OK, guys: I need your advice about my hair.
I found my first grey hairs when I had just turned 24 and shortly after our wedding (make of that what you will). For a while I ignored them, but in recent years I’ve used semi-permanent colour to hide them. However, the colour has progressively got darker and darker. While that’s fine, I’ve realised that I really prefer my natural hair colour: a reasonably light brown with more than a tinge of auburn to it.
I haven’t coloured my hair recently and I’ve been trying to strip out some of the built-up colour (regardless of what hair people might claim, I find that semi-permanent colours do not fade from my hair and that the only reason I need to keep colouring it is because of regrowth). I’ve been using a clarifying shampoo to fade the colour and also a bit of Head and Shoulders (which is very good for these purposes, apparently). But I have a lot of regrowth and a lot of greys, which I want to cover.
My question is this: if I colour my hair with a really light golden brown shade – far lighter than my natural hair colour – am I right in thinking that the greys will be the only hairs to pick up the colour? I’m thinking that this must be the case, particularly if I use a brand with no ammonia that won’t affect the rest of my colour.
One hour later: OOH! I’ve just discovered this (apparent) wonder product, so I’m going to try it and see what happens. But I’m still curious about my ‘use a light colour and just cover the greys’ idea, so do let me know if you have any comments.