my personal advice might be to try to use henna (a safe and actually good fr your hair alternative) to try to get it close to your natural color then just leave it be
henna after conditi9ning which as she said will fade the reed
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I looked at the pictures, but to be honest, I am not seeing the problem. I am assuming that this lady is complaining about dryness or maybe brittle hair...? But, given her color situation...the dryness, etc. is to be expected. Red or colors in the red family are notoriously difficult to work with. You have to continuously color to keep the red vibrant and that will cause damage...no doubt. When approaching any coloring, you must weigh the pros and cons. If you have fragile, fine hair to begin with or dreads...hair that is delicate or hair that will not be conditioned and trimmed as a means to renew...you have to accept that the hair will suffer. Her color...with the yellow on the ends as well, that is a pretty elaborate chemical situation and you aren't going to get away without damageto some degree, regardless of who does it. My own locs are colored. I used to use henna, which was actually quite gentle on my hair. When the henna became a problem (couldn't reach anyone to order it), I started using commercial color. Commercial color is drying. But my hair is very hardy and can take a lot of abuse. I also don't color often, being a professional, I know how to strategically handle it to make it seem fresher. My front hair, which is bleached and colored has to be done often (every other week) to maintain brightness...but I was smart enough to put that in a small area and trim it often. In short...you have to make sacrifices. YOU CAN'T HAVE IT ALL. You can't have dreads and expect to color the hell out of them so that they have screaming bright color that you want to show off and then expect them to be healthy. There is definitely a trade off. Now that she is in this situation, she has to stop the coloring completely. I will bet that she doesn't want to do that, because it is going to be rough to deal with the roots that she is going to have. Any reconditioning she does will fade that color she has and that will start to look pretty shabby also. Unfortunately, this lady has herself in a pretty bad predicament.