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Naturtint Color Blending: final update and question 4/1/09

ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
Has anyone done this successfully? I think my color is between two shades, so I'd like to blend them. Is this easily done? Does the formula mix well?

TIA

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  • curlykristencurlykristen Posts: 113Registered Users
    I've done it a couple of times and it's come out fine. In regular store brand colors, I'm usually a light golden brown, or somewhere around there. But with the naturtint, the first time I did it, I bought the dark golden blonde (6g) , and it was WAY too dark. So, the next time I mixed it 50-50 with the golden blonde (7g) and it came out great!
    Mostly 3A, some 3B/2C fine-med texture/med porosity/low density

    wash: alternate co-washing with V05 & soap bars
    Rinse out: Rotate TJ's N&S, AOHR, LVPNG, GVP K-Pak, CJ CA Daily Condish
    ACV rinses 2x/wk (high pH water)
    LI: if I use one, it's usually CJ CALI CJ H&B LI, or GDLI
    Styling: FSG with AVG, AN, hemp seed oil & slippery elm (winter only), KCCC, CJ CCCC, CJ SG, CJ AFG, AOMM & BRHG

    Currently experimenting w/DM Miracurls CG & MM
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Thanks, CK.

    Do you get more than one application out of a single box, or is it one box, one use only? TIA.
  • curlykristencurlykristen Posts: 113Registered Users
    ninja dog wrote: »
    Thanks, CK.

    Do you get more than one application out of a single box, or is it one box, one use only? TIA.

    If my hair was just a little bit shorter I could probably get two applications out of one box (or 4 applications out of the two boxes, because I mixed them together), but I can really only do one and make sure it all gets covered. If I only had to do the roots I could definitely get more than one app out of it, but the color seems to fade a little - not too bad, and probably less so than other ones I've tried - so I need to cover it all for the last few minutes. And BTW, if you're trying to cover gray, I think it does a pretty good job.
    Mostly 3A, some 3B/2C fine-med texture/med porosity/low density

    wash: alternate co-washing with V05 & soap bars
    Rinse out: Rotate TJ's N&S, AOHR, LVPNG, GVP K-Pak, CJ CA Daily Condish
    ACV rinses 2x/wk (high pH water)
    LI: if I use one, it's usually CJ CALI CJ H&B LI, or GDLI
    Styling: FSG with AVG, AN, hemp seed oil & slippery elm (winter only), KCCC, CJ CCCC, CJ SG, CJ AFG, AOMM & BRHG

    Currently experimenting w/DM Miracurls CG & MM
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Yes, covering grey is my only goal with hair color.

    Thanks!
  • LisaF1163LisaF1163 Posts: 1,079Registered Users
    My best friend has done it with no problem. She mixes a red shade with a carmel brown shade and gets good results. I have no clue how to do it, but she does it all the time with the two NaturTint shades.
    CG since 1/09. Protein and Mag Sulfate sensitive.
    Hair Type - 3A.
    Co-wash - Jane Carter Solution Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner.
    Low-poo as needed - Beautiful Curls Curl Enhancing Shampoo.
    Cond./Leave-In - Beautiful Curls Curl Enhancing Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner.
    Stylers - Jane Carter Solution Condition and Sculpt; Beautiful Curls Curl Defining Gel.
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    I'm nervous! Is anyone good at this? How do I get as much root coverage as possible, without dyeing my whole head?
  • LisaF1163LisaF1163 Posts: 1,079Registered Users
    Just part your hair with a comb into sections, and apply along the roots as you go along. Part/apply, part/apply, part/apply, until you have all the roots done. It's really so easy, you don't have to worry. :)
    CG since 1/09. Protein and Mag Sulfate sensitive.
    Hair Type - 3A.
    Co-wash - Jane Carter Solution Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner.
    Low-poo as needed - Beautiful Curls Curl Enhancing Shampoo.
    Cond./Leave-In - Beautiful Curls Curl Enhancing Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner.
    Stylers - Jane Carter Solution Condition and Sculpt; Beautiful Curls Curl Defining Gel.
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Thank you all for your reassurance. I have an uncanny ability to screw things like this up, which is why I'm so nervous.

    However, I just can't justify paying $50+ when I can use Naturtint for under $20. (Once I'm sure of the color, I'll order it online for $10 instead of buying it at Whole Foods for $18.00)

    Also, I hate sitting around a salon. It's so boring! I get hungry and restless and wish I had an animal to play with. Instead, I read dumb magazines and stare at skinny models with straightened hair. :sleepy4:

    Snore pie.
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    One more question:

    To Naturtint users: do you use the (allegedly) "hair strengthening" serum included in the Naturtint box? I can't find any ingredients listed.

