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Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:50 pm      Reply with quote
My highlighted blonde-on-dk-blonde hair is getting to be *eeek* that "frosty blonde" look where white hairs are growing more and more evident.
I don't want to go darker, but has anyone used an At Home haircolor product that will cover the gray/white hairs and make them blend in with the blonde? There are so many out there and I hate to ruin the highlighted hair by making it all one awful color!! Any help?

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Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:35 am      Reply with quote
fawnie wrote:
My highlighted blonde-on-dk-blonde hair is getting to be *eeek* that "frosty blonde" look where white hairs are growing more and more evident.
I don't want to go darker, but has anyone used an At Home haircolor product that will cover the gray/white hairs and make them blend in with the blonde? There are so many out there and I hate to ruin the highlighted hair by making it all one awful color!! Any help?


Hi Fawnie

I'm also a highlighted blonde on dark blonde who's noticing more and more of those white hairs. I don't know of a semi permanent solution; but I've been using Sun In (the Original formula) on my hair to extend the time I can go between "professional highlighting" appointments. My stylist foils my hair when he does these, and if I go too often, my hair ends up too blonde with not enough contrast. But, I don't like when my roots grow in darker and makes those white hairs seem like they are glowing!

I wouldn't recommend Sun In for anyone whose hair doesn't lighten easily, or for anyone whose hair has a tendency to turn orange. (Being dark blonde naturally, my hair is very easy to lighten.)

I DON'T spray it all over -- I just do some streaks in my part and in my bangs -- and use the heat of my blowdryer to activate it. (BTW, I also don't wet my hair first as they recommend doing, because working with dry hair makes it easier for me to separate the streaks that I want -- I lift them up and spray them.)

If you decide to try this, you might want to test it on an inconspicuous strand to see how it will work for you and what color you'll get. I'd also recommend not doing too much at one time ... I find that if I need to do more, I can also come back to it and do a bit more the next day.

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Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:04 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks Cathy! that sounds like a good trick!
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Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:14 pm      Reply with quote
Fawnie, I too have naturally dark blond hair, which I don't want to color anymore, and the few greys were starting to get to me. I say "few" because there are really just a very few scattered throughout my hair but really concentrated around my face. I recently tried Matrix ColorSync demi-permanent color to see if I could make the greys look like blond highlights. It's easier to go with neutrals rather than worrying whether "golden" blond is too brassy or "ash" blond is too ashy. I used a combination of 8N & 10N. It works beautifully and lasts for up to 28 shampoos.

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Ari

edited: Oh, I forgot to say that it didn't affect any existing highlights except to make them look fresher and more vibrant.
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Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:17 am      Reply with quote
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Ahhh, that sounds good! Where did you find Matrix ColorSync?
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Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:01 pm      Reply with quote
I recently tried Matrix ColorSync demi-permanent color to see if I could make the greys look like blond highlights. It's easier to go with neutrals rather than worrying whether "golden" blond is too brassy or "ash" blond is too ashy. I used a combination of 8N & 10N. It works beautifully and lasts for up to 28 shampoos.

Ari - How exactly did you use the 8N & 10N? Pull each through from root to end, to create different streaks? Or mix them together to create a 9N for the majority of your hair at the end? I too am a med/dark blonde, looking for better ways to cover the grays, but am also an artist/out of work teacher and can't afford to go to Aveda these days.....

Thanks for the great thread!
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Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:04 am      Reply with quote
I like L'Oreal Colorspa Moisture Actif (used to be called Casting):
www.lorealparisusa.com (look under haircolor - click "More" and you'll see it listed - sorry the full link wouldn't work as clickable here).

Quicker link is Drugstore.com:
http://www.drugstore.com/qxc128495_333181_sespider/loreal_color_spa/loreal_color_spa.htm

You can find it in most U.S. drugstores. I use it when I want to darken my hair a bit. I'm a natural strawberry blonde but my hair has gotten blonder as I age... I usually use Golden Copper in summer; and Auburn in winter. It looks natural (even my hairdresser says so) and washes out eventually.

By the way, they used to offer more colors than now Confused

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