Originally Posted by Marie5656
I decided to separate this question, as I did not want to hijack the thread about women over 50 cutting their hair short. I am 53, and have really just started getting grey in the last 3 years. When I have gone for haircuts I have had the stylist ask if I wanted to color my hair, back to full brown.
I remember my mom going absolutly nuts if she found grey, always colored hers. For me, it is a non issue right now. I do not see a reason to color it. Not saying I won't want to later...but not now. I mean, I would not go platinum blond or anything, just my natural color if I did it.
What do you think?
I started to gray "unevenly" in my 40's. I use a Demi/Semi non-peroxide formula found at my local beauty supply house. You mix the color into the solution. Depends on your hair if the semi or regular works.
I've been coloring for almost 20 years.
I keep it close to my natural shade 'light brown" but I purchase the color that has some red. The first couple weeks the color is a nice soft burgundy, then fades to the light brown. It makes my face color look "much brighter." To help keep the color, I dry from underneath, not on top of the hair OR let it dry natural then shape with hair dryer or curling iron.
NOTE: Your hair will feel "course" after the initial coloring..... so I use a tiny amount of gentle shampoo (for red or brown) to get the color residue to rinse out clear. Then I let a good conditioner soak in for 5-10 minutes.. I might even use a small amount of shampoo again if my hair feels too slick from the conditioner.
There after with regular shampoos, I continue with the use the gentle color shampoo (for red or brown) then use a small amount of conditioner. One can judge as to how oily or limb the hair is after drying as to determine the right amount of conditioner.
I either do it myself or my hairdresser will do my roots for me. I guess as long as I can lift my arms I'll keep it up or settle on my hairdresser every 6 weeks.........but if I go completely "gray" I might just let it go.