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Old 06-25-2018, 12:25 AM
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:20 AM
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I had then try to lift the color at a salon when I started to go gray and was tied of the gray and brown look. Instead I ended up widget gray and orange. Bozo the clown was not the best look. It took about 3 months to light to blond. Finally was able to cut that off and now all gray.
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:10 AM
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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.
I have short hair and used the same hair color for years. When people started commenting that my hair was more blonde everytime they saw me, I knew it was time to grow out the gray. I went one haircut (8 weeks) and looked like a skunk. My hairdresser suggested that she do a few foils just on top to blend the blonde and gray. It didn't take long, only had to do it once, a couple more haircuts and the blonde highlights took care of my problem while it was growing out. Painless! It was the most liberating thing I have done for myself and my gray hair is attractive if I get a good haircut. Any hairdresser who does coloring should know how to do this if you explain that you just want the foils on top to camouflage the gray growing in.
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:55 PM
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I have short hair and used the same hair color for years. When people started commenting that my hair was more blonde everytime they saw me, I knew it was time to grow out the gray. I went one haircut (8 weeks) and looked like a skunk. My hairdresser suggested that she do a few foils just on top to blend the blonde and gray. It didn't take long, only had to do it once, a couple more haircuts and the blonde highlights took care of my problem while it was growing out. Painless! It was the most liberating thing I have done for myself and my gray hair is attractive if I get a good haircut. Any hairdresser who does coloring should know how to do this if you explain that you just want the foils on top to camouflage the gray growing in.

Yes....this does work!!!
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Old 06-27-2018, 01:04 PM
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I have been highlighting for years. But my hair grows so fast that it is costing me a fortune to keep my snow white roots covered.

But if I let my roots go longer than 4 weeks -- which is pushing it -- my hair would start to look like Friar Tuck's tonsure. (My hair is so white, if I let it grow in very far, from a distance, it looks like scalp.)

Lately, I have been having the highlights brought up lighter and lighter so we will see where that goes. I bet I will have to always have some dimension with a darker color though or my face would just fade away.

Here is an article I found which shows transitioning steps that worked.

How to Go Gray - Tips for Transitioning to Gray Hair
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:52 PM
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Sorry to gender crash this forum, but ladies, grey is half-stepping. White is where it's at.
White is what I am.
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:56 PM
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:21 PM
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Thanks, Boomer, interesting article! And pretty color, Graciegirl, lucky you! I think that I will have dark hair and gray, maybe not too pretty.
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