5 Things To Know About Coloring Gray Hair

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Victoria Melton

Subject: Reply to Add Highlights /or Not to add Highlights

Hello, I have had many clients throughout the years that I have added a weaving of lowlights of their natural color into their silver, or grey colored hair.This technique is used when a client does not want to go from having their natural color ( which is grey), to completely covered with say a medium or dark brown. Or any one process color .This is shocking and not subtle at all. When you choose to use the lowlight technique, I think you will get the most natural looking color. You do not get a strong root line as you would with other color processes. If you cover all of the grey you will have a root line of a quarter inch that needs to be covered again with in 4 weeks, some woman can get by with 6 weeks between their haircolor appointments. But with this lowlight technique a client can go at least 3 to 4 months in between color appointments. Which is another very big plus when considering this process. My name is Victoria Melton, I have a small salon called Victorias Salon South Park in Charlotte. I have been a licensed and working Cosmetologist for 32 years and I would love to speak to you further about your hair and answer any other questions or concerns you may have . My salon is listed here on Angies List and I offer a 20% off your choice of service when you come to the salon from Angies list. Or come for the Complimentary Consultation I offer . Give me a call (704)430-0715 Thank You...I look forward to meeting you

Lisa Poray

Subject: Gray roots with highlights of blonde, and brown

Hi, My girlfriend, Lisa has grey roots and then the keeps highlighting the roots and the rest of her hair. Her hair coloring last 4 weeks because her hair grows really fast. What should she do. He natural color is brown- light brown .

Victoria Melton

Subject: What to do for girlfriends highlighted roots every 4 weeks.

Hello, My name is Victoria Melton. I have a salon called Victorias Salon South Park in Charlotte. I have been a licensed and working Cosmetologist for 32 years. I love helping people with their hair. I have been in the business for so long, I have so much information that I have learned, and picked up over the years and I love to share all of it with my clients. Many woman get caught up into this terrible revolving door that is root color. Many dont know how to get out of it either. So I am glad that you have asked. I hope I can help by shedding some light on the subject. I know even I f your girlfriend has thought to herself 'how do i get out of this' She is wondering how in the world will she ask her stylist why she got her hooked with this haircolor? And what can she do? Seems scary to clients I think. So let me try to explain. So when a woman has her very first highlights ever put into her hair , it is the most beautiful color she has ever seen. And it is beautiful. So if the hairdresser is good she will only put the highlight into her clients hair in a subtle looking way. that is a good hairdresser. Most times i want a first time highlight to look like she has been at the beach a;l summer. When it is done in this way , you will not get a huge dark line of new hair growing in. Our hair grows one quarter inch a month. ok so then the clients is told she should come back in at 6 weeks for her haircut, and they ask do you want to touch up highlights then too? Sure why not, I must need to thinks. client. This is where it goes wrong. A true touchup for a highlighting is only supposed to be the new quarter inch of new grown hair. AND a client in this position should not need that quarter inch colored again because remember when i said it should look natural. Well if she had gotten that blond over the summer at the beach she wouldnt need to color after 4 weeks, it would just grow in a bit more like 8 to 12 weeks before anyone would notice the darkness at the top. So when a client comes in too early it is very hard for the stylist to only put the color on that tiny section of hair that is newly grown in. That is what a highlight is . But these hairdressers of today are sloppy and badly trained because they take the color and not only color the new hair but they over lap to the existing colored hair. Now she has over processed the hair and by over lapping she has put color over the weaved out hair that wasnt colored last month that is supposed to stay without color on it .Or you would end up with all hair colored.not a highlight! You are supposed to weave like every other hair and leave her natural color as the other hair. So after this happens for about 4 or 5 times/ forget about happens for 4 or 5 years, the client is left with hair that has none of her natural color left in it, except where the new stuff grows in. BAD HIGHLIGHTING,That is why that new 1/4 inch of new hair looks so bad and so dark to girls, because all of the rest of the hair is colored now. Then they sell you on YOU NEED TO ADD LOWLIGHTS FOR 20 MORE BUCKS. Well if it was done correctly this would not be the case, I hope I explained it in a way you can understand . I think I would really like to meet your girlfriend and to see what is going on with her haircolor. I offer a Complimentary Consultation, and would love to show you all what i mean in person. you can reach m,e at (704)430-0715 You can text a day and time you guys or just her are available to come to this number and I will get right back to you. I would really like to help her with this haircolor thank you Victoria .

Lynda M.

Subject: Blonde coverage for gray hair

I started using L'Oreal Age Perfect almost a year ago and have been VERY pleased with its color, coverage and staying power. It comes with a tube of conditioner that lasts until the next dye. It usually sells for $7.99 at Walgreens, but it's easy to find a $2-$3 printable coupon online.

