How can I transition from dyed to gray when the gray is just emerging?
March 21, 2014 6:19 AM Subscribe
All my Google searches either tell me how to cover up the gray or go to completely white/silver. Is there any in-between?
posted by JanewayJunior to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My hair is a dirty blonde, and tends to look really drab, which is why I have alternately dyed it lighter blonde and red for years. Now that I'm in my late 30's, I'm starting to see more silvery white coming in. I think that tone will be much nicer than my natural muddy blonde, but I don't know how to transition from a fully dyed head of red to blonde with emerging white. My hair is long, so it will take years to grow out my roots to full-length.
In a perfect world, I'd be able to dye the non-white hairs to red or blonde and let the white ones strut their stuff, but obviously that isn't a possibility. If I go completely white or silver I will age 20 years in a day, and I'm not sure I'm ready for that. I'm left feeling like my only practical options are to either 1) go back to mud-blonde and let it grow naturally for several years to let the gray come in, or 2) Keep on dyeing it more vibrant red and blonde as my moods shift until the roots are sufficiently white enough to warrant a full-on transition to silver/white.
Is there another option that I'm not considering? I feel like the wonders of hair color technology must have something more to offer that I just don't know about.