We care more now than we ever used to about our appearance. We want to make the best of what we have for as long as we can. As we are living longer these days we want to look as young as we can, so questions such as when should I start coloring my hair to cover the gray hair are very common.
The answer to this question is debatable. For instance, if you got your first gray hairs at twenty and you could potentially live to be eighty, would you really want to be putting colorants onto your hair for sixty years?
This becomes even more crucial if you are talking about chemical colorants. Not only would you be subjecting your scalp to around sixty years of chemicals, but the condition of your hair could well suffer. Even though colorants usually instruct you to apply to the root area only, how many people actually follow these instructions?
Realistically, you would want to cover the grey as soon as you feel uncomfortable with it, and the younger you are the more self conscious you are likely to be. So it makes perfect sense to choose the safest method possible for covering gray hair.
Check out the question below, because while KatyLua has been using highlights for five years to try to disguise the gray, she does not say how old she is, and clearly the highlights are no longer the answer.
We suggest she checks out a natural cure for the gray hair, maybe something containing the right vitamins to stop gray hair. You can add your suggestions or comments at the bottom.
I found my first gray hair 5 years ago.
Now, I have several visible at a time and I get highlights to camoflage in my dark honey-blonde hair.
It is not working so well anymore.
When should I switch to full-blown coloring gray hair?