What Brand and Colour do you use for Hair Colours?

@jennybianca (12914)
Australia
December 22, 2009 8:59pm CST
I bought two hair colours today. One for my daughter. She is having the 8 washes one. It is by Schwarzkopf and is chocolate brown. She has long and thick hair, so I dont think one containor will be enough.. For my hair I buy a permanent, and it is by clairol, nice N easy, and is a dark brown colour. I use permanent because I am a completely grey white colour now. Hair colours are a bit of a nuisance to do, very messy and with the chance of getting it on my clothes. What hair colours do you use? Do you put it on yoursdelf or go to a hairdresser?
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
23 Dec 09
I use Nice N Easy also. I usually get a blonde shade. My natural color was a dark blonde, but now it has a lot of grey in it. It is shoulder length and VERY thick, but it only takes one bottle. A friend of mine does it and she comes close to running out. My hairdresser told me once if it looks like your going to run out add a little bit of water and shampoo to it. The part I hate most about it is washing my hair first. I hate to wash it, and I tried some brand that she had to wash it afterwards I liked that but I didn't like the color as much. The thing I like about Nice N Easy is the highlights, I think it looks more natural. I don't like that it has to be washed ahead of time and dry when it's put on. My mother says you don't have to wash it after you dye it and she considers it clean. I don't. Do you wash yours after you apply it?
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
23 Dec 09
No, I definitely dont wash it after applying it. I make sure my hair is clean of course, but I think one is supposed to wait a few hours or a day before applying hair colour after washing. I believe that the actual colour has a hair wash ingredient in it, so when it is time to rinse out the colour, just give it a bit of a scrub. I lke your idea of adding a little bit of weater and shampoo if you are running out of colour, as that could be with my daughters thick hair.
• United States
23 Dec 09
Yes the last color I bought said you should wait two days after washing it. I think the oils in your scalp make the application better. The last box I bought was a different brand and I was hoping it would say it should be washed out, but it didn't. One time my friend who usually does it was sick and the woman who cuts my hair did it and she washed it afterwards. It seemed to turn out the same as when it doesn't get washed.
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• United States
23 Dec 09
i use a revlon permanent color-it's the only thing i've found that will actually cover my grey.i've had it since 15,so it's important to cover that.a bit more expensive,but quality is worth it. i can use nice n easy,but it does make my scalp sting a bit.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
23 Dec 09
I have noticed that nice n easy can be a litle itchy when I use it, but only when Im applying it. Yes, Revlon is a great brand. I try to get discounted products if possible.
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• United States
23 Dec 09
i hear that.i do that sometimes for touch ups. i'm actually starting to see a few white now,kind of pretty. i just wish it'd make a streak instead of here,and here,and here..
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@sachii315 (489)
• Japan
24 Dec 09
Hi jennybianca! I am asian, so my hair is thicker, round and coarse. Some products don't go perfectly with asian hair so I go to a salon to had my hair colored. I don't know how to do it by myself because it might not be equally distributed to all portions. I love chestnut brown or mahogany color. Happy mylotting and happy holidays!
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
24 Dec 09
My latre husband had the thick, black course hair too, not that he used colour. I weould imagine the chestnut brown would go beautifully with your skin. There is another Asian response here, and she wants to know what colour streaks to use for her hair. You may have better advice than me.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
23 Dec 09
I used to have shiny black hair but have noticed grays are sprouting out now. I am thinking of putting a streak of color to my hair to make it more vibrant. I have yet to decide what color goes well with my Asian skin color. I prefer to go to professional hairdresser to do the job as they know best.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
24 Dec 09
I couldn't say myself as Im not good with colour and skin matching. Are you thinking of a streak that blends in, or one of those "hot" colours like pink?