Mature women-How often do you color your hair?

Colouring hair - photo of woman getting hair colored
@CharRay7 (1549)
United States
August 4, 2008 1:35am CST
Hi, I hadn't done this in a while, but about a month ago, I colored my hair at my local beauty shop. I wear my hair long with a part down the middle and I don't like what I see in the mirror. Right where my part is, there is like a 2 inch strip that shows my ole grays coming through, already!!!! I paid like $50 to have it done. I would think it would have lasted longer than this. So how often do you color your hair or do you have to go in and have it touched up after a month or so? [i]Happy MyLotting, Char[/i]
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I used to color my hair but wanted to quit. My hair is fairly short as I'm sure you have noticed. I used Fanciful (Brown). You may remember it back from the good old days. Its in a gray plastic bottle with pink writing on the bottle & a pink squirt cap. It washes out so you can't go wrong. I'd wash my hair, then dry well with a towel. Then I squirted the fanciful in the areas with the most gray. Poof....gray gone. Of course you have to do this every time you wash your hair. In your case, you might only need to only use it on your part. Or experiment where you need it most. It looked so natural even my hairdresser didn't know what I had done. I waited a long time between my last haircut. When I went in my hair was brown. After he washed & cut I was salt & pepper with mostly salt. He freaked because he thought he had done something wrong. I explained I had decided not to be vain & was letting it grow back out. I have found the fast food places give me my Senior Discount much easier with a touch of gray. Plus I found coloring to be too much trouble. My hair grows fast & my roots were always showing. It doesn't matter if you do it yourself or pay $1,000 the roots will show about the same time when your hair grows. You might want to look at the store. They now have root touchup kits. I've not used them but you might only need to do your part & it would be a lil more permanent than the Fancifil. Good luck!!! Oh yes, with the Fanciful, if I'm going to a party, wedding , or whatever I can use the fanciful for that one occasion & have no gray, then wash the next morning & be back to normal.
@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Hi Marissa, I don't think I would like the wash out kind.. I wash my hair too often. I did go down to my favorite Walmart and bought one of those new touch up kits. I think I'll only need to do it where my part is and maybe by my ears but that's about it. I was going to do it today but there was too much going on. I figure I'll give it a try and if it screws up bad, I just won't go out of the house for awhile. lol [i]Happy MyLotting, Char[/i]
@halynn (1809)
• United States
6 Aug 08
well, i am 28 & i wear my hair like u do & i've noticed i have a handfull of grays showing too. i usually don't color my hair. i'm undecided if i'm goin 2 dye it to cover it up or just 'be fearless that way' lol. Best wishes
@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Thanks for your response! Yes, I didn't color my hair for a long time and then I thought I'd give it a try. I really liked it, but I just wish it stayed that way longer. [i]Happy MyLotting, Char[/i]
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• United States
5 Aug 08
I get a cut every 5 weeks. I have a full foil color done every two months. Every other month, I have my roots touched up. I prefer foiling, as it doesn't show the gray as much. It's expensive to be beautiful.
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@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Welcome to MyLot!!! Thanks for your response! I think I'm going to have to get a touch up. Yes it is expensive to be beautiful! [i]Happy MyLotting, Char[/i]
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• India
6 Aug 08
my aunt does it twice in a month. she is party addict and loves to sport the latest trend. also tries to keep herself always up to date. she considers herself as HAPPENING and does whatever it takes to keep her image intact. bye and happy my lotting.
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@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Thanks for your response! Wouldn't it hurt your hair to do it twice in a month? I dont' know, just asking. [i]Happy MyLotting, Char[/i]
• India
7 Aug 08
probably not. otherwise she might have refrained from doing that. but who knows. she would be going through the pain for her false vanity. rather i would say for her image
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• India
12 Aug 08
thanks a lot for tagging me as the best.
@michelled (326)
• United States
6 Aug 08
i do it myself, and i do it about every 2 months. depending on how fast my hair grows.
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@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Thanks for your response! I'm thinking I'm going to have to touch it up or do it all over in another month my self. [i]Happy MyLotting, Char[/i]
@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Thanks for your response! I'm thinking I'm going to have to touch it up or do it all over in another month my self. [i]Happy MyLotting, Char[/i]
@cncoke (439)
• China
11 Aug 08
I color my hair about once three months.Because I have short hair,and my hair is nearly white about 5/1.One day,I knew that coloring hair will do harm to the body.But I am also a woman of loving beauty.I don't want to be looked as an old woman.I really don't know how to do with my poor hair.
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@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Thanks for your response! I think I'm going to try that new touch up kit that you can buy at Walmart. I was going to do it today but haven't had the time. lol [i]Happy MyLotting, Char[/i]
• United States
11 Aug 08
I am not at the age yet *knock on wood* where I have to deal with gray hairs. My mom and my sister color their hair quite often to hide the grays. They both do it with the at home kits though by like L'oreal and Clairol. My sister does her every couple of months and my mom does her every month or so. I have been told your hair grows 2cm a month so I would think that would be about the length that you would start to notice the grays again and you might want to recolor. Depending on your hair though you could probably get away with another month. My mom gets grays all over, she is 60 and my sister gets grays just on the sides of her head right now, and she is 38. My mom used to get it done professionally every time but that just got to be too expensive after awhile and she's gotten really good at the home kits so she saves a bunch of money by doing it that way. She also has very short hair though and with you having long hair I would be nervous getting all of the hair colored and having enough coloring, ya know? Well, happy hair coloring and mylotting friend!
@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Thanks for your response! I'm glad your not at that age yet!!! It comes faster that you'll ever know! I have tried to do it at home (with my son's help, believe it or not) and with the length it's a real pain in the butt. I have to buy two kits in order to cover it all. lol I bought one of those new touch up kits at WalMart the other day and I'm going to try it out tomorrow. I'm brave. I figure if I do something drastic to my hair, I just won't go out for awile lol [i]Happy MyLotting, Char[/i]
• United States
4 Aug 08
I color it once every one to two months.
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@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Thanks for your response! [i]Happy MyLotting, Char[/i]
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@joyadalia (1408)
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
I haven't dyed my hair ever since I was born . My mother is conservative and told me that she would shave my head of I ever dye it. When I grew up, I just didn't have passion for dyeing my hair anymore.
• United States
19 Aug 08
I've had gray hairs since I was 15. They are now making a nice home in my temple areas and have all but taken over my bangs. With longer hair and some strong gel I could probably pull off a killer Bride of Frankenstein. _