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HalcyonDays
July 6th, 2008, 10:28 AM
I seem to remember at some point someone (it may have been on here, or it may not have been) saying they used a cranberry juice rinse. Does anyone know what exactly it does/if it's any good?

Thanks

ktani
July 6th, 2008, 10:32 AM
Cranberry rinses did not work out in reports in a dye thread I started on temporary safe dyes, last year.

Initially they were reported to add a nice burgundy colour to the hair for 1 person - then they darkened the hair - badly.

It did wash out - eventually.

Cranberry juice contains anthocyanins - which change colour in different pH solutions and degrade over time.

Other attempts yielded very little to no appreciable colour for someone else.

HalcyonDays
July 6th, 2008, 10:39 AM
Aha, thanks. I don't think I'll be using that then - especially as I have the honey on my hair right at this moment :D I wouldn't want to undo everything the honey did.

cutastrophe
July 6th, 2008, 10:42 AM
Huh, I was going to try that too. It's weird that some things can stain clothing sooo well but don't have the same effect on hair. :rolleyes:

Koolaid is a 'not so natural' way to add color to hair though, and it does work. I used it in middle school to dye my hair bright red. :cool:

ktani
July 6th, 2008, 10:43 AM
Good luck with the honey - I look forward to your results.

I hope that the edited breakdown on choosing a honey helped you out.

I did another one in Honey as well, on the basic recipe and method.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showpost.php?p=179252&postcount=1628

HalcyonDays
July 6th, 2008, 10:51 AM
Yes it did, thanks, ktani :)

Koolaid - I have absolutely no idea what that is lol. I don't think we have it in the UK, or if we do I've never heard of it.

ktani
July 6th, 2008, 11:01 AM
Kool-Aid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kool-Aid

Kool-Aid ingredients

"CITRIC ACID .... MALTODEXTRIN .... ASPARTAME .... CALCIUM PHOSPHATE .... ACESULFAME POTASSIUM .... SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, RED 40, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), BLUE 1."
http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/Products/ProductInfoDisplay.htm?SiteId=1&Product=4300093976

The ingredients are not honey lightening friendly - the maltodextrin for one + the Vitamin C.

cutastrophe
July 6th, 2008, 11:02 AM
Yes it did, thanks, ktani :)

Koolaid - I have absolutely no idea what that is lol. I don't think we have it in the UK, or if we do I've never heard of it.

Oh you guys don't know what you're missing. ;) It's a very healthy American beverage made of artificial flavors, colors, and sugar. And it comes in these cute little packets....


http://chronicle.augusta.com/images/headlines/090899/KoolAid.jpg

ktani
July 6th, 2008, 11:16 AM
cutastrophe

I missed your first post on Kool-Aid.

How exactly do you dye hair with it?

How long does the dye last and how did it leave your hair feeling? please

cutastrophe
July 6th, 2008, 11:46 AM
cutastrophe

I missed your first post on Kool-Aid.

How exactly do you dye hair with it?

How long does the dye last and how did it leave your hair feeling? please

Well this was quite some time ago, but I don't remember it having any negative effects on the condition of my hair (though at that age I wasn't really paying attention...) What I did was mix the powder up with some water to make a thick paste, then I dipped a brush into the paste and spread it throughout my hair. I left it on maybe 10 min then rinsed it out. I think it would last a week or two before fading. It stayed a long time in my hair because I had naturally dark blonde. My sister used red kool aid on her brown hair and she also got good color results, but I do think her red faded quicker than mine.

ktani
July 6th, 2008, 11:52 AM
Well this was quite some time ago, but I don't remember it having any negative effects on the condition of my hair (though at that age I wasn't really paying attention...) What I did was mix the powder up with some water to make a thick paste, then I dipped a brush into the paste and spread it throughout my hair. I left it on maybe 10 min then rinsed it out. I think it would last a week or two before fading. It stayed a long time in my hair because I had naturally dark blonde. My sister used red kool aid on her brown hair and she also got good color results, but I do think her red faded quicker than mine.

cutastrophe

Thank you.

The ingredients do not look unfriendly to hair.

They are unfriendly though, as an addition to a honey lightening recipe.

Done separtely from honey lightening - no problem.

Ciel
July 6th, 2008, 01:22 PM
I've never heard of this before. I'm gonna have to try this. Thanks for posting it. :)


Kool-Aid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kool-Aid

Kool-Aid ingredients

"CITRIC ACID .... MALTODEXTRIN .... ASPARTAME .... CALCIUM PHOSPHATE .... ACESULFAME POTASSIUM .... SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, RED 40, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), BLUE 1."
http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/Products/ProductInfoDisplay.htm?SiteId=1&Product=4300093976

The ingredients are not honey lightening friendly - the maltodextrin for one + the Vitamin C.

Oskimosa
July 8th, 2008, 08:39 PM
I've always heard, but not seen as I was homeschooled, younger kids doing this to their hair. One told me she used green kool-aid to get her hair green and that it was somewhat permanent. I never did try it.

Curious... I wonder what would happen if you mixed henna, got dye release, then added a BIT of blue or purple or ALOT of black cherry or something to tone the color to a cooler or darker red...? Yikes!! Someone get Nightshade over here to do her super-awesome experiments on hairlocks/hairballs!!!