spin off poll: how long does your color job last?

sweetpeacurlisweetpeacurli Posts: 343Registered Users
dulcemulatta84 got me thinking. She asked, "Have you been satisfied with your at home color results 4 months after your initial at home color application?"

My answer is an emphatic "NO!", but my answer would be the same had she asked about salon color. My roots start showing after 4 weeks (which is normal given that the average for hair growth is 1/2 inch per month), and after a 8 weeks my color will definitely have faded somewhat. After 12 weeks any brown dye will get fairly brassy on me.

I just can't imagine any dye lasting longer than 8-10 weeks, at maximum. This made me wonder if that's normal, though.

How about you guys? Am I the oddball here?
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I chose: 4-6 weeks, do color myself.

    I chose this because, like you, my roots show badly (gray) in about 4 weeks. However, I don't recolor the rest but every 12 weeks or so, since it doesn't fade too fast or turn brassy on me. (Love my RC Color!) :)
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  • sweetpeacurlisweetpeacurli Posts: 343Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote:
    I chose: 4-6 weeks, do color myself.

    I chose this because, like you, my roots show badly (gray) in about 4 weeks. However, I don't recolor the rest but every 12 weeks or so, since it doesn't fade too fast or turn brassy on me. (Love my RC Color!) :)
    I'm taking your advice and saving my RC color to use on my roots when they grays start showing again. Shoot, the grays are already showing. In a couple more weeks I may wind up doing another strand test and trying again with it.
    Sulfate and Silicone-free since 2005
    CO-wash convert since October 2010
    Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
    Website: http://healthycurls.net
    Twitter: @sweetpeacurli

    Currently loving:
    • Vo5 tea therapy conditioners
    • Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner
    • Giovanni Direct leave-in
    • Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
    I am now completely out of the closet as the craziest of crazy cat ladies. I own it. I embrace it. I am one with the crazy.
  • blanclilablanclila Posts: 107Registered Users
    Depends on what I'm using. Demi-perms fade almost
    completely in 2 weeks. Permanent colors go brassy
    starting around 3 weeks, more so near my roots.
    The henna I did last August is still there and
    has barely faded.
    wavy / coarse / thick

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