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31/01/2013 at 10:12
I have never ever dyed my hair, I love my natural colour which is brown with a touch of auburn, but I'm noticing a few stray grey hairs appearing which i'm currently pulling out but will have to bite the bullet and dye my hair if they keep coming!! I have no clue about dyeing hair! Would a home colour do or do I need to get it done at a hair dressers? I'm not looking for a big change of hair colour,, wouldn't mind going a bit redder maybe but nothing drastic as I think my colour suits me.
How much do you spend at the hairdressers and how often do you go? I'm popping in this afternoon just to have mine and my daughter's hair trimmed, I've currently got mine in a long bob which is still very short for me, I had it chopped off last August and love it but think I'm going to grow it a bit longer again now. I used to always get my hair cut at Toni & guy and spent over £40 just for a wash, cut & blowdry but now I'm not working and have 3 kids I go to a local place which costs £18.
31/01/2013 at 10:16
I go about every 2-3 months, depending on money, I either get an all over colour or just a cut and do the colour at home. It costs about £30 for a cut and about £60 for a colour
I am quite reddy at the moment, but sometimes go dark brown and I have been known to go a lot lighter, depends what mood I am in lol
31/01/2013 at 10:18
If you're wanting to cover the grey and not change the colour I'd do it at home. I think salons are better for maintaining a drastic change iyswim.
31/01/2013 at 10:23
Thanks Pip, I was hoping a home one would be ok as can't really justify spending lots on my hair.
Kellfi have you ever gone blonde? I really don't think that would suit me and I prefer darker colours anyway. Your hair looks nice in that pic you put on here.
31/01/2013 at 10:24
I have never been fully blonde, but I have been a lot lighter, will try find a pic.
Aw, Pip, I would disagree there, I think you can't beat salons at all ever for a colour, lasts longer and better coverage, that might just be me, being rubbish at putting it on though!
31/01/2013 at 10:25
Hmm I think you'd be fine doing it at home, just don't steer too far away from your natural colour. Try semi-permanent because apparently this is better for your hair than permanent. Also I find with a semi the colour just fades a bit over time rather than getting roots, my hair is a similar colour to yours by the sounds of it. I occasionally do a semi-permanent chocolate brown at home just to give my colour a boost when I think it needs it.
I should get my haircut every 6-8 weeks really as it grows fast and thick but I can never be bothered and I have trust issues with hairdressers! In the UK I just pay whatever the standard amount is - £35 ish? Here in Geneva the cheapest I've seen is 80francs which I think is about £60 so I go even less often now
31/01/2013 at 10:26
I use castings if I do it at home, always have good result and it doesn't ruin my hair (dark brown and curly). I suffer from grey hairs too which can be hard to control.
I have my hair cut and coloured every 8 weeks but at home. I pay £60 for mine to be cut and coloured, Lauren cut and blowdry, Molly cut and Rob cut so not too bad
31/01/2013 at 10:31
I dye my hair at home (an all over permanent colour, superdrugs own make and they're really good). I get a cut and blow dry every 7-8 weeks which costs £42 (still TTC our 1st so don't mind splashing out on it and save money by dying it myself). I don't do anything drastic now but my hairs been red, blonde, highlighted, the lot! I now just dye it a darkish brown colour. As pip said, I wouldn't waste the money getting an all over colour at a salon when I can do it myself.
Oh - what does MILK mean in the title?
31/01/2013 at 10:32
I was thinking more of the money tbh, if its not a big change it doesn't need as much maintenance.
31/01/2013 at 10:34
I've used home dyes, and i have been to the salon and had it done, i prefer the salon because it's nice to have a bit of pampering, if i couldn't afford to go though i wouldn't and am quite happy to home dye.
I spend £68 every couple of months for a cut, colour and foils.
Home colour it is then thanks girls. Will probably put off doing it for as long as poss!
31/01/2013 at 10:42
31/01/2013 at 10:52
Wow you suit lots of different hair colours Kellfi!! Love the darker ones best and the red.
31/01/2013 at 10:56
I've never dyed mine either, the pink is my natural colour...
In reality, i've never been to a salon to have it done, always been at home. I've dyed my hair since I was 10.
31/01/2013 at 10:58
I like the darker at the moment as well
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