This is such a tricky subject. If I could find a cure for going grey, I would be a billionaire instantly!
Some people are quite happy with their grey and are happy to gracefully go grey without the cost, time or effort of constant dying. Some people, however, are not and this can be for so many reasons; from early age greying, a special occasion, the difficulty of regrowth, growing the colour out and so many more.
So what do we do about it?
If you are not dying your hair and just letting the grey come through, brilliant! You don’t really need to do anything. If you usually dye your hair, that’s great and if you are happy with your regrowth and are managing it well, again we have no issues. You carry on smashing it!
However if you are dying your hair and the regrowth is too much to deal with, you need to keep reading.
Regrowth comes through relatively quickly, even more so when you don’t want to see your greys. But it is worse if you dye your hair quite dark. Grey is a very light colour generally so having darker hair makes the greys a lot more noticeable and it happens a lot quicker. The best advice I can give you is start adding lighter tones to your hair, whether it’s just a few through your parting or around your hairline when you tie your hair up. The lighter colour will help merge your greys into the existing colour without being quite so obvious.
When you decide you want to start growing out the colour completely, try going gradually lighter and lighter over 12-18 months, to slowly get used to being lighter and once you’re light enough, we can let the colour grow out. We usually do this by highlighting, gradually letting more hair become natural through only highlighting little areas.
Tricky and not for the faint hearted as it does take a while but once it’s done, it’s done!