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Old 03-02-2006, 12:24 PM   #1
 
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Now that I have a few more grey hairs on the top of my head, enough to want to cover, do I have to give up on highlights?
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Mine would be completely white if I didn't color it. I don't year round, but in the spring and summer I always have my hairdresser highlight it. So, yes, both can be done.
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:06 AM   #3
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Hi...My daughter (hairdresser) does gentle highlights, lowlights and colors the regrowth for me...and it all looks very natural and stays healthy because of conditioning and how she colors. I have lots and lots of silver/grey...good luck
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Thanks for the replies. Do you have the highlights until it's time to color the greys and then you color it all?

I guess I'm not diligent enough to go in every 2-3 months for the color and highlighting.
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I can't help you with that question because I have to go in every 4 weeks to get my roots done. Sometimes she pulls the color through, including highlights, sometimes she doesn't.
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munchkin, if you don't mind me asking, how much does it cost you every 4 weeks?
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It costs $42-45 every 4 weeks (maybe a little higher when I get the highlights) plus I tip $5. This seems to be about the norm in a small town. I'm sure city prices are much higher.
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Old 03-05-2006, 10:37 AM   #8
 
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I wish I could afford the upkeep of the highlights. I have gray at the roots and the hairline and I color the roots about every 4 to 6 weeks. I do this at home so it's pretty inexpensive. I'd love to have auburn highlights. Maybe, I'll make the plunge and if it gets too expensive I can always go back to coloring the roots. It's nice to know I have an option.
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I do gray covering of the roots and highlights at Devachan. It would be pretty expensive if I didn't use a washer who is training so I am considered a hair model. She doesn't highlight everytime and it doesn't need to be. The highlights last a long time. Devachan highlights are very high,like $150 or so and the gray coverage is $85. I used to do it at home but it looks better from the salon. Wish it were cheaper so that I didn'thave to be a model. I can't just make an appt,it has to be when they have a modeling day.
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I've been using Natural Instincts to color my roots for a long time now. I have always used medium brown. Saturday I tried the medium golden brown all over and it gave me auburn highlights. I just saved myself a lot of money.
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I wish I could afford the upkeep of the highlights. I have gray at the roots and the hairline and I color the roots about every 4 to 6 weeks. I do this at home so it's pretty inexpensive. I'd love to have auburn highlights. Maybe, I'll make the plunge and if it gets too expensive I can always go back to coloring the roots.
I recently switched to using henna (at home). My hair is naturally very dark brown with about 20% gray. Since my hair is so dark, I am not bright red from the henna. Rather, I get a nice overall red wash look on my brown, and a nice auburn red on my grays. Ta da...easy auburn highlights. Finally, and UP side to having gray hair.

The henna is really great for my hair too...very shiny and conditioned.
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Have any of you thought of going grey? I'm toying with the idea because the color is so harsh on my scalp and hair. I dread the thought of coloring it so much I've let my roots grow out to over an inch. I can tousel my curls to hide most of it, but I have a white streak going on and am seriously considering it. The think that holds me back is that I don't want to look at myself and feel any older than I am (turned 50 this year) I'm interested in your replies. Thanks
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As a matter of fact, there are several curlies going "silver". Here is a link to that discussion:

http://naturallycurly2.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=56493
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Thank you so much!
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You're welcome!
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I found a Curlscene article I had copied and saved from long ago on NC about making herbal hair dyes. I tried the link ( http://www.naturallycurly2.com/curls...ytype=articles )but it wasn't working so if anyone wants it I can email the .doc to you.
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