Sandy

Subject: Graying hair

Hi I have dark brown hair with lots of grey ,will this color make the gray hair blonde and leave the darker hair dark? Thanking you
Sandy

Lora

Subject: Gray hair

Hi I am 40 with the big grey patches in the front of my hair. My hair isn't healthy enough to keep dying it. I have the same results if I have it professionally done or I do it myself. Do you have any suggestions as to what I can do without loosing my hair.
Thanks
Lora Simonson

Victoria Melton

Subject: Alternative to color

Hello Lora, My name is Victoria Melton. I have a salon called Victorias Salon South Park in Charlotte. I have been a licensed and working Cosmetologist for 32 years and love love love my Job!!! I read your post and I am wondering why you said your hair was not healthy enough to use haircolor on it again? This is the biggest concern for me. If your hair is unhealthy, the first order of business is to find out why, and find out what needs to be done to get it healthy again. I would love to see your hair and to speak to you about what I see , and i would love to help you get your hair where it should be first.... healthy. I offer Complimentary Consultations for all Angies List Members and I would really like to help you with your hair . You can text me or call me at this number to make an appointment to come in and talk at (704)430-0715 thank you Victoria

Imane

Subject: Henna henna and henna is the

Henna henna and henna is the solution for no damage buuuuttt... It's a long process to keep it on hair for 4hrs minimum and accept to get it orange the first couple of times wich will have to be each week before you get the right shade and then every two weeks to have no grays , it's amaaaazing for the hair......but loooong process so i'm sticking to permanent coloring every 3 weeks because for me it fades away very fast.... No solution....ahhhhh

Karen kelley

Subject: Permament color

I started with brown with red hair lights with gray roots. The bleaching process went well and I got a platinum blond. But it slide off after just 4 washings. We went for a more permanent gray chrome color x2 different brands. Well those slid off in less than 2 weeks leaving me blonde. My goal is to get a gray color so my gray blends naturally. But they all slide off after just a few washings lvg me blonde. Help please??

Karen kelley

Subject: Permament color

I started with brown with red hair lights with gray roots. The bleaching process went well and I got a platinum blond. But it slide off after just 4 washings. We went for a more permanent gray chrome color x2 different brands. Well those slid off in less than 2 weeks leaving me blonde. My goal is to get a gray color so my gray blends naturally. But they all slide off after just a few washings lvg me blonde. Help please??

Betsy

Subject: To dye...or not to dye?

I am 57 with 90% gray hair -- some salt& pepper, but mostly white. I have dyed it for years, as I began going gray in my 20s. My natural color is dark brown. I alternately dye it brown, then let it grow out. I don't look right with blonde hair...have tried that route as well. I like my gray...but am feeling quite old now. I honestly will look forward to this color when I'm closer to 70...but want to dye it again for now.
How dark can I go & not look "shoe-polished"?

Victoria Melton

Subject: haircolor

Hello Betsy, I am Victoria from Victorias Salon South Park in Charlotte. I dont know if you have already colored your hair with the all over color? I wanted to answer your post because there is an amazing technique that we can do which is like a reverse highlight . Instead of using blond for a highlight we use your natural color. I weave out pieces of your hair and cover the pieces with a darker color maybe your old natural color. this way your haircolor looks like it did maybee 20 years ago. When you were just having some grey hair through the rest of your natural brown hair. I have been doing this technique for many years and i love it as well as do the many clients i use it on. I offer Complimentary Consultations to Angies list members and I would love to help you with your hair . You can text me or call me at this number and we can get a time for you to come for a consult. thank you Victoria Melton(704)430-0715

Kathy

Subject: I am 57 and mostly gray also.

I am 57 and mostly gray also. I let it go gray for a while but got tired of being ignored. I now use a semi permanent color (Clairol Natural Instincts). I looked at some old pictures of my pre gray hair and went several shades lighter. I would suggest starting lighter than you think you should - it is easy to go darker. I like the semi permanent color because you don't get a root line when it grows out, but it does fade. However, when I decide to stop coloring I can just fade to gray (sounds like a song title!)

Nancy

Subject: Just wondering....

Did you find a method that works for you? I'm in the same boat - pretty much all white now, and still coloring. At just 52 I'm not ready to go white yet! My natural color is medium to dark brown and I've been using Madison Reed hair color which makes it healthy and glossy. However, my hair grows pretty fast and it's not long before I get a skunk stripe in my part. Then I color my roots and because they're white they don't get quite as dark as the rest of my hair and I end up with bands of color. Arrrgh! I've gone blonde (not a good look for me) and done heavy highlighting (not so fabulous either). Whether I color at home or get salon color, I can't slow the growth of my hair. I really don't want to recolor every three weeks. At this point I'm about ready to shave my head!

Jana Feldman

Subject: Asheville NC Hair Stylist

I lived here for 10 years, then relocated to South Florida. I am now back in this are. I am 58 with about 90% grey. I was fortunate to have a great stylist/color professional in Fl. that owned a simple salon, yet totally upscale results. I also bout Alopecia Aureota which most stylist aren't familiar with. It can also be very embarrassing. Thank you in advance.

canty

Subject: hair color

How do I color gray hair without it turning red, is there a good commercial product

Victoria Melton

Subject: red haircolor

Hello My name is Victoria from Victorias Salon South Park in Charlotte. The reason your hair is turning red is because of the volume of developer you are using. You need to lower the volume of peroxide. This is tricky because you want t also cover grey. I would like to see you come to the salon and let the professionals help you with this . I offer Complimentary Consultations for Angies List Members you can text me or call me at this number (704)430-0715 thank you

Joni bowman

Subject: Covering gray root,but changing color

I want to change my hair color ( its dark brown to black) but not sure how to do it. My roots are gray on top of head, but I would like to go to a reddish brown but afraid the roots would
Be a different color. What is the right way to color my hair, myself?

Norma t. Camarena

Subject: Gray color hair

What product and color shade do you Recommend for high light n low light color for gray hair. I want to partially color and Desire to use semi or Demi color product. what is the top product(s) which meet my requests/demands?

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