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    Default Which at home hair dye do you use?

    Super curious: If you dye your hair at home, what brand of dye do you use?

    I see so many different ones on the market and have been having a hard time deciding which to use next. Currently using Revlon Colorsilk in #10 Black, as it covers my naturally auburn hair plus the few grays I have really well. The reason i'm branching out and looking for a new dye is mostly due to the fact that no matter what I do/use, the color bleeds like crazy every time it gets wet. Black dye is a nightmare to get out of stuff, so any recommendations for something that bleeds less would be appreciated.
    Bonus points if it makes your hair look glossy!
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    Default Re: Which at home hair dye do you use?

    I've stopped using commercial dye and switched to a henna/indigo plant based combo, but when I did use commercial dye I found that clairol natural instincts semipermanent lasted just as long as permanant dye and didn't dull my hair. It left my hair shiny and healthy. You have to rinse it really well though to prevent bleeding dye. I used to lay down and soak my rinsed hair in the tub for awhile afterward to get the rest of the excess dye out.



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    Default Re: Which at home hair dye do you use?

    I went to sally's. If you find a good rep there they will help you get what you need.
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    Default Re: Which at home hair dye do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by laurielegs View Post
    I've stopped using commercial dye and switched to a henna/indigo plant based combo, but when I did use commercial dye I found that clairol natural instincts semipermanent lasted just as long as permanant dye and didn't dull my hair. It left my hair shiny and healthy. You have to rinse it really well though to prevent bleeding dye. I used to lay down and soak my rinsed hair in the tub for awhile afterward to get the rest of the excess dye out.
    How is the henna/indigo? I bought one recently (it's called It's Pure) but haven't used it yet.

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    Default Re: Which at home hair dye do you use?

    I get my stuff from Sally. I use a Wella colour and toner and Ion volume 30 and the Sally fake Olaplex. My hair looks the same as when the salon did it.
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    Default Re: Which at home hair dye do you use?

    Yes, I bought some of the Wella (2 dyes to mix +developer). From amazon.

    However, I'm lazy so.. box dye. I liked L'Oreal Excellence, but there's a new L'Oreal box dye called Age Perfect. For us older b*tches. It has not only a conditioner, but an Olaplex knock off which I don't use them, or haven't so far
    I love it, I also mix in there Gray Magic to help cover the grays.
    I don't use shampoo right after dying. I just wet it, scrub a bit like I'm using shampoo, rinse well after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whirlerz View Post
    Carmel : are you waiting at least 3 days after dying to wash your hair? You should.
    typically i wash my hair once every 5 days. It dries out terribly if i wash it more. :/
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    Default Re: Which at home hair dye do you use?

    Go to Sally's. Ask the people what stuff they recommend to dye your hair with. I personally like Ion brand. Ask them if it's 2 to 1 or 1 to 1 with dye and developer. Get a 20 volume developer and some gloves, with a brush and a bowl. Get a hair conditioning treatment for like a dollar or two. Make sure you have color safe shampoo and conditioner. I always wrap my hair in Saran Wrap and let it sit for a half hour. Put Vaseline on your skin, around your ears and back of your neck so the dye doesn't stick to your skin and stain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidross View Post
    Go to Sally's. Ask the people what stuff they recommend to dye your hair with. I personally like Ion brand. Ask them if it's 2 to 1 or 1 to 1 with dye and developer. Get a 20 volume developer and some gloves, with a brush and a bowl. Get a hair conditioning treatment for like a dollar or two. Make sure you have color safe shampoo and conditioner. I always wrap my hair in Saran Wrap and let it sit for a half hour. Put Vaseline on your skin, around your ears and back of your neck so the dye doesn't stick to your skin and stain it.

    ^ This, and the dye load in boxed hair coloring is very high. Essentially you get more bang for your buck with boxed hair dye, but if you're trying something more complicated than refreshing your hair color, go to a Professional.

