I was able to pirate some internet till mine gets fixed. Hmm.... Lol. You know what I'm thinking, don't you, b/c you'd be thinking the same thing. Haha. So I'll have mega updates coming up. But anyways,
I'm seriously considering coloring my hair and have started doing some research. If you follow me on twitter, than you know I was inspired by a kurlie with a pretty, blonde fro at a cook out I was at a few weekends back. I'm looking at colors in the red family; a red with brown in it.
I've never colored my hair before so this should be fun. I think I'm going to get my feet wet and just dye a part in the front to see how I like it. If I like it, I may go ahead and dye my whole head or maybe like the top and leave the bottom part my natural color.
I'm looking for "natural"/eco-friendly 'esque hair dyes. You all know of any that fit this bill? Do share. More updates to come on this.
I think coloring your hair is a good way to spice things up. I can tell you my solution, it's kinda funny but here goes:
Get a spray bottle and put peroxide in the bottle. Spray on hair and wala! Depending on your hair color before the application will depend on your results. Just a thought, good luck!!!
Red with brown? HENNA. Plant based, found in most Indian stores for cheap and pretty eco-friendly to my knowledge. I don't know how it's harvested though which can make it eco/human-unfriendly.
Hey Patrice: I've never heard that method before. Lol. So this method works for you? What kind of results do you get from it? It sounds like it could be drying, no? But then again, coloring your hair can be drying. Lol.
I'm asking because I was recently on one of the hair forums and there was a very interesting debate going on about naturals who "color" their hair.
Lots of the women were saying if you "change" your natural hair color, that puts you in the same category as ppl who relax their hair because you are "chemically altering" your hair.
I know you can only speak for yourself, which is why I really admire your personal opinion since you are a natural who is considering the color change.
By the way...I am now natural. My one year anniversary is 7/15. I transitioned for 8 months and BC'd with about 2 inches. I cut my hair this month. Flat ironed it was 6.5 inches or between SL and BSL. It is shaved in the back and a bob in front. It has been colored 3 times since I've BC'd. I keep it conditioned and haven't had a problem. It is med. brown with caramel highlights. I am mostly 4a with a bit of 3c thrown in! Hope this helps.
Good luck though and please post your progress!