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Semi- and permanent hair dyes?

Postby evian » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:05 pm

Now, I suppose I have to say some things about what I've put my hair through for you to really understand. Sorry about the excess information. (Questions at the end, if you want to skip ahead)

I have a darkish brown color naturally, but I've bleached it (generally just the roots, unless I decided to change colors- for example, I've had the full rainbow at one time. I had to bleach that all out for the next color, bright neon pink) for several years to a VERY light blonde.

My hair is still fairly healthy, but pretty frizzy. Not surprising, I have curly hair and I used to straighten it about 5 times a week. I use Special Effects semi-permanent hair dye only, besides the bleach, so I have -no- experience with other colors.

I've had a very nice bright red color for almost 2 years now, bleaching every 2-3 months, roots only. (It's all the SFX colors mixed together, but mostly Devilish and Blood Red, looks a lot like Ariana Grande's color).

It usually takes about a month for it to be noticeably faded, but it'd still be red to pink for a few months, just getting a lot lighter over time.

--On to the questions--

Now, I'd really like to stop bleaching my hair so light, but I love the color I have. I was thinking I might be able to get a permanent dye that's red, (though maybe not SO red... but an unnatural darker bright red, if you know what I mean) and use mainly that.

So, would that fade a lot? Or, more than I'm used to? I'm used to re-dying the red about once a month to every 6 or 7 weeks, but I usually only bleach once every 2 to 3 months.

Would this be much different, or would the only re-dyes necessary be roots and maybe touchups or 'refreshers' for the color to look better once in a great while? (Like, about 6 months or because of fade? I don't know how much permanent dyes fade, but I've heard that they do lose a bit of their luster.)

If it does fade, would it be reasonable to dye that permanent color every so often for roots, and then just 'fix the fade' with my semi-permanent reds? I'd think that would be better for my hair, so I don't have to bleach it so much. I'm okay with bleaching, but I'd prefer it not have to be very light.

Sorry I'm asking so much. But to sum it up, I currently bleach my dark brown hair very light and then use a semi-perm red. I want to switch to a permanent red color. Would it fade much? How often would I have to re-dye because of fade alone, not roots?
If I chose to use a permanent color, would I still be able to use my semi-perm reds over it and have it look alright?

My hair looks... light. Like, not the color so much, but it just... it's different. I think a perm color would fix that, even if I still used the semi-perm reds over that. Would that be better for my hair, or would it make little difference?

Also, I would love to know if you know of a good permanent red dye that I could do myself? I've never had my hair done by anyone else, I've done it myself about 40 times, so I'm very used to it and I've done someone else's and it turned out fine, so... are there any good permanent reds I could buy to use myself?
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Semi- and permanent hair dyes?

Postby sandon » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:14 pm

You've got more chemicals on you than I have in a year! It doesn't matter how 'healthy' it is outside, it's what's inside that counts.
Style meets chemistry meets biology: We're talking hair coloring.

Playing with chemicals is not like playing with clothes, or doing a manicure, there are penalties for playing chemicals in the lab. Even hair color experts at the salon are not rocket scientists, they do a bang up dye jobs to their clients or their own hair.

Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

Google: Teen 'feared she would die' after reaction to hair dye
The allergic reaction was caused by a well-known brand of semi-permanent hair dye Chloe used to turn her hair black for a Hallowe’en party. . . . . called for beauty bosses to ban hair dye chemical PPD (para-phenylenediamine) from the shelves. 11-04-11

The chemical is not new and is present in a number of brands of dark hair colours, acting to help adhere the dye to the hair so that it doesn't wash out. It’s made from coal tar and is used in both permanent and semi-permanent hair colours. It’s well-known to be a cause of serious allergic reactions -- including something called contact dermatitis which can lead to rashes, blisters, and open sores.
PPD is sometimes added to black henna tattoos and that using them is not safe. Allergic reactions usually begin within two to 10 days following application. One bad reaction can lead to sensitivities to other products such as hair dye, sunblock and some types of clothing dyes. Oftentimes, it's using the product a second or third time.

Google: A 38-year old mother left in a coma after using hair dye. SHE DYED HER HAIR MANY TIMES BEFORE, USING THE SAME BRAND. The British woman who went into coma after a reaction to hair dye has died after a year. Updated 11-25-12. The woman suffered a heart failure, struggled for breath and became unconsciousness. Her family blamed paraphenylenediamine, a chemical found in hair colour. Her family has now called for paraphenylenediamine to be banned from home dye kits. In 2000, a 38-year-old Indian-origin woman from Birmingham, Narinder Devi, died after an allergic reaction to hair dye.

Permanent black hair dye is linked to causing leukemia and lymphomas.

Google search: Salon hair dye horror stories. About 305,000 results (0.20 seconds) OR Google Salon Hair Dye Lawsuits. About 336,000 results (0.17 seconds) Dec. 2011
When it comes to hair care treatments, product use or visits to a salon or spa, the consumer must take responsibility to do their homework and be aware of all the risks involved.
Vanessa Minnillo Lachey: "I dated a guy once who wanted me to have blonde hair. Clearly, he was the wrong guy for me! I went to a lady who bleached my hair and it literally fell out. So, not only did I go back to my natural hair, I broke up with the guy!"
Another example posted on YA! 8-20-12. Is it just me or does xxl live max blonde make your scalp feel like it on fire? I've recently used a max blonde on my hair and I had to wash it wash off straight away because my scalp felt like it was on fire has this happend to anyone else?

A WOMAN was temporarily blinded when her face swelled up "like a football" following what she told was a severe reaction to hair dye.
Carmen Rowe, 25, from Swansea was hospitalised for three days after using the Clairol 'Nice n' Easy' natural black colour. She said: "I lost my job, all for the sake of a glamorous hairstyle. I just want to warn parents what could happen." She claimed she carried out a skin test 48 hours before using the dye without a problem and has been colouring her hair since she was 13. March 3, 2012.

Example of one who's hair is falling and stopped growing from YA!:
"my hair had been bleached many times and can't grow past a certain length
its also falling out . i stopped bleaching it.
i just need to add lenght! but if i can stop it from falling out..that be great too"

Google: January Jones: "My Hair Is Falling Out In Clumps" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/27… 1-28-13 To quote Joni Mitchell, "you don't know what you got till your thick hair is gone."
Another example from YA UK: I am 21 years old i hav suffer frm thin dull and dry hair after i have gone through colouring in hair two tyms?
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