Bl**dy grey hair!!

Discussion in 'Slimming World Off Topic' started by jaylou, 11 March 2011 Social URL.

  1. jaylou

    jaylou Gold Member

    Posts:
    10,819
    Likes Received:
    380
    Who has it?
    How do you deal with it?
    At what point do you admit defeat and just accept it?

    My colour just does not hold onto those white hairs. It lasts a couple of days and it's back, with interest! I have it coloured professionally but it just doesn't work :cry:
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. MadameLaMinx

    MadameLaMinx Gold Member

    Posts:
    4,109
    Likes Received:
    216
    I'm having the same problem. I have always been quite dark haired but am now considering going considerably lighter so that at least the damn things wont be so flipping obvious! I don't know what colour your hair is or your colouring, but it might be worth thinking of going lighter just for the disguiseability??
     
  4. jaylou

    jaylou Gold Member

    Posts:
    10,819
    Likes Received:
    380
    I am blonde MLM. I have it highlighted blonde, but not bleached and have some contrast colours put through too.

    I was told to stay lighter as it's less noticeable, but I can see them and when the pop up between my parting they drive me crackers! So thick and wirey. Grrrrr.

    I think it's peroxide time???
     
  5. Happy Holidays

    Happy Holidays Gold Member

    Posts:
    18,581
    Likes Received:
    131
    Start Weight:
    9st11lb
    Current Weight:
    8st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st9lb
    Lost(%):
    1st2lb(11.68%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I've got quite a bit of grey hair & I dye mine. I dye it a medium blonde colour which has a brown tone to it. I'm lucky I'm fair skinned so when my hair grows you can't really see the grey.

    My idea on chosing my colour was something which would complement the grey.

    I'm 45 now & expect at some point in the future I will admit defeat & go grey. I think it will be when I'm fully grey, if you look around there are some women who carryoff grey hair really well. I'm hoping, havig naturally curly hair, I'll be one of them.;)
     
  6. -Tally-

    -Tally- Silver Member

    Posts:
    902
    Likes Received:
    28
    I've had grey hairs since I was 15! 33 now and I have very grey/brown roots and just dye it every 6 weeks or so with a permanent home kit...covers the grey fine until it grows and the roots need doing again. I've started using the John Frieda Foam, it covers really well and doesn't miss bits and leave you patchy. I will never be grey! My nan is 80 and still dyes her hair, lol
     
  7. Happy Holidays

    Happy Holidays Gold Member

    Posts:
    18,581
    Likes Received:
    131
    Start Weight:
    9st11lb
    Current Weight:
    8st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st9lb
    Lost(%):
    1st2lb(11.68%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Just another thought, would a different type of conditioner help the 'thick & wirey' grey hairs. Maybe you could use a daily conditioner for dry hair. ;)
     
  8. RegField

    RegField Silver Member

    Posts:
    544
    Likes Received:
    16
    I have grey hair and I am quite happy with it. I haven't the time or the inclination to fiddle about with hair dyes and worry about when it will be time to do it again.
     
  9. maclynn

    maclynn Silver Member

    Posts:
    675
    Likes Received:
    16
    Start Weight:
    17st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    14st10lb
    hi, i'm getting quite a few grey hairs, desperate to put a colour on, but, the skin specialist say no!!!!! Can't wait till the day they say YES!!!!!:D
     
  10. jaylou

    jaylou Gold Member

    Posts:
    10,819
    Likes Received:
    380
    I long for the day that I can feel like this, but I'm not quite ready yet!
     
  11. fillymum

    fillymum synful soul

    Posts:
    8,316
    Likes Received:
    161
    Start Weight:
    107kg
    Current Weight:
    85kg
    Goal Weight:
    79kg
    Lost(%):
    22kg(20.56%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I am completely grey... no not grey a silvery, white that I must admit I like.

    My advice would be to have your hair bleached, time to be a peroxide blond. Hairdressers today are so clever and can do fantastic things with colour. I remember I used to have about 5 colours of blond. In fact I think I might get some streaks put in myself.........thanks for the push lol

    hugs xxxx
     
    jaylou likes this.
  12. judimac

    judimac Mad old Bat with Attitude

    Posts:
    5,247
    Likes Received:
    182
    Start Weight:
    14st5lb
    Diet:
    WW
    I'm blonde and have silver hairs coming.I can't wait till it all goes silver, but now I have just 2 streaks that are noticeable over each ear. I put blonde streaks in to brighten the roots in winter, but the sun does it for me in summer.
     
