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Old 05-28-2007, 04:12 PM   #21
 
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My hair is virgin as well. I used to color my hair a long time ago just to switch it up. I stopped because my hair was damaged. Now that it is almost all healthy, I realized that I like my natural hair color. I also have natural highlights. Go figure.
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:18 PM   #22
 
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:26 PM   #23
 
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I don't color at all. I don't have the desire. The first (and last) time I got highlights, they messed it up because they didn't make it light enough so they had to do it again and it wasn't even what I wanted.
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:46 PM   #24
 
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I have not colored or highlighted in 3 years. I keep thinking about highlighting (well actually low lights) but have not done it.
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Old 05-28-2007, 05:03 PM   #25
 
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At 39, so far I haven't had to color my hair to cover grays--YET (I just pluck the strays with a tweezer!) I do, however, have caramel highlights that I got last summer at Devachan. (I am due for a touch-up!!)
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:17 PM   #26
 
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I lost my haircolor virginity almost 20 years ago. I'm 44. Out of necessity to cover gray (inherited premature gray from dad), I started with Clairol's Beautiful Brown (temp, wash out), went to Loreal Castings and Natural Instincts. I got tired of the fading and brassy color I got from those peroxide colors, so I switched to Color by Robert Craig over 15 yrs ago. I'll never switch again!

I have changed RC Colors over the years, going from #5 Coffee Brown to #7 Golden Chestnut for several years. As I'm getting more gray (now about 30-40% mostly in the crown), I've found I need a new color (grays were going bright red). Now I use a 1/2 & 1/2 mix of #8 Light Chestnut and #15 Golden Beige Blonde.
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:58 PM   #27
 
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I lost my haircolor virginity almost 20 years ago. I'm 44. Out of necessity to cover gray (inherited premature gray from dad), I started with Clairol's Beautiful Brown (temp, wash out), went to Loreal Castings and Natural Instincts. I got tired of the fading and brassy color I got from those peroxide colors, so I switched to Color by Robert Craig over 15 yrs ago. I'll never switch again!

I have changed RC Colors over the years, going from #5 Coffee Brown to #7 Golden Chestnut for several years. As I'm getting more gray (now about 30-40% mostly in the crown), I've found I need a new color (grays were going bright red). Now I use a 1/2 & 1/2 mix of #8 Light Chestnut and #15 Golden Beige Blonde.

curlilocks is awesome--so helpful--my color mentor. i started coloring in 2002 when my gray was coming in and the hair around it was dingy and flat looking. my hairdresser made me blonde and i got it colored back brown the next day. now i use robt craig golden blonde #18 which gives me a medium golden brown. i am noticing tho that the grays are blonde which might provide me with highlights! it looks fairly natural so until my face gets too disgustingly wrinkled to have golden brown hair i will keep coloring, when the time comes i will let it go gray and cut it short. not yet tho--i want waist length curls for my 40th high school reunion this august
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:37 AM   #28
 
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Virgin hair, here. I only colored my hair once, frosted, when it was the thing to do. That was almost 20 years ago.
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:10 AM   #29
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Blonde highlights. They also camouflage the few grays I have. Very few, considering I'm over 50! Thanks, Mom!
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:13 AM   #30
 
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I am a color ho. Ever since my big chop in March my hair has been a ton of colors. I am currently a dark auburn brown.
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:03 AM   #31
 
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I got highlights/lowlights done about 4 years ago. I'm not sure if they're grown out yet. I died my hair red with some temporary stuff 3 years ago.

I tend to encourage my hair to be more red during the winter, and more blonde during the summer using highlighting conditioners. My hair is a caramel blonde color, so it has both red and lighter blonde highlights already.
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Old 05-29-2007, 01:51 PM   #32
 
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I have highlights/lowlights but I have no idea what colors my stepdaughter uses!
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:08 PM   #33
 
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I have 90% virgin. I dyed my hair 1 last time after I chopped it off and before I started my grow out. But is barely noticeable b/c it is just a darker shade of my natural color. I have one grey hair so far that I let stay because it was the first to actually grow curly. I pulled the ones that are straight and stick out, but if I see several I plan to just go grey b/c I don't like it when I see a chunk of grey roots on a hair dyeing brunette.
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:22 PM   #34
 
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After taking 6 months to grow out my gray to see how I'd like it (I didn't!), I started coloring my hair again. I use Robert Craig Chocolate Brown on my temples only (where I have the heaviest concentration gray), then I use henna over the whole head (including the temple area). I like that the henna gives my scattered grays a lovely red hightlight effect. The RC keeps the temples from being bright red bozo streaks from the henna. I'm very happy with this combination.
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:42 PM   #35
 
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I dye, in various shades of red and burgundy. Sometimes I get bored and just want a change.
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:03 PM   #36
 
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My hair was high & low-lighted in November. I think the low lights are gone for the most part, but the high lights are stubborn & don't want to leave!

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I don't remember the colors my previous stylist used. It was a Wella salon so I assume they used only Wella colors.

I didn't have it done to cover gray. I just wanted a change.
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Old 05-30-2007, 01:30 PM   #37
 
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Since many are posting their past experiences, I had my hair highlighted with Redken for years, and my hair was always fried afterward.

I got all-over color from an Aveda salon three times, and the third time left my hair really dry. Also, when my color faded, my hair looked very processed as I grew it out.

That's why I switched to RC color, to use something more gentle (because it deposits color only, no lifting color) that, when it fades, leaves my natural color behind rather than the highly processed fluff the other brands did. If only the RC was easier to get to stay bonded to my grays without having to follow such a strict routine for a few days before and a week afterward (I have very color-resistant grays).
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Old 05-30-2007, 01:38 PM   #38
 
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If only the RC was easier to get to stay bonded to my grays without having to follow such a strict routine for a few days before and a week afterward (I have very color-resistant grays).

I paint on a small amount of the RC color directly on my gray roots with a little brush, about once a week. It's hardly any mess or bother and makes the dye job last so much longer.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:08 PM   #39
 
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I'm a colour virgin too. I've never dyed my hair or been interested in doing so. When I was younger in summer my hair would go lighter just because of the pool water and the beach. I'm not considering dying for now, but I have actually been wondering what the heck I'm going to do when I start going grey! I don't want to go grey but I haven't got a clue if I'd dare colouring and what colour I'd chose! I'm not really good with changes... of any kind...
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