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post #31 of 39
Your hair looks good.
post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by kara_leigh View Post
I like Natural Instincts b/c it only lasts about 6 weeks and washes out. I've been using that for a few months, but haven't found the right color yet. I want a straight dark chocolate, with not a lot of red in it. Everything I've tried so far makes me look like a cherry. lol

I prefer no ammonia ones, b/c the ammonia smell makes me sick. I love the way Natural Instincts smells. Mmmmm!
i use that, too - i'm VERY sensitive to ammonia - makes it hard for me to breathe.
i use the lightest blond there is - changes my gray to blond, for the most part. my gray is mostly in my temples [they're almost completely gray] w/some individual strand scattered thru out the rest.
i used to have a fairly dark brown haircolor, naturally - now it would be considered a dark blond.
post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by AddieBee View Post
fifi1puss started a thread about what you have cut back on because of the lousy economy.
Even before this economy thing, i've never had my hair coloured at the hairdresser, cut but never coloured. After hearing so many horror stories about the chemicals eating away at people and losing their hair, i decided not to attempt the professional job. I just do a very good job d.i.y, wipe up any spillage on skin before it dries, and use a mirror to make sure it's all done properly. Concentrate more on the roots, work from front to back.

What brand i buy depends on the pricing. But the last few applications i've been buying the Garnier 100% colour. Seems to do the job. The price is sort of mid range.
post #34 of 39
I have a friend who knows how to mix colors and dye hair.. he buys supplies at Sally's.. however when I cant get to his house and I have to buy a box, I like the Garnier Nutrisse too.. I expecially like the little packet of conditioner.. it leaves my hair healthy and shiny.


Oddly enough.. I get dandruff.. most dandruff shampoos do not solve the problem.. dying my hair resolves the issue for several weeks!
post #35 of 39
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Originally Posted by kara_leigh View Post
I like Natural Instincts b/c it only lasts about 6 weeks and washes out. I've been using that for a few months, but haven't found the right color yet. I want a straight dark chocolate, with not a lot of red in it. Everything I've tried so far makes me look like a cherry. lol

I prefer no ammonia ones, b/c the ammonia smell makes me sick. I love the way Natural Instincts smells. Mmmmm!
I've been using Colorsilk by Revlon for years. I got it initially partly because it said "no ammonia" and partly because it was about the cheapest thing on the shelf. I have to be careful what shade I use since my hair tends to go red. I even get red highlights when I spend too much time out in the sun. The Ash Blonde works well for me. I looked at their color list and they have an Medium Ash Brown but no Dark Ash Brown. Not sure what that means.
post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by GoldyCat View Post
I've been using Colorsilk by Revlon for years. I got it initially partly because it said "no ammonia" and partly because it was about the cheapest thing on the shelf. I have to be careful what shade I use since my hair tends to go red. I even get red highlights when I spend too much time out in the sun. The Ash Blonde works well for me. I looked at their color list and they have an Medium Ash Brown but no Dark Ash Brown. Not sure what that means.
My hair has a natural reddish hue to it in certain lights (it's the Irish in me) and so if a color has any red in it at all my hair will turn very red. I also get red highlights in the sun.
post #37 of 39
*sigh* I need to dye my hair soon.. last time was shortly before I got pregnant..

I ussually get a brown color that has a hint of red to it.. I just like red hair, but not blessed with it myself. My BF has red hair, and my baby is starting to get hints of red in her hair.. Luck of the Irish to get pretty red hair I guess.
post #38 of 39
I love the colour and the style.

I want to colour my hair but I can't afford it at the moment.
post #39 of 39
Your hair looks very nice!

If you do go back to the salon for color, remember you can always ask if they can reduce their price to keep you as a client. Most likely, the hairstylists are hurting, too, and are happy to charge less to keep you coming.

If your hair were longer, I would suggest that you get the color woven through your hair, that way you will never have the "line of demarcation" or grey roots like when doing an all-over color. (Seems the grey roots start showing a week after an all-over color.) The color-woven look is very natural and (with longer hair) you only have to have it done every 3-4 months.
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