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To Dye or Not To Dye - That is the question re chemicals into my brain

Monday, August 24, 2015

I'm two months out from doing my roots; yes, I lighten my hair and lately I've been wondering about those awful chemicals that seep directly into my brain. My roots are kinda light with some gray, and not that terrible looking. I've thought about foregoing the hair dye for good, but really enjoy the overall look when I do color it.

More reasons for the delay is if I continue to do the aqua classes; the chlorine really does a number on hair color. (yes, I had trouble with the chlorine burning my lungs, but a SP friend suggested trying different pools that might be better.) Plus, we are now entering what could be the hottest temps of the year that could extend into October. I'm not a hat wearer, but have started wearing a baseball cap when the sun is particularly strong. Between chlorine and sun, it would damage hair color pretty badly.

I hate to blog about trivial things like this when life is so full of stresses and sorrows. My life is always full of them, so I like to pick the light topics to distract myself. (smiling) Hugs go out to my SP friends who are not feeling well. And also to those who've recently lost their furry babies.

I also want to do a shout-out to all of the firefighters who have been fighting these raging fires throughout CA for the past month or more. With very little water, high temperatures, and some winds, it is an almost-impossible task.

As far as the hair color goes, I think I'll just try to stretch out the in-between periods longer so that the dye chemicals are not penetrating as often as I used to do. My hair in the photo (orange leather jacket) is a curly upsweep behind my head. My hair is long and a real pain to color. I wear it in so many ways. That's another reason - I'm just lazy about some things. Long hair is a pain sometimes. But coloring is the only vanity-prep that I do (aside from light makeup), so I feel entitled. Oh, the things we women do!

I think it's time for a new photo. I'll have to take some soon. And then learn how to get it off a new phone and little camera.

Okay, friends, have a wonderful day.
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    I prefer to go without hair color. Just do not want to bother &, actually, I like the way my natural white & gray hair looks to be highlighting the darker (which at this point in my life walk is quite a lot). I can live with it natural & with knowing that I have saved myself lots of money, time, hassle, & energy by doing so.

    God bless!
    1812 days ago
    I love hair colour & can't wait when my roots start showing...going back to my blond after a try of red for spring...
    1812 days ago
    I had to stop coloring my hair to cover the gray because of the hip replacement surgery and some of the metal in my body from older knee replacements.It has made my hair healthier but the jury is still out on whether I like it LOL !
    1813 days ago
    best to you
    1813 days ago
    I would like better looking hair but I don't use hair dye for the reasons you suggest. I think they make safer alternatives. They just don't last as long.

    Less chlorine usually means the pool is cleaner. Maybe less people or children to make it dirty. They sell special shampoos for people who use chlorinated pools a lot.

    I enjoy getting my mind off my troubles too. Life isn't all about "Death and Dying" though sometimes it seems to be.
    1813 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/24/2015 9:51:08 AM
  • NANCY-
    My instructor colors her hair.
    A tip I have heard about hair and the pool. Wet your hair first. (don't know what that does)
    What I do is as soon as I get out of the pool I use Pert (shampoo and conditioner combined) My hairdresser has said that works for me.
    1813 days ago
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