should you keep it or should you cover it up?
Over the years I have tried many different options on women with gray hair .......of all percentages. Now that I am having my first few grays pop up, the question is becoming a little more personal. But what I will teach you is what I have learned from all of these women over the years.
1. Women that have very dark hair Level 5 thru Level 1 (Level 1 being black and Level 12 being platinum) ........constantly battle the question over covering it or letting it go gray. Why? The regrowth once the percentage of gray gets over 40% is tough. After 2 weeks you feel like you need to think about re-doing it. That way you can never let your hair color "go".....out of your thoughts! When it pops up after 2 weeks, the "line of demarcation" becomes so distinct - that you really have to decide one way or the other....
2. So with approx. 1 woman per month, she decides to go gray... getting the old color OUT...is a treacherous task. Can anyone say : VANISH??!! and with the formula needed to cover these silver haired vixens, the job is 2 X as tough! But is doable. Many times I will have to cut an inch or 2 off the bottom, but gray it turns out after about 1 week of procedures. The pay-off is you never have to color again.
What I will say about this decision is...almost every single person decides to go back and re-cover the gray .......and I am not sure if it is just because of where I live and Malibu being Celebrity-central...?? So please write in your comments at the end, if YOU have gone "all-silver-all-the-time" and let us know how you like it???
So with those results being so vivid in my mind , I know for right now that all I want to do is cover my few little gray hairs up...I don't know what I will do when those few hairs become "MANY"... but for now I happen to know a person who knows exactly how to cover gray hair - and it lasts 6-8 weeks when it needs to be done because of re-growth. If you are having problems with your formula for covering gray hair, remember.,,,these 3 tricks:
- Use permanent hair color only
- Do NOT shampoo your hair for 48 hours after you color hair.... ( just rinse when finished coloring hair, the only reason Stylists shampoo your hair after coloring is to either (a) start the color fading right away or (b) poor education.
- Always mix a Neutral Color and a Tonal category. Using the "neutral" or (N) color to "fill" the gray hair ( gray hair has no color in it) with a base . Then adding the tonal color you wish to become.
I have yet to discover a method to recover the gray beneath the scalp !! ha ha... That will probably be the next thing on the hair color market..."We have now discovered how to color your hair "IN" your head.." How many of you would want that product?
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