I dyed my hair all by myself at Christmastime. I discovered I really needed to after one time when I was brushing my hair and looking in the mirror at the same time (a rare occurrence) and I had my contact lenses in and I spotted a flash of white. At first I thought it was blonde and my natural highlights were shining through but then I remembered it was the dead of winter and my hair hadn't seen sunlight in months.
It was white. A whole flurry of coarse, ghostly strands of hair. There was no way I could leave my headmop in that condition - I highly doubt that I'm one of those lucky people who look cool with streaks of grey.
I can't afford to get my hair done by a pro - I barely manage to get a trim once a year - so it was to Boots with me. But what to choose? I wasn't thinking about fashion or style at the time, my mind was solely focused on matching those whites to my own hair colour for the Christmas season, so I picked up a cheapo 6-8 washes in boring old medium-brown. Can't even remember which brand.
Those 6-8 washes are long gone and I'm rediscovering those Gandalf the Greys. This time I'm looking for a longer term solution that doesn't involve bleach or a trip to the salon.
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