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Best permanent hair dye for covering grey roots on dark brown hair
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Old 11-04-2010, 9:07 AM
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Default Best permanent hair dye for covering grey roots on dark brown hair

Hi, trying to save money, by using a home hair colour. What's the best permenant dye for covering grey roots on dark brown hair? Got my hair dyed at hairdressers, they used a tint on my roots and semi on my ends,the roots started to show after 2 weeks! Too young to go grey gracefully! Would value any advice.
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Old 11-04-2010, 9:46 AM
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i use garnier natrisse
only mix up half the mixure do my roots, then repeat 4 weeks later

also i generally buy 2 dyes at a time when they are on offer
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:30 PM
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I find Nice n Easy lasts the longest on greys, I do my roots every 4 or 5 weeks but could probably get away with 6 weeks, Nice n Easy comes out darker than on the package, I have med/dark brown hair and use Light Ash Brown, choose a colour with the word ash in it if you dont want red tones, I like this product because every time you use it it comes out the same colour.
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Old 11-04-2010, 1:14 PM
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I use nice n easy too! I have very dark brown hair, and I find this gives the longest lasting coverage.
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I've had the odd one since I was 19!

Boots Botanics, Chocolate works well for me. It's very dark, which I quite like.
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I also use nice and easy the price is good and it covers well.I found boots own did not cover my grey.
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Old 11-04-2010, 4:37 PM
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I use the nice n easy root touch up dye, which comes with a brush for doing roots.
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Hi all, Thanks for all the replies, think I will try Nice'n' Easy, a lot cheaper than the hairdresser!!
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Old 09-05-2010, 2:43 AM
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Default Osmo Ikon vs L'Oreal

My hairdresser has chosen to change the permanent hair dye she uses on my grey (natural colour dark brown) hair. She used to use L'oreal and now uses Osmo Ikon. I have noticed that more hair is falling out and my hair has become much more dry since she changed and asked her to revert back to L'oreal but she refused stating that Osmo Ikon is better.
I think she changed because Osmo Ikon is cheaper than L'oreal which I saw on hairdressing supplier websites.
However, I need proof and facts to show her. Who can give me honest and accurate information as to which is the better product.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:44 AM
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My hairdresser has chosen to change the permanent hair dye she uses on my grey (natural colour dark brown) hair. She used to use L'oreal and now uses Osmo Ikon. I have noticed that more hair is falling out and my hair has become much more dry since she changed and asked her to revert back to L'oreal but she refused stating that Osmo Ikon is better.
I think she changed because Osmo Ikon is cheaper than L'oreal which I saw on hairdressing supplier websites.
However, I need proof and facts to show her. Who can give me honest and accurate information as to which is the better product.
Thanks
I wouldn't stay with a hairdresser who refused what I, the customer, wanted. I don't think you have to do the research to prove to her that you're in the right - just change to a salon that will be happy to do you as you want!
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Old 09-05-2010, 3:22 PM
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Hi Monruth - Material girl is right, if your hairdresser cannot or will not use the product that suits you then go elswhere. Many years ago (I'm an ex-hairdresser) one of my customers used to go to a different hairdresser for her 'perm' because my shop didn't use the particular brand that suited her hair - but she always came back to me for her cuts & colour. Result - one happy customer & thats what it should be about
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ps Monruth - L'Oreal Excellence is v good for grey coverage
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Old 09-05-2010, 6:21 PM
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I am a greying dark brown brunette. I always used to use Nice'n'Easy but started to think it was a bit harsh. I need to colour every 5 weeks as the white roots start to show big time. Anyhow, I have switched to Herbashine Dark Brown. It is supposed to be a semi-permanent without ammonia. It says on the box to leave on for only 10 minutes but I go for 20 minutes and then find it covers my roots beautifully and makes my hair really glossy. It is much easier on my hair than the Nice'n'Easy. It lasts for the full 5 weeks before I colour again with very little fading.
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I am a greying dark brown brunette. I always used to use Nice'n'Easy but started to think it was a bit harsh. I need to colour every 5 weeks as the white roots start to show big time. Anyhow, I have switched to Herbashine Dark Brown. It is supposed to be a semi-permanent without ammonia. It says on the box to leave on for only 10 minutes but I go for 20 minutes and then find it covers my roots beautifully and makes my hair really glossy. It is much easier on my hair than the Nice'n'Easy. It lasts for the full 5 weeks before I colour again with very little fading.
Where do you buy Herbashine from?
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:13 PM
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i have been going grey since i was 4 years old, started dying my hair when i was 12 and have always usec nice & easy or loreal, ind anything else doesnt cover as good. i also have to cover every 4 weeks but only because my roots come through
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:48 PM
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The only hair dye that has ever been able to cover my greys is
Clairol Perfect 10 (in black).
I used it once because the second time I got L'oreal excell 10 by mistake (I was looking for the '10mins dye with a comb on the lid - how many can there be out here?').
It was only after using it that I realised that my grey hair were not covered.....
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Where do you buy Herbashine from?


Superdrug. I has been on offer lately. It is a bit pricier than Nice'n'Easy but worth it IMHO. I think full price it is around 6.50. Still a lot cheaper than going to a salon.
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