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What would happen if I put blue food coloring in a moisturizing, sulfate free and 'cone free shampoo and/or conditioner? The ingredients in the shampoos and conditioners designed for toning down brassiness or keeping out the yellow on platinum, silver, blonde or gray hair makes my toes curl. I just know it would turn my 4b/4a coils into a matted and dry mess. But isn't the blue in the shampoo and conditioner supposed to be what brightens the hair? Has anyone tried this or heard of anyone trying this? I have low porosity hair so I'm not really worried about the blue food coloring staining my gray a with a blue tinge because product normally has to sit on my head a long time before it absorbs. But seeing as commercial silver enhancing shampoos are rinsed right out and conditioners generally are only left on 5 minutes at most, I'm thinking if the blue is what brightens the hair, this is all I'll need and won't have to worry about staining. I hope I'm making sense. Just thinking out loud here. My gray is getting more and more numerous and I find myself becoming protective of it and wanting to make is "shine" so to speak...
Me Fascina El Pelo




Low Porosity; Medium Strands; Dense
there are a few threads here about this. i, and others, use ardell red/blue corrector in one of my cj conditioners.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
This is a link to a video in which a lady uses blue food coloring to brighten her silver, natural hair. Hope this helps!


SHAMPOO W/BLUE FOOD COLORING...BRIGHTEN MY SILVER/GRAY HAIR...WHO KNEW? - YouTube
Hair type: 3B, some 3A

CO: Suave Tropical Coconut, VO5
Low-Poo: SheaMoisture C&H Shampoo
RI: Tresemme Naturals, SheaMoisture C&H Conditioner
LI: SheaMoisture Smoothie or Milk
Gel: HESMU, KCCC, still searching for HG
I also use the Ardell red/gold corrector drops in a ℅ wash product and like it. I also sometimes use a Roux Fanciful Ultra White Minx temporary rinse which I find tones my white new growth plus helps with frizz.
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I also use the Ardell red/gold corrector drops in a ℅ wash product and like it. I also sometimes use a Roux Fanciful Ultra White Minx temporary rinse which I find tones my white new growth plus helps with frizz.
Originally Posted by CurlyInParadise
I've been intrigued by the Roux White Minx but afraid to try it. Would you mind sharing how you use it, how much product, how you mix it, how long you leave it in? Aslo, what happens to your darker hair when you apply the White Minx (my hair is salt/pepper naturally) Please don't hate me for asking so many questions!
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!

Last edited by Spiralli; 05-30-2014 at 10:54 AM.
Thanks everyone for the replies. I guess some experimenting will be in effect this summer with brightening my grays.
Me Fascina El Pelo




Low Porosity; Medium Strands; Dense
I'm sorry, Spiralli, I am just now seeing your question. I use the Roux Fanciful ultra White Minx, sometimes White Minx, as it comes in a squirt tip bottle. I squirt it at the scalp line and just let it get on the length as it will. I put it on after no pooing or cowashing my hair, then follow the Roux rinse with gel and style my hair. It does not rub off on anything, pillowcase, collars of your shirt, etc but does wash out easily even if you cowash. HTH

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