When should you go gray?
It’s a personal decision that varies based on the individual. As a general rule, Mike Liang, advanced colorist at Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa in New York suggests going gray when you reach 80 percent non-pigmented or white hair. If your hair starts to feel increasingly dry, brittle, or damaged or you experience scalp irritation, it might be time to ditch the dye. These are the sneaky reasons your hair is going gray too soon.
You might save money
Whether you book an appointment with your colorist for highlights, all-over color correction, or root touch ups—or opt for a more budget-friendly at-home alternative—maintaining colored locks costs money. When you stop dyeing hair you can save hundreds, even thousands, of dollars each year. Check out these ways to get gorgeous hair without expensive products.