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05-25-2015 07:49 AM
karenlovessnow Well, I did it...and quite frankly, I'm shocked at the results. It did not cover 100% of the gray but it covered a lot of it. I will def be doing it again. I'm very pleased!


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05-23-2015 02:42 PM
karenlovessnow My tea is brewing!


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05-22-2015 03:06 PM
karenlovessnow
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i haven't used tea. i used to use brown and black henna, and i liked it.

tea could last 3-4 weeks, depending on how often you wash.

recipe here:
http://www.holistic-chick.com/2013/0...featuring.html

i don't want to use anything that is going to break down the cuticle. peroxide breaks down the cuticle and removes natural coloring as it deposits new color. when the deposited color fades, the long-term result is always kind of orange. i don't like that orange color, nor do i care for the damage.

I am intrigued...I may have to try this!


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05-22-2015 01:30 PM
cuberail i haven't used tea. i used to use brown and black henna, and i liked it.

tea could last 3-4 weeks, depending on how often you wash.

recipe here:
http://www.holistic-chick.com/2013/0...featuring.html

i don't want to use anything that is going to break down the cuticle. peroxide breaks down the cuticle and removes natural coloring as it deposits new color. when the deposited color fades, the long-term result is always kind of orange. i don't like that orange color, nor do i care for the damage.
05-21-2015 04:54 PM
silva I've used henna for years and love the results. It is a time consuming process with making the paste to sit overnight, distributing it throughout hair without getting any on the walls and staining skin. I'd gotten so quick at it I forgo the gloves and my nails look like a heavy smokers for a couple of days!

Now I'm getting more grey hairs, and have a smaller bathroom. I'm not sure I want to continue. I hate how dark my hair looks against the greys-well white really but they're gnarly white
@cuberail -- have you used tea? I used to rinse with camomile but never one that had dye effects. Is it a temporary brightening or are there any like henna--but easier?
05-21-2015 01:35 PM
karenlovessnow
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Thank you, cuberail! I finally found one: Naturtint is in several stores near me. People give it good reviews too!

I bought Naturtint a few years ago but was afraid to use it. It's still in the cabinet but I'm sure it's expired. If you end up using it I'd be interested in knowing what you think of it.


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05-21-2015 08:01 AM
LedBoots
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You mean dye my hair with tea and walnuts? I have no idea if I can. Does that mean I can't find a hair color kit in stores that's cruelty free?
Whole Foods has several brands. I don't have personal experience, but found this link
http://www.peta.org/living/fashion/c...ee-hair-color/

You won't have to use walnuts.
05-21-2015 07:59 AM
ekblackwell Thank you, cuberail! I finally found one: Naturtint is in several stores near me. People give it good reviews too!
05-21-2015 07:50 AM
ekblackwell You mean dye my hair with tea and walnuts? I have no idea if I can. Does that mean I can't find a hair color kit in stores that's cruelty free?
05-21-2015 07:47 AM
cuberail can you try henna, black walnuts, or tea?
05-21-2015 07:40 AM
ekblackwell
Cruelty free hair dye in stores?

All the cruelty free hair dyes I find in lists are only available online or in expensive salons (like Paul Mitchell) where I have to pay triple.

Does anyone know where I can buy one in a store? I've checked drug stores and stores like GNF but can't find anything.

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