Ageing hair :’(by PieratvickyPosted 2 months ago
Hello! I used to be on here but I can’t remember my old account! Hello again!
I need some help with my hair which is going grey and appears to be thinning with age. It’s currently natural as I have a history of damaging it and I’m trying to get it as long and thick as possible.
My hair is medium dark brown, wavy and frizzy. It’s also fine. I’ve got lots of grey hairs coming through (so much I have to have a permanent side parting) and I’m sure more scalp is showing through than it used to.
I need your help with magical thickening potions and illusions to make my hair look young again please! I’m not against dyeing it but I want to minimise any damage.
Thanking you muchly,
by Jude StaffPosted 2 months ago
Hey! Long time no see!!! Here you are: https://www.haircrazy.com/timelines/pierat/ PM me if you need help reviving your old account.
Anyway, I'm also in the going grey, parting to one side camp. I've been experimenting with dyeing the greys only and it didn't seem to do any damage. The method involves using an ammonia type pale blonde dye without peroxide. Let it "process" for 20 mins and then rinse out (no conditioner), dry and apply colour. It requires really good ventilation and could cause irritation. For me, it worked and I was able to get colour to stick almost as well as on bleached hair. The brown hairs took a little bit of a tint but weren't lightened. There are some pics in my timeline from about 2 years ago if you want to see how it looks.
Re thinning, have you had your thyroid levels checked? Thyroid and other hormonal issues are a common cause of thinning.
Anyway, glad to see you again!
Jude (Site Admin)
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by CidPosted 2 months ago
Oh man, who would of thought we'd all be here years and years later to actually have this issue? Am I right? I'm in on the Grey Parade myself. Currently 47 years old. I can tell you, if I treated my hair now how I did in my late 20's and early 30's, it would just plain fall out. No joke. Last year I shaved my head, wanting to start fresh. It grew back almost 50% grey, I hated it. Bleached it once, went black and hated it, so I've spent the last 6 months trying to gently get out the last bit of darkness. I got it to a very light brown and tried Garnia's No Ammonia hair dye in a Copper color. At first, it was beautiful, but within 2 weeks it washed all out of the ends. My hair is also much thinner than it used to be and very frizzy at the ends. (But I haven't cut it in over a year now, so that's probably most of the issue.) I can tell you that I haven't been able to find a long lasting dye that will cover the grey for more than 2 weeks after washing it. Keep in mind though, as we get older we lose a lot of our Estrogen naturally, which is the main problem for thinning and fuzziness. It's just part of life really. I know there are some great powders and fillers you can buy here in the USA, but there more marketed towards natural looking colors. I've heard some great things about them but have never tried them. Currently, I've accepted the fact that I'm growing older and have allowed my hair to just do it's thing, but a good shampoo, conditioner and leave in treatment for your ends sure does help a lot.