Chemicals in Hair dye

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JennInPA
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   Posted 11/19/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
So I need to cover up my grays, but I'm thinking ugh, all those chemicals. Why would I spend each day detoxing and then go put some chemicals into it. I already stopped using lotions, perfumes, hair products, etc. to eliminate any extra junk that might be entering my body.

Does anyone not color their hair because of this? I think my vitamin has all natural stuff, I've just never tried it before.
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Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 11/19/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you looked at the health food store for henna? I actually do the henna, then pull it through the cap and highlight it, which takes two different days and is time consuming and when I was really sick, just didn't have the energy, so kept ignoring it. The henna is easy, but messy. I prepare it and put it on in the tub. You need to put something around the hairline to keep it from staining and wear gloves. There are all different colors. I mix brown and a little red together.

The highlighting can be done by a professional, if you don't have the strength or energy to do it yourself, and is off the scalp, so is less worrisome about chemicals getting into your system. Sometimes highlighting alone can be enough to help disguise the greys just beginning to come in. What I use is kaleidacolors by clairol in neutral, so it doesn't turn too light. It has a little beige color mixed in with it, so looks more natural with brown hair.

I only have a few greys and my hair has always been thin, so this is what works to keep things hidden and give it body and life. I'm able to purchase this because I went to school for cosmetology during high school,and even though I don't do that for a living, keep my licence active. Hope this is helpful to you!

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   Posted 11/19/2009 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jenn,
Avoiding putting more 'stuff' into me is a big reason as to why I have never colored my hair. Although I do have to admit that as a redhead, I'm not going gray, but white. So I now look more like a platinum blonde more than a redhead!!
Also - I'm too lazy to keep up with coloring my hair!!!! rolleyes

I do believe your thinking is correct though - we spend a lot of time & effort in detoxing - we do need to be very choosy about what we voluntarily put into & onto our bodies!!!
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 11/19/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
This is a very interesting topic. I get my hair colored when I feel good. It makes me feel better when I look good but I never really thought about all the chemicals going in my body.

I wonder what tanning lotion does? Ack!
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   Posted 11/19/2009 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
it turns my skin a weird color of orange!!!! smhair
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.


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   Posted 11/19/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Haha! I found a good one. Neutrogena foam. I actually have to order it off the Internet now because the stores here don't carry it anymore but it's the only one that looks natural on me. I only put it on when I go somewhere, which is usually to the doctors office. I am VERY white! Like hurt your eyes white! lol
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Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 11/19/2009 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
The henna I use is organic, so is safe.

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   Posted 11/19/2009 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Jenn - I quit coloring my hair in 2007 after being diagnosed with IC. As you say, if you're spending a lot of time detoxing, it doesn't make sense to put toxic hair dye on your scalp. There are some hair color products that are more natural (90%) if you realy want to cover up your grey. When I quit coloring my hair it grew in white with streaks of soft grey and still a little brown. It's actually prettier than my hair color was, but I don't think I look as young as I did when I was coloring my hair. If you haven't tried it, you might want to wait and see how it will look. You might like it.

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diaba
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   Posted 11/19/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm very sensitive to all chemicals so don't tolerate standard hair dye. I am now using Naturcolor which I get at Whole Foods and have no probemss with it. It only deposits color so you can't go lighter with it.

diana

JennInPA
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   Posted 11/19/2009 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the replies!!! They didn't have Henna where I went, so I bought the Naturcolor. The lady at the store said it works great.

I also decided to get my eyebrows waxed and got a hair cut. It felt so good!!!! I haven't done anything for myself since I got sick. When I got to the random salon I stopped at I said to the girl, I have Lyme and it's causing me to lose hair and I dunno if you can cut it a certain way to make it look fuller. She said she had some hormone syndrome that causes her to lose hair and that she knew exactly what I needed! How ironic! It turned out really nice and she showed me tricks on how to part my hair to make the thinner side look fuller!!! yay!!
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Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 11/19/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you had a good day! Hope the color turns out well too. That sounds like it might be similar to what I use on my mother-in-law. Her hair is mostly all grey and resistant, so the henna wasn't taking it. What I use on her is Herbavita. It's permanent color, and the only thing with that is the roots start to show as it grows. Let me know how it turns out for you.
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