Advice on hair dye products requested!!

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Advice on hair dye products requested!!

catsin catsin
I'm wanting to dye my hair a darker color than it is, but I hate the destruction that comes with hair dyes--so I'm wondering what products you know of or use that are the LEAST damaging to hair.

All my hair is currently dye free so I'm hoping to find something that will keep it fresh and not frizzled. Thanks!!
04/08/2012
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Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Have you considered a natural hemp dye?
04/08/2012
Annemarie Annemarie
AR has a good suggestion, a hemp dye. There's also henna dye, which is natural and doesn't damage.

For more commercial dyes, I like Clairol's Natural Instincts line. I find it makes my hair feel healthier, actually. It's temporary, lasts up to 28 washes. I wash my hair once or twice a week, so that's like, 4 months!
04/08/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Annemarie
AR has a good suggestion, a hemp dye. There's also henna dye, which is natural and doesn't damage.

For more commercial dyes, I like Clairol's Natural Instincts line. I find it makes my hair feel healthier, actually. It's ...
A good friend of mine swears by the henna dyes, so that's something that I would go with. But the Natural Instincts line has treated me well in the past too.
04/09/2012
Sex Positivity Sex Positivity
How dark do you want to go? Because some hemp/henna dyes can stain darker than you want them to.
04/09/2012
indiglo indiglo
I was going to mention the Clairol Natural Instincts too. That's always been really gentle, and eventually just fades on its own so you don't have to worry about growing your hair out. (Important for those of us with really long hair.)
04/09/2012
Sex Positivity Sex Positivity
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Originally posted by indiglo
I was going to mention the Clairol Natural Instincts too. That's always been really gentle, and eventually just fades on its own so you don't have to worry about growing your hair out. (Important for those of us with really long hair.)
Absolutely. Clariol is pretty gentle with all of their dyes.
04/09/2012
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
If you want something that's not going to be too harsh on the hair go to Sally Beauty Supply and look into their demi-permanent or semi-permanent dyes. Not as harsh as permanent or the other stuff you get right out of the box.

I bleach the hell out of my hair so I need gentle stuff, but I always go with N'Rage or Manic Panic's crazy colors. They have semi-permanent in natural colors, too.

I used to work at a Sally's and did a lot of playing around with my hair. It's your best bet and they can tell you what would be best for you.
04/09/2012
GONE! GONE!
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Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
If you want something that's not going to be too harsh on the hair go to Sally Beauty Supply and look into their demi-permanent or semi-permanent dyes. Not as harsh as permanent or the other stuff you get right out of the box.

I bleach the ...
This! Demi-permanent dyes are a nice middle ground.
04/09/2012
Gracie Gracie
I go to the salon every 3 or 4 months and let my hair guy deal with it. But my hair is pretty gray and I have to do maintance at home. I use Loving Care just at the roots about every 4th or 5th shampoo. It is very gentle! If you are going darker this might work because you could start off using color all over and then just touchup as new growth appears. I find doing this refreshes the color everywhere.
04/09/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
If you already are dark, I'd use amla or buxus or any indian herb that's made for haircare. It'll darken them gradually, naturally and without hurting your hair.
04/09/2012
Beck Beck
I don't really know about them. I rarely dye my hair. This was an interesting post thanks for posting it.
04/09/2012
Kitka Kitka
I don't know much about hennas/hemp/demi-perma nent dyes but I've heard they're better than regular dye. At the moment I just use ColorSilk because it's what I can afford and it's always worked the best for me. Good luck in finding something that works for you!
04/09/2012
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
I've never dyed my hair until about 5 months ago. I had virgin hair. I was afraid that I would damage my hair. I decided to go with an intense red shade. I've heard great things about Garnier Fructis dyes so I decided to try that. The dye smells delicious once all the ingredients are mixed together. I dyed my hair about 4 times in a 2 month span of time to get the hair color I wanted because I have dark brown. The box comes with dye along with a conditioner for use after dying your hair and is AMAZING!2 It smells great and keeps your hair really moisturized. 4 months later and my hair is softer than ever! The dye didn't damage my hair from what I can see. I love this brand of dye. I'm planning on dying my hair blue black soon.
04/09/2012
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