My point is at 50 or 60, going gray makes a huge impact on your look. This type of dye is permanent. Like I am okay with being gray but I want it to be cute gray. i am unmarried next few month is marriage. "—Cindy Joseph, 65, Lafayette, CA, MORE: 7 Ways To Make Gray Hair Look Gorgeous, "I'd been dyeing my hair for 20 years when I saw a woman at Starbucks with this gorgeous stripe-y white and steely gray hair. My hair length is below shoulders and really don’t want to shorten. It’s a mean thing to think, I know. Apr 20, 2016 - This Pin was discovered by Maria Cortez. RELATED: 10 Things that Surprised Me About Going Gray. I was worried about looking old, but I thought that if I had a young haircut I'd be able to pull it off. My natural color was medium brown. And I can remember thinking I wish my mom would keep dying her hair. There’s bright pink, pastel pink, fuschia pink, coral pink, the list can go on and on. Afterward, the absurdity of my behavior sunk in. My natural color was medium brown. A legit work week. That first 6 months to a year when I stopped coloring was the hardest…getting used to seeing the gray and just going with it. So after I stopped D.I.Y-ing with Hairprint I went back to the salon and used an “organic” hair dye. I’m so thankful for all the women who started to do it…let’s change this! Instead of spending resentful hours at the salon, I enjoy positive reinforcement from strangers who openly admire my hair color and, I like to believe, admire the woman who flaunts it. Has your hair been dyed brown or black? Yes! 1 decade ago. So when a reader emailed for help, I got Celebrity Hairstylist Billy Lowe to jump in with some expert advice. Liquid dyes are mixed with a solution that allows it to remain on your hair. People are bleaching their hair out and going platinum as a thing so it’s kind of like the perfect time to go gray. Thank you for this warm welcome! At 52 I have been going grey for 40 years and it’s really a very pretty silver. After hi-lighting my hair for years – started when I was 14, at 42 I decided to stop. And that’s it. Let’s make some change. Why trust us? Friends and family still ask me after 4 years why. Everyone told me I would look so OLD and I’m too YOUNG to look OLD. I just love myself, I accept that I am agging and I have never been more happier. Anyway, thanks so much for the great post, and the valuable info. Sporting the Silver Fox Gray Stripe shoot in 2014 PC: RR Photography . You can buzz cut it, leave the crown long and clip short the undersides, make it asymmetrical, you can even shave it all off, but don't try to grow out the gray! Love that you supported your mom and are on the same path. May 24, 2020 - This Pin was discovered by San Boulier. Dyeing your hair at home isn't always as simple as it seems. Hairprint is a DIY at home treatment that on average took me 3 hours to apply from start to finish including a blow-dry. I started graying early. I want to see your finished hair! So many cute looks and it’s so inspirational – seeing people who have already go through the process and have done it well. The question is, what shade of pink do you desire? My sister-in-law also told me that if you leave your hair to go grey naturally it always matches the changes in your skin tones. It’s not right that deciding to go gray comes with such a stigma, it’s counter culture, outsider, against the grain, looked down on – all of those things. SAD. ), MORE: 8 Gray Hair Mistakes Everyone Makes, "In my 30s, I had a distinctive white stripe in my bangs, and it was fun and interesting. It's a bunch of subtle colors and sparkles, like natural highlights. I didn't identify at all with the cut. '"—Lynn Worth, 56, Portland, OR, MORE: What Really Happens When You Pull Out A Gray Hair, "When I was 47, my hairdresser asked me, 'What's underneath that color?' It’s a popular thing to spend hundreds of dollars to get what I have for free. BRAVO – and how wonderful you shared with the world. ???? It looks best pulled back in a bun so I do that all the time. My own revelation came between custard and pasta. I rounded up a bunch of popular ones here and listed out their (not so organic) ingredients: RELATED: Organic Hair Dye: The Good, The Bad. Hi, I have been dying my hair for as long as I can remember and am now going to embrace the natural gray, my question is top half is grey and bottom dark brown, what type of hair shampoo and conditioner should I be using to try and keep my hair healthy thank you . Website using keyword “ Hairprint ” no to a 'nice ' tone would be easier and less noticeable keeping. 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