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Colour

I have hair of that gross in between dirty blond/light brown colour that seems to never be shiny. I've been wanting to go to a medium brown, maybe with a bit of copper in it, for awhile now. Has anyone tried the Aubrey Organics hair dyes? Should I just go for a drug store brand instead? I want something that's easy as I've never dyed my hair before. Since I have thick hair I have images of having only half my hair dyed floating around in my mind. Is this likely to happen or are at home dyes pretty fool proof?:confused:
Type 2b/2c, med/coarse, low porosity, medium density

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Tangerine, Live Clean Moisturizing, CJ Daily Fix, GTTT, Tigi MM

Conditioner: Tigi MM, Jessicurl WDT, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Daily Smoothing, CJ H&B Deep Fix

Deep Treatment: same as rinse out

Leave-in: KCKT or my rinseout

Styling Aids: Alberto/V05 Gel, HETT/HESMU, KCCC

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  • KKurlsKKurls Posts: 79Registered Users
    I have hair of that gross in between dirty blond/light brown colour that seems to never be shiny. I've been wanting to go to a medium brown, maybe with a bit of copper in it, for awhile now. Has anyone tried the Aubrey Organics hair dyes? Should I just go for a drug store brand instead? I want something that's easy as I've never dyed my hair before. Since I have thick hair I have images of having only half my hair dyed floating around in my mind. Is this likely to happen or are at home dyes pretty fool proof?:confused:

    In my personal experience, I have found that the home dyes are pretty foolproof in terms of coverage, as long as you have someone that can help you make sure you are getting all the hair in the back covered completely!

    With that said, the color on the box never seems to be quite what I end up with either, but the same is true of salon colors in my experience. I think curly hair soaks in color differently depending on porosity and such...and different areas of your head might have different hair types and take the color differently.

    My hair sounds like just the color you describe - and anything with any color with gold or red in it will come out quite red - you might like this since you were looking for copper anyway? (I don't like the red, but that is because of my complexion!)

    Safest bet would be to stay fairly close to your natural color and just go for a warmer shade in a semi-permanent color to try it out?

    Good luck!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]CG since June 12, 2009
    Type: 3a and 3B mix, fine, high-med porosity, low density on top (uhg), medium in back...
    Co-wash: EO Rosemary Mint, Suave, or Jessicurl Cleansing Cream
    Leave-in: Jessicurl Too Shea, or whatever I co-washed with.
    Styling/Gel: KCCC, Aussie Opposites Attract spray gel, CJ Smoothing Gelee Jessicurl RR and CC
    Technique: Clip and air dry

    Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself. - Hubert De Givenchy
  • OperaCurlsOperaCurls Posts: 1,101Registered Users
    I really like the Clairol Natural Instincs dye, which can be found at a drugstore & is semi-permanent.
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    Pacific Northwest girl, color-treated fine 3B, med-low porosity

    Products: Suave Coconut condish, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, FSG or KCCC, AfroVeda Shea-Amla Cream
    I LOVE HENNA!
  • curlprocurlpro Posts: 332Registered Users
    Hi, Fine hair takes color more easily than coarse. If it is fine pick a shade lighter than you want to go. The first time you color your hair you should choose a semipermanent and go a shade lighter than you want to go (so if you are fine one shade, first time one shade = 2 shades lighter) you can always go darker. Semipermanent will put color in only not make your hair lighter so you don't have to worry about an unwanted color going lighter. If you are going permanent it will lift and it will throw red because that's what ashy medium brown hair does, so just mixing 1/2 neutral and 1/2 golden toned color will give you a golden copper color over undertone to the hair. Color theory can be tricky, if you are nervous just do a test strand first. If you need more help don't be afraid to ask or send me pictures. I do color all day in the salon so I am able to help no problem.
    Cynthia