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Ok, I'm old, cheap, and broke. No way can I afford to pay to have my hair colored--especially when I would need touch-ups every 4-6 weeks! Eeek!

Do any of you color your own hair? If so, which brands of color do you like the best? Which look the most natural?

I have a significant amount of grey. I know grey is in, but my grey just looks kinda drab. So the question is, do I emphasize it's pop and bleach it lighter then do that grey toner thing? And really make it pop? Or do I try to cover it? I'm maybe 25-40% grey? Hard for me to be objective and estimate it. (I know I don't want to look like I just poured a bottle of jet black over my head and look like Roy Orbison...)

Ok shoot with your best stuff!

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I am looking for a way to grow my goatee again. I shaved it off because it's now all white. I am allergic to the Just For Men beard/mustache gel so that isn't an option. I miss my goatee and if y'all have any ideas, I am all eyes.

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I say embrace the gray -- its popular these days. After decades of highlights/color ($$$$), I let it grow out with a little assistance from my hairdresser-- or should I say gray out, LOL?

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Do you know if grey toners need to have you bleach your hair first for them to "take"? Or can you just use a grey "rinse" after shampooing and it will brighten and tone the grey?

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I thought this was going to be about euthanasia!

Anyways, I know what you mean, my hair was so dark brown most people thought it was black, I generally get it coloured chocolate with reds mixed in. But the grey its a dirty colour grey so I will probably cover it with a lighter colour when the coverage goes mostly grey. I like the stark white hair (though I know its not white its just a good tone of grey/silver) some people wear it well.

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oops spelling ;)

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2 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

Do you know if grey toners need to have you bleach your hair first for them to "take"? Or can you just use a grey "rinse" after shampooing and it will brighten and tone the grey?

When you have gray hair and use a semi-permanent color (my HD used Redken Shades EQ), the grey colors differently and becomes like a highlight -- this was part of my transition to natural color.

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Thanks girl! Do you like your transition? Are you gonna lighten and emphasize the grey with rinses?

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43 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

youth in Asia?

What about youth in America?

:lol:

Technically Tasmania is considered part of the Australian continent.

Not much with hair coloring. Tried it once and found it to be unnatural.

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I thought this was going to be about euthanasia!
Anyways, I know what you mean, my hair was so dark brown most people thought it was black, I generally get it coloured chocolate with reds mixed in. But the grey its a dirty colour grey so I will probably cover it with a lighter colour when the coverage goes mostly grey. I like the stark white hair (though I know its not white its just a good tone of grey/silver) some people wear it well.

HAHAHA!!! Me too!!

I say try to brighten it a bit. 20 year olds are dying thier hair gray nowadays!!

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I've been dying my hair a reddish brownish color for several years now, because my natural color is a dull, mousy brown that I hate (one of my potential rewards for reaching a major goal is to get some sort of professional mermaid-style hair color, but I'm chickenshit and cheap so I may not go that route because it takes so much aftercare).

For the past few years, I've been using Feria 36 (deep burgundy brown):

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Will be dying it again tonight, actually (my mom does it for me because I just end up making an uneven disaster of a mess if I try it myself). Every once in a while, my arm is drawn toward the more violet shades, but I haven't gotten up the nerve to go that far yet.

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FLUFFY wants to tone,her feathers? Nice and Easy is good, your gray will pick up the new color in a slightly lighter shade, it will look like highlighting/sunlighting. Look on their box, they brag you'll look like natural but better. And if you want to someday commit totally my recommendation Swartzkopf, a little more pricey but to my and others I've talked to takes better than Garnier, Revlon L'Oreal or Regular Clariol. Hey, do you know what. that from German means?
Answer: Blackhead. Yeah old Stormin' Norman was a German Zit, funny what a liberal arts degree teaches you! 👮😆

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I'm in the same 25%-40% grey range. I started turning grey young, and have been dying my hair since before I was 30. At this point I need to color my hair every 4 weeks. Going to the salon is expensive, so I alternate every other time dying my own. I've been using L'Oréal Paris Superior Preference Permanent Hair Color, and have been happy with it.

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If you want brighter grays use a purple tinted conditioner. It will tone the to a bright white. I color my own hair, bleaching the roots and coloring it whatever color catches my eye that week/month currently its purple and pink.

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Am I the only one that thought this thread was about actual DEATH at first? Yiiikes 🤦‍♀️. Glad y’all are talking hair over here!


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