problems with hair dye

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Anne092
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 7/3/2009 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I know this is a little of topic but does anyone else have problems with dying their hair?  Not only is my hair falling out all the time but now it is hard for me to keep hair dye on it.  The smell gets to me and then afterward my head feels like it is on fire.  I can leave it on max 15 minutes.  I have been dying my hair with this dye for about 7 years.  It never used to bother me until last year.  If anyone else have this problem what do you do to keep the grays for showing.  I am only 35 and don't want to go gray yet. 
 
Anne

coffeelover
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   Posted 7/3/2009 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   

I have had this problem too...  switch brands and see if it helps...  you may have to pay a couple extra bucks but it beats burning your scalp.  I don't think Garnier brand burned, but I can't remember for sure... 

 

good luck!   gray hairs suck!

 

shelley


"There is a little naughty monkey in all of us!"
 
Mononucleosis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 1991, Depression,Endometriosis 1994,Costochondritis,Stage Two Dysplasia 1994,Asthma 1995,Tonsilitus 1999,Lupus Jan 2004,Migraines, Interstitial Cystitis  2005, GI Bleed/problems 2007.
 
Rx:Hydroxycloroquine (Plaquenil) 200mg 2x/day,Hydroxyzine HCL (Antihistamine) 25mg 1-2 pills at night,Albuterol Inhaler  taken as needed, Acidophilus tablets 1billion CFU, Cabergoline 1x/wk, Valtrex 1gm/daily, Vit D 2,000 IU daily, Calcium/magnesium supplement, Senna-Lax laxative daily.
 
 
 


cured4real?
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   Posted 7/3/2009 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Henna may be an option, you can get it at a health food emporium that carries makeup and such. It is a natural herb you mix with water. No ammonia or bleach. The color can be hardto control, its best to do a strand test defniitely.

Hair dyes have been known to cause vitiligo (pigment loss like jacko had) and it spreads past the point where the dye was applied. Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition, so if you have an autoimmune disease already, you might want to be careful. I have it, triggered from hairdye initially, a small spot that fell on my thight.

All this being said, some dyes burn and itch and I'm clearly allergic to them and get a red itchy scalp and lose hair. Nice and Easy is one I can no longer use.

For some reason I can tolerate cheapo, low ammonia Balsam color and Herbal Essence color. I don't know why these don't bother me and clairol couldn't tell me.

I tried to use Loving Care, but in the rain it runs all down on your clothes and face and stains them. I just can never makeit work.
I want to use henna, just having trouble finding it.

If you decide to try henna, you need to make sure any semipermanent color is completely out of your hair or the hennawill make your hair turn green, and not a pretty shade. I don't know about permanent colors, you can call clairol. You can remove an offending color with a product called Metallex, which you can get at a beauty supply and some good drug stores, possibly walmart. It can be hard to find.

This is probably way mre than you wanted to know, but having lost pigment from hair dye, I have a lot of info on it.

Take care and know I still color my hair. I have a bottle that applies just to the roots and dye dark so I don't have to color as often.
Love, Marji
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids


puccini914
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   Posted 7/5/2009 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone, this is a subject on which I am an expert.  I've been coloring my hair since I was 15 and I am now almost 40.  Don't really know if I'm gray yet, don't really want to know.  I use only Loreal these days and I like the shades of the Fiera line.  I used Henna for a long time, by the way I'm a red head.  Henna is a herb that is a natural conditioner.  It comes in a green powder and smells a bit like a haystack.  I would buy the red henna powder and I would make a strong concentrate of tea and use that to make a paste.  The tea would add a richer brown and the color that came out was a deep rich auburn, very pretty.  Henna is very messy.  Use gloves and put towels on the floor or anything else you don't want it to get on.  Once you mix it, you need to let your mixture sit for about 15-30 minutes for the herb to release the dye.  Then apply it all over your hair and cover it with a plastic cap, or bag or something because as it starts to dry, little flakes will fall.  You need to let it sit on your hair for at least an hour, maybe two.  The longer it sits, the deeper the color.  It is a wonderful conditioner, it made my hair so soft and shiny.  It does take a few applications for the color to build up in your hair, but it's not a bad build up kind of thing.  It may be different with henna made to cover gray, I have not used that kind, so I don't really know what the difference is.  I definately reccomend adding about 10 drops of essential oil to the mix for fragrance.  Henna can leave your hair smelling a bit like a barn.  Very grassy.  It also helps to encourage the dye to release.  I went back to commercial dyes because I wanted to go a lighter and Henna will not lighten hair, but so far I haven't had any reaction to chemical processing.  I am one that suffer with thinning hair and after reading all this I'm thinking maybe it's time to go back to henna.  It is a much messier and longer process, but the results are really beautiful.  Here's the website that I would order the Henna from and also a site that has a lot of great info on henna and how to use it.  I use to order it in one pound bags, but now they only carry single application kits.  Best of luck and God Bless.
 
 
 

Jennifer

PCP pretty convinced- Lupus , Taking plaquenil,Propranolol,  Flexeril,Claritin, Zantac,Ambien,vitamin B-12, multi- vitamin, Lortab.  Prednisone 15mg daily added 03/09.   Mom of 2 boys 1 and 6.  Symptoms: Fatigue, joint pain, heat/sun sensitivity, mouth and nose sores, malar rash, migranes, awful hives, positive ANA, and RF.

 

 


cured4real?
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   Posted 7/5/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much Jennifer! I have been going nuts trying to find henna, and that tea tip is great, I used henna first when I was 14 and I'm 45 and haven't gone back to it, despite my vitiligo. People with vitiligo aren't supposed to use hair dyes because they can cause vitiligo. Henna may also help me to create a skin dye to cover my vit patches. So thanks so much!!! It's funny, but the packaging looks the same as I remember! Oh, the essential oil thing is great, do you have one you recommend or have used?
Love, Marji
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids


puccini914
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 363
   Posted 7/5/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Personally, I love lavender oil and it's also one of the cheapest.

Jennifer

PCP pretty convinced- Lupus , Taking plaquenil,Propranolol,  Flexeril,Claritin, Zantac,Ambien,vitamin B-12, multi- vitamin, Lortab.  Prednisone 15mg daily added 03/09.   Mom of 2 boys 1 and 6.  Symptoms: Fatigue, joint pain, heat/sun sensitivity, mouth and nose sores, malar rash, migranes, awful hives, positive ANA, and RF.

 

 


cured4real?
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   Posted 7/6/2009 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I burn that almost every night, it is so calming. I have plenty of that! Thanks, Jennifer. I'm so happy to be able to get good henna and be able to stop poisoning my skin and eyes (I swear it contributed to my sjogrens) with the dye. I'm so grateful!
Love, Marji
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids


StillMovin
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/11/2009 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi there.

Good question, maybe I can help since I've been a stylist (active One) for 20years now and I have lupus, and Im also very grey, lol. You know the first thing I would think and say to my clients is, it could be from whatever meds your taking, thats a big factor.

A few tricks I do for my clients is first wash there hair with a good detoxify shampoo, that helps get out any residu on and in the hair, like products and med build up. Then i always stick with a good product like Redkens Color Fusion. Its thicker base helps hold on to that grey. I leave on for 45mins. Does the trick for me and others. I hope that will help u in the future. Say no to grey, lol

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