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Save money on hairdressing.

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It cost and arm and a leg to get your hair coloured in a hairdressing shop. One way to get it done on the cheap is to do it yourself with a box of colour bought from a discount store. Mine cost £3.

It's really easy to do. Mix two potions together, shake bottle, squirt it all over head and massage in. Be sure to wear the gloves that come in the box though. Leave on for about 20 minutes, longer if you want a deeper colour. Rinse, then apply the conditioner. Then final rinse and towel dry. Be sure to use an old towel, and scrub the excess colour off your face and ears with a scouring pad. Easy really.

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Are you not walking around with red ears? :P

I've always home dyed, a bit more practice and you get better at not dying the ears and half the face :)

It can be an absolute nightmare getting the dye off skin. A line of vaseline can apparently help, I've never tried that though.
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Is that hair dye or a nasty accident {rofwl} {rofwl} {rofwl} I always home dye too, not only is the cost at hairdressers extortionate I can't afford the time it take either yike*
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I gave up dyeing my hair about ten years ago am now the shade of grey that no hair dye could ever hope to match, no roots showing and proud to be grey.
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Dorrens daughter wrote:I gave up dyeing my hair about ten years ago am now the shade of grey that no hair dye could ever hope to match, no roots showing and proud to be grey.

Me too - though I never have dyed or permed.
I've notice that some of my friends who did now have thinner hair (as we get into the 70s)
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Strangely enough I lighten mine. {rofwl}
Or at least a hairdresser friend does it. But about every 8/9 weeks.
Fortunately I am fair and now going white so it isn't going to show too much.
It is long anyway, so I shall be sitting on it at the end of all this. The fringe I can manage.
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I have been a lot of different colours over the years one of the last was streaks of pillar box red which I really liked, especially the smiles on peoples faces when I passed them. {rofwl}
I have been for the past 10 yrs now grey, going almost white in places and seriously would not change it for the world. Less hassle, less cost and kinder to the scalp too.
When I was having my hair coloured either streaks or full colour I used to ask if they could dye it grey/white and the answer always came back a resounding no.
Now I only go to the hairdresser for a trim which suits me fine.
What colour did you end up with MQ when it was dried?
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Gwenoakes wrote:
What colour did you end up with MQ when it was dried?


It was a flaming red which went lighter as the months went by. When the roots started to show there wasn't a big difference from the natural brown, to the dyed part of it. That meant I could leave it longer before I needed to dye it again.

I am now back to dark blonde/light brown. I have very little grey coming through, just a sprinkling around the hairline. I will home colour it again because it also conditions it. Gives it a glossy sheen.

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I've had dreadlocks the last 6 years, but even before that I'd only ever ventured into a hairdressers one time and said never again. I grew up with my mam cutting my hair so it just seemed the norm that you cut and died your own hair. Now I cut my daughters.
I'm not saying we've all had great hairstyles though lol but the difference between a bad cut and a good cut is two weeks! X
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I used to go to a brilliant hairdresser who cut for the way your hair grew, and he was worth every penny of his expensive charge because the style lasted for weeks. Since then, I've only found people who can dry it to make you look salon-perfect for about five minutes, and I don't think they're worth paying for. What I discovered just before lock-down was our local college - they run a practice salon where the students have to do a certain number of each kind of cut or treatment before they qualify. A full wash, cut & dry was £13.
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I totally agree with your comments, FB.
I had a brilliant hairdresser quite some years ago, it was an ex army man who knew exactly how to cut anyone's hair. When your hair was dry you just shook your head it always fell perfectly into place.
Never found anyone since who could achieve that, but to me that is the definition of a 'good hairdresser'.
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I dye my own hair and have done for as long as I can remember ...I have long hair but I only use half the bottle and tube of mix to do the roots so a box lasts me 2 sessions so is really cost effective.
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