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    I went to Sally looking for the product you suggested. The young lady recommended this....

    http://www.sallybeauty.com/on/demand...+Natural+Brown

    I needed to buy a solution to mix this with, also. It worked wonders. It took less than 30 minutes, completely covered the grays and didn't make a mess. I think I found my new staple. At least until I need permanent color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by straightnochaser View Post
    I use Naturtint. Compared with the commercial brands, it is not as damaging to my hair.
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    Is that similar to Sanotint (http://www.lavitanuovainc.com/index.html)? I found Sanotint when searching for natural hair dye, and I think I'm going to order some and give it a try before going the more involved route of henna and indigo.

    ETA: I just looked up Naturtint, and I see that it's available in local stores - YAY! I'm gong to pick some up and give it a try! THANKS for posting this!
    So I finally tried the Naturtint as suggested by straightnochaser. I left it on for the longer period of time (about 40 minutes) with no burning sensations. I like the results. Full grey coverage, no dried out hair. I'll post updates on how well it holds up.

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    BUMP!!!

    I've decided to go ahead and give the henna and indigo a try. I've never used henna before, so if any of you who use it could recommend a brand, I'd really appreciate it!

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    I recommend http://www.hennaforhair.com/ This is where I get mine.They sell only pure body art quality henna,indigo,cassia,etc This site has all the info you need plus a phone number you can call & get advice. You can leave a message & phone number to get a call back. They also have a forum where you can get advice & tips to make things easier. You might want to go there & read,too. Be very careful to select only PURE henna & PURE indigo because many that claim to be natural actually contain dangerous metallic salts & chemicals like p-Phenylenediamine ( PPD). If you go to s store like Whole Foods & see black henna,brown henna,etc, it's not real henna. Henna only dyes reddish/orange/brown. Check out this page http://www.hennaforhair.com/ppd/index.html . Scroll down & you'll see pictures of "natural" dyes that have PPD. Note that Naturtint & Herbatint are shown. Read the entire page. I did a lot of reading about dyes & henna before starting because I'd heard bad things about dye chemicals,esp the ones for dark and black hair. I'd been using Bigen & Kiss on my grey edges & they always turned out dry,dull, brittle & broke off. I heard about this site from some black & white women on other message boards. I've been totally satisfied with this company & have been using them for about 2 1/2 years. My hair's in great condition & the black color is PERMANENT. Using henna can be a bit messy at first but you can get it under control with a little planning. If you get a kit from here it'll have a little plastic piping sleeve & gloves to apply the henna & indigo, but I find it best to use a color applicator bottle like the ones at Sally's. If you have any other questions about doing it,please feel free to PM me.
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    THANKS NubianPrize!! It will be a little while before I do it, so I will definitely take you up on the offer of answering more questions when I get it. I might check out my local Indian grocer before ordering, but if I do order it, it will be from the site you recommended.

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    That is some great information NubianPrize. I will check out that site also.

    There's an article on NP about natural hair dyes --- check it out

    TO DYE FOR

    ~Dee~

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    I guess I'll be the voice of contrast here. I've been using Bigen for about 5yrs or so and I have never had an issue with breakage. I've been natural for almost a decade and loc'd for almost 6 of those years. I used it around my edges and sometimes through out my crown as needed. I dye my greys every 5-6 wks or so.

    I will say my hair has been THICK my whole life, so perhaps this is the reason I have no issues. It works well for me and I make sure I ALWAYS have some on hand.
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    @Dee - I just read your blog post on natural dyes - good info! But it's the PPD that's in everything that I want to try and avoid and see if my edges respond better.

    @LuvJones - I also have very thick hair, and when I tried Bigen, I didn't suffer any breakage. BUT, I did experience some burning/tingling while it was on my edges. I deep conditioned afterwards and had no lasting issues. However, I really want to see how my hair responds to Henna & Indigo, since it has so many benefits for hair, and with the thinning I have at my edges, it can't hurt to use something proven to benefit hair. If I don't get the results I want, or if it proves to be too much work and/or mess, I may go back to one of the "natural" dyes, or Bigen.

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    If you make a mess with henna I suggest you make it thick. Follow your own recipe. I don't make it runny because that is messy. I make mine thick but not to thick. I also make it in a ziplock bag. Just add your ingredients to the bag and mix. Cut the tip off of the bag and apply.

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    I also use henna/indigo. I use it all over about twice a year, but do the edges and parting only, about once every two months. Just doing the edges more frequently makes means it isn't as much of a hardship as doing the full head.

    I only have a sprinkling of grey, so it works for me at the moment.

    DeBe

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