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October 31, 2010 4:22 PM Subscribe
How do you deal with gray hair?
posted by wandering_not_lost to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (41 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I have been going gray since I was 18 or so. I went very salt and pepper (mostly gray) when I was in my 30s. I let it go gray, and I realized I hated it and dyed it my natural color: dark brown. Now I am 52 and my hair is snow white, except I color it. I have toyed with not coloring it at all and just going white. But my husband hates the idea and I kind of agree with him.
So if you color your hair, what do you use?
When I was young my hair was straight with a natural wave. I am Caucasian. Now my hair is really frizzy and damaged from coloring. I cannot afford to have it professionally colored. I have had it professionally colored in the past, and I loved it though. My state is one of the states where one cannot buy "professional" haircolor unless one is a licensed beautician. So anything other than drugstore brands has to be mail ordered.
My hair is long. It grows very fast so the gray shows within a few days of coloring. I also hate have it professionally cut, so it is just a long blunt cut. No blow drying or ironing or stuff like that (though I have done that in the past too). I use a good conditioner and only wash my hair once a week.