Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hair Discussion pt. 2






What?  You want to talk about hair again?  About my hair again?  Perfect.... me too.   First things first...the bangs are back in town.  While in Utah on Christmas break I saw my former hairdresser for the first time in about 5 years.  It was great.  He was great.  The haircut was great.  I told him not to cut my bangs because I was growing them out.  Then last Friday night I impulsively chopped them off again and that was that.  I actually think they turned out well, but I could have used this little tutorial on Bloom about cutting bangs.  Very informative.  Next time bangs, next time.

Secondly... while I was a little braggy in my birthday post about still having my original hair color--which I do--the truth is the grays are invading fast.  I have always loved having naturally dark hair {more bragginess} but the big problem with dark hair is the grey hairs stand out like a sore thumb.  And for some reason they're particularly prominent where I part my hair.... thus I'm pulling out grey hairs daily with tweezers while my Hubs rudely gently reminds me I won't be able to do that forever.  Sigh.  I know, I say...I know.  So here's the question....when did you start dying your hair because you had to?  I still don't necessarily feel like I need to go and dye all my hair for the few, but totally obvious grey hairs, but folks it's starting to become a losing battle.  Do I have other options?  Like home dyeing touch ups that focus on just the hair around my part?  What about color shampoo?  Is that only if you color your hair or can you use it to help cover up grey hair?  Or is it time to accept the facts and start dying my hair?  Be brutally honest people.  But kind.   
  

11 comments:

  1. Miggy...you're the girl who not only pulled off, but wowed us with the pink WAY before it hit the Provo scene (by a decade or so). Whatever you end up doing it will be amazing. I found my first gray on my 22nd birthday. Sweet present. I've been dying since I was about 24. I do it every few months, just my natural color, occasionally with a few highlights but no raccoon stripes or anything crazy. Not to big of a deal.

    On the salon vs store topic...I go back and forth. Currently I'm a salon girl, and I do think it is helping (Silky, Sexy Hair Light). But my new favorite, can't live without, salon product is Dry Shampoo. On day 2 or 3 post-wash it keeps me from looking like I'm homeless when I go out. Absolutely love it.

    Also....one of my friends won your letters on the Bloom auction. Small world.

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  2. (oh, I meant "too", not "to"). the ocd in me can't let it go.

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  3. I personally do not plan to dye my hair. I have a few silvers also, but I think they stand out beautifully against my very dark hair. I am 29 tomorrow anyway. Just let them come! Also, thanks for the link on bang cutting. It's a bad habit of mine to do it myself and do it wrong. Yours look great though!

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  4. I had gray at 19. I would just pluck them out, but now I kind of have to dye my whole hair. I'm like you Amy and like the natural dark hair. So I get a color that is my natural color and just dye it all. Every couple of months or so will do the trick.

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  5. I was just talking to my friend about this. Her stylist told here to wait as long as possible to color the grey because it becomes such a big investment. To keep up with the roots, you have to dye every six weeks and it gets pretty spendy. I don't know if I would want to wait too long though. I have been plucking like crazy ever since my 30th birthday.

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  6. Hi. I'm peeking in again. :)

    I got my first grey at like 23. Awesome. I have lots of randoms. I color my hair in a salon every so often (because I like to be a teensy bit darker than I naturally am), but sometimes I just deal with it. Options:

    1) Dry shampoo, in a color. I like Bumble & Bumble. It's messy, but totally works.
    2) Mascara. Just use the little wand. Voila.

    Love your bangs. Keep them.

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  7. i discovered my grays when i was prego with my first baby. not only was i chunky and blemish-filled, i was getting grays. pregnancy does not look good on me. i usually do an all over color about twice a year. it's not out of control gray and i like updating the color just a touch. i usually go two shades darker than my natural color. mostly because i envision myself as some sort of 1940s glamour puss and they all had nice dark shiny hair. and legs up to their neck. so i am 50% there. a girl has to have dreams.

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  8. I deal with the exact same thing. After I had O and I went bald post-partum, up shoots all these new greys as a little "welcome to motherhood and to your 30-s." After being made fun of a million times by my not so subtle brother, my hair stylist friend hooked me up w/ some bottles of professional color. So every 3-4 weeks (b/c my greys stand out too), I take a brush to apply the color and "paint" the greys. I try to avoid the brown hair so as to have as much natural color as possible. Coloring it myself is way, way cheaper than getting it done professionally (maybe $1 per application). Email me if you want specific info b/c we probably have the same color.

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  9. Oh Miggy...the pink hair. I LOVED that. That was sooo cool. I haven't had many grays, but I swear I remember seeing some commercial about a root touch up or something. But I don't think it's your roots, right? They're long gray hairs? Sorry I'm not much help.

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  10. i don't want to jinx myself...but so far so good on the grey front....I hope it lasts a few more years! I wish I knew my birth mother....I would LOVE to know how I'm really gonna age...but sadly it is all a mystery to me.

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  11. Thanks everyone for the insights. I think I will probably hold off on an overall dye for a little longer.... but I think some of the tips are great. SKT--yes I should have you send me some info on your own dye. It's mainly just a few strands here and there right around my part--so they're hard to miss. Or I might try the color shampoo too. Thanks everyone.

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