Changing My Hair Color!

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  1. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Very Well-Known Member
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    I have hair that is mostly grey/white; but I have used blonde over it for a long time. I tried letting it grow out natural, and then didn't like the plain grey either, and colored it again.
    Now, it is growing out, and I am at the point where I NEED to do something with it. I am tired of the blonde, and if I just let it grow out, then it will have yellow ends on it forever; so I do not want to do that either.
    I started looking at silver hair colors because I think if I do that, then when it grows out, I can leave it natural gray if I want and it won't have blonde ends.
    When I was looking, I found these gorgeous pastel shades, and that is what I want. It is still grey/white/platinum but it is not just plain gray, it has PIZZAZZ ! !
    I showed it to Bobby and Robin, and they both agree, it is so ME. I think Robin will take me to her "Alchemist" (what she calls her hairdresser); but if she doesn't, I will order it on Amazon and do the home version, or check with the local cosmetology college down the road.
    Here is what I want.
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    That looks like lavender or lilac to me... I think it will suit you but I think you should get it done professionally because that looks like a color where things can go wrong at home....good luck!

    When will this happen?
     
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    It IS Lavender , @Chrissy Page . I looked at the bluish one, too; but I don't like blue very much. If Robin takes me to her beautician, it will be whenever she gets an appointment with her. I am also going to check with the beauty college here and see how much they will charge. I like the look of the mixed colors better than just the solid color that I can get if I do it myself from a box color; but it is going to depend on the cost, which I end up doing.
    I can call tomorrow and see about the beauty college, and Robin mentioned her hairdresser; but I don't know if she will make an appointment for me or not. She goes to an expensive place, so it is way, way out of my budget unless Robin takes me there.
     
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    Hopefully the beauty college can take you. Is your hair short or medium? I can't do mine at home because it's too long.
     
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    It is growing out, but it grows slow. It is about shoulder length right now. I can do it at home. I always cut my own hair and color it at home; but I would totally LOVE to have it done professionally and have that beautiful mixture of colors. I have been keeping it pinned up in the hot weather this summer, and had it cut short before; but I want it to grow out again.
     
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    When we were younger, my husband and I agreed on the so called aging gracefully so we would not dye our hair. But when my hair developed white strands, it was my husband who suggested to dye it black because he said that I look old with those white hair. And when his hair started to be the same condition, it was my turn to tell him to dye his hair. And now I have my hair dyed in the parlor and I do the dyeing of my husband's hair. And our reason? It is all right to look old for that is aging gracefully however looking old makes us feel old as well. So why not just enjoy the benefits of science?
     
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    I just had mine cut to shoulder length a few weeks ago when I had it highlighted. I wear it up always though.

    I don't go too often since I don't need it cut or colored because of the highlights. I go by my daughter, she's the only hairdresser that does my hair like I like it.

    I paid $144 with tip which wasn't too bad considering I had let it go and she had a lot of work to do.
     
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    I believe that appearance is important so I see a barber every couple of years, whether I need it or not.
     
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    @Yvonne Smith
    I'm as excited as you are Yvonne ! :D
    Hope it all goes well for you and you LOVE the result
    Please post here and let us know you are happy happy happy !
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    BTW - the colour is FAB !
     
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    It is a really good color! I like it!
     
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    I feel that if the color is what makes you happy, why not. Just one thing about hair coloring and tinting that is a bit of a concern. If the coloring is safe and natural type and keeps you healthy as well as happy, why not. There is a school, Hawaii Institute of Hair Design in town that welcomes the public. The prices of their services are listed here.
     
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    Thank you for that information, @Krissttina Isobe ; but Hawaii is way too far away for me to go and have my hair done ! Actually, I think that you are the only one on this forum who lives there, so that information is probably not relevant to anyone except yourself.
    This is being a do-it-yourself project , and I am doing it at home.
    The beauty college near here charges $25 to do a hair color, but they do not have the pastel colors right now. I ended up just getting the Féria colors at the store and using that.

