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littlebit2006
08-30-2005, 08:17 PM
Okay well I have natural jet-black hair. But I am starting to get very bored with it. I always thought it would be nice to try adding some color to it. But seeing as how darker hair is harder to color I havent been to sure about it. Does anyone have any recommendations of highlight colors/products that would work on my hair. My skin is medium brown too by the way? And also if you think that trying this will not work please state so as well.

Niya
08-30-2005, 08:46 PM
I'm not a color expert, but I don't see why any permanent color done properly wouldn't show or work well. Even if your hair is jet black.

sbrwhi
08-30-2005, 08:47 PM
To get my hair the light chestnut brown (it&#39;s dark brown naturally) that it is my beautician put a color stripping chemical in my hair (I wasn&#39;t overly thrilled about that <_<) to lighten it enough so the color would show. I&#39;m not going to color again because I couldn&#39;t stand the stench of that stuff (and this was a semi-permanent) and it burned a little also even though I haven&#39;t noticed any change to my kinky texture. I&#39;ve heard that henna works on all hair colors to lighten so that&#39;s what I&#39;ll try next to stay away from the chemicals. I would advise doing it through a stylist to ensure proper application and safety if you chemically color. I don&#39;t know about other commercial coloring products---too chicken to try them but a lot of other nappturals have and have had good results---hope they post cause I&#39;m curious myself :pop:. I&#39;ve heard that using lemon or hibiscus leaves could add some natural highlights/colors :dunno: but I haven&#39;t seen these methods in use so :unsure:. Hope this helps.

Keonsmommy
08-30-2005, 09:02 PM
i colored my hair back in the day with clairol textures & tones. it worked great. my hair is almost black & i dyed it red and i got the exact results i wanted. i think it depends on what color you are trying to gt & what product you use. Some of them already have a lightener in them

afromation
08-30-2005, 09:04 PM
I had really dark hair and I just dyed it "Cherrywood" (textures and tones) the other day. The color took pretty well in my opinion. It&#39;s just a tad drier than usual.

Keonsmommy
08-30-2005, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by afromation@Aug 30 2005, 05:04 PM
I had really dark hair and I just dyed it "Cherrywood" (textures and tones) the other day. The color took pretty well in my opinion. It&#39;s just a tad drier than usual.

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ohh, i love that color. i used to dye my hair that before i switched to ruby rage!!!

Niya
08-31-2005, 12:22 AM
Originally posted by afromation@Aug 30 2005, 03:04 PM
I had really dark hair and I just dyed it "Cherrywood" (textures and tones) the other day. The color took pretty well in my opinion. It&#39;s just a tad drier than usual.

979370



got any pics?

afromation
08-31-2005, 02:38 AM
Originally posted by Niya+Aug 30 2005, 08:22 PM-->
<!--QuoteBegin-afromation@Aug 30 2005, 03:04 PM
I had really dark hair and I just dyed it "Cherrywood" (textures and tones) the other day. The color took pretty well in my opinion. It&#39;s just a tad drier than usual.

979370



got any pics?

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I took some but since I don&#39;t have a digital camera yet, I&#39;m still using throwaways. Basically, look out for them in November when I go back home to use my scanner :lol:

afromation
08-31-2005, 02:39 AM
Originally posted by Keonsmommy+Aug 30 2005, 06:38 PM-->
<!--QuoteBegin-afromation@Aug 30 2005, 05:04 PM
I had really dark hair and I just dyed it "Cherrywood" (textures and tones) the other day. The color took pretty well in my opinion. It&#39;s just a tad drier than usual.

979370



ohh, i love that color. i used to dye my hair that before i switched to ruby rage!!!

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Any pics of the Ruby Rage? I was debating trying that next. Well, either that one or Red Hot Red

Niya
08-31-2005, 03:32 AM
Originally posted by afromation+Aug 30 2005, 08:38 PM-->

Originally posted by Niya@Aug 30 2005, 08:22 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-afromation@Aug 30 2005, 03:04 PM
I had really dark hair and I just dyed it "Cherrywood" (textures and tones) the other day. The color took pretty well in my opinion. It&#39;s just a tad drier than usual.

979370



got any pics?

979521



I took some but since I don&#39;t have a digital camera yet, I&#39;m still using throwaways. Basically, look out for them in November when I go back home to use my scanner :lol:

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dont forget to update us! ^_^
even though by then, that color will probably be in my head too :lol:

AFashionSlave
08-31-2005, 03:39 AM
I started a topic on this board awhile ago about hair color.
Maybe it will help you.

Here&#39;s the link:
http://www.nappturality.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=26340

PrincessJaida
08-31-2005, 06:37 AM
I have dyed my hair with henna. i used to do it ever month but i ran out of henna.
I am going to henna it next week inshaAllah and put it on my fotki.
The 1st couple times you do you will just have a red tint, but over time the hair gets deep dark red. You can add anything to the henna. I put parikak(sp?) for a bright red tint. Check out this Henna For Hair (http://www.hennaforhair.com)

littlebit2006
08-31-2005, 07:22 AM
Thanx for the advice everyone, and the links. I really appreciate it. I never heard of Henna before, but it sounds great. I guess I should research it now.

Keonsmommy
08-31-2005, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by afromation+Aug 30 2005, 10:39 PM-->

Originally posted by Keonsmommy@Aug 30 2005, 06:38 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-afromation@Aug 30 2005, 05:04 PM
I had really dark hair and I just dyed it "Cherrywood" (textures and tones) the other day. The color took pretty well in my opinion. It&#39;s just a tad drier than usual.

979370



ohh, i love that color. i used to dye my hair that before i switched to ruby rage!!!

979469


Any pics of the Ruby Rage? I was debating trying that next. Well, either that one or Red Hot Red

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I&#39;m not sure if I have any. I&#39;ll have to look through all my pics & see.

Keonsmommy
08-31-2005, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by Keonsmommy+Aug 31 2005, 11:43 AM-->

Originally posted by afromation@Aug 30 2005, 10:39 PM

Originally posted by Keonsmommy@Aug 30 2005, 06:38 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-afromation@Aug 30 2005, 05:04 PM
I had really dark hair and I just dyed it "Cherrywood" (textures and tones) the other day. The color took pretty well in my opinion. It&#39;s just a tad drier than usual.

979370



ohh, i love that color. i used to dye my hair that before i switched to ruby rage!!!

979469


Any pics of the Ruby Rage? I was debating trying that next. Well, either that one or Red Hot Red

979619



I&#39;m not sure if I have any. I&#39;ll have to look through all my pics & see.

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Okay, I found one, sorry. . it&#39;s back from my p.erm days. . .lol Hopefully you can see the color okay. I&#39;m pretty sure this was Ruby Rage going by the date on the pic. Hope it helps

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/keonsmommy/MVC-760X.jpg