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Melanie2
@Melanie2
11/14/12 12:05:12PM
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Natural Hair Dyes


General Questions

I've found that Amazon sellers have Henna and Indigo powders so I will most likely get some from there. It's organic too : ) Will have to experiment with ratios of the two powders to get a nice deep burgundy...I really don't want to be ginger! : )

Mama Amandier said:

I use henna. I've used it for years and have continued to do so since starting dreads. What you want is body art quality henna, it is triple sieved making it wonderfully smooth to apply and easy to rinse out of dreads. This site is a great source of info:http://www.hennaforhair.com/

Melanie2
@Melanie2
11/14/12 12:01:35PM
99 posts

Natural Hair Dyes


General Questions

Thank you for your advice : )

Ixchel said:

not all hennas are created equal, some are finer than others. but no matter what it is kinda hard to rinse out & it will be conditioning on your dreads. i order fromhttp://www.hennaforhair.com/no matter why dye you use just put it on the outside of the dreads so it doesn't get stuck all in the center & very hard to wash out. other natural coloring- you can find indigo on that site, lighter colors: chamomile, marigolds, rhubarb roots, darker: sage, walnut hulls, tag alder, cloves. you can mix & match what you use for different results. I've never used most of these on hair (only yarn) but I know they can be used.

Melanie2
@Melanie2
08/04/12 07:17:40PM
99 posts

Natural Hair Dyes


General Questions

It's great that you can accept it, I feel very happy for you that you can do that...right now I don't feel ready and would like to explore some colourants first :D I see 'normal' haired women who can't be out of their 20's and they have over 80% grey/white and it just makes them look like an old lady..which is obviously ok for them.

Melanie2
@Melanie2
08/04/12 03:08:30PM
99 posts

Natural Hair Dyes


General Questions

I just seeit as a sign of premature ageing, rather like balding...although that sadly happens to very young men too. I think I might give one of the commercially prepared natural colours a go..I like the idea of a deep burgundy : ) I can't go too crazy with colour because my work would not be happy about it.

Tied up in knots said:

I am so like your friend. I only use henna because I hate my natural hair colour. All the women on my dads side are ginger. I just got the skin tone and the brown hair everyone else got. Completely shafted in my opinion.

Once my greys are better established I'm letting them grow out. I love grey hair. It looks awesome. I'm always excited to find new ones. I love that they go bright orange with the henna though. They make awesome highlights.

I'm a little odd I guess.

Ixchel said:

my best friend in high school wanted her hair grey since she was 15. she loves the silver fox look ;) it can have a certain beauty about it

Melanie2
@Melanie2
08/03/12 06:04:21PM
99 posts

Natural Hair Dyes


General Questions

Really I meant which of those natural colourants that you can buy, rather than using vegetable juice on my head :D

Melanie2
@Melanie2
08/03/12 06:03:16PM
99 posts

Natural Hair Dyes


General Questions

Hi S.E, howare you? : )I turned 37 in June, I think I am too youngfor grey hair. I'm greyer than my mother and she's nearly 70...it just upsets me to see so many. I started getting greyhairs in my midteens. I don't feel ready to accept this sign of ageing just yet : )


soaring eagle said:

beets for a burgandy

tea or cooffee to darken

rosemary tea to darken

but why not be proud of he greys and accept them

Melanie2
@Melanie2
08/03/12 04:56:39PM
99 posts

Natural Hair Dyes


General Questions

I amquite abitof grey hair coming through and I would like to try colouring my dreads with natural colourant to disguise the grey. What is the best one to use and is it easy to do?

Years ago when I coloured often with chemical dyes and my hair was not dreaded I tried natural henna but it was alot like putting coffee ground paste on my head and took ages, needing another person to section the hair and apply the paste with a brush which was very time consuming.


updated by @Melanie2: 02/14/15 06:11:11AM
Melanie2
@Melanie2
08/03/12 04:49:25PM
99 posts

One wants to be two?


Introduce Yourself

Hi

I would definatley leave it to do as it pleases...even if the root is split in two it will still dread into one : ) Likewise you can persuade two separate dreads to join at the roots by putting a dread wrap or some other tie near the roots.

Melanie2
@Melanie2
03/09/12 02:04:37PM
99 posts

Seven Year Frizzies


Dread Maintenance

Are you just saying that to make me feel better? LOL

Melanie2
@Melanie2
03/08/12 05:46:43PM
99 posts

Seven Year Frizzies


Dread Maintenance

Thanks SE :D Some of them are five or six inches long..the are so fine and wispy, they don't want to knot at all. I will try tieing a knot in them and see what happens : )

I know I could wear a band or something but I find all headwear makes my head hot and itchy...plus I'm not allowed to wear anything on my head for work.

Thank you again for your great advice : )

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