    From what I read, it is best to lighten your hair as much as possible first and then add the pastel colors to that; so I have colored my hair with the Féria platinum color, and then I wait a few weeks and then do the lavender color.
    The platinum one is really light, and I actually like it a lot ! There was a cream rinse included that I am supposed to use every so often that keeps the color from getting "brassy".
    I found a set of hair chalks on the Amazon Review Trader, and I also ordered those.
    This is how people add all of those beautiful rainbow colors to their hair; so you know that I will also be playing around with some of those colors when the set arrives.
    They are temporary and easy to use in your hair from what I have been reading. The chalk colors can be used on both light and dark hair colors, and they achieve some amazing effects with it.
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    Will you take a photo when done? At least of your hair if you don't want to post a pic.
     
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    I will do that. Here is how it looks thus far.
    Of course, my hair is not so long and lustrous as the one in the first picture that I shared. However, I think that now I can just let my hair grow out naturally, and not worry about it being white on the top and yellow from the blonde color on the ends.
    The lavender will fade out gradually, and the result should be close to my natural hair color. If I want to play with it after that, I can use the temporary rinses and hair chalk.

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    I'm curious about the chalks.

    Don't they get on everything?? Can't wait for a review!

    I think once I tried a blonde temporary root cover. It was like a mascara wand, so you kind of streaked the blonde in but I think the issue was it either didn't work well or came off too easily.

    This was a few years ago and I don't even think I've seen them since but then I haven't really looked.
     
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    So @Yvonne Smith , that picture above is the platinum? Then you will put on the lavender?

    I'm having trouble with inserting quotes again...sorry.
     
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    Inserting quotes is not working for me today, either. I am glad to know that it was not just me that can't make it work right. Since the iOS update, several features on this forum do not work right more me anymore, and hopefully, Apple will get all of that resolved soon.
    Yes, the picture I posted is the platinum. Here are the three Féria pastel shades. I like them all, but don't like the blue on me, and afraid the pink might turn out too much like peach or light orange.
    The lavender is still a cool shade, and not as pronounced as the cold blue shade; so that is why I have chosen the lavender.
    I will probably wait a month before I add the lavender, so my hair can recover from the platinum coloring.
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    Quoting works half the time for me. I didn't upgrade on my iPad...can't. Need more GB.

    After not being able to quote you, I had no problem in another post quoting Michele Anderson.


    Anyway, yes I agree on the lavender.
     
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    Me too - lavender ! :D
     
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    :)I'd like to give you a feel of prices here too. I usually cut our hair at home, except my back hair, that my Mom cuts for me. When we found the school we spent about 5.45 for short hair style trims and cut. Now it's 9.75, so thing I'll keep cutting at home. We know about how you feel wanting a certain look and got t do at home. Places like CVS has weekly sales on things so does Walgreens. Both online both accessible without getting acct. Both have free cards t ge even more discounts. Both stores and Walmart has hair colors too. All are online to compare prices. Good luck on you new look!
     
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    Yesterday I seen a short video of Donald Trump visiting a kindergarten class. It was adorable. A couple of little girls kept saying, "I'm nervous." And the classic remark came from one little girl, "See I told you he didn't have orange hair.":D
     
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    Ahh, I'm drooling. I love these types of colors. Maybe someday I will do this myself. My hair's too long to do it right now, but at some point I'll probably cut it at least a few inches, and maybe then I can try this. I like the lilac, pale pink and also pale bluish-green colors.
     
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    Well now all of you have me thinking about my hair. Darn it!! I generally just twist into a rope and twirl it into a bun, and then forget. I admit for years now I haven't even look in a mirror to fix my hair. I did get it cut several months ago, but that's all. It grows so fast, not as fast as it use to, but it does get away from me.

    So anyone have any ideas for this dark head of hair?

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    You have beautiful hair and so thick. If I had your hair, I wouldn't do much with it but trims. Maybe some light highlights that would be it.:)
     
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