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Permanent and semi-permanent hair dye ruins my hair (lots of hair but very very fine) - has anyone had luck with something more natural or herbal, henna type thing? I need a cool toned black for my hair so am reluctant to try henna incase it looks red
I use henna from 'The henna guys' buy online. They have a really good range of colours and it's the best henna I've ever used. People are always complimenting my hair! Also I bought a black turban towel to use when the henna is on and it's really good at keeping it all in place as the only downside is it's messy.
I used to use henna and indigo to get a natural looking ashy black but it was a lot of faff. Some people have had success with a one step process (applying both the henna and indigo together) but I couldn't get it to work so did the henna first then the indigo separately. The results were lovely but I just couldn't be bothered with the upkeep.
True semi-permanent dyes (like Manic Panic, Special Effects, Adore, etc.) might be an option but they don't always stick very well to unbleached hair, it depends what your natural colour is and how porous your hair is.
@cornflake my natural colour is dark brown just prefer it a bit darker. Haven't tried the indigo and henna yet - will look into it thank you. Also tried the other semi permanents and they don't really 'stick' to my hair that well - tend to be gone after a few washes aaaaargh