Well, I have another appointment for a cut and colour in a couple of weeks. I am about 50% gray, but I am finding that the salon visits are becoming very expensive and my hair has been thinning, so I don't think colouring it will help. I don't want to do a drugstore colour for the same reasons. I don't really have a problem with going au natural, BUT, I have a 9 year old son and I am hyperaware of NOT looking like his grandmother! Would lowlights or highlights help? I'd love to hear any suggestions! Thanks!
UPDATE: Thanks for all the great replies! I had to change my appt and ended up going one night for the cut and going for the colour about a week later. At my 1st appt, I mentioned to my hairdresser that I was concerned about the harshness of hair colouring and my thinning hair, which she doesn't think is as bad as I do, and she said she could special order a mild colour with no ammonia, etc. So, she did that on Wed afternoon and I felt a little bit of tingling for a few minutes after she applied it, but I have not had an itchy scalp at all. I"m not sure how she mixes it, but it's a rich darker auburn with some natural highlights in it. I always get lots of compliments on it. So, I think I'll stick with that one. I will definitely continue to colour as I am not ready to show my gray just yet.