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Hair help please!

I been writing with Sev' about hair coloring. And I dont know how many of you know this but ive got dreads that I used to dye burgundy, well I did it back in 2001 and have tried to dye it black repeatedly to no avail. It always bleeds out and is back to burgundy! grrrr... Help
Heres some photos:

The Front:

I want to add a few different colors in back but not sure if itll be the smart thing during school?

All advice welcome!




Blogger Glaistig wrote...

Umm, I have no real advice. Mainly because I am speechless about how absolutely beautiful your locs are. Gorgeous!!!

(If you haven't already, you should check out It's all about napptural hair and has a loc board.)

Sunday, September 17, 2006 4:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

Dear Sexy,

I think you should put as much color in your hair as you want to.

After you get out of school you wont really have the opportunity to have color. BELIEVE ME!

Your secret pally!

Monday, September 18, 2006 9:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Carmell wrote...

i'm with anaymous. color now. its less acceptable as a professional... not saying you couldn't.

what type of dye are you using? i have found that being African American we can't use products bought at like Walmart and get the best results. i usally get the little bottles (Loreal) at Sallys and buy the developer. Dark n Lovely and the others don't do crap for my hair.
what colors are you wanting. if they are gonna be bright like blues, greens, purples and such i would bleach it first then dye it.

Monday, September 18, 2006 1:45:00 PM  
Blogger sunshyne wrote...

Your hair is AMAZING - I love it!! Using heat helps "set" the color. I had a friend in beauty college, she would wrap my hair in a grocery bag and blow on it with a dryer. It seemed to help get a deeper color, and also helped speed up the bleaching process. That's my two cents!

Monday, September 18, 2006 2:47:00 PM  
Blogger Sharon wrote...

I have no idea about hair colour sorry, I go to the hairdressers once every couple of months to get the grey buggers covered up ;)

But the reason I am commenting here girl is that I love your hair. I said to my daughter just recently that if I were 20 years younger I would have dreads, she laughed at me. To her I am sooooo old you know!!

Monday, September 18, 2006 4:47:00 PM  
Blogger roxtarchic wrote...

my sister recently dyed her light brown hair red (well someone else did it) but she didnt love the red for too long & now the getting it OUT of her part has been a da-RAMA.
she hadta darken it... repeatedly & that red still shows thru after like a day. beautician said she's gonna havta strip/bleach it & recolor it (which is just gonna wreck her hair).

i found for my own hair... that i really like the loreal colorgems (i got it at a beauty supply place) they have colors AND they have tones... that you mix in w/the colors to deepen the tone. i dunno if i'm explaining that right. but you'd use an ash to counter the red...(and the hairdryer w/the bag trick is a good one)...

and i think your hair rocks!

Monday, September 18, 2006 7:15:00 PM  
Blogger Suzi wrote...

I love your hair! I agree with Sharon, I'd love dreads, they look so cool! But if Sharon were 20 years younger she'd be younger than me, so maybe I'm too old!

I never forayed into colour, spent too many years growing my hair long and arguing about dying it black to look like Morticia Addams, but first would have been the time and expense to get it all stratined.

Whiel I'm between jobs may be the time ot do soemthign radical with my hair. I may go redder!

Monday, September 18, 2006 8:51:00 PM  
Blogger Suzi wrote...

Do it now! Do it now!

Before you get a job and have to conform and look a certain part, unless you get a job in a certain "trendy" professions where it would be acceptable. Myabe as a hiardresser?

I had the smae one for years and everytime I saw her hair was a differnt colour.
Short of that being a student you can get away with certain things.

Monday, September 18, 2006 8:55:00 PM  
Blogger Obsidian Kitten wrote...

oh, that friend i mentioned, the one that might poke me in the eye with a hot curling iron...when he dyes my hair (which is rly rly dark brown, except for the grey bits that we don't mention) he uses the little bottle of color from the Loreal Feria haircolor kit, but mixes it with the professional developer you get at a place like Sally's (I think you do half & half).

i didn't think of it til i saw carmell's post, but that's a good idea. also, he'll wrap my head in plastic wrap/clingwrap so it's really tight around my hair, that keeps the heat from your head in (he doesn't apply heat, but same idea, i guess).

when i wanted my hair purple, i did have to bleach it out (this took two if not three bleachings, i forget) to strip out all my natural color. lordy, it was a trial (another hairdresser friend did it for me, i'm not that patient) but then it was indeed purple for real.

also when you wash it (if you do) you might pick a shampoo for dyed black hair, i know aveda makes one (black malva). also the loreal feria has a conditioner special for the black dye.

and yes, you absolutely should put as much color in your hair as you want to! yay for rainbow locks! (tho you might not wanna bleach it 2 or 3 times in a row, my hair was a pretty purple but it was fairly wrecked)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 3:11:00 AM  
Blogger BlackCrow wrote...

wow I didn't realize you had dread!!! how did I mis that!
My dad died the day I was supposed to get my hair dreaded...Big bummer!!!
So I've always longingly still wanted to have dreads...I hate my hair!! It's getting very long and grey...if only the grey bits would do the Mortisha thing and not the old lady thing!
I've had lots of different hair, orange, red, white...and now its been blue black for a long time......I wouldn't mind a change too
hmmm maybe if I don't brush my hair it would naturally dread :)

Thursday, September 21, 2006 7:41:00 PM  
Blogger Moon wrote...

Hey you, pretty girl... ;0)
You need to put a filler on it first. If the color bleeds out its because your hair is too porous and the color wont hold.
Kinda like a sponge...ya gotta seal up those pesky holes...

Go to Sally beauty and get a filler and then color after that.
and If you add some colors do it with some extension hair..that way it can be removed if ya like...
I have some good links for making dreads to add into your own pretty beef them up or add pizazzz...
let me know if ya wanna know...

xox Me ( yea, I got a Cosm. license...and Im dangerous

Thursday, October 12, 2006 2:51:00 AM  

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