Now that I'm aging and need hair color more than ever to cover the grey, it's having a really bad effect on my DRY, wavy/curly hair. Given the high cost of having my hair colored - lowlights, highlights, toning - it really makes me crazy that within a week, the grey is coming through and the color makes my already so dry hair even more frizzy and dry. Not only that, my extremely DRY scalp had a terrible reaction to the last hair coloring, erupting in massive amounts of flakes! I do address this with every person that works on my hair (I've been switching around lately, as I feel the person I've been seeing for years has become complacent), but they're always younger and, honestly, I just don't think they get it. They also keep "texturizing" my hair, even though I tell them it's thinning and I want to wear it in a way that enhances my natural curl. Arghhhhh!!!
So, I'm wondering if any of you have had problems with coloring your hair as you've aged and your hair has changed and, if so, how you've remedied the situation.
BTW, if there's one thing I don't go cheap on, it's getting my hair done. Although I don't know what brands have been used, I have been going to high end salons. If any of you have dealt with this problem and had success with a particular brand of hair color at a salon, I will find a salon that uses that particular hair color. Which reminds me that I read something about Phyto hair color somewhere awhile back - that it was better for your hair and cruelty free (I think), so I wrote to the company to find out which salons in my city used it; but I never heard back from them. Anyone hear of or use this brand?
I'm ready to give up, but I love getting my hair colored. :(
P.S. Pics of your lovely hair would be a bonus. :)