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Please talk to me about hair dye....

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KatyMac Sat 23-Aug-08 16:11:02

I put a permanent colour on my hair about 3 weeks ago & it has completely washed out

This is not the first time - on occasions I have a hairdresser dye it & it ften washes out or doesn't last long

So which make is the longest lasting - it is to cover grey

Actually if my grey were more gold/red they would be lovely highlights hmm


piratecat Sat 23-Aug-08 16:48:32

did you leave it on long enough.

what colour is your hair, or what colour dye are you using.

i only have exp of dark brown.

MissisBoot Sat 23-Aug-08 16:49:52

I use nice n easy and leave it on for about 40 mins - normally gives pretty good coverage on most of my grey hair.
Would recommend it.

birdinatent Sat 23-Aug-08 17:01:28

I use nice and easy too, leave it on a bit longer than they say, prob around 40 mins like missisboot says. Red shades have a tendency to wash out or fade faster than other shades, so maybe thats the problem??

KatyMac Sat 23-Aug-08 18:57:12

Hmm - my hair is dark brown & I'm using dark brown

I think I used Nice & Easy.....I left it on for 40 mins (so maybe longer next time)


piratecat Sun 24-Aug-08 18:08:40


i used to use permanents for a few yrs. Yet my hair suffered. Now i use a semi, the normal Casting one (not the more expensive Casting one)in their medium brown. I leave it on for longer than i am supposed too, but the regrowth isn't as severe, and becuase it does fade, a bit, it looks a bit more natural.

Not so harsh iyswim. I have very grey hair and i find the coverage good.

KatyMac Sun 24-Aug-08 19:57:18

Well (like the pratt I am) I used a permanent one

By Garnier

With fruit oils hmm

THIS time it has taken - but it is slightly too dark

I guess it's back to the wash in ones - thanks for the suggestion

piratecat Sun 24-Aug-08 20:07:10

hey you are not a prat, i used to love my permanent red colour, but it took a toll on myhair. I went to the hairdressers, thinking about having some highlights done, and they did a sample, and my hair practically evaporated, and fizzed, as it had no protiens left in it. So i decided, to ditch the permanent, even tho it always looked quite glossy.

I have tried alot of the semi's and the one i mentioned is the best so far.

MissisBoot Mon 25-Aug-08 20:22:25

KatyMac - if it looks too dark don't worry - the colour should lift after a few washes to teh correct colour. I always feel I'm looking v gothic for the first few days!

KatyMac Mon 25-Aug-08 21:02:46

Thanks for the reassurance

My mum loves it

DH likes it

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