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    I use Adore. It's a semipermanent hair glaze. It makes my hair look super shiny and expensive, but I don't know about how much dark colors will bleed since it's not permanent. I think it's worth trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chanzep View Post
    I get my stuff from Sally. I use a Wella colour and toner and Ion volume 30 and the Sally fake Olaplex. My hair looks the same as when the salon did it.
    I'm going to have to do this.
    I did a mini touch up, & it didn't cover as good, I did it again today, it's better, but still not quite the coverage I want.
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    I use either tints of nature or naturtint. You can find them at Sprouts Market if there's one near you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emanuelle View Post
    I use Adore. It's a semipermanent hair glaze. It makes my hair look super shiny and expensive, but I don't know about how much dark colors will bleed since it's not permanent. I think it's worth trying.
    Do you find Adore to be strong-smelling? I want to try it, but for example, Overtone was WAY too heavily fragranced for me... smelled like chemicals and fake bubblegum and fake flower perfume. Gave me a headache for days, even after washing. Manic panic seems okay; not heavily fragranced. Where does Adore fall in that continuum? Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessaJade View Post
    How is the henna/indigo? I bought one recently (it's called It's Pure) but haven't used it yet.
    I used to use henna and indigo as well. I can share my experience. They can both be EXTREMELY PERMANENT. With henna, you need to be sure that a warm/orange tone is going to go well with your skin tone. Even when I used indigo mixed in the henna to make it brown, it was a warm brown that really exacerbated any redness I had in my skin. When you try to bleach indigo out, it will often leave behind a sickly blue green. Messing around with henna and indigo is what eventually caused me to need to cut my hair super short due to damage from trying to remove it (pixie cut) and start over again.

    If you go this route, make sure you buy body art quality henna ONLY. Most store-bought dyes contain metallic salts, which can react horribly with other dyes, and is the reason most hair dressers will not touch your hair with a 10 foot pole if you tell them you have used henna. However, body art quality henna does not contain metallic salts, and so it is safe to use with other dyes, bleach, etc.

    longhaircommunity.com has a ton of info if you want to delve into henna. You do want to do your research before trying it because, as I said, it can be very permanent and hard to get out.

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    ^Great info, thx. I will do more research before using it. Not least as my hair doesn't really grow quickly so any mistakes would be extra annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveyDovey View Post
    I use either tints of nature or naturtint. You can find them at Sprouts Market if there's one near you.
    Are either of those henna-based?

    I used to use henna but it's hard to find where I live.

    Back on topic, Clairol's hair dye is the way to go if you're going to dye hair black, brown or red.

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    I agree with the above comments on henna. I get mine from thehennaguys website or from Amazon. The body art kind gives better results for me. It's definitely permanent, but for me that's the best part. Other colors fade too fast on my hair. It's awesome if you want red (pure henna), black or brown colors (henna + indigo).

    Be sure you get 100% henna pure plant color with no other additives.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SnuffleUffleGrass View Post
    Are either of those henna-based?

    I used to use henna but it's hard to find where I live.

    Back on topic, Clairol's hair dye is the way to go if you're going to dye hair black, brown or red.
    No. I've used henna before. Found it online. I like these brands because they cover my gray and my brunette doesn't wind up looking all orange.
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    Default Re: Which at home hair dye do you use?

    First off, a huge thank you to everyone in this thread! Truly appreciate the guidance.
    My only hesitation with henna is dying or processing hair in any other way after using it. Every time I've had hair relaxed, permed, treated with keratin, or dyed the stylist has asked if my hair has ever been dyed with henna.
    Does anyone have experience with having their hair treated in some way after using henna based dyes?

    Looking at sally's website right now and it's a lot to take in but giving me so many ideas! Been tempted for quite some time to dye my hair something other than dark black (basically just did it because it's an easy color to not mess up) but now I'm kind of tempted to lift the color a bit, then proceed to dye it a very dark blue. Figure if I absolutely hate it, I can always go back to dying it black but with a higher quality dye and developer.
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    Default Re: Which at home hair dye do you use?

    Henna forms a type of 'shield' over your hair, which can make it difficult/reactive when using other dyes after using it, which is why hair stylist will ask about that.

    Edit: I see Adrienne 7 did an excellent job of explaining this, much better than me

    I, personally have shied away from using it for that reason.

    But. I used to use a clear henna spray, (forgot the name) I liked it, haven't used it in a while. It did give my hair more body & shine.

    Hopefully you can find a look you like that works for you!

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