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9 weeks of grey
9 weeks of grey  
I have below-shoulder length dark brown hair that is lightened up to a warm caramel that is further sun bleached (live is LA) at the end to honey gold. I have been using semi-perm medium brown color for a decade.  At 52, my roots are about 65% white/grey, and at this point I would like to let all that grey come in rather than fighting it. How can I ease that transition?  At the base and nape my hair is still mostly brown with only 5% grey.  But around my face it's pure white and the line between my natural silvery white and the colored hair is really sharp and noticeable. Should I try to tint all my hair dark until the grey can come in a good five inches? I do not want a short cut!  Can I try going grey all over? Or should I tint the grey a blonde color? Help!!

 Applying colour to it will only perpetuate the problem. With the variation in amounts of grey that you have it will be difficult to get a smooth transition, since you still have so mush dark in back. However, what I ofet suggest is a heavy highlighting to start. This will break up the contrast between the grey and dark colour in front as it's growing out. Then as it's growing out, shampoo regularly (not every time) with something like Shimmer Lights shampoo. This is a violet shampoo for highlights or blonde hair. This will eventually fade some of the old colour and make the highlihgting look more silver over time. So this way you are getting more of a blending as it's growing out and being cut off. Just an easier transition.
Best of luck to you.
Stephe (hairman)


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