Beautiful silky sexy gray hair. I wish!! My grey roots creep down into something not familiar and course. Course and yet incredibly fragile. Mistakenly thinking anyone can do roots, wandering into a busy local suburban shop and leaving with a bit of Dennis The Menace stand up broken hair on top and bangs that Angry Bird in the guise of a mild-mannered hairdcutter attacked. Edward Scissors Hands would have been welcome. I retreated into ounces of MoroccanOil to keep the broken sad bits down and shortly thereafter, weeks actually, more grey roots appeared. Dark hair doesn't ease into silky sexy grey hair alas.
Frightened and not really a good candidate for the sleek shorn hair of Jean Seberg or Mia Farrow, I let them grow a bit. A family member leaned in closer and with nary a trace of irony asked why I'd let myself go. Great ...
I think I wasn't the only one saddened by Frederick Fekkai's research that showed formaldehyde in Brazilian Blowouts: silky frizz-free hair was a nice solution for course covered up gray hair flowing through formerly silky straight hair. Between my proliferating gray roots and patches of frizz topped by flyaway broken hair I was lost.
One step at a time, I thought, walking slowly to Shannon Tackett, a gorgeous blond with thick healthy hair. Perhaps she could fix my broken bangs. As her other clients include Belinda Carlisle, Illeana Douglas and Perry Farrell, I did have hope.
Her hands were gentle and her sharp scissors barely rustled. I trusted her immediately and asked for help.
"The best gray coverage comes from taking one extra step with a product designed by I-Straight called power control helps open the cuticle prior to ensuring color saturation. Another procedure that addresses dull course or frizzy hair is the I-Straigh reconstructive process which lasts six to eight weeks, giving instant smooth shiny results."
The non-toxic Hair Straightening is a mild chemical enriched with keratin allowing negative ions to break water molecule clusters into micro particles thus allowing the formula to penetrate the hair shaft without breaking its internal structure. Gentle, gentle ...
Shannon gently applied color on my roots and placed me under a helmet of moist warm air, gently gently helping color penetrate. A bit of balliage (painting bits of hair with a brush using cotton strips to keep the color from dripping throughout: children naturally have that) and the touches of oxidized brassiness all gone.
Shannon is at The Harlot at 1621 Abbott Kinney, Venice 90291 ... 310-399-6525 adjacent to Lemonade. Her cell is 310-745-9773.