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RE: Hair Care Lair - Where even more hair related threads will come to dye...


Yeah it's all vegan, which is ace! Even the mascara, and powder. Woo wooo woooo!

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Oh, that's great! Yay!

Did you find out whether you can order things for me? If so, PM me with some bank or PayPal details, let me know how much I owe, and I'll send the money to you :).

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I have a question!

Now it isn't a massive deal if this doesn't work but I'm a wee bit bored with my hair at the moment, length wise but I've spent the past 4 years growing my hair and it's at the stage where it isn't mega long but it's definitely not short.
So to ease my itchy scissor fingers I was thinking about attempting to bleach a bit of my hair to break up the solid colour, however, I have been hennaing my hair for 18 months (Lush henna), so I know it's not going to go platinum blonde (I'm aiming for a more yellowy shade anyway).

Basically, do you think it'd work or would it just be totally unnecessary damage?

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I've bleached over faded Lush henna before and it's gone to orange/yellow, but it did fry my hair a bit. However, obvs everyone's hair's different, I'd DEFINITELY recommend doing a strand test - you don't want to melt your hair. I'd say maybe just bleach the ends so you can have a dip dye thing going on?



-- Edited by Antonym on Friday 16th of May 2014 09:37:54 PM

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I have a plan for my hair, but is it a sound one?

My hair right now: long, mostly virgin dark brown with a natural white stripe, but with tips bleached brassy from a bottle and some sunbleached streaks from last summer all over.

Goal: Dark purple hair with the natural white stripe intact. Must be mostly washed out by summer because of my job. I also want to get rid of the "blonde" parts of my hair.

How I plan to to do it: Semipermanent purple dye all over without pre-bleaching.

The worst case scenario here is that the greying parts of my hair goes lavender and stays that way until I cut it off. But semi-permanent dye dosen't stick well to unbleached white hair, does it?

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Semi-permanent purple will likely just look grey over the dark brown. You would probably be quicker and easier going for a permanent purple, something with a base colour near your own natural base, then colouring it back to your "natural" shade when you need it to be not purple.

On the white and blonde bits you would be best putting a red semi-permanent on before the purple to give more depth to the hair otherwise the purple would look really bright on those bits or potentially look quite muddy because the hair is too light under the dye.

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Actually, the hair looking grey is even better than it being purple, so that is great news. I just didn't think that grey hair was possible. But you say that the naturally white hair will absorb colour? That is bad news indeed, I don't want to risk that. Both me and several hairdressers have tried to get there with bleach and whitening and the conclusion is that the only thing that will give me long white hair is age.

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The naturally white bit I was meaning if you used permanent colour you would have to put red on first. Naturally white hair is a bit of an arse and can be hit or miss really. It can stain easily or it can be really resistant and just not take colour at all!

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Ah, ok strand test i is then and if the white hair stays white I'll give it a try. Thank you Emma, you're the best!

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The strand test turned out really great, a nice "natural" looking purple. Judging by the lock I used, my hair will look like it is the dark purple hair of an alien who have been exposed to solar rays and gotten bleached to various shades of brighter purple in places.

However, the white hair stains easily. It looks great, and I'm tempted to give it a go and then just dye everything brown in summer as Emma suggested. But then I won't get my white stripes back until I grow them back -that means two years to get it back to where it is now. Decisions... Decisions....

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Irilar, is there any way you could separate the white stripe from the hair you dye with some tin foil, or something along those lines? My boyfriend's sister had a really good white natural sorceress stripe and that's what she used to do when dyeing the rest of her hair (admittedly she did it via a hairdresser for really professional results), but maybe it also depends if your own stripe is an easily separable block or not?

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I feel like such a fool for not thinking of that myself Magda! It is indeed in an easily separable block. Thank you!

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Got a bit of a question for anyone who's bleached over henna.
I have used 3 hair dye removers to fade my henna to a light ginger shade and I've had part of my head shaved which is showing my natural blonde and the contrast is ridiculous, so I was wondering if I'd be able to bleach what is left of the henna and then tone it to white/very light blonde.



-- Edited by marthamagic on Thursday 21st of January 2016 01:06:53 PM

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Mooks! My hair is growing out from shaved & recently I found that curling itna bit makes it look less hideous in this inbetween stage. My hair reaaaally doesn't hold styling well at all though (hairdressers have remarked & explained why but I can't remember the reason...).

I'm wondering if anyone knows of any good styling products? I've tried a few hairsprays & gels, haven't experimented all that much though. I really want to keep a kind of fluffy look but still with some staying power, especially with the intense wind London has been getting!



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^^Something more like a clay? VO5 do some good 'texturising pastes' or whatever, and they all smell really good too. They're matte clay is thicker/stiffer, but there's a more flexible one too.

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This isn't really a question, but a half-hearted lament-turned-essay.

I've been growing my hair for a few years (4 years from shaved all over, with a stop-over at a pixie cut three years ago), and it's now mid-back length. I was planning on growing it until hip length, and then keeping it at that length until I want to do something new with it.

Now, my hair is thick. The individual strands are thick, and I have a lot of them. I also have an unbelievable amount of shedding, so much that people often fear my hair is thinning or ask if I'm balding (I'm not). It is also strong. It breaks vacuum cleaners, it clogs sinks, it makes my life miserable.

I have tried caffeine rinses and shampoos to prevent shedding, I have tried combing it through once every hour or two to catch any strays that want to escape, and before every shower to stop them from clogging the drain. And still I am pursued by shed hairs.

My boyfriend says I am being dramatic but I honestly feel that my life is a constant fight with my hair. I am enjoying having long hair, I enjoy the versatility, I like how* I look. But I am also wondering if it is really worth it, if I would be better off with a bob cut, or at least something considerably shorter so I have fewer metres of shed hair to deal with every day. He says I am being dramatic here too, because it's only hair, and it grows, so who cares if I cut it. But my hair is so important! I've been growing it for four years! I've finally achieved my goal of being my own hair goals! And I'm suffering for it!

Woe is me!

 

(*this photo also offers a glimpse of my face post-rhinoplasty, if anyone is curious)



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Do you leave it down? I would tie it back in a plait or a ponytail so you only need to brush it in the morning and before bed. That might help contain a lot of the hairs.

But if it's really thick then the longer it gets the heavier it will be so its a bit of a catch-22 really.

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I generally tied it up as of recently, in a cinammon bun or a plait. I always tie it up in a plait for bed, because otherwise it's a horrible nightmare in the mornings, and sometimes I use a nightcap as well.

My boyfriend and I cut it about 30cm off last night, which is about a year and a half of growth! (With proper, sharp hairdressing scissors, mind.) And I feel free! It's still long, but my head feels a lot lighter, the dry ends are gone, and I feel a lot better.



-- Edited by cowl on Friday 3rd of August 2018 08:29:24 AM

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