Pretty! How long did you let it grow out before you bc'ed?

I also wanted to ask you guys...have any of you used regular dye on your hair (not henna)? When I was relaxing I used Feria sometimes...and kind of want to dye again, but am not sure if it will damage my hair. I don't think it really did before...actually, after I dyed my hair shaft was usually smoother and my hair felt fluffier.
BC'ed: 26 Dec 09

Grand Duchess Fierce Freckles, Mistress of the Mighty Snap and Doyenne of the Potent Products Pavane in the Order of the Curly Crusaders