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Old 06-23-2018, 06:37 PM
starflyte1 starflyte1 is offline
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I have heard talk about going gray, by having hair colored somehow to hide the fact that you are growing out.
Has anyone had this done or know of a place that does it. I would think that any colorist could do it, but would prefer one with experience in this "reverse highlight" or what ever it is. Just want to see how gray I really am. It has been years since I have seen my natural color.
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:50 PM
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I gave up fighting getting old years ago and let myself turn into a q-tip. At least not all the hairs are turning grey, just the ones that aren't falling out!
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:58 PM
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I am Blond and have the same problem of gray sneaking up on me. I was just going to ask if anyone here has been to Tou Lou Salon in Wildwood? I'm thinking of trying them, but would feel more comfortable if I heard reviews from someone who has been there!
Old 06-23-2018, 07:38 PM
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My hairdresser told me that this is not a highly successful procedure and encouraged me to just let it grow out naturally. You can't really lighten hair that has already been colored. It really wasn't that bad and I am very happy with the results.
Old 06-23-2018, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by tophcfa View Post
I gave up fighting getting old years ago and let myself turn into a q-tip. At least not all the hairs are turning grey, just the ones that aren't falling out!
I am a semi q-tip, probably 40% grey now. I just don't want to spend the $ to fight Mother Nature by going to a salon. When I tried to color my own hair, the results were not the best to say the least.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:03 AM
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I have a few grey around my temples, I have highlights and low lights put in every 8 months or so. My family didn’t start graying until their health declined in their late 80s, and 90s. So here’s hoping I am on the same track.
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Old 06-24-2018, 10:34 AM
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Ditto! Too funny, as that was what I was exactly planning to do. Told my stylist that I wanted to see what my gray looks like, so instead of the normal color and highlight, just highlighted to start the “transition”. Cathy D. At Cal’s in Brownwood is who I go to. Time will tell.
Old 06-24-2018, 10:41 AM
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Shoot, I wish I was going gray. Instead, I've been going pink for years. I've got myself a sizable solar collector on the top of my head that used to be hidden by hair. Oh, well. At least I'm not losing my hair. I figure for each hair that goes away on top of my head, another one grows out of my ear or on top of my feet or some other useless place!
Old 06-24-2018, 10:49 AM
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I had a friend whose hairline was receding. He said it wasn't receding, just moving down his back.

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Old 06-24-2018, 11:16 AM
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My wife was a natural blonde then became a fake blonde then sucked it up and let it do what it was going to do. Vanity can be a cruel and expensive state and there are all kinds of companies that will take advantage of that. My wife said she would let it go gray, and if she couldn't handle it she could always go back. So far, she is staying the course and found a short hairstyle that compliments the gray and her desire to no longer "fuss" with her hair.
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