Tuesday, April 1, 2008

non-staining hair dye?

it's possible! hahahaa ok, so i quit using the hardcore professional stuff - main reason being that i don't fry my hair as much as i used to, so drugstore stuff is ok for me now - still not good for your hair, but what really is?

after i got the black hair dye stripped off my hair (aka color correction), i started using Garnier Nutrisse to get my hair to a nice, medium brown. (FYI- using golden brown will get your hair ligher than using light golden brown will, if your natural haircolor is dark.) it was the typical type of hair dye -- got the hair lightened but also stained my face (the part that touched my skin -- which washed off after scrubbing) as well as the shower floor, and other places it may have dripped on. this is very normal. hair dye is also supposed to bleed out like a used art brush when washed.

BUT TODAY - i was @ target (the place to pick up chicks, might i add... i swear, target sends subliminal messages thru their ads or something to make girls want to go there), and there was this other Garnier hair dye that was right next to the Garnier Nutrisse that was calling out to me. i've always seen this line around, but never really bothered to try it. since it was manufactured by the same company, i thought the risk was minimal as far as color matching -- so i decided to try it. woohoo! dare of the week!

application: a little runnier than Nutrisse, but still a creme consistency.
time: comparable. 25 mins for new growth (roots), 5 mins for already-treated hair.
staining: NONE! i sometimes dye my eyebrows (although this is NOT recommended because if hair dye gets into your eyes, you can go blind). but anyway, i put a little on my brows today. normally, with other dyes, i would look like a monster within 5-10 minutes after application because the dye would basically paint/stain my skin, and i'd look like i drew my eyebrows in with a spoon. this dye didn't do it at all!
washout: another surprise. i did not see the usual dark brown waterfall @ my feet during my shower. i almost felt like i was taking a normal shower. that deserves a W-O-W in sign language. color results: pretty much identical to the Nutrisse. =)

overall, i've found myself a new hair dye. want to know the name?

it's Garnier 100% Color. i used this specific color (UB-3), which is golden brown. of course, if you're asian, all haircolor will look a lil more reddish due to the natural reddish pigment in our hair.

note: this hair dye is not suitable for ppl with mostly grey hair, and this hair dye doesn't damage your hair any less than the others. i just like it because it doesn't make a mess.

as of a few months ago, i switched to a salon brand called Ixora. less ammonia!

1 comment :

The Korean Kracker said...

Hm.. Non staining hair dye?? That sounds remarkable! I wonder though..how does the dye know to dye the hair, and not other things...hm.....lol.. Target is the place to pick up chicks?? Geesh..no wonder I, haven't had any luck...now I just have think of a reason that i'd be at target other then to pick up chicks...girls always seem to know....lol.. So speech pathology? Nice, what made you decide on such a BROAD subject? lol...And no, i'm not a drunk philosopher...yet....