Coloring Gray hair fist time. This is a tough decision for the person who grew out color or has never colored as once you start its a commitment. Every 6 to 8 weeks to come in and get your roots done. Some its every 4 weeks, depending on the person. I love pretty gray, white hair especially when it has the pillow white in there.
My client who used to come in and color her hair every 4 weeks, dark, dark brown. Decided after she adopted her child a few years ago and got a new job, and as a single mom that coming in and coloring would not be an option for her anymore. So we grew out her hair , cut it all off and let her white, silver, gray grown in. Now this hair is beautiful and I say if your are comfortable with it and it compliments you….keep it! But in a town like Los Angeles a single mom, who is still young enough to date might run into some issues when she is only in her 40s. Gray hair can and usually does age a male or female about 15 to 20 years. As gray is an ashen color it can age a person. So she started being asked if she was the “Nanny” of her child, or online dating no one in her age group is reaching out to her on match.com or tinder. Then she was at the swim center with her kid and two teen kids were in the pool and one splashed her from behind by accident and the kid told the other one, “watch out for the old lady”. She called and said….”Todd that’s it I can’t take it, I want to look younger and find a guy to date, and not be called the Nanny!”
So with this virgin pallet to color on I told her lets do lighter this time round as…The lighter you go the gray doesn’t show. So I decided with her eye and skin tone if she went dark blonde, that when it oxidizes (fade) from the sun etc.. It will always look good ass it will blonde up. So she can stretch her root retouches from every 4 weeks to 6 to 8 weeks. Less time, less money. Easy breezy root retouch and out the door.
I went in with Organic Hair Color. I used All-Nutrient Hair Color in a dark blonde formulation, then popped her under a dryer for 25 minutes and boom. Dark blonde pretty color and she immediately knocked off 15 years to her age. She hugged me hard and told me I fixed so much for her! I love my job!!
The way I feel is as we get older do what makes you feel your best. But you can do a lot with our surgery. Hair color, clothing, good skin care. All are no surgical and make you feel your best. I have a saying as one ages….”Just don’t be sloppy”.