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Sunday, May 05, 2013

Conundrum is a good word for those of us that play word games and also to impress some of our friends. Conundrum means an intricate and difficult problem according to the Webster dictionary. Well, I have a conundrum emoticon I dyed my hair neutral brown to cover the gray and it came out too dark. I used a light brown the previous time and my gray was showing a few days later. What should I do. What a conundrum? emoticon emoticon
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VEGALEGARRETA 5/14/2013 1:18PM

    jajaa..
Conundrum


te aseguro que no me recordare!

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KOSHIE1 5/8/2013 11:19AM

    I feel your pain. I recently decided to do something I wanted to do for 40 years -- become a redhead. I picked a shade and a 10-developer and was very pleased with the results. It colored my very ashy hair but left the random strands of silver.... exactly what I wanted. It looked very NATURAL. When I repeated the SAME process later, the color became too dark and too brown, my silver got colored; and the look overall was harsh and not natural. As we get older, we reach a point when the stronger, darker colors simply aren't flattering to our lighter skins...

You know you can strip or lighten the color at home or professionally. Or get a very short hair-cut! My favorite solution has been to go to the local beauty school and get lots of highlights added, especially around the face.

I've been letting my latest attempt grow out substantially/awkwardly and doing a lot more hair-washing in hopes of getting some of the extra brown stripped out before re-dyeing. Soon, I will go and pick a lighter, brighter red shade and re-do my hair at home and if I am not satisfied, then I will go get some streaks added.

I learned some things during my latest haiir-dyeing attempts: Use the lower number developers and the gray will show through. Use the higher developers for stronger color changes and to cover gray. No matter what the package says --timing IS important! With developers, more time equals more penetration no matter their strength level. This might be desirable it you are going lighter; but it is not necessarily desirable if you are going darker!

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CLPURNELL 5/6/2013 10:43PM

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JTREMBATH 5/6/2013 2:55PM

    I get mine done at the hair dresser then if it goes wrong it's up to them to fix it.

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KICK-SS 5/6/2013 1:43AM

    When you buy a hair color, get a shade that's a couple shades lighter than your original.

I've colored my hair for more years than I care to remember (an assortment of colors over the years) but there's been a lot of gray for a long time. I decided last winter to let it grow out and not color it.. Doesn't look much different than when I did (it's all gray now and actually white in some areas) so I'm not going to bother, besides - it feels so much better too. I've actually had gray in my hair since I was in my middle twenties (and 4 kids, maybe that had something to do with it?)

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FLAMENM 5/6/2013 12:09AM

    Learn to accept the gray?
I can never figure out the dye thing for my red hair. I just embrace the gray.

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