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Make my hair an oil slick!

I really want to try oil slick hair color. What do I need to know about the ins and outs of nontraditional dye? BONUS: Recommendations for a great colorist in DC. [more inside]
posted by HonoriaGlossop on Jun 3, 2016 - 4 answers

Hair color not what I wanted. Can I fix it myself?

My natural + previously faded out dye color was a dull medium brown yesterday. I asked the stylist for chocolate brown but it turned out reddish medium brown, only slightly darker than my previous color. At this point I'd like to be one or two shades darker and way less red. Can I fix this myself with box color? [more inside]
posted by philotes on Apr 6, 2016 - 14 answers

Good Sites that Review Hair Color

I've started coloring my hair at home. I have found many sites that offer reviews for these products, but they are organized by product, not by color. For example, on Amazon, all reviews for L'Oreal Preference are all in a clump. What I'd like to find is a site where people have commented on specific colors. For example, I'd like a set of reviews for L'Oreal Preference Medium Ash Blonde (8A). I realize I can search Amazon by keyword, but I feel like there must be something out there that does a better job of organizing this. [more inside]
posted by abbyladybug on Mar 23, 2016 - 5 answers

Help a hair novice cover her greys

My grey hairs have been proliferating in the last few months, and I've decided I'm not ready to embrace them. I'm a 3A/B curly lady with totally virgin hair. Looking explanations and tips about hair coloring that an inept novice could follow. A few more questions/concerns inside: [more inside]
posted by TwoStride on May 8, 2015 - 20 answers

Vain hippie filter, hair color -- Innosence versus Organic Color Systems

I've been going to a salon to for groovy hair color, under the brand Organic Color Systems. They are interested in switching to a different groovy hair system, Innosence. Any feedback from other vain hippies?
posted by ClaudiaCenter on Jan 17, 2015 - 2 answers

How to go from almost-black to grey hair?

When your hair is very, very grey, but you've been coloring it very dark brown for years, how do you transition to your natural (gray) color for good? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2014 - 17 answers

Hair Color Question, Trans Woman Edition

I need some opinions and advice on hair color and style. I am for all intents and purposes "out" IRL now and I am trying to get all the parts of this nascent girlmode dialed in. Right now everyone I talk to is pretty divided between the "color your hair" and "NO OMFG SALT AND PEPPER IS BEAUTIFUL!" camps. What I feel is missing is a little nuance here. [more inside]
posted by Annika Cicada on Aug 9, 2014 - 69 answers

Can I adjust this box of warm hair color to make it a cooler shade?

I've been using a certain brand and shade of home hair color for a while with good results. Lately I've decided the color is a little too warm for me. I have an unopened box of the now too-warm shade and don't want to waste it. Can make it useable by adding something to make it more neutral/cooler? Details within. [more inside]
posted by sister nunchaku of love and mercy on Feb 9, 2014 - 4 answers

Best product for darkening very short male hair?

I've been cutting my hair very short, and discovered that while I didn't mind my graying hair when it was a normal length, it is much grayer-looking when cut this close and does not look good in combination with my untanned white scalp. Can someone point out good hair color products for white guys with extremely short hair? [more inside]
posted by Another Sock Puppet on Aug 6, 2013 - 7 answers

Is this bleach or dye?

Is this box highlighting kit just bleach, or is it color? I purchased the wrong shade for my hair (purchased Creamy Caramel, I have probably level 7 blonde right now and I'm wanting to go lighter - I've been using the lightest one available) but if it's just bleach I'm thinking it would still work, right? I'm not a hair color expert, but the kit has powder and developer and it smells strongly of bleach. http://www.lorealparisusa.com/en/Brands/Hair-Color/Touch-On-Highlights.aspx
posted by sarahgrace on Mar 6, 2013 - 5 answers

Tired of the cap. Can I paint on highlights at home without one?

I've been doing my highlights at home for a while and they turn out well, but the highlighter cap annoys me. It's hot and uncomfortable, and I'd also like to get my highlights closer to my scalp than I can with the cap on. Googling leads to contradictory advice. Does anyone here paint them on at home with a brush and end up with a nice result? [more inside]
posted by sister nunchaku of love and mercy on Mar 2, 2013 - 10 answers

This is a hair question.

For 9 or so months, I've been dying my usually light brown hair pink and blue after bleaching it. I bleach it every 3 months or so, and use manic panic every month or so. How can I keep my hair as strong and healthy as possible? [more inside]
posted by kpht on Feb 15, 2013 - 22 answers

Help me fix my unsightly roots fast!

I waited too long and now my roots are coming out. I really ought to fix this tonight. I was wondering if anyone has used the root touch up product and how your results were? Also, do I really need to do a test 48 hours ahead? I've used various hair colors with no ill effects (I have no tattoos). I had a salon job, brown with highlights and cannot go there this week.
posted by Prairie on Jan 27, 2013 - 9 answers

Seeking hair color inspiration

So after bottle-dying my hair a few times, I'm at the point I think I want to take the plunge and get my hair colored by a professional. Yay! Except I'm not sure exactly what I want... [more inside]
posted by thirdletter on Aug 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Here is my head. Make it less purple!

At home hair-dye gone not-so-terribly, but my pretty dark red has too much purple. What's the best toner to get rid of that color and leave a nice red? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jul 27, 2012 - 21 answers

Help me get to the root of the problem

I'm a man in my early 40s with a full head of hair. In its natural state, my hair is completely gray. So why is it turning orange all of a sudden? [more inside]
posted by Ratio on Jul 20, 2012 - 16 answers

Grey into gold?

