Jane Anderson, 76, who developed an allergy to hair dye

Every woman goes grey differently; some when young, some when older, and some not at all. Here at Josh Wood Colour we want to help you on your grey journey, whatever the path may be. Whether you want to celebrate grey, or never see one again in your life, we can help. This is why we're sharing real women's grey stories, and today we talk to Jane, 76, who doesn't visit a hair salon anymore after a negative experience, but has also developed an allergy to home hair dye.

"My relationship with my hair has definitely changed, I used to go to hairdressers, but they put a product on my head that burnt me once, and that really put me off going back to the hairdressers, soI started box dying my hair at home.

"I went blonder, but my hair went so dry, so I'm not really sure what to do now!

I was about 50 something when I noticed my first grey, and I didn’t like it. I used to pull them out as they made me look pale and ill, they definitely aged me.

"I'd say I'm now about 75% grey, and super self conscious of it. I left it for a little while before I started doing something about it - I covered the grey at home myself, and it wasn't too bad at first. But the more I did it, the more itchy and irritated my skin became, and I realised I had developed an allergy. I tried a foam one, but that didn’t do anything, so I stuck to traditional dye, but the more I did it, the worse condition my hair was in.

"My dream hair is shorter, but I don't want to do a drastic change like that myself, and I'm now quite scared of the hairdressers!"

Josh says...

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