Dyeing hair

India
December 25, 2012 12:10am CST
2 days back the barber came home and cut my hair but hair was not dyed; I don’t do this in any saloon because they use chemical dyes. For dyeing I prefer herbal dye, which gives ‘natural-black’ shade; so I asked my grandson to do this job using the herbal powder. After he did, well I had not seen if he applied the dye properly and uniformly; when I went to wash the hair, I discovered he has left patches; as if a crow has picked some hair. [b]My wife usually does this for me; this time I told my grandson; it is not his fault; he has no experience. Today it was re-dyed.[/b] [b]Do you dye your hair? How frequently, mine is once a month or whenever I get a haircut. What dye you use and who dyes your hair? Please respond and share your views on this. Thanks in advance.[/b] ‘MERRY XMAS’ Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . 25/12/2012 [i][/i][u][/u]
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@prashu228 (25504)
• India
25 Dec 12
I don't dye my hair but apply henna sometimes as its good for hair as they say it stops hair falling and keeps the hair in good condition. But i have heard many side effects of using hair dyes . But i like the color of the hair after applying henna very much.
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@louievill (19633)
• Philippines
25 Dec 12
Yes henna,, I was suppose to but you mentioned it already, henna is a natural dye from plants that had been used i think since the time of the Egyptians, at my age i still do not dye my hair, only shampoo that contains henna, aloe vera plant is also good for the hair and so is coconut oil ( some apply virgin oil)
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• India
10 Jan 13
Prashu Henna is totally safe, if you have in your garden or around, pluck; grind fine with water and apply; the so called henna powder in market contain colors; not advisable.. Thanks for sharing
• India
10 Jan 13
dear lou.. We have shampoo congaing aloe vera, what is 'virgin-oil'? Thanks for sharing
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Dec 12
Hi, I don't dye my hair, I used to do it but I stopped the practice after knowing that most dye in the market can cause cancer. I don't know if it is true but I stopped it. You herbal dye sound good I should try it if I can fins some on the market. For now, I'll have to be content with the salt and pepper color of my front bangs and still jet black back portions.
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@prashu228 (25504)
• India
25 Dec 12
hi I agree the researches proved it. But i didn't understand what is salt and pepper color? i never heard of this one. Can you tell me about the same?
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
26 Dec 12
You take ground pepper, the black one, mix it with equal amount of powered white salt, that's the color.
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• India
10 Jan 13
Salt and pepper color, wow will try next time, the present color will last a month.. Thanks for sharing the details of this color
@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
25 Dec 12
I also dye my grey hairs Professor. I do it myself because it's thrifty that way. Since it's hard to dye the back portion of my hair, i let the caregiver of my father-in-law apply it. Well, he is doing it nicely too.
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• India
10 Jan 13
Yes dear, it is always economical if done in home; good the care giver does it, your hair color is blonde or natural black? Thanks for sharing
@SIMPLYD (82837)
• Philippines
12 Jan 13
My hair is naturally black professor. But i dye it with a medium brown color. The salon lady said it would suit my fair skin.
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
9 Jan 13
Dyeing my hair never been something that appeals to me. I began to go gret a long while ago and have now had a complete head of grey hair for some time, but as far as I am concerned if that is the colour of my hair then I accept it. I am aware that the practice is quite popular, but I am not self conscious about it and see no purpose served by trying to make myself look different or younger.
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• India
10 Jan 13
I honor your views my friend. Thanks for sharing
@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
27 Dec 12
I don't dye my hair and neither does my husband. We prefer showing off our wisdom. I don't care if my husband is grey and silver and he doesn't mind if I am getting grey. Actually, its a pretty and soft grey. Since we are the only people that matter to each other and since we both think we look great in grey, then that's all that matters. We give each other hair cuts and he styles my hair to suit both him and me. Since he is the one who looks at my hair, then he wants a say in how to style and cut my hair. Since it is my head of hair, I also have a say in how I want it cut. Thank goodness we both agree on the same hair style and cut. He just likes his hair cut short and so, that is easy. I don't like the idea of putting chemicals and dyes on my head. First time I heard of herbal dyes. Might be worth looking into but right now, I am pleased with my head of hair, just the way it is!
