So you may have noticed I am growing my hair out. See? This is me:
It could probably use some general haircuttiness, but it’s not getting any anytime soon, so instead it just looks a little bedraggled in the back and I continue to grow it out. Some of my best friends are a little bedraggled in the back so it’s ok.
I am also working on a combination of products for maximum hair boofiness, as we discussed before, but because everyone wants to charge lots and lots of money for hair boofing products, I have not assembled all of them yet. It’s a work in progress. Anyway, it does seem to be increasing in volume the more I grow it out. For awhile contrary to common sense the longer it got, the flatter it got, so I am very impressed with myself that I finally made it past that weird “it’s so flat now I need to cut it I hate this short hair I need to grow it out” cycle I was in for ten years. Every rose has its thorn. Or so they say.
The thing is my stupid hair has turned gray. Well, gray ish. Some of it is gray. And while I always thought I would be the kind of person who would embrace gray hair! I’d be a silver fox! I’d be the next Geraldine Ferraro! Somone buy me a tie neck blouse! it turns out that I only felt that way until my hair actually started going grey, a few years ago, and what it looked like was less “silver fox” and more “the hair of Tired Sadness.” I do not want the Hair of Tired Sadness, so I dyed it.
HOWEVER. The first thing I used was that Natural Instincts stuff? I love that stuff. It isn’t super duper harsh on my hair, I like the colors, and I like how shiny it makes my hair. Short of the hair of Bridget Bardot, I really just want nice shiny dark brown hair with a sort of cool blackish undertone (as opposed to a warm reddish undertone.) Unfortunately, though, it did not cover the gray in my hair worth a damn, and when it washed out, whatever gray it did cover came uncovered in about three minutes.
So then I used this permanent Garnier Hair Business. It covered gray like nobody’s business, but in the process, because life is full of pain, it destroyed my hair. The day after I used it, I essentially had bangs because so much of my hair broke off. Did not like. Do not want wispy broken off hair all over my face.
So….my question for you – internet hair ladies – is what do I use on my hair to grayify it? Will it help immensely if I have someone else do it for me, even though it costs a shocking amount of money I don’t want to spend? Should I use the Natural Stuff but leave it on twice as long? Should I use a different kind of permanent hair stuff?
Help please! And thank you. And I apologize again for the title. (Whatever. You loved it.)
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