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I can’t afford my constant salon visits anymore!  I am a brunette (jet black hair) and my grays are coming in with a vengeance!  What’s the best do-it-at- home root touch-up out there in your opinion?

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      Mztracy wrote Mar 21, 2009
    • i love my loreal, preferance. Or i go to the beauty supply and get their mixtures.




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      Denise Herich wrote Mar 21, 2009
    • damn.  great question.  I started going grey when I was 27 and pregnant with my first baby, although my hair is lighter in color than yours.  I religiously go and get it “fixed” every 8 weeks.  It’s one of those must-haves.  I’ll monitor this question to see if an alternative exists because I wouldn’t mind saving some cash myself!




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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 22, 2009
    • I use Loreal or Loving Care.  Always go a shade lighter than your hair.  My gray comes in so fast that I just couldn’t afford to pay my hairdresser every 4 weeks to keep it up.  Believe me if I could I would.  But I’ve had a few times it was darker than it should have been and my good friend who does highlights for her sister’s blonde hair (and does a great job) will go in there and put a few highlights...and it’s fine.  

      I’ve learned now that you need to go a shade lighter than the color of your hair.  That’s my rule of thumb.  estatic




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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 22, 2009
    • See if you can find a friend with the same problem and trade doing each others hair.  I always do mine at home, but it’s much, much easier if I have one of my daughters do it rather than trying to figure out what I’m doing in the mirror.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 22, 2009
    • Tuliplady has a great point. I stopped doing my own hair because I just couldn’t manage the back of it. I have very thick hair and coloring myself was becoming a real hassle.




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      Scorpion13 wrote Mar 22, 2009
    • I agree with maryclark..go one shade lighter. Especially as we acrue years, the darkest colors are too harsh for our faces.  Also, avoid brands that make your hair look too monochrome. It always looks fake.

      I still budget for salon coloring every six weeks, but in between appointments, I use Clarol Root Touch Up on my part, around my face, and at the temples.  

      You might ask Vikki89 for a recommendation. She’s a hair stylist.




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      Paris Mano wrote Mar 22, 2009
    • I have been having highlights put in my hair but my hairdresser just moved back to Las Vegas. Have an appt. with someone else in the same salon but am thinking of just cancelling and saving the money. When it was done, the hairdresser only does half of my head. The highlights only go halfway down the back of my hair. Don’t quite understand this.




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      Coachmombabe wrote Mar 22, 2009
    • I’ve gone au natural and I love it! No more hair dyes, or long appointments. Even cut my own hair this morning! haha! it’s not perfect, but that’s cool, I wear it kind of messy anyway!

      I have a couple of friends that color and highlight each others hair. maybe you could work out something like that with a buddy of yours.




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      Esther Bloom wrote Mar 22, 2009
    • I am wondering the same as my grays are getting worse!!! I think I will try the Touch up. We all know my hair is black and hard to hid grayfrownfrownfrownfrown




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