    TIA
  • LisaF1163LisaF1163 Posts: 1,079Registered Users
    ninja dog wrote: »
    One more question:

    To Naturtint users: do you use the (allegedly) "hair strengthening" serum included in the Naturtint box? I can't find any ingredients listed.

    TIA
    Do you mean the little bottle of conditioner that comes with it? Yes, I do use it - it's CG friendly, and it's included, so it saves me a little bit of my One C whenever I color.
    CG since 1/09. Protein and Mag Sulfate sensitive.
    Hair Type - 3A.
    Co-wash - Jane Carter Solution Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner.
    Low-poo as needed - Beautiful Curls Curl Enhancing Shampoo.
    Cond./Leave-In - Beautiful Curls Curl Enhancing Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner.
    Stylers - Jane Carter Solution Condition and Sculpt; Beautiful Curls Curl Defining Gel.
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Thank you SO MUCH for replying so fast. You've been wonderfully helpful. :)

    I'm going to attempt this tomorrow. Gulp.
  • curlykristencurlykristen Posts: 113Registered Users
    ninja dog wrote: »
    One more question:

    To Naturtint users: do you use the (allegedly) "hair strengthening" serum included in the Naturtint box? I can't find any ingredients listed.

    TIA

    I didn't use it, because like you I couldn't find the ingredients. I ended up using another one of my many conditioners that line the edge of the bathtub. :toothy4: But, I think I found the ingredients on their website, and it turns out to be CG. I haven't had to color again yet...you might want to double check their site before you use it. My brain is foggy today, so I may have made that up! :toothy7:
    Mostly 3A, some 3B/2C fine-med texture/med porosity/low density

    wash: alternate co-washing with V05 & soap bars
    Rinse out: Rotate TJ's N&S, AOHR, LVPNG, GVP K-Pak, CJ CA Daily Condish
    ACV rinses 2x/wk (high pH water)
    LI: if I use one, it's usually CJ CALI CJ H&B LI, or GDLI
    Styling: FSG with AVG, AN, hemp seed oil & slippery elm (winter only), KCCC, CJ CCCC, CJ SG, CJ AFG, AOMM & BRHG

    Currently experimenting w/DM Miracurls CG & MM
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,677Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I've never mixed colours but I have used Naturtint and agree with curlykristen that it really does cover grey well and if I can manage it, anyone can. I've also used the conditioner with no build-up problems, if that helps any.
    3b in South Australia.
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Thanks, curlies! I've got it in my hair as I type.
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Okay! It went great, thanks to all your advice. Being fairly hapless at these things, I read the directions several times before starting, and then I went for it. The color is just right (Copper Blonde).

    Here are my last two questions:

    *I have a lot of the mixed formula left over. Is it safe to save it in a sealed glass jar and reuse it next time? I know the directions say not to, but is there a bonafide chemical reason to throw it away, or are they just trying to sell more product?

    *How do you keep the rest of your hair out of the way when doing the initial root coloring? I tried twisting it, clipping it, and pinning it, and it always flopped over. (This is the hair at the very top of my head, between the four parted sections I made when doing the roots.)

    And.......TIA! I REALLY couldn't have done this without you.
  • LisaF1163LisaF1163 Posts: 1,079Registered Users
    I didn't use it, because like you I couldn't find the ingredients.
    Hmmm... if I recall, from all my boxes of Naturtint over the past three years :lol:, I think it's on one of the sides of the box, not on the instructions. You have to look really hard, I do know that, because when I first colored after going CG, I had a hard time finding it, but I did find it. And it's at the bottom when you do find it - it's the last list of ingredients they give you after all the ingredients from the color and the developer.
    ninja dog wrote: »
    Here are my last two questions:

    *I have a lot of the mixed formula left over. Is it safe to save it in a sealed glass jar and reuse it next time? I know the directions say not to, but is there a bonafide chemical reason to throw it away, or are they just trying to sell more product?

