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messagecolour hair - diy or salon?
Posted by Mrs D 05 February, 2016 16:10

I need to start covering up my grey hairs! What do you ladies do - could I manage to do this at home myself and would I achieve a natural effect or shall I just pay up and go to see a hairdressers to ensure I get a nice finish?

Does anyone have any recommendations of where to go to get it done? Preferably local.

Many thanks.

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Posted by Strawbs 05 February, 2016 19:48

I think it depends on how much grey you have etc. I used to do mine at home but the bottom of hair really held on to the colour and after a few times it didn't look great. I now go to gms by the station and see Donna (there is one particular hairdresser there I would tell you to avoid for a colour so pm me if you want info). I think they call it express colour art and I have to say my most recent colour I am super happy with it. X

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Posted by yeknomyeknom 05 February, 2016 21:00

I've dyed my own hair for 20yrs. However, I liked my friends dye job done by a salon and decided to give it a go. I would recommend INOA dye. It's done by many salons including Willis B on Lorship Lane. The reason it is good is because it replenishes rather than depletes your hair. It's decent colour but the conditioning is superior. Gives you really glossy colour.

I would say, if you are getting one colour, not highlights or any of that jazz, get anyone to do it. Don't pay for an expensive colour director. Anyone in the salon can do it.

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Posted by mika1336 06 February, 2016 10:37

Funny bit is that I could do anyone else hair but not mine so always been going to get them done. I can recommend you Charles from Balayage on lordship lane.

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Posted by Amanda Frisk 10 February, 2016 08:27

I think grey hair looks gorgeous! look! [therighthairstyles.com]

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Posted by scareyt 10 February, 2016 10:39

Carly is brilliant, she comes to your house and does a perfect job but is much cheaper than a salon. And you don't need to worry about childcare. She has lots of recommendations on here.

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Posted by Mrs D 10 February, 2016 21:17

Thank you all, very helpful.

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Posted by maneinterest 04 November, 2016 23:51

Have you ever thought of using Natural Henna? It can be used to color your hair at home and at the same time it also helps prevent dandruff and nourishes your scalp and hair by making it smooth and healthy.

Currently, my hair color is Ashen Blonde (just like the 2nd image here: [www.betrendsetter.com]) but I have used Henna before trying this color and result was really good. Perhaps, you can try once :-) After all, it's natural and doesn't have any side effect.

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Posted by esme 15 November, 2016 14:07

I'd agree if you want to do one colour try it yourself at home - mine is dark blonde/mousy brown naturally but I have had it highlighted since I was in my teens (LONG ago)... I do one myself now with a L'Oreal box and then go to a salon - agree GMs is always good and Mila & Davis on North Cross Rd are a lovely bunch smiling smiley

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Posted by flocker spotter 16 November, 2016 22:08

I have hi-lights and lo-lights to cover my grey. I used to go to GMS until I discovered home hair dresser Stevie. Much more relaxed and convenient than a salon - she cuts the kids' hair whilst my colour takes and I can get on with the laundry! You can find recommendations for Stevie on the forum.

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Posted by alieh 04 January, 2017 14:38

For an all-over colour to cover greys, I do mine at home. Maybe go to the salon a couple of times/year to get a decent job! I think the key with home dye jobs is to avoid the warmer colours because those tend to go orange over time. If I use a medium brown, mine comes out fine. Don't really notice a difference between getting it done in a salon. Depends what colour your hair is!

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Posted by JimiHendrix14 February 13, 12:02PM

Well, I was also afraid of going bolder at first. But then I came across these ideas [thehairstyledaily.com] and fell in love with them. So, now I am a redhead ha))

messageRe: colour hair - diy or salon?
Posted by yeknomyeknom February 13, 01:17PM

Definitely go for INOA if your salon carries it. It makes your hair super shiny which adds to the illusion of youth.


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