Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Australia > The Barbie
Reload this Page >

When did You Go 'Grey'?????

When did You Go 'Grey'?????

Old Mar 21st 2008, 9:04 pm
  #46  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 32
The Mackay Mob will become famous soon enoughThe Mackay Mob will become famous soon enough
Default Re: When did You Go 'Grey'?????

I am almost completely grey (or white), and was originally very dark. I would like some advice on hair dye (DIY type - can't afford hairdressers' prices too often).
Can anybody recommend any non-permanent dye in an ash blonde type colour?
Cheers
The Mackay Mob is offline  
Old Mar 21st 2008, 9:09 pm
  #47  
BE Forum Addict
 
camacazi's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Little Mountain, Sunshine coast
Posts: 1,327
camacazi is just really nicecamacazi is just really nicecamacazi is just really nicecamacazi is just really nicecamacazi is just really nicecamacazi is just really nicecamacazi is just really nicecamacazi is just really nicecamacazi is just really nicecamacazi is just really nicecamacazi is just really nice
Default Re: When did You Go 'Grey'?????

Originally Posted by The Mackay Mob View Post
I am almost completely grey (or white), and was originally very dark. I would like some advice on hair dye (DIY type - can't afford hairdressers' prices too often).
Can anybody recommend any non-permanent dye in an ash blonde type colour?
Cheers
i use the hair dye that davina advertises, leaves your hair lovely and soft, but mine would be chocolate not ash blonde
going to hairdressers next week to get highlights to try and diguise the grey a bit
camacazi is offline  
Old Mar 21st 2008, 9:35 pm
  #48  
OH is STILL undecided grr
 
Racht70's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: UK.... for now!
Posts: 913
Racht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When did You Go 'Grey'?????

Originally Posted by Fly Away View Post
You're right there - I spent £76 highlights and CBD on Monday... I only need to have them done every 4 months though, not too bad. Just hope I can find a good colourist in Oz...

You look lovely in your pic though. I only have one child and I always look tired...

Where are you in Wales?? I'm Cardiff.
You look lovely and very glam Flyaway I wish i did ... im more of a scruffy indie/hippy chick lol no matter how i try i can never look glam....going back to the grey thing I started going greyish about five years ago my best mate spotted it ! grrrr I got fed up with dying it all the time so now i have it streaked and it hides it very well (I havent got that much but its enough!)
Racht70 is offline  
Old Mar 21st 2008, 9:44 pm
  #49  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Fly Away's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Happily in Adelaide
Posts: 11,994
Fly Away has a reputation beyond reputeFly Away has a reputation beyond reputeFly Away has a reputation beyond reputeFly Away has a reputation beyond reputeFly Away has a reputation beyond reputeFly Away has a reputation beyond reputeFly Away has a reputation beyond reputeFly Away has a reputation beyond reputeFly Away has a reputation beyond reputeFly Away has a reputation beyond reputeFly Away has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When did You Go 'Grey'?????

Originally Posted by Racht70 View Post
You look lovely and very glam Flyaway I wish i did ... im more of a scruffy indie/hippy chick lol no matter how i try i can never look glam....going back to the grey thing I started going greyish about five years ago my best mate spotted it ! grrrr I got fed up with dying it all the time so now i have it streaked and it hides it very well (I havent got that much but its enough!)
PMSL, I must have been having a good day when that photo was taken as I normally don't look glam. My hair is quite curly and it was straightened on that day too...

Streaks are the best, I think when you don't have a lot of grey. When it goes more grey than brown, I shall go honey blond.
Fly Away is offline  
Old Mar 21st 2008, 10:16 pm
  #50  
OH is STILL undecided grr
 
Racht70's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: UK.... for now!
Posts: 913
Racht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond reputeRacht70 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When did You Go 'Grey'?????

I agree...there, me blondish avater is up now.I agree, best to go lighter as you get older, as with make up wear less as you age.
Racht70 is offline  
Old Mar 21st 2008, 10:24 pm
  #51  
Newlywed
 
Dorothy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 28,934
Dorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When did You Go 'Grey'?????

