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Posted:The dyes that work with wet hair (Feria and other L'oriel products) are much easier to get evenly distributed through your hair than the dry ones (Clairol, Garnier) but in my experience the colour doesn't last as long. Any red dye will come out very quickly, it's like standing in a pool of ribena for about 3 weeks while your shower, and it wrecks your best towels.
There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.
Posted:What are you trying you trying to do? Lighten I assume. There are really no "safe" household products to use as far as I know. You can use lemon juice and hang out in the sun and depending on your hair, you will get low to medium highlights(by low I mean not as noticible, not low lights which are different). I have dyed my hair alot and had every color(not by choice) except purple. If you have dark hair and you are trying to bleach it you have to be careful. I have naturally dark hair and alot of people with dark hair can have red undertones. When you try to lighten or bleach, it will turn red. Brassy, then rusty red, then it goes to red-orange, then this strange color that is unaturally red(can you say carrot top?). As you can see I am an expert by screw up default . In order to counter act this we have to get scientific(only a little). Every hair color dye has a base. Ash colors have a green base and can counteract the red, and tone down the brassiness. Violet can tone it down some too depending on your natural tones. Then there are the actual developers and levels, but that is a whole 'nother lesson. Just ask the lady at the salon supply store and she can help. I say go to the salon pick something only a few shades away from your natural color and then slowly lighten, till you get where you want. Trial and error is what it's all about. Or you can find a ex hair dresser friend who can help you(I have one of those, he fixes my hair when I F it up). Personally I like once ounce of winter wheat, one ounce of moon gold, two ounces of 30 volume developer and one ounce of shampoo. The shampoo mellows your tones and evens your highlights. Well this rant may be useless, but I am bored at work this mornign and so here ya go. Course the other alternative to all this is to say the hell with it and pay the 75 bucks to have it done right. But for a guy with short hair I just can't justify that so I go to Sally's beauty supply and pay three dollars for my color. I think I have an issue though, one lady stopped me and ask me all this stuff about color cause she though me and my friend worked there cause we were helping my other friend Jennie pick out color. Then the lady behind the counter asked me if I wanted to become a member cause I am in there so much and I said sure. Then when I got home, I realized she though I was a shop owner casue she gave me full shop benefits on my card. That means I can get those really cool giant hair dryers that you stick your head in like grandma used to do. I think I want one of those just to say I have one. Just some more useless info from the land of poi.
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