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Thread: Any Hair Stylists Here? Question on Demi Permanent Hair Color

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    Super Member SouthPStitches's Avatar
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    Let me share my experience. My scalp could never handle all over permanent haircolor. Hairdresser used to pull some hair through a frosting cap, then deposit permanent color on the strands to camoflage. Worked well for years then I had just too much gray to contend with. I started doing the 28 day haircolor. Had great coverage but it eventually ruined my towels and my hair. Started to break right off. Not sure it was the color or just the severe stress I was under (or both). So in an effort to get my hair healthy again, I stopped all chemical processes. Wow what a shock, and still is. Took about 6-7 months for it all be be cut off. I thought I would be pure white, but the gray is much darker than I anticipated. I get a lot of compliments, but at 59, I'm still not so sure. But, when I think of sitting there while processing and the financial aspect....I can now spend that time quilting and money buying even more fabric.

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    yes red over white will produce pink[fuscia]The law of color is the same no-matter which medieum you apply it to.hair is a medieum.i am an ex hairstylist.and i got pink a few times befor that sunk in.if you paint a white wall red it will be pink with just one coat.but with many coats it will be red and also fuscia has a little blue pigment mixed in.most haircolors are a combination of all 3 primary colors.a nice hair color contains 3 parts yellow,2 parts red and 1 part blue.this gives an attractive brown color.the ratio is the same for blond or black and in between.demi-permanet is just a different volume developer.the actual chemical is the same.demi means -sort of permanet....love to talk color.

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    you probably used the dump and rub method.just dump it on and rub it in.this is damaging to the hair.just color the regrowth and apply a shampoo cap the the rest after the first processing is complete.leave on for 5-10 minutes and shampoo out.a shampoo cap is ,take the rest of the color in you color bottle and add about 1/2 tsp of shampoo and also 1/4 cup water.roll the bottle around to mix and then dump and rub.leave in 5-10 min and shampoo out.

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    Some women's salt and pepper hair makes them look soo much more attractive - than the colored stuff they were wearing.

    One woman was a blue-eyed blond that went from blond to salt and pepper - her coloring looked so much more vivid with her natural color - she still wears it short and spikey - but the natural color is so much better for her.

    Another was another blue-eyed person that was using a dark brown with a reddish tint to it - it looked nice - but when she went 'natural' - her skin looked brighter (she has good coloring, anyway, and uses make up well) - but now she looks regal.

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    I colored my hair for years, and last summer decided to stop. My hairstylist colored it a few shades lighter, then just gave me some highlights blend with the gray as it grew out. Then he cut it short and I just love it. I got lucky and it's a pretty shade and soft texture. Now if only my DH could get at least a couple of gray hairs!

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    I don't know about that one, but I use Loreal, works great!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    I also use Loreal. Last time I used Med. reddish brown, well it was red! I called cust. service toll free # and they sent me a $10 coupon for another. I got Med. brown this time and used it today. It is dark brown, almost black! I grew the gray color out before this, and it was 50/50 salt and pepper, pretty well distributed throughout. I got compliments, but at 59, I think I looked too old! So, I feel better when I color. May have to spend money on hair color in a shop next time.

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    A demi-permanet color lasts for about 28 shampoos, but, the color does not all wash out, it stains the hair and the idea is to lighten up the color just a little each time you shampoo, the only way to really find out is to have a conciltation on with a professional, we often book clients in my salon for just a consultation. As for putting a dark color in your hair and wishing to go lighter, you must use a color remover before you try to achieve a lighter color, then you most often need to apply a color to get at least something close to the color you would like. Just a suggestion here, but before I let my hair drow out to gtey, I would go to a wig shop and try on grey shades just to see what I thought of it.
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    Thank you all for the replies and suggestions. I have an appointment for a cut tomorrow and will talk talk to my stylist. I'm sure she'll point me in the right direction. So I appreciate the suggestions that I get a professional opinion.

    I'm the brown haired one in the family (two blondes, a redhead and me). My true color is light ash brown. Anyway, my blonde sister who let her hair go natural said that her skin looks so much brighter than she'd expected. She said that she never realized how beige she looked. Just what you said, bearisgray.

    Thanks again,
    Cathy

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    No hair color execpt a rinse will completely wash out.Demi color and permanent is 2 different things. There is basicly 4 types of hair color.permanent,demi, temporary and rinse.If you are now using a perm.color and want to try to go natural, demi is a step in that direction.AlthoughI do not like or use demi color,You will have to retouch as often as it will fade off and roots will show.But the up-side is you will be growing and cutting the permanent color off and can lighten ,because we lighten naturally this softens our looks as we get a little older.Maybe you could do one of those little short cuts and get the younger edge.You are on the right road, Be careful in color choice as you already know if you color.Color on color can be darker than you intended.Another idea is getting low lights in a lighter color than you use now and blend into your color. This can help while you are growing off permanent color.Keeping a younger image and growing color out graceful is best in small steps if you do it yourself.You can go into a beauty supply house and they will offer their advise and advise you on products.

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