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Forum: Going Gray 01-22-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By Soj
My hair is coming in white, not grey, and the...

My hair is coming in white, not grey, and the strands are still fine but noticeably coarser (or less fine?) than my youthful hair.

I don't have enough of it yet to say anything definitive about...
Forum: Going Gray 01-22-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,204
Posted By Soj
And using chemical dyes ISN'T? LOL! The...

And using chemical dyes ISN'T? LOL!

The point is it is a DYE, even though it is a "natural" substance and does have strengthening properties for the hair. It is permanent, just like any other...
Forum: Going Gray 01-22-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,920
Posted By Soj
I don't know who Jonathon Torch is (or thinks he...

I don't know who Jonathon Torch is (or thinks he is, in the hair world), but I have read that article, and I think he's got a particular point of view he is pushing.

I don't think every body...
Forum: Going Gray 01-22-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By Soj
Breakage on the lengths. I don't believe there...

Breakage on the lengths. I don't believe there is any (or not much anyway) shedding from the roots. I've never seen a broken hair with root attached - and I have checked.

However the breakage...
Forum: Thin/thinning hair 01-22-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,774
Posted By Soj
It was 5 and I was ALREADY taking iron tablets -...

It was 5 and I was ALREADY taking iron tablets - 3x the suggested dose for women. They refused to do another test (he thought the first one was an accident) because he insisted ferritin levels...
Forum: Going Gray 01-22-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,204
Posted By Soj
It is permanent - as long as your hair is still...

It is permanent - as long as your hair is still attached to your head, LOL! At least real henna is. The stuff with chemicals in it is a different matter.

I've heard some people say they were...
Forum: Going Gray 01-22-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,920
Posted By Soj
I am 55, and the one time I colored my hair (like...

I am 55, and the one time I colored my hair (like 25 years ago) it freaked me out so much every time I looked in the mirror that I went back and made them dye it back to my natural color. I only...
Forum: Going Gray 01-22-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,204
Posted By Soj
Anything that comes in "colors" isn't pure henna,...

Anything that comes in "colors" isn't pure henna, and might not have any henna in it at all. The Light Mountain I have heard of before, and it is henna + a bunch of other stuff ("100% natural...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-21-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By Soj
I have no idea what a "baptismal rinse" is...

I have no idea what a "baptismal rinse" is either, but if it involves bending over some kind of bowl or sink, it's not for me.

I always rinse out all conditioner. I do leave it in for as long...
Forum: Going Gray 01-20-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,204
Posted By Soj
Not different about henna - but perhaps different...

Not different about henna - but perhaps different about what we KNOW about henna.

If it faded, it was either not henna, or at best not 100% henna. It may also have been a poor quality henna. Or...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-20-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,082
Posted By Soj
Well, Chloe, apparently it's different for you,...

Well, Chloe, apparently it's different for you, but the white hair I have coming in is totally different than the dark brown hair it is replacing. It's still fine - it's still curly - but it's...
Forum: Going Gray 01-20-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,204
Posted By Soj
So ... are you using henna now and you feel that...

So ... are you using henna now and you feel that is damaging your hair? Or, did you used to use henna, but now you're doing chemical treatments? If so, why did you stop the henna?

I'm about to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-20-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,223
Posted By Soj
For a cut, no. I might travel far to AVOID a cut...

For a cut, no. I might travel far to AVOID a cut ...

I may be about to drive an hour and a half to get my hair hennaed though. Mostly because I am old and not very flexible or dextrous any more...
Forum: Going Gray 01-20-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By Soj
Well I meant people who don't color their hair. ...

Well I meant people who don't color their hair. I have friends who's hair is growing in grey quite differently from mine - they seem to be going grey all at once, more or less. So they have...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-20-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,515
Posted By Soj
So when I was little, I had Shirley Temple curls...

So when I was little, I had Shirley Temple curls - without the use of curlers. I know this only because there are pictures.

But then my mother started BRUSHING my hair and forcing me to brush it...
Forum: Thin/thinning hair 01-20-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,774
Posted By Soj
Ferritin levels can screw up your hair? Because...

Ferritin levels can screw up your hair? Because mine were down to 5 (normal is around 100) for several years when I needed surgery but couldn't get it, hence was flooding almost 24/7 - for YEARS. ...
Forum: Going Gray 01-20-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By Soj
Hmmm - except I see grey roots on other people -...

Hmmm - except I see grey roots on other people - and there are never any roots on the shed hairs. If it were actually falling out instead of breaking off, wouldn't there be roots on the shed hairs? ...
Forum: Going Gray 01-20-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By Soj
Breakage, white hair ... I think I got it figured?

I've been going white (not grey, but shiny shiny brilliant white) for about 10 to 15 years now. It has never bothered me and it doesn't really bother me now - but for the last 10 (or 15) years I've...
Forum: 3 01-19-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,533
Posted By Soj
I haven't used a hair brush since some time...

I haven't used a hair brush since some time shortly after I left home. I've used an Afro pick for years. DECADES.

Styling for me consists of flopping my head down, spritzing with watered down...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-19-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,170
Posted By Soj
What the heck is "plopping"?

What the heck is "plopping"?
Forum: Over 40 01-19-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,849
Posted By Soj
That guy is lying to you. There is NO doctor's...

That guy is lying to you. There is NO doctor's service under Medicare for which the doctor would only be paid $7. There are bunches where your COPAY might only be $7 though. You can look your...
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