My hair is about 75% grey/white and dark in the back underneath. It’s very curly/frizzy and course and thick. My usual natural color (the color I color it) is fairly dark brunette with a tint of red. It’s about shoulder length.
I get a lot of compliments on my hair, but it also grows very fast, therefore the roots need to be colored every 2 and a half weeks. I have olive skin and bright light blue eyes. Do you think I should try to go grey and if so, how do you proceed with this without looking like a skunk?
Thanks for your advice. Debb
Hi Deb, I have turned you over to my celebrity hair expert, Billy Lowe! Here is what he has to say:
Hi Debb: Greetings from the red carpet here in Hollywood. I must say you’ve come to the right place for beauty, fashion and everything “fabulous after 40!”
I’m thrilled to be part of the team for hair and yes, intelligence does start to show up a little more in these fine years in the form of silver linings here and there. But fortunately, there are lots of options. I suggest sticking with color. Which color?
First of all, red is a very difficult color to commit to if you’re concerned about grey coverage. Red fades the fastest, needs more routine touch-ups to keep the color true and vibrant, and it’s hard to shift or move the color once its set.
I suggest moving into a brunette with highlights. Anytime you use a single process color to cover grey, the regrowth is very obvious because of the single process application.
However if you break up the color with subtle highlights, then the regrowth is not as obvious and you can get a little more “wear and tear” out of the color. In the meantime, try going brunette with subtle highlights. I think you’ll like the results, and I think you’ll be less frustrated by regrowth and in-salon time. In beauty, Billy Lowe
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