another going gray question

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Has anyone found it useful to have demi permanant color applied to the roots, in progressively lighter shades? I planned to start this but I dont see how it will work. And, I have been told by a member of a group on line about going gray that this approach is a waste of time and money. Has anyone done this? what did you think??
i tried this many years ago -- before i was actually motivated enough to just stop coloring.
it was explained to me that my dyed color was too dark to strip, so if i used lighter colors as we went along at some point they could strip the color.

for me, it was a disaster as the colors were too light to cover the gray and they oxidized and had an orangey cast to them, not good at all for my complexion. i stopped after about 3 months, went back to my regular color. then a few years after that i just stopped coloring.

and, while the lighter shades that were used were not demipermanent, my daughter had demipermanent in her hair for her wedding to cover her grays. (like me and my dad, she started graying early, but really, not noticeably at that time, but....) well, same thing happened to her. instead of it fading out in 3 weeks as she was told, it stayed, oxidized, and two years later she cut off the last of the orange color.

so, that was my experience and my daughter's. others will have different experiences to relay.

i sure wish we had a "gray curlies" forum!!!!
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In my experience, semi and Demi permanent colors seem not to "wash out" as they're supposed to, but instead change into funky colors on gray hair. I think that's why most people with a lot of gray use permanent instead. I've read on gray boards that the Demi color never washes out, so all you're doing is extending the time it will take to transition. For me, the choice was easy; get it over with as quickly as possible. Cold turkey.
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Thanks, rbb and Chloe, that is what I have heard from other women who have gone gray. I have low porosity hair, so it might not absorb the color as much but as my hair is long, i think it would just cost time and money. I guess I have to go cold turkey and use some of those markers, TouchBack, to help me for a while. But: I am going to ask the administration for a "gray curlies" forum. Seems quite needed!
My mom has been using the Roux mousse- she has a LOT of gray and previously dyed very dark. She does mainly the area where she parts her hair, the rest she leaves as is but it camouflages the skunk stripe very well in the most obvious areas. To be honest, my skunk stripe doesn't really bother me, and I own my business and have to look professional every day. I think it's pretty obvious what I'm doing, and no one has said anything unless I bring it up (which I suggest not doing!).
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Chloe, where does one get the Roux mousse?
Chloe, where does one get the Roux mousse?
Originally Posted by Myrna
I'm pretty sure they have it at Sally's.
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When I was growing out my grey (I didn't dye my hair but it still had the same skunk stripe and growing out phase as dyed hair) I used the Roux Temporary Color Rinse. After my hair was dry and styled I dabbed it on the skunk stripe with a cotton ball. It rinsed right out with the next shampoo. As the grey started blending in more I just stopped using it. That was the only thing I really used in the growing out phase.
They do sell all the Roux products at Sally's.
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I transitioned to gray after coloring my hair for over 20 years. I started by going a shade lighter then adding highlights. The highlights began to make it too light so then I got lowlights for several times and my growing in gray began to blend with the hi/ low and it has been about 18 months since any color process and it has grown in nicely. I did start out with dark blonde hair before the gray and now its been described as ashy not platinum or white. I have also been CG for about a year and it has been the more challenging journey since I live at the beach and the dews and wind are always an issue. 60 and embracing my gray and my waves!

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Hi, Jersey: your process makes total sense for a blond. For us brunettes, the contrast between dark brown hair and gray means the dreaded stripe. I have considered using demi permanent color on the roots and highlights, but I think I am just prolonging the process, and in not the best way. But, as I commented to another member here, all these comments indicate the need for a Gray Forum.

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