Originally Posted by The Mackay Mob View Post
I am almost completely grey (or white), and was originally very dark. I would like some advice on hair dye (DIY type - can't afford hairdressers' prices too often).
Can anybody recommend any non-permanent dye in an ash blonde type colour?
Cheers
When you get here to Australia you can go into Price Attack and speak to the hairdressers who will advise you what colour is best for your skin tone. You can get either permanent or semi colours in all the professional brands the hairdresser uses for a really reasonable price. It may be worth it having your hair coloured professionally the first time so you are only doint touch ups after. That way you know the lengths will be coloured evenly and not patchy. Especially if you have long or thick hair.
Dorothy is offline  
Old Mar 22nd 2008, 9:56 am
  #52  
Just Joined
 
-Billybob-'s Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: In d valley
Posts: 15
-Billybob- will become famous soon enough-Billybob- will become famous soon enough
Default Re: When did You Go 'Grey'?????

Hi Zoe

I didn't think I was grey, atleast I never noticed as I used to have two colour lights in my hair back home. I haven't had any colour in since I left and have noticed a dodgey looking white hair in my side burn Or is it a really majorly blond hair, its hard to tell as I am naturally mousey. Getting slightly concerned, but I think its easier for us lighter coloured women to hide it than darker, as it really shows in dark hair unfortunately for your good self They do Wellla semi permanent hair dyes out here, Corinna has just bought one for herself. I'm sure it'll be all good hon.
-Billybob- is offline  
Old Mar 22nd 2008, 10:01 am
  #53  
BE Forum Addict
 
Nickie's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Orpington, kent
Posts: 1,498
Nickie is a glorious beacon of lightNickie is a glorious beacon of lightNickie is a glorious beacon of lightNickie is a glorious beacon of lightNickie is a glorious beacon of lightNickie is a glorious beacon of lightNickie is a glorious beacon of lightNickie is a glorious beacon of lightNickie is a glorious beacon of lightNickie is a glorious beacon of lightNickie is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: When did You Go 'Grey'?????

Ive been going grey since i was in my 20's, i didnt really start dying it until i was about 28, didnt think it was that bad, you know just a 'few' streaky bits.
But im 37 now and it grew out a bit and MY GOD if i didnt dye it i would be totally grey

its only me head and the odd eyebrow though.

But i keep it brown, kev wants me to go blond......but i dont think so somehow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Maybe its the kids that have made it go worse!!!

Nickie
Nickie is offline  
Old Mar 22nd 2008, 10:18 am
  #54  
Crazy Cat Lady
 
moneypenny20's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 65,493
moneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When did You Go 'Grey'?????

I started going grey when I was 25. My mother who was was 62 at the time, didn't have grey hair on her head :curse: After about 10 years of dying it, I thought I'd see what I looked like grey, hoping to look gorgeous and glamourous I just looked like I was 90 and very very ill. Now I do a permanent colour which is exactly my original colour every 8 weeks and in between one of those root top up packs. I have to do it myself as I just can't justify a professional colour. I do my own high/low lights as well. My sister is 52, blond and only recently found her first grey hair, my brother is 54 and his ginger hair has just faded slightly. Me - brunette and the baby and I've got everyone's share :curse:
moneypenny20 is offline  
Old Mar 22nd 2008, 10:51 am
  #55  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
jerzo's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: The Land Of Song..and Pot Noodle!!
Posts: 1,736
jerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud of
Default Re: When did You Go 'Grey'?????

Originally Posted by -Billybob- View Post
Hi Zoe

I didn't think I was grey, atleast I never noticed as I used to have two colour lights in my hair back home. I haven't had any colour in since I left and have noticed a dodgey looking white hair in my side burn Or is it a really majorly blond hair, its hard to tell as I am naturally mousey. Getting slightly concerned, but I think its easier for us lighter coloured women to hide it than darker, as it really shows in dark hair unfortunately for your good self They do Wellla semi permanent hair dyes out here, Corinna has just bought one for herself. I'm sure it'll be all good hon.
I know ....it just pains me when those around me are still revelling in their hair colour au naturel!!!