How do people with white hair dye it blonde? Is there such a thing as blonde dye that isn't bleach? [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Apr 16, 2012 - 15 answers

a poorly timed rebellious phase

I am going to be interviewing for jobs soon. My hair is currently a rather vibrant shade of purple. How much of a problem is this going to be? [more inside]
posted by btfreek on Feb 20, 2012 - 44 answers

Where does this myth/rumor/fact come from?

Are stylists telling the truth when they say that professional haircolor after drugstore haircolor will literally destroy your hair? [more inside]
posted by nataliedanger on Jan 18, 2012 - 16 answers

Becoming a red-headed stranger.

I want to be a redhead. If you've been something else previously (especially a mousy brunette), is this a good idea? What works? What doesn't? What will people SAY???? [more inside]
posted by tully_monster on Nov 15, 2011 - 49 answers

I actually dye my hair to make it darker - and I like it that way

What to say or how to respond to people who are obsessed with having light features? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Sep 6, 2011 - 23 answers

tips/tricks/product suggestions for DIY hair color?

I haven't colored my own hair in over 10 years, and the last time I did I used salon products sold to me by my hairdresser. Those products aren't available to me now, so I'm looking for a decent store-bought brand (or at least something available to non-professionals). [more inside]
posted by Koko on Apr 23, 2011 - 18 answers

Help my hairs.

Haircolor conundrum: can I go back to brunette life after a (very short) fling as a blonde? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Aug 9, 2010 - 13 answers

Hair dye + flaky scalp = _____ shampoo?

Via the magic of chemistry, I'm now a redhead. Unfortunately, I also have a historically flaky scalp. What shampoo? [more inside]
posted by purpleclover on Mar 26, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me cover my grey roots! (personal grooming filter)

Please give me techniques and tips for covering my grey roots, before I bankrupt myself or otherwise make myself crazy. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Sep 13, 2009 - 12 answers

Are my brothers adopted?

Both of my parents have brown hair, brown eyes. I also have brown hair, brown eyes. My two older brothers have blond hair, blue eyes. Is that strange? A reason to think they may be adopted? [more inside]
posted by scottreynen on Jun 21, 2009 - 22 answers

Cupcake Pink

How do I keep hot pink hair (dyed with Special Effects Cupcake Pink) from staining very light blonde hair? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Mar 17, 2009 - 12 answers

What Do I want and How do I get It - for my hair not my life

I've been getting my hair highlighted by a rather inexperienced stylist for the last few months. I love the general color (a soft cool ash blonde) but I'ved got a few problems with it. Now I'm going someplace new with a more experienced colorist. I know what I want -- how do I tell them what I want? [more inside]
posted by katyjack on Feb 23, 2009 - 7 answers

"Hide-able" streaks of hair color

What do I need to know about dyeing"hide-able" streaks of bright color on longish, dark brown, otherwise un-dyed hair. And can you recommend a colorist in DC? [more inside]
posted by juliplease on Feb 10, 2009 - 8 answers

What's going on with their hair?

How does hair color appear on a night vision camera? Though I am embarrassed to admit that I watch Ghosthunters, I have noticed several times that the hair of the men who have brown hair on the regular camera appears to be a dark color on the night vision camera as well. But, the two female investigators named Kris, who appear to both be brunettes on the regular camera, look like they have blonde hair on the night vision camera. How can everyone be brown-haired on the regular camera, but some look blonde on the night vision camera?
posted by waywardgirl on Feb 1, 2009 - 10 answers

How do I dye my over-processed hair myself?

I'm looking to start dying my hair at home. I'm considering semi/demi-permanent options and need more advice on what to choose. Previously having it done at a stylist. Color treated, previously bleached/highlighted, going-grey hair. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Nov 29, 2008 - 13 answers

Color me strange

So I'd like to make my hair temporarily white (or maybe gray, bright white would be odd, but whatever) for Halloween. I need tips, including whether or not it's a good idea. My hair is naturally dirty blond, and quite long. I don't mind if it's white for a few weeks, but I would like it to eventually wash out. What kind of color should I buy, or should I just go with a wig? Any tips are welcome.
posted by wierdo on Oct 20, 2008 - 11 answers

How to get back to my natural color without losing hair

HairFilter: How do I get back closer to my natural light brown after going from bleach to red to dark without my hair falling out? [more inside]
posted by fructose on Sep 21, 2008 - 13 answers

Permanent hair color atop temporary hair color: please discuss.

Permanent hair color atop temporary hair color: please discuss. [more inside]
posted by iguanapolitico on Sep 5, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me go back to blonde!

I'm blonde, but I've been coloring my hair red (permanent color) for the last year or so. I liked the red and all, but I'm ready to go back to my natural color. What can I do to fade the red a little faster without turning my hair into straw before I can get to a stylist (could be a couple of weeks)?
posted by katillathehun on May 9, 2008 - 20 answers

Picking one at random can be dangerous

Who can recommend a good hair colorist in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Apr 5, 2008 - 4 answers

Can I go dark for a night?

What is a non-permanent product I can use at home to temporarily darken my blonde hair? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Jan 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Hairfilter: High/lowlights in auburn hair?

Should I get highlights/lowlights to make a boring but practical haircut look more interesting? And where can I get a boring but practical (read: no layers, long, cut straight across) haircut in Northern VA? [more inside]
posted by anaelith on Dec 17, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me keep my cool hair color!

Help with hair color angst! [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty on Nov 26, 2005 - 11 answers

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