Friday, July 27, 2007

Tuck Shop & Freebie Friday (combined!)

I know it's Friday and you're thinking about the weekend, but we have something very important to discuss: grey hair.

Myth: Pulling out one grey hair will result in two grey hairs growing back in the same spot.
So, I know what you're thinking: this is TOTALLY a myth. So maybe it's not totally true, but if you think you see two hairs growing back in the same place, it's not a coincidence. Here's the thing: apparently, if you try to pluck out a grey hair, chances are you're not going to actually pull it out at the root. Instead, you won't get the entire root, and instead, stress out the hair follicle, causing it to get all wiry and split into two so that when the hair pokes its ugly grey head through your scalp, it will grow in two strands.

Which would explain why in the two places that I've been plucking out greys since I was 21, there are now many, many greys. My hair USED to look like this:

Now, it looks like this:

There are just TOO many to spend my time plucking out.

The trouble is that I've been colour-free for five years now. I'm in full recovery from my addiction. I can't go back to colouring my hair. The time, the appointments, the money... I REALLY just can't go back.
Then I had an idea. What if I used John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze to cover my greys?
I asked a John Frieda expert, who claimed it just might work. I've used it in the past and loved the way it made my mousy brown hair richer in colour and texture, but I figure this time, I'm going to concentrate all the product, and my attention, on just the greys. I know it says it's supposed to enhance only your brown hair, so I'm not positive it's going to work on grey hair, but I figure it's worth a try.

It's not a hair dye, exactly, but when you put it on your hair in the shower you have to wash your hands immediately or the colour will stain your hands.

So here's the challenge. I'm going to use the Color Glaze every time I wash my hair (about 3 x a week) for a few months and see if it covers my greys.

If you're up for the challenge, too (and have brown hair since that's the colour of Hair Glaze I'm giving away) email me at chantel (at) chantelsimmons (dot) com and you could win a bottle to try for yourself!

That is, unless you are lucky enough not to have grey hair.


Teena said...

I've got grey hair coming in lately. Sigh ...

Laural Dawn said...

I bought that, but I haven't used it yet. I went and got highlights and then got a little worried about using it on highlights.
Anyway ...
I asked my hairstylist about grey hair and he said that it is a myth about 2 growing back. But, he told me for single grey hairs to use tweezers.