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jesusofutopia Tue 16-Dec-08 13:00:42

DS is 13 and wants to dye his hair black. I've said he can, school are not bothered so I don't see a problem with it.

Question is do I do it myself with a home-dye or take him to hair dressers to have it done properly?

VirginBoffinMum Tue 16-Dec-08 13:13:00

FGS take him to the hairdressers!!

mindalina Tue 16-Dec-08 13:16:30

Are you at all experienced with home hair dye? If yeah, then I would absolutely. Only thing that would worry me is that with dark colours it's easy to smear across your face, I always have dye round my hair line and occasionally elsewhere on my face blush for a couple of days after going dark.

julen Tue 16-Dec-08 13:17:40

I'd send him to the hairdressers', definitely. But that's just because I wouldn't want the hassle.

DeckTheHallsWithBling Tue 16-Dec-08 13:19:06

Depends on whether he wants truly black -clearly fake - or something more subtle. With that level of darkness, keeping in natural is hard.

Mindalina - after you've applied the dye, take a cotton swab soaked in surgical spirits around your hairline, ears etc. Works wonders.

DeckTheHallsWithBling Tue 16-Dec-08 13:19:26

Sorry, "keeping it natural is hard".

gingertabbywithsnowypaws Tue 16-Dec-08 13:20:36

diy much cheaper.

TinselianAstra Tue 16-Dec-08 13:22:58

Home dye is easy. If he's starting at 13 he needs to learn how to do it.

CuppaTeaJanice Tue 16-Dec-08 13:24:26

It's going to be expensive to take him to the hairdressers every time he needs his roots done.

If his hair's a bit longer (I'm assuming he's Emo or similar) then home dye will be fine, just smear his ears and forehead with vaseline first. Short hair I should imagine is more difficult to look neat.

TinselianAstra Tue 16-Dec-08 13:25:33

Surely it's a rite of passage to have at least one slightly-dodgy home dye?

jesusofutopia Tue 16-Dec-08 13:26:03

yes emo. He wants red streaks put in too but I said we'll see about that after he's got used to dying it black.

DeckTheHallsWithBling Tue 16-Dec-08 13:27:15

Okay, call me weird, but I think I'd rather have my DS with black hair with red streaks than just black hair.

Black hair looks fake and what if people think he thinks it looks natural? Gasp. The red stripes adds colour, and a fun twist.

DeckTheHallsWithBling Tue 16-Dec-08 13:27:24

Okay, call me weird, but I think I'd rather have my DS with black hair with red streaks than just black hair.

Black hair looks fake and what if people think he thinks it looks natural? Gasp. The red stripes adds colour, and a fun twist. grin

beanieb Tue 16-Dec-08 13:27:35

do it at home. Don't take him to a hairdresser - that would be madness!

jesusofutopia Tue 16-Dec-08 13:28:45

Oh yes, I quite like the quirky, ott hair styles. He can do it whatever colour he likes, I just want him to ease into it first rather than go all out and end up looking like a paint factory has exploded all over him. grin

gingertabbywithsnowypaws Tue 16-Dec-08 13:38:36

jes have you ever dyed hair before?
why not do a semi permanate first?

mindalina Tue 16-Dec-08 13:43:24

Thank you for the surgical spirits tip!

lou33 Tue 16-Dec-08 13:48:51

when i home dyed my hair i used to smear a thick layer of vaseline or nivea around the hair line, which significantly reduced the amount of staining

any dye that did get on my skin , i removed using nail polish remover and cotton wool

my mate does it for me at her salon now for free

fishie Tue 16-Dec-08 13:54:28

i use this not in black though, red. i am always on about it on hairdye threads, is really good, no bleach so doesn't bugger up hair and lasts about 6 weeks in red, which usually comes off before anythign else does. black stays longer.

it doesn't stain skin mcuh at all either, in fact once i did it without gloves. that was a mistake, washing up liquid is good to get it off too.

jesuswhatnext Tue 16-Dec-08 14:57:59

my dd has been home -dyeing for years, just use one colour for now, get the practice in before you try and add two colours ime a right faff, which will bugger your towels smile

do what lou says and use the vaseline or he will have a 'black halo' grin (not cool with the girls)


DaniLeeds1990 Sun 28-Dec-08 19:53:58

Yeah i would just use a home dye kit. theyre really cheap. little tip :
Once dye is on put a carrier bag over head and tie or clip it ther.

wenceslasmyeducation Sun 28-Dec-08 20:04:43

He's not ginger is he? Every time I see a young lad with their beautiful ginger eyebrows and roots showing despite the black dye it breaks my heart. sad Wife to a reformed dyer and mother to a potential strawberry-blond baby boy. grin

southeastastra Sun 28-Dec-08 20:06:26

no no! do very dark brown instead!

and vaseline all nearby skin or it'll stain for ages

southeastastra Sun 28-Dec-08 20:07:35

oh sorry lou said that already grin

purepurple Mon 29-Dec-08 11:44:37

do it at home with lots of old clothes and towels everywear, don't do black, do very dark brown, and hairspray on cotton wool will take off any excess on his face and ears. btw if you do a really crap job you might put him off for life, therefore saving lots of money!

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