    *How do you keep the rest of your hair out of the way when doing the initial root coloring? I tried twisting it, clipping it, and pinning it, and it always flopped over. (This is the hair at the very top of my head, between the four parted sections I made when doing the roots.)
    1. I wouldn't keep the color, nope. I think they do tell you to throw out any unused color, because it just goes bad. That's with most home color kits, too, so I'd imagine one that has more natural ingredients would go bad even faster. So, nope, don't save it. And not just because they're trying to make money, but because you never know what weird stuff old color may do to your hair.

    2. That, I'm not sure of - my hair's a chin length bob, and even when it was longer, I never clipped it out of the way. I just sort of... managed. LOL! Sorry!

    But glad to hear it went well over all!:occasion7:
    CG since 1/09. Protein and Mag Sulfate sensitive.
    Hair Type - 3A.
    Co-wash - Jane Carter Solution Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner.
    Low-poo as needed - Beautiful Curls Curl Enhancing Shampoo.
    Cond./Leave-In - Beautiful Curls Curl Enhancing Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner.
    Stylers - Jane Carter Solution Condition and Sculpt; Beautiful Curls Curl Defining Gel.
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Okay.....I think I will toss the remains, since they seem to be swelling inside the jar I dumped them in. All I need is a hair dye explosion in my little house.

    And yes, the ingredients are on the bottom of the box. It was the last place I thought of looking. :laughing9:
  • curlykristencurlykristen Posts: 113Registered Users
    ninja dog wrote: »
    Okay.....I think I will toss the remains, since they seem to be swelling inside the jar I dumped them in. All I need is a hair dye explosion in my little house.

    And yes, the ingredients are on the bottom of the box. It was the last place I thought of looking. :laughing9:

    Yup, I was going to say you'll probably have a hair color explosion if you try to keep it. I had thrown mine in the trash once, and it sat there for a week, and exploded all over the trash can. Thankfully it had a cover on it, so it didn't get all over the bathroom. :tongue3:

    I never clip my hair out of the way either..I just put it on the roots as best I can. I usually pull the color through the rest of my hair for the last five minutes or so anyway, just to make sure it's even.

    And I obviously never thought to look at the bottom of the box for the ingredients either! Duh!

    Glad it went well! :occasion7:
    Mostly 3A, some 3B/2C fine-med texture/med porosity/low density

    wash: alternate co-washing with V05 & soap bars
    Rinse out: Rotate TJ's N&S, AOHR, LVPNG, GVP K-Pak, CJ CA Daily Condish
    ACV rinses 2x/wk (high pH water)
    LI: if I use one, it's usually CJ CALI CJ H&B LI, or GDLI
    Styling: FSG with AVG, AN, hemp seed oil & slippery elm (winter only), KCCC, CJ CCCC, CJ SG, CJ AFG, AOMM & BRHG

    Currently experimenting w/DM Miracurls CG & MM
  • marinacurlzmarinacurlz Posts: 1,720Registered Users
    Hi, I was just thinking that my grandmother was alive she dyed her hair for as long as I can remember. She would always mix her own color, usually adding peroxide to another shade. Anyway, when she touched up her roots she would use an old toothbrush. I have grays I want to cover too, so I may try the toothbrush thing myself!

    Good luck and post pics of it when you're done!
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    3B w/3A underneath

    Medium texture
    Average porosity

    Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

    Current products-
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    Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
    Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Hey.....a toothbrush! That's a good idea. I used an old paintbrush (clean, of course). I think the box should contain a cheap-o brush, but hopefully I'll remember to go to Sally's and get one before I do my next touch-up.

    Thanks, everyone! This was the least disastrous home hair coloring I've ever done.:toothy8:
  • bondgirlbondgirl Posts: 11Registered Users
    *How do you keep the rest of your hair out of the way when doing the initial root coloring? I tried twisting it, clipping it, and pinning it, and it always flopped over. (This is the hair at the very top of my head, between the four parted sections I made when doing the roots.)

    I am coming in late to this thread, but I thought I'd share. I too am miserable at parting my hair. First I did the front around the bangs, where the grays are most visible, standing up. Then I bent over in the shower and applied the color to the rest of the roots as if I were no-pooing. I think I go pretty good coverage this way! Has anyone else done it this way?

    I'm day 2 into the color and so far I am thrilled with it. It is so shiny and the color (5N) is so natural. It matches the box and my natural color, although why is is called "Light" Brown is a mystery to me. It is dark brown.
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    If I'm understanding you correctly, what I've found since making that post is that the weight of the color (dye) sort of keeps everything apart. And if the separated sections are long enough, I pull them toward the back of my head and use a tiny jaw clip to hold them.