i'm not a colorist, but i will share my daughter's experience.
like me, and my father before me, she is graying early, started at 17. so for her wedding 4 years ago her friend who is a colorist did a 'TEMPORARY' color to cover the gray.
ah, she finally cut it all out last year. (it had oxidized and was orangey.)

my hair was darkest brown/black, and i bit the bullet and went cold turkey to transition. happy i did.
Originally Posted by rbb
Thanks, rbb. How did you respond to people who were unkind or tried to be "helpful" to you when you were transitioning?
CG since 4/15/12
2c-3b, fine to medium, high porosity, low elasticity
20% gray (stopped coloring 6/12)

LOVES: protein, Shea Moisture condish. & masque, KCCC, Re:Coil (HG), Kiss My Face Upper Mgmt. gel, my own FSG!

does not love: non-cg ingredients, oils, PVA/PVP, synthetic fragrances or poly-quats