I know for whatever reason people aren’t commenting in blogland lately but, dammit, this is an emergency. Kindly do chime in with help on my hair.
The Mister finds out at the end of this month if he gets laid off. This is the 3rd game of wait and see in the last 12 months, and we are a wee bit bored with it all. It is what it is, and I am preparing for the worst. And by the worst, I mean coloring my own hair.
As I have mentioned in the past, I am 75% gray. I think. I don’t let my hair grow out enough to verify, but that’s what my hair stylist estimates. Gag. I am willing to pocket the $100+ I spend masking my age, but it needs to be simple, effective, and reasonably attractive. I don’t want to look like I am wearing shoe polish in my hair.
I know she does it. And, apparently, so does she. (She includes a very nice post on how she straightens her hair, too.) But will all this cover gray? I’m not doing it for gloss, or to darken naturally fair hair. I want to remove the gray and leave behind shiny, healthy looking hair.
To be honest, I’m surprised by how many people color their hair at home. I thought everyone went to the salon, but I am finding more and more people who think I am incredibly stupid for wasting money on something they believe I can do myself. It must be because I am not looking for anything fancy–no highlights or lowlights or graduated color schemes. I just want a nice, glossy dark brown to cover my gray. No purple undertones or coppery reflections or wild, up-to-the-minute color combos. I want my hair, only better.
- Have any of you attempted this?
- Did you look like Eddie Munster?
- Would you do it again?
- Is there a way you can just put it it your hair like shampoo and just wash it out and not have color all over your face and scalp?
- And if the above doesn’t exist, what’s the best product out there that you have used?