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any acceptable hair dye/color? [Aug. 28th, 2009|02:47 pm]
Mutiple Chemical Sensitivity


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I have been coloring my hair for 2 decades and I really don't want to stop. i use various products, from semi permanent to manic panic, etc. I like to use a mix of natural looking colors and supernatural looking colors. But, using any of the hair dyes I know of basically makes me all flared up for a couple days and that really sucks. Does anyone know of any hair dyes or colorings that are non toxic, or don't smell very much?

[User Picture]From: tuath13
2009-08-28 11:21 pm (UTC)
I have mild-to-moderate MCS and I use Naturcolor by Herbaceuticals. It has peroxide, but no ammonia. Managed to go from brunette to yellow-blond, but it took a few applications and a little time being strawberry. I've also used several henna products with success. Naturtint makes my scalp itch, though. As for the supernatural colors, you'd have to experiment with mixing to accomplish that, I think.
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[User Picture]From: hellgamatic
2009-08-29 02:17 am (UTC)
Where do you buy that? The site doesn't seem to have any place I can go to purchase it.
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[User Picture]From: hellgamatic
2009-08-29 02:19 am (UTC)
Oh, nevermind, I clicked the other link and it does have shopping available.
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[User Picture]From: tuath13
2009-08-29 02:21 am (UTC)
The Whole Foods near me carries it.
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[User Picture]From: sadie_sabot
2009-08-29 04:31 am (UTC)
regarding the henna, I've been told that hair that's previously been chemically treated goes to mush/breaks when you use henna on it. is this true?
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[User Picture]From: tuath13
2009-08-29 02:11 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't think so. Henna coats the hair and protects it. It will react to other colors and perhaps give you an expected shade. It is recommended that if you have used henna recently that you wait five weeks and cleanse the hair thoroughly to remove any remnants of henna before using other coloring methods.

As with anything, do a strand test before committing your whole head when trying something new. I am getting ready to try a new henna-based brand (Surya Brasil) after lightening with Naturcolor for a couple years. I think the henna will be better for my hair than the peroxide. I am also not going to be lightening any more. Henna works best if you are darkening or adding highlights to your existing color. I mainly do it to add body as my hair is very thin and fine.
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From: grackles
2009-08-29 06:37 am (UTC)
Back in the Olden Days before Manic Panic, people used Kool-Aid. I've never done it though and I have no idea if that would work for you.
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[User Picture]From: cyn
2009-08-29 04:14 pm (UTC)
i recently went to a hairstylist who used elumen and it wasn't fumey, has great bright colours, and i had no burning or itching reaction!


plus, it coats the hair instead of burning into it, and makes it glossy. i LOVE it.
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