View Full Version : Hair Dyes suggestions please...
09-24-2008, 05:09 PM
I have ugly strips of white in my normally black hair. Are there any healthy hair dyes out there?
I normally love white hair, but mine looks sickly. :mad: I would leave alone if I wasn't looking for a new job.
09-25-2008, 12:53 AM
I use Naturtint.
09-25-2008, 12:09 PM
I use Naturtint too...have for many years.
09-29-2008, 11:54 AM
Pure body art quality henna, cassia obovata, and indigo are the only 100% natural hair dyes. They are powdered up plant leaves. Check out www.mehandi.com for more info.
09-29-2008, 12:11 PM
Does anyone know what will happen if I put it over conventional highlights/color? I colored my hair 9 months ago and ahve decided to grow it long again, so I have 5" of "roots" tho it isn't hugely noticable since the color I used was similar to my orginal color, just better. :)
Like rawpaw-I'd leave it alone if I didn't have dh's giant company christmas party coming up in early Dec. (it's like the prom for grown ups. :o )
07-14-2009, 09:37 PM
I get compliments now with my hair since i started using henna.
The color started out brown with reddish streaks and with each application it got darker and darker.
Now it's a rich black and full.
I will never stop using it, it's the best thing ever for my hair.
It is kind of messy putting it on but in the end it's worth it:D( green mud) on over my head and sink.
My huband laughs at me but loves the results:D
07-15-2009, 01:12 AM
As far as I know, henna is the only 100% natural hair color.
To Zapirah - be careful doing this - only body art quality henna is suitable for coloring over previously chemically-colored hair. What ever you do, DON'T use the stuff from the natural foods store - it is NOT the same product, and will turn your hair a funky color, and alter its texture for the worse. This happened to a friend of mine a few years ago before I could warn her, and she had to quit coloring her hair altogether until it grew out(was shoulder-length, so it took a good long time), and use a few natural products that I recommended for major conditioning in the meantime. However, since you have 5 inches of roots, it's obviously been awhile since you colored, so it would be OK to go ahead with a good BAQ henna. Like any other color, do a test first! The Henna for Hair website is about the best out there with complete info, and some great pix of people with their mixtures too. Such a beautiful range of red and warm brown shades!
To RawPaw - even with body art quality henna, with that strip of white hair against your black, what will likely happen is that the white will turn very red, and your black just look warmer(color not really showing unless you are out in the sun). This is why people usually end up using regular permanent haircolor on their hair(I do this, since my grey is extremely unevenly distributed through my hair, and sorry to say, not distinguished-looking at all against my complexion)because the permanent color lifts color out of virgin hair, and covers the grey to one degree or another depending on how light or bright your color you are using is. And it does take chemistry to do that. Some ways of mitigating the chemistry to a certain degree are applying haircolor 1/4 - 1/2" away from the scalp, rinsing very thoroughly afterwards, and using a good conditioner afterwards, and in between times too. Most of the colors out there are based on similar chemistry, a color, plus a developer, and often a conditioner included in the box. If using permanent color, one can also go to Sally Beauty Supply and get better-quality color and developer and you save some money besides since you're not paying for a box each time, etc. Wish there were truly healthy haircolors available to the public besides henna though - I think there would be a good market as more and more women are concerned about what they are putting on themselves, but still want to look good. I know I'm not quitting the bottle any time soon - LOL!
07-16-2009, 11:27 PM
henna is good, i use it.
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