hair coloring

United States
July 31, 2008 11:14am CST
I am extremely allergic to something in hair coloring. I've had salt-n-pepper hair since my late teens, and now my hair's mostly white. I'm lucky that it's grown in well; people often ask who frosted my hair so well. Still, I started looking like an old woman when I was young. Now that I'm old, I do sort of with I could color my hair. Does anybody know of a hypoallergenic hair coloring? It may be the ammonia or the petroleum-based products that my scalp can't handle, but I tried henna, and it sent me to the emergency room, too. Any suggestions?
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Hi Cobra, Well I'm 58 and only have a few grays but I'm not bragging but unfortunately, I don't have any answers for you.There must be something out there you can use. My sister-in-law is a hair dresser, I'll ask her. I only wish my hair would look nice if I let it go. My twin decided to go ahead and color her hair. I don't know why, cause hers wasn't anymore gray than mine. Oh well, you do what you gotta do. Good luck. leenie
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• United States
1 Aug 08
Thanks, Leenie. I'll bet it's great to have a twin -- you can see how you'd look with something changed without changing it yourself! If you sister-in-law has any hints, I'll be anxious to know about them.
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@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
10 Oct 08
Um...I use Kool Aide, but alot of that is chemicles as well. And it can be extremely aggravating to some people's skin (I can barely do it). I use Kool aide though, because it's the only dye so far that actually changes my hair to something other than brunette for a few weeks. In the old days, people'd use plants to stain their hair colors. Various berries, beets, stuff like that. Since your hair's white, that might work...but I'm not sure how you'd go about doing it or how long it'd last.
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• United States
10 Oct 08
It might just be fun during the next vacation from work. Thanks for the suggestion!
• United States
12 Oct 08
Luck, dearie! I hope you find something that works for you!