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Deb!
May 14th, 2009, 04:08 AM
Hello everyone!

I have a light spattering of grey(apparently, not noticible to others) and would like opinions on what product(s) may be best for long term coverage.

My natural color is light brown with tons of auburn highlights.

As much as I love the look/color of henna, I personally won't invest the time one needs to commit to use it.

Thanks to all who respond.

Ella Menneau P.
May 14th, 2009, 05:03 AM
Embrace your gray!!! It's beautiful!

(just one opinion, and not what you asked for...sorry!)

Isilme
May 14th, 2009, 05:07 AM
using henna doesn't have to take a lot of time. What takes time is to find the right mix for you. I'd say you probably could use mainly henna with a bit of indigo and let it sit an hour or so. Could you show us some pictures? Unfortunately permanent dyes are often damaging (not always if they are done carefully but that also takes time)

embee
May 14th, 2009, 05:21 AM
I'd be very slow to cover the grey/silver. If you're growing long, then you have the part that's been covered and it's going to look different. if you decide to go natural. Then you'll want to cut off that different part and you'll lose a bunch of length which is hard for longhairs to do. ;)

Maybe there's some way to show up the grey/silver, I don't know. I've just let what I have do its thing.

ktani
May 14th, 2009, 06:01 AM
Hello everyone!

I have a light spattering of grey(apparently, not noticible to others) and would like opinions on what product(s) may be best for long term coverage.

My natural color is light brown with tons of auburn highlights.

As much as I love the look/color of henna, I personally won't invest the time one needs to commit to use it.

Thanks to all who respond.

Cassia can yield red/gold without henna (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=13332)and is not permanent.

Deb!
May 14th, 2009, 06:29 AM
If you're growing long

That is my intention.

After a second bout with cancer and chemo, my hair grew back with a few greys thrown in for good measure.

As previously mentioned, they apparently are not noticeable to anyone else.




Maybe there's some way to show up the grey/silver, I don't know. I've just let what I have do its thing.

I certainly don't want to "show up the grey/silver", hence my inquiry.
Thankfully, I take after my mothers side of the family, where grey hairs only whisper "I'm here", versus shouting "I'M HERE".

I'm up for a light foil or semi-permanent rinse but would only do that sporadically as I HATE sitting in a salon for hours!;)

When my hair was super long(hip length), I'd highlight(hairpaint) it several times a year. Once in a great while I'd treat myself to a salon visit but generally took care of it myself.

Deb!
May 14th, 2009, 06:35 AM
Cassia can yield red/gold without henna (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=13332)and is not permanent.

Ooo, I just "Googled" Cassia, finding info. and photos. This may be just what I've been praying for!

Thanks! :D

Deb!
May 14th, 2009, 06:39 AM
Ooo, I just "Googled" Cassia, finding info. and photos. This may be just what I've been praying for!

Thanks! :D


Edited to ask: Where can one purchase this? I see it available online but would like to know if there are other alternatives.

ktani
May 14th, 2009, 06:42 AM
There are a few options, depending on what colour you are after.

There is cassia mixed with orange juice, undiluted honey and evoo (firebird's before recipe (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showpost.php?p=94944&postcount=489)), cassia with a bit of henna (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=25478) and I catnip treat (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=118) my hair (light blonde over grey/white).

You can also help minimize damage from conventional colour, based on reports (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showpost.php?p=515060&postcount=706) so far, here (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=10495).

Deb!
May 14th, 2009, 07:42 AM
There are a few options, depending on what colour you are after.

There is cassia mixed with orange juice, undiluted honey and evoo (firebird's (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showpost.php?p=94944&postcount=489)before recipe (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showpost.php?p=94944&postcount=489)), cassia with a bit of henna (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=25478) and I catnip treat (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=118) my hair (light blonde over grey/white).

You can also help minimize damage from conventional colour, based on reports (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showpost.php?p=515060&postcount=706) so far, here (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=10495).

Thankfully, I don't have any damage as I haven't done anything to my hair since it has grown in. When I did highlight, it was pretty darned healthy...knock wood!

I believe I may use just the Cassia.

Mehandi's site shows color variations with #2 being closest to what I want.
Should I order it from them or can I purchase it retail?

ktani
May 14th, 2009, 07:53 AM
Thankfully, I don't have any damage as I haven't done anything to my hair since it has grown in. When I did highlight, it was pretty darned healthy...knock wood!

I believe I may use just the Cassia.

Mehandi's site shows color variations with #2 being closest to what I want.
Should I order it from them or can I purchase it retail?

You can do either. Shop around. Cassia is also called neutral henna but you want to watch quality. It is actually senna and you can get it from drugstores and health food stores, by that name. It is the same thing. That site is used by many here. Cassia can leave hair a bit dry feeling. You can add oil and undiluted honey for that or deep condition afterward. Here is The Cassia Thread. (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=406)

You are welcome for all of the links.

I sould have said this sooner, Welcome to LHC!

heidihug
May 14th, 2009, 11:23 AM
When my hair was super long(hip length),

Welll, that's probably not what some would call super long around here! :)

And, although I use permanent chemical color on my roots to cover some really unflattering gray, I agree with those who've recommended cassia, sounds like it would be perfect for you.

Deb!
May 14th, 2009, 01:23 PM
Welll, that's probably not what some would call super long around here! :)

heidihug...touche'!

kdaniels8811
May 14th, 2009, 04:07 PM
I don't know, I consider hip length super long! Read the thread of what is considered "long". it seems to start at bra strap length. So hip certainly is super long and I will be there ... one day... Welcome, Deb!