View Poll Results: Your hair colour experiences - natural colour, chemical dyed or henna/indigo?

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  • My hair is virgin and I have never used chemical or herbal dyes

    109 17.64%
  • I have used henna/indigo/herbs for a SHORT time

    95 15.37%
  • I have used henna/indigo/herbs for a LONG time

    89 14.40%
  • I have used chemical dyes/bleach for a SHORT time

    61 9.87%
  • I have used chemical dyes/bleach for a LONG time

    127 20.55%
  • I am currently growing out my natural colour

    136 22.01%
  • I currently have all virgin hair but have used dye before

    157 25.40%
  • I am currently contemplating dyeing my hair with henna/indigo/herbs

    39 6.31%
  • I am currently contemplating dyeing my hair with chemical dyes or bleach

    18 2.91%
  • Cheese because there's not enough options!

    53 8.58%
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Thread: Your hair colour - natural, dyed, or henna

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    Default Your hair colour - natural, dyed, or henna

    I dyed my hair a few times in my early teens over the span of 6 months. I got highlights, then went blonde, dyed back to my natural colour but then someone suggested I'd look great in a darker brown (which went wrong and turned black). Decided to grow out my natural colour again but I couldn't stand looking halloween themed with my faded orange and black hair so 1.5 years later I had the bottom grown out half bleached. I've continued growing out my natural colour for 2.5 years now. Now I'm strongly considering henna but I feel really attached to my natural hair and I don't want to mess that up and can't decide.

    So tell me about your experiences with hair colouring. Have you always been natural? Have you, like me, dyed for a short time to then grow out your natural colour or are you an old friend with dye or henna?

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    Default Re: Your hair colour - natural, dyed, or henna

    Forget to add that these options can mean past or present tense, in the sense that you have used or are currently using:
    I have used/currently using henna/indigo/herbs for a SHORT time
    I have used/currently using henna/indigo/herbs for a LONG time
    I have used/currently using chemical dyes/bleach for a SHORT time
    I have used/currently using chemical dyes/bleach for a LONG time

    I don't know how to edit polls!

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    Default Re: Your hair colour - natural, dyed, or henna

    Currently have all virgin hair. I highlighted/bleached mine once like five years ago to slightly darker than platinum, and grew it out immediately - I didn't particularly like being so light, and I was far too lazy to bother with monthly upkeep, anyway. I don't think platinum really suits my skin tone, even though that's what color my hair was until puberty. I like warmer tones better on me.

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    Default Re: Your hair colour - natural, dyed, or henna

    Hennahead for closing in on 13 years

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    Default Re: Your hair colour - natural, dyed, or henna

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
    Hennahead for closing in on 13 years
    Hennahead for 7 years.
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    Default Re: Your hair colour - natural, dyed, or henna

    17 days of henna. But it's been long enough for me to fall in love with it. Before that, my hair was all virgin, always.
    Last edited by martyna_22; June 12th, 2014 at 04:34 PM.

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    Default Re: Your hair colour - natural, dyed, or henna

    Have been dying my hair bleached blonde for approximately 14 years, but have some spots on the top of my head that are thinning severely now. I have made the decision to switch to henna but couldn't safely go straight from bleached blonde to henna. I have to dye my hair back to dark brown first, in a 2 step process (first, using a semipermanent color to "fill in" the missing pigment in my bleached hair, then seeing how well the semi permanent color holds and then moving on to step 2 - using a permanent color to dye my hair dark brown. I've finished step 1 almost 2 weeks ago (and shocked my coworkers when I showed up at work a brunette instead of a blonde). Step 2 is scheduled for day after tomorrow, when my hairdresser will use the permanent dye in one shade darker than the semipermanent color that's on my news now. So I will be showing up to work next Monday an even darker brunette than I was this week. I'll do my very first henna on the following Thursday night, 19 June, because that is a 3 day weekend for me and I'll have that 3 days to hopefully finish getting through all the possibly wild color changes during the oxidation process. So I'll show up for work the following Monday as a partial redhead. My coworkers are going to be so confused with me wearing a different hair color every week.

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    Default Re: Your hair colour - natural, dyed, or henna

    I used chemical dyes for years and years and, oh, years. But I've been growing out my natural colour for nearly a year now and I'll definitely never go back to chemical dyes, they trashed my hair. I'm tempted by henna but the thought of growing another colour out if I don't like it puts me off a bit. I do want to try cassia, but as a gloss.
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    Default Re: Your hair colour - natural, dyed, or henna

    Chopped out henndigo... trying to resist the idea of a henna gloss (I miss the conditioning!) as I feel sure it would be a gateway to full henna.

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    Default Re: Your hair colour - natural, dyed, or henna

    I have had dye in my hair for the last 29 years. I don't enjoy dyeing it and worry about the potential dangers of using hair dyes, but love the colour it gives. Am contemplating gradually weaning myself off the dye - my natural hair colour at this point is shades of light and dark grey......
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