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Feb 11th, 2008 at 10:39am
 
Hey there- I've been missing for probably over a year now- but really have stopped putting a lot of time or effort into my hair (its hard, with a really crazy school schedule). However- this morning when i was picking through my hair i noticed that the top inch or two of my hair looks ashy or duller somehow, than the rest of my very light buttery coloured hair. My hair is really fine and probably 28-29" at the longest (it tapers, because i dont do anything with it).

i am a bit afraid of damaging my hair if i try and fix the colour myself- Do you think it would be a big ordeal to try and fix this ashy bit?  I have never coloured my hair before, but i am very unhappy with the change in colour. Any suggestions (besides getting used to it!) ?

thanks!
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Re: okay to bleach?
Reply #1 - Feb 11th, 2008 at 2:35pm
 
Unfortunately, once you start coloring it, you will either have to continue to color it forever (which will undoubtedly cause damage to your hair), or at some point in time, you will have to let the coloring grow out, which would be more noticable than what you have now. 

Is your hair already chemically treated for color?  If not, then you might consider cassia (what some people call neutral henna, or colorless henna).  That might add some shine and depth to your natural color.  If your hair is already colored, you would need to do a strand test to make sure the cassia doesn't turn your hair green or orange (which is a reaction to the metal that is used in a lot of hair dyes.)

Sorry I don't have any better solutions.  Undecided
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Reply #2 - Feb 11th, 2008 at 4:38pm
 
Being a brunette, I'm no expert on blonde hair. But might you try chamomile tea rinses at the roots? I have heard that this can enhance gold tones naturally.

Or, if you wanted a more permanent fix, a semi- or demi-permanent golden blonde haircolor applied just to the ashy area might work. Semi-permanent color has no ammonia or peroxide and demi-permanents have no ammonia and low peroxide. But I would stay away from bleach entirely. It eats away more than just color. HTH
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Reply #3 - Feb 12th, 2008 at 3:20pm
 
I have very different hair color, but I know that some of my naturally blonde friends use sun-in and lemon juice on their roots that sometimes grow in slightly darker.
From personal experience I know that sun-in or lemon juice can be brutal on dark hair, but I've seen great results on lighter hair.
Also, maybe its just better to wait for the summer? Your hair might naturally lighten up.

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Reply #4 - Feb 13th, 2008 at 1:00am
 
mmm good point- i didnt really think about maybe being inside so long could be part of the reason. Ill try and hold off till summer!
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Reply #5 - Feb 15th, 2008 at 12:49am
 
Hi there, It is that your new regrowth is coming in a diffrent color than the rest of your hair, liike changing naturally?

The ashiness might be due to chemicals in your water. Although I would think all your hair would be green then. You can try either using a clarifying shamppo to remove the minerals or you can try these at home remedies:

APPLE CIDER BUILD UP REMOVER

Ingredients:
1 ounce apple cider vinegar
1 quart of distilled water.

Directions:
Combine the apple cider with the water, stir. Pour through hair to get rid of buildup and soften hair at the same time. Rinse with tap water.


You can also try honey. Honey is a natural peroxide and over time, can lighten the hair.

Wash and condition hair, leave towel dried. Take a 1/4 cup honey and 2 tbs of lemon juice. Using a large paint brush, on towel dried, damp hair, brush the mixture onto the drab 2 inch root area.  Cover with a clear shower cap, loosley. Leave on for at least an hour then rinse. Try this several times untill you see the drab go away.

Hope this helps  Smiley Good luck hun!
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Reply #6 - Feb 15th, 2008 at 5:20pm
 
Actually, it's the lemon that's lightening the hair. The acids in lemon have a "stripping" effect and are actually pretty bad for hair. Honey is a natural moisturizer.
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Reply #7 - Feb 15th, 2008 at 11:53pm
 
Yes, the honey is very moisturizing and Yes, the acidity of the lemon does lighten. Honey has a natural Hydrogen peroxide. It is also has an acidic pH level. Here is some info on honey via wikipedia:

Hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide in honey is activated by dilution. However, unlike medical hydrogen peroxide, commonly 3% by volume, it is present in a concentration of only 1 mmol/l in honey. Iron in honey oxidizes the oxygen free radicals released by the hydrogen peroxide.

C6H12O6 + H2O + O2 → C6H12O7 + H2O2
When used topically (as, for example, a wound dressing), hydrogen peroxide is produced by dilution with body fluids. As a result, hydrogen peroxide is released slowly and acts as an antiseptic.

Acidity
The pH of honey is commonly between 3.2 and 4.5.[41] This relatively acidic pH level prevents the growth of many bacteria.


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