, but all the hair on his head is black! But he's hungarian (who are descendent from mongols)

*shrugs*
post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by Karl View Post
Was any duct tape involved?
LOL
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