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• India
10 Jan 13
Thanks for sharing about your and your hubby's hair and choices, I honor it lol If you can get herbal dyes, try it, have you tried henna leaves?
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
26 Dec 12
It is well beyond time that I color my hair again because the last time that I colored my hair was back in August so I have a serious root problem going on right now. In the past I've not been a person that has done a lot of dying of my hair because I was happy with my natural hair color. Unfortunately, however, I've started to get some gray hair and I really prefer to keep that covered up.
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• India
10 Jan 13
Good, you do it to cover the gray hairs, my wife is running 60, her hair is still black, few gray strands; but she does not dye.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
26 Dec 12
Hello Professor. Each time when I have my haircut or when I see a lot of grey hair obviously seen, I either have it dyed in the barber shop or at home by my wife. In fact, I prefer it dyed at home as it is more convinent at home. In the barber shop, I have to wait for my service. Merry Christmas to you, Professor.
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• India
10 Jan 13
Thanks for sharing friend Williams Yes home is better, convenient, no need to wait lol.
25 Dec 12
Hello,I have a lot of experience in dyeing my own hair and dyeing other's hair. I usually dye my hair between a 1-4 months all depending how my roots are showing or how fast my hair grows. The hair dye, which I swear by, is Clairol Natural Instincts. I don't know if this formula is 100% natural or what but every time I use it, it makes my hair look so healthy and shiny. This product contains natural ingredients like aloe, vitamins and antioxidants. Also, it says on the box that it is ammonia-free which is the best part. Again I really don't know if it is all totally natural, but I know that every time I use it my hair looks a lot better. Usually I dye my own hair, but some times I will have my friend dye it just so I can get is perfect without getting it on my face and what not. Well have a Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays. -Frankie J.
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• India
10 Jan 13
Hi Frankie Thanks for sharing in details As per your profile you are 20 years young, why you need dyeing?
@vandana7 (67531)
• India
25 Dec 12
Not as yet. I am getting gray hair on one side like Mrs. Gandhi. There is more of course. But honestly, I would rather it looked neat and tidy and completely gray or with neat strands of gray like Leela Naidu's or Nafisa Ali's hair. I think they look really sophisticated. Even Sonia Gandhi does not paint her hair completely. It takes guts but come on, if my hair looked black, and I had wrinkles all over, people would anyway know my age, isn't it? I want to look my age, not an year less, not an year more. :)
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• India
10 Jan 13
Vandy Dying hair will never hide one's age I still do it, because i am doing it past 15 years. Guess you look like Indira Gandhi, may i request you to share a bigger picture of yours here.
• United States
25 Dec 12
I dyed my hair a lot. My hair is very dark and I would bleach it out. But now I am getting enough gray (and I am proud of it!) so I call them "natural highlights' and no longer dye my hair. It also saves a tiny bit of money. It wasn't expensive anyway since I did it myself! But every penny counts.
• India
10 Jan 13
he he ; those natural hi-lights must be making you look grave lol. Thanks for sharing
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
25 Dec 12
hi professor, i have seen the re-dyed hair. its good now. like it erased about 10 years of your age. really! i go to the parlor to have my hair dyed every 4 to 6 months. when i was younger, i liked it really black but as i got older, i prefer to have it brown.. it brightens the face. i cant do it myself. always very independent about professional job. its always hair cut and hair dye. costs around 500 pesos when i had my last one, about a month ago. quite expensive, i know, but i just treat it like a "gift" to myself for my hard work everyday at the office. have a nice day. ann
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• India
10 Jan 13
Honey Spending 500 peso in 4-6 months is not bad, may be you call this as gift to your self. If i am going to your home this October I will carry few packets of the herbal dye and color your hair for free lol. Thanks for sharing