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  •  People, there is this stuff called "hair dye." (6+ / 0-)

    To use it, first get naked.  If you have a rug in the bathroom, spread an old shower curtain on the floor to catch drips.

    I use Color Silk. Cheap and it doesn't burn my scalp. Mix it up, run the little nozzle on the bottle back and forthon your scalp gently spread it through over your scalp down by the roots. Make sure you do this to your entire scalp so that you won't end up with gray patches.  DO NOT comb through your hair. Trying to get absolutely even color is what makes dyed hair look fake.

    Wait ten minutes. Wash your hands, sit down on the edge of the tub and read a good book.

    After ten minutes, use the nozzle to "paint" stripes on your hair. Stroke your fingers over the stripes. You are creating highlights. Wait another few minutes. Now spread the dye throughout your hair, wait another five minutes, climb into the bath tub and shampoo.  If you're a guy, just use less dye.

    Before you do any of this, mix up a little of the dye and try it on a little snip of your hair. Hair is full of chemicals  that tend to react with the dye to affect hair color.  To get chestnut brown hair, I have to use a light ash blonde color.  The first time I dyed my hair, I used a reddish brown dye and got hair the exact color of a new penny.  

    Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

    by Sirenus on Mon May 06, 2013 at 08:34:44 AM PDT

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    •  Be sure to use a bathtowel for drying which is the (0+ / 0-)

      same color as the hair dye you are attempting to use.  At least, you may not have to throw away the towel you dried with.

      •  Never had any problem with a towel. Shampoo (0+ / 0-)

        twice, rinse well, ditto conditioner. No sweat.

        Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

        by Sirenus on Mon May 13, 2013 at 08:30:44 PM PDT

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