  13. fillymum

    fillymum synful soul

    Posts:
    8,316
    Likes Received:
    161
    Start Weight:
    107kg
    Current Weight:
    85kg
    Goal Weight:
    79kg
    Lost(%):
    22kg(20.56%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World

    I agree it must be brilliant to feel like that. I suppose a lot depends on what colour grey you are, how old you are and what your lifestyle is.

    I know that at 67 years old you have given me a push into regaining some of my former umph !!!!

    Hairdressers here I come.

    Just as a matter of interest, or otherwise lol, my hair came through white when it grew back again after chemo so I suppose I was grateful for any hair no matter what the colour
     
  14. Minimunchkins

    Minimunchkins Gold Member

    Posts:
    1,570
    Likes Received:
    20
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I've had fine grey streaks since I was a child but it wasn't till my 40's that proper roots started to come through. I went a dark blonde which helps the re-growth be less noticeable. However ..... with chemo my hair is just starting to fall out so I've decided to see what colour it eventually comes back as and just go with it - there'll be no noticeable roots :D
     
  15. leighxx

    leighxx Full Member

    Posts:
    259
    Likes Received:
    0
    Diet:
    slimming world
    I'm with you there lol started going grey about 2 years ago now I just stick a dark brown on at home every 4 to 5 weeks. I have no intention of ever going grey
     
  16. ColJack

    ColJack Gold Member

    Posts:
    3,164
    Likes Received:
    65
    Start Weight:
    33st5.5lb
    Current Weight:
    19st11lb
    Goal Weight:
    16st9lb
    Lost(%):
    13st8.5lb(40.75%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    we blokes don't have that problem.. grey makes us look "distinguished".. :)
     
  17. fillymum

    fillymum synful soul

    Posts:
    8,316
    Likes Received:
    161
    Start Weight:
    107kg
    Current Weight:
    85kg
    Goal Weight:
    79kg
    Lost(%):
    22kg(20.56%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Hi Minimunchkins. I relate 100% to the loss of hair. I decided to just have all mine shaved off once it started to go.Mine came back almost snowy white, a nice colour, so no more worries about grey. I am going to have some blond streaks put in though.

    How are you doing ???? Being thinking of you such a lot lately.

    PM me if you need anything,

    hugs xxxxxxx
     
  18. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Advert

  19. Maximus

    Maximus Gold Member

    Posts:
    4,184
    Likes Received:
    68
    Start Weight:
    17st7lb
    Current Weight:
    10st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st5lb
    Lost(%):
    6st11lb(38.78%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World - The one that works!
    Bl**dy grey hair?

    I rememeber saying that! - now my centre-parting is like the bl**dy Red Sea! - at least had it been greyI could have coloured it!

    Steve

    aka Maximus Baldicus!

    (sounds like a Hermione Grainger spell).
     
    jaylou likes this.
  20. jaylou

    jaylou Gold Member

    Posts:
    10,819
    Likes Received:
    380
    ^^^ Made me laugh!!! Bless you x
     
  21. MadameLaMinx

    MadameLaMinx Gold Member

    Posts:
    4,109
    Likes Received:
    216
    My OH has been gratefully bald since he was 18 (having previously been the owner of a deeply red curly barnet and years of abuse because of it).

    He has therefore been bald as long as I have known him and I have no surprises to expect as we age. (And if I am honest, having seen photos of him with hair, he looks a hell of a lot better and more comfortable with himself without it.)
     
  22. Mixedspice69

    Mixedspice69 Full Member

    Posts:
    154
    Likes Received:
    3
    Start Weight:
    14st0lb
    Current Weight:
    13st12lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st2lb(1.02%)
    Diet:
    Slim and Save
    Just you all wait until you get the grey hairs all over your bodies - especially down below! :D

    On a more serious note, I use L'oreal Castings on my hair. Permanent dyes make my hair dry and brittle.
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...