Grey Hair Or Back To Dye Job?

If’ you’re like me, you’ve been waiting to finally get that salon appointment!  And the time is now!  YAY!  I feel so lucky!

But then there’s the choice.  Keep the grey or back to the dye job?  Decisions, decisions.  Have you been trying to figure out what to do with your hair now that we can back to the hair dresser?  Are you like me with grey roots and that not so fashionable ombre of what’s left from the last dye job?  What have you decided to do?

So I went back and forth with what I wanted.

  1. I could keep the grey and cut my hair so that the growing out process wasn’t too long.  The hairdresser could incorporate the grey into a new color from what was originally there in order to help the grey hair stay.
  2. I could give up the grey and go back to the original dye job and cut my hair.
  3. I could dye it all and keep it long.

I was still leaning towards keeping the grey and maybe even cutting it short if need be until I decided I wasn’t quite ready for the grey look.  My hair is thinning with age (isn’t menopause fun?) and the grey, even though it looked prettier than I had anticipated, wasn’t the me I feel like I am at this point.

So I kept the length (snipped off the split ends), let her layer it a bit for a fresher look and went a little lighter than normal to incorporate the grey more than cover it up.  A good compromise for me all around I think.

How about you?



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24 Responses to Grey Hair Or Back To Dye Job?

  1. The V Pub says:

    Whatever makes you feel good😊


  2. L. Rorschach says:

    I went progressively lighter so that the brightness would match my roots. Now that I have about 4″ of root growth and quarantine has meant I can’t do my typical ash salon tints, it’s now golden on the ends and silver at the roots… which means I’ve been doing semi-permanent box dye until I can get back to the salon (and who knows when that will be).

    However, my sister-in-law’s stylist says she can permanently tint my gold to match the silver so that’s what I intend to do next time I’m in town. (My county is still on full lockdown indefinitely.)


  3. Ainsobriety says:

    I’m 48.
    My hair is long. I’ve been colouring for a long time, but I’d say the hair that’s now grey is only about 50%…so even leaving it it’s kind of an add mix.
    My one indulgence before covid was a weekly blow out. My very think, frizzy hair blow dries into very pretty waves. People comment of it all the time….It makes me feel good.

    I plan to return to colouring. The current grey makes me look older than I am. And the long frizziness gives me a total hippie vibe, lol.

    My mom is 81 and she still colours her hair. She would be appalled if I went grey!



    • janieleeds says:

      Thanks for sharing Anne! I love that you have long beautiful hair! :). Good for you!! And I love that your Mom still colors hers! There’s something about getting your hair done that makes me smile when I leave the salon. You are blessed with wavy thick hair! Good for you for indulging yourself! :). Thanks for sharing!
      Have a great rest of the weekend!!

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  4. I’m colouring. And dying. Fooling around. It gets messy but I’m not ready for grey. We’ll see how long that will last. 😉


  5. bone&silver says:

    Embrace the silver I say (hence blog title)! Sounds like you came to a good compromise- have you searched for images of women with silver hair? Some AMAZING looks out there: check these 50 goddesses out:

    Just me and my feisty opinion 😉 xx


    • janieleeds says:

      Love your feisty opinion G! :). I have a cowlick at the crown that is thinning which makes for what seems to be a bald spot when too grey. So I chose not to accent that for now. But thank! Had I thick hair, I would have allowed myself to go grey long ago! Those goddesses are rocking it! Thanks for sharing! :). Hope all is well with you! xo

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  6. LA says:

    You know I’m still thinking about hair….


  7. petespringerauthor says:

    Funny how many of us are facing the same decisions. My wife has her first hair appointment in over four months. She opted to color her hair once, but I just want her to do whatever makes her happy.

    I shaved my head for the first time a couple of months ago because I was curious. It doesn’t look bad, but I think I’m ready to grow it back just to compare.


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