Die, greys, dye!

When we went to the zoo recently, Gj and I spent a lot of time waiting for the animals to show up. Since we each had a camera, we spent the time taking photos of each other (candids and posed). In one of the photos he took of me, I noticed that there are now quite a number of grey hairs at the back of my hair. That was a shocker. I know I have some grey hairs but I never thought it’s that many!

Not wanting to get a permanent colour to cover up the greys, I read up on other options. After hours of research and reading, I chose L’oreal Casting (Walnut). It’s semi-permanent, which means that it would gradually fade and my hair would be back to its original colour in about 6-8 weeks (or if forum members are to be believed, it’ll be more like 5-8 days). The box also said that it should cover first greys. What’s more, it’s supposed to be less damaging to the hair.

I did a skin patch test Thursday night to see if I’d get an adverse reaction to it. I didn’t and tonight I finally dyed my hair for the first time ever! As you can see from the before and after photos, my original colour is actually medium to dark brown. The procedure took about 40 minutes from start to finish. It was a pretty easy process but was really messy! Anyway, my hair has now gone darker to almost black. The greys are still there but is less noticeable as it now has a light brownish tint.

Not sure yet if I’d go with this product again after it fades or if I’m going to get a permanent. I had to admit though, now that my hair is no longer virgin, I think I’ll have some fun with it and try other brands/colours before going permanent. After all, there would be plenty of time later for permanent when I get more greys.

Published in: on May 6, 2006 at 10:49 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. Not to worry though, you look so very young even with your glasses on.

  2. @Hazel: I recommend that you read up on the different kinds of dyes available to you. I chose to use a semi-permanent dye because it’s low commitment and also chose a shade close to my original colour. 😀 I’ve read that you could dye your hair 2-3 shades lighter/darker without bleaching but I don’t know if applies to Asian hair as well. Maybe a professional job would be best? Anyway, good luck!

  3. Even though I don’t have grey hair yet, I already want to have my hair dyed. Most of my friends have their hair dyed, that’s why I want to try it. I’m getting bored with black hair. Heheh. I love that shade btw. 🙂


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