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Date: 2/14/13 7:25 PM

So, I have decided to color my hair. Which is something I have never done before.

I am a natural blond, and I really like my hair BUT it's looked the exact same way for almost 40 years. It really is time for a change. I bought some Garnier stuff that came highly recommended from a friend. This stuff says it's semi-permanent, and will last through 28 shampoos. I picked this stuff because it supposed to wash out after a while. Is this true, or am I running the risk of having to fix something I may not like in two months? Has anyone ever had a problem with this stuff not washing out?

Also, what's the deal with the allergy test (which I do thanks to a bad expierence with Nair a few years back)? It says to put this stuff in your inside elbow not not wash it off for two days? This stuff isn't staying on my head for two days, why should I keep it on my elbow for two days. Seems like you're just asking for a chemical reaction doing that!

Any thoughts?

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Date: 2/14/13 7:53 PM

Yep, it washes out over time. But if you want it out sooner, there a product you can buy, I believe it's called "color oops" or something like that, that will remove the color.

I never did the allergy test, but my skin isn't that sensative (and it seemed like a pain). Two days seems a bit much. Maybe it's necessary or maybe the company is just trying to cover their ....

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Subject: Im Scared! Date: 2/14/13 8:40 PM

I have used these semi-permanent dies before to die my hair just a bit darker. It would normally last a bit longer for me, about 6 weeks. For me, it will last a bit longer if you don't wash your hair for a day or two after you dye it.

Even though it isn't completely permanent it will still stain your counter, bathtub and towels if you're not careful. Ask me how I know... :]
-- Edited on 2/14/13 8:42 PM --

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Date: 2/14/13 10:14 PM

For me, the hardest part is getting the right color. I have dark brown hair but any brown makes my hair look hideously dark (think cheap black dye).

I finally tried the darkest blond and it did the trick. I have no idea why and also no idea if it's just me.

I hate dealing with the mess and finally gave up. As soon as our house is paid off, color at a salon is going back in the budget!

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Date: 2/14/13 10:18 PM

Have you changed your hairstyle in 40 years? If not or it is very similar to what it was in high school, then start there first. I'd wait on the coloring until you have a good style.

I had the 'high school" look for a long time. I had long hair and bangs. I finally grew the bangs out after I turned 50. Up until then, my hair style was about the same, long and limp. Just growing out my bangs was a big deal to me and I have never gone back to bangs. I never thought much about the High School look I still had. I had the ME look, and I did not know any better. Now I do. I also have my hair colored 2-3 times a year, for an emotional boost. It sure helps to have a new hair style or color.

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Date: 2/14/13 11:17 PM

I will admit this. I have colored my hair for over thirty years, and neither of my children as ever seen my real hair color.

I get my hair colored every four weeks. We have missed a few times over the years, such as when either my stylist had a baby, or I did, and the occasional other time, but mostly I am there every four weeks, whatever the weather.

I have not been since my December appointment. I got sick the day after Christmas, then ended up in the hospital for a week and had to stay in until I got the all-clear from my doctor, which I did the day before yesterday. In the meantime, my stylist had to have an operation. This is the longest I have gone without getting my hair done in all of those more than thirty years.

I am getting my hair done asap. I am a natural redhead, and my stylist will swear to it. My husband will swear to it. My children will swear to it. My neighbors will swear to it. My son-in-law will swear to it. His parents will swear to it. My rabbi will swear to it. The governor of Wisconsin will swear to it.

I hope you are satisfied that I am a natural redhead.

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Date: 2/14/13 11:44 PM

Quote: talesofawannabe
I have used these semi-permanent dies before to die my hair just a bit darker. It would normally last a bit longer for me, about 6 weeks. For me, it will last a bit longer if you don't wash your hair for a day or two after you dye it.



Even though it isn't completely permanent it will still stain your counter, bathtub and towels if you're not careful. Ask me how I know... :]
-- Edited on 2/14/13 8:42 PM --

Can hair die?

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Subject: Im Scared! Date: 2/14/13 11:49 PM

Once it leaves the scalp, hair is already dead. However hair dye rarely damages follicles.

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Date: 2/15/13 0:11 AM

Sadie, my advice is to go to a salon for your first time. Get highlights/lowlights. They will hold your hand, whisper sweet nothings, help you pick out the right colors for your skin and play up the natural greatness of your original hair color. Do that first. It takes a month or 2 or 3 until you have to do anything abou tit again and then you can reevaluate under sunnier circumstances (seasons will change, moods will be lighter). February is a dark month.

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Subject: Im Scared! Date: 2/15/13 0:38 AM

FYI, semipermanent color is much more likely to stain your skin and bathroom than permanent color. I'm not sure why that is, chemically, but paradoxically I find permanent color much easier to work with. Start with a color not too far from your own and see how it goes.

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