But as it turns out I have decided after 8 weeks of no retouch to go gray. For about six months, she had to pull through some highlights to blend the shelf of gray. There is another alternative, ladies. Your grey hair may have a completely different color though. I didn't tell her that I had asked the undertaker to cut a small swatch of my father's still thick silver-white hair—a talisman to give me courage—before he was cremated. I am married and have two children, love to travel and consider my life an adventure! I used chalky sticks to cover up the roots and sometimes a color refresher. The John Frieda covered gray better, and because I tried to shampoo it less, also the color lasted longer.
Being Asian, going all grey is not good. First, it freeing, my hair feels good, but now contemplating next step. Women friends have confided that they've thought of trying it. So, this month I am 69 and have decided to embrace my silver locks. It will fade out in about 4 to 6 washings which means you will have to wash less frequently, but no cutting involved at all. So, to settle this debate once and for all, I wanted to ask you the following questions.
If you need to improve your self esteem, then do it. Saves you cutting and saves your time in a salon to reverse it and saves the texture of your hair. To be the man that women want, you need to approach this area of your life in a more authentic way. The color of their hair in no way diminished the youthfulness of their healthy appearance. I think both of you gals just saved me! It took 6 months of haircuts and coloring to finally get to almost platinum and from there I just let the white grow out. I have recently been considering going natural, I have some silver hairs, enough to notice.
Red hair loses pigment faster than other hair colours. As for clothing — strong colors, often mixed with black, are my essentials. Are you going grey gracefully? Now I have a type of ombre, three tone. Whenever the color started to rinse out, I'd look in the mirror and see the insidious gray spreading like hoarfrost over my head. I am Chief Operating Officer of a Florida Law Firm. By now time was at a premium, eye sight starting to fail. I've always had a nice rich brown color and as soon as I would see that grey growing in, especially right at my hairline, I would color it.
Some of the things a woman may think when she notices that you have dyed your gray hair: 1. Then I decided to make the most of the look and put my picture on Facebook. My coloring is medium-dark brunette, very fair skin, brown eyes. I am a financial adviser and live on the East Coast. Right now is the perfect time with all the different colors out there! Congrats on that decision, Elena! I promised myself that I wouldn't do that to myself.
Instead I remembered the importance of the small print. I have had longer hair most of my life so we just kept lopping off the length as it grew out. I am late to this fascinating thread but have to comment. I had it colored and kept it up until two years ago when I was totally tired of trying to keep it up. I know I cannot wear brown too drab! Heavy blonde highlights a few times a year. Made an appointment with the colorist and I've never looked back! It is interesting to read how many posted their family and friends were against it.
You arrived at the right place! I even documented the two years in photos. I'm so glad to come across this article. To my surprise, I found many other women who felt the way I did and they looked beautiful with their natural silver hair. I wonder how many shades i could have concocted in the time it took me to write this? I like to change it up all the time. She agreed that starting with some highlights so I wouldn't have that dramatic line of grey in my very dark brown colored hair would help me work through the transition.
If you looked at my hairs individually, they were different shades of red, blonde and brown. I've thought it may be a good idea to actually have silver highlights to make the transition easier which he also feels won't suit me. Short messy pixie hair appears awesome whenever the locks are straight. Money was tight and I resented the fact that I had become a slave to my hair color. This is the post that jumped out at me from the three In the WordPress notification. He has watched me evolve from a dark brunette schoolgirl, to a wiser, silver headed mother and grandmother.
I occasionally highlighted my hair, or coloured it to give it vibrancy, as red hair can fade to dull. I had spinal fusion in May, and it had started having a blondish color lately. My husband was very supportive about my going gray — it was actually the short haircut that he objected to. If you want to look over 60 — then grey is fine. We have similar coloring with dark brown hair.
My first grey hair appeared at age 18. From March 2 — June 7 we were traveling abroad and six of those weeks were spent walking the Camino. I can't wait till it is solid silver! Well, I finally shaved it off to start fresh a couple days ago, but I'll have to hide it when I go in public. Now that the first round of highlights are done, he's interested to see the changes. I think I've just spent too much time obsessing over the roots. I love not using any more chemicals than I have to either and a big plus is saving money.