Dorothy Parker wrote:
It's hard to say without seeing your natural colouring and skin tone as it is presently. I agree that those blocks of roots some women have look terrible and that's just down to laziness I reckon.
I think if you decide to let your grey come through, the best idea would be to do it slowly and gradually with very fine highlights that have an ash or cool tone woven through the areas where your greys would naturally come through most (usually around the hairline and back towards the crown). As your hair grows, have regular trims an add a few more highlights every three months or so).
Whatever you do, don't experiment with home colouring. Go to a decent salon and ask for a consultation. I'm sure you will know soon enough if the colourist knows what they are talking about. They should be able to suggest what will work best for your hair type and skin tone (including eye colour and eyebrows!).
oh yeah, I wouldn't undertake this myself!
I color my hair myself now, because I watched my hairdresser do it for years, and thought "I could certainly do this" Then, as my hair turned grayer, I had to do it more often, and it would have cost a fortune. I would go to Bobbie, the last person who colored my hair, every 6 weeks. When I started doing it myself, I did it every 5...then quickly went to every 4. Now, I'm at every 2 or 3. My hair is is in great shape. I apply argan hair oil, make sure I use a chlorine shampoo after swimming (I wet my hair with fresh water first and apply conditioner before going in the pool) and generally keep it in good shape.
I'll be honest with you, I would never go for any blonde in my hair. Just wouldn't.
I'm not afraid of change, and if I were to see I looked fine in a gray wig, I would just want to do it.
That's why, as an alternate to lowlights, I might do it even quicker.
I see where apparantly it's in style for people way too young to have gray hair to get theirs colored that way.
If I like how gray looked, I wouldn't mind the investment of striping and coloring, so I could maintain some semblance of normalcy, and just cut the colored part out as my gray grew in.
I am VERY firm though, seriously, that I would NEVER want hair as short as Curtis's.
That is just horrible horrible horrible.