Zoe
jerzo is offline  
Old Mar 22nd 2008, 10:54 am
  #56  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
jerzo's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: The Land Of Song..and Pot Noodle!!
Posts: 1,736
jerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud of
Default Re: When did You Go 'Grey'?????

Originally Posted by moneypen20 View Post
I started going grey when I was 25. My mother who was was 62 at the time, didn't have grey hair on her head :curse: After about 10 years of dying it, I thought I'd see what I looked like grey, hoping to look gorgeous and glamourous I just looked like I was 90 and very very ill. Now I do a permanent colour which is exactly my original colour every 8 weeks and in between one of those root top up packs. I have to do it myself as I just can't justify a professional colour. I do my own high/low lights as well. My sister is 52, blond and only recently found her first grey hair, my brother is 54 and his ginger hair has just faded slightly. Me - brunette and the baby and I've got everyone's share :curse:
I often look at 'older' women and think they look really nice grey...when they are slim and have it in a nice bob.....when i'm about 60 I might try it but until then i'll plough on with the dye!!

Like you I can't justify £70 on a hair cut and colour

Garnier Nutrisse ...here I come!!
jerzo is offline  
Old Mar 22nd 2008, 2:53 pm
  #57  
 
asher's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: in the Sydney asylum
Posts: 20,690
asher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When did You Go 'Grey'?????

I started going grey at 20

my poor son started at the age of 10 he is now 21 and has salt an pepper hair!
asher is offline  
Old Mar 22nd 2008, 2:59 pm
  #58  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
jerzo's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: The Land Of Song..and Pot Noodle!!
Posts: 1,736
jerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud of
Default Re: When did You Go 'Grey'?????

Originally Posted by asher View Post
I started going grey at 20

my poor son started at the age of 10 he is now 21 and has salt an pepper hair!
My Mam & Dad were both young so i'm sure this must be a factor.....and trust it to be me to inherit the gene and for it to skip my Brother & Sister!!

Then again my Dad went bald(ish!) quite young and i'm glad to say I have not followed that path!! I have too much hair if anything, God help me when it's all grey cause those grey hairs are so thick and coarse i'll look like a thatched bloody roof!!

Zo x
jerzo is offline  
Old Mar 22nd 2008, 3:04 pm
  #59  
 
asher's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: in the Sydney asylum
Posts: 20,690
asher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond reputeasher has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When did You Go 'Grey'?????

Originally Posted by jerzo View Post
My Mam & Dad were both young so i'm sure this must be a factor.....and trust it to be me to inherit the gene and for it to skip my Brother & Sister!!

Then again my Dad went bald(ish!) quite young and i'm glad to say I have not followed that path!! I have too much hair if anything, God help me when it's all grey cause those grey hairs are so thick and coarse i'll look like a thatched bloody roof!!

Zo x
one of my mates (also called zoe) was completely grey at 28 she left it grey for a long time but I recently persuaded her to dye it and she looks so much younger its startling!!
asher is offline  
Old Mar 22nd 2008, 3:08 pm
  #60  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
jerzo's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: The Land Of Song..and Pot Noodle!!
Posts: 1,736
jerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud ofjerzo has much to be proud of
Default Re: When did You Go 'Grey'?????

Originally Posted by asher View Post
one of my mates (also called zoe) was completely grey at 28 she left it grey for a long time but I recently persuaded her to dye it and she looks so much younger its startling!!
I bet she does!

Brave for her to do that ...at all.

I couldn't....I was really ill after having Keane but my goodness i got a box of hair dye on the way home ( and tweezers..thats another story!!) as I looked so much older..Yuk
jerzo is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.