colored Sun, now Wed and grays coming back :(

laurabeth33laurabeth33 Registered Users Posts: 1,443
I colored my hair on Sunday afternoon for an hour, 50 minutes with that hairdryer-heat attachment. Now, I'm starting to see my grays reappear already.

I clarified and DTed before.

Saturday night, I pooed with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Hair-Cleansing-Cream-p-103.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-hair-cleansing-cream]Jessicurl HCC[/buylink] and conditioned with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Too-Shea-Extra-Moisturizing-Conditioner-p-105.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-too-shea-extra-moisturizing-conditioner]Too Shea[/buylink] but nothing else (no stylers). I wish I could go without conditioning, but I can't get my fingers thru my hair without a little moisture.

Sunday, I colored.

Today, Wednesday, I'm seeing a handful of sparkley, shimmery, silvery strands reappearing.

:cry::cry::cry:
2b w/ some 3a
product tester geek

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  • skywatcherskywatcher Registered Users Posts: 429
    You use RC colour, right? I had the same problem with it. It doesn't seem to take too well to grays. I am looking into other alternatives, but I hate to use regular dyes that could damage my hair! I have already gone the henna route, but that pulled out my curls & was a PITA to do! So right now I have visible grays, which I totally hate! :evil:

    Not much help, I know, but I hope you find a solution & if you do please share it with us!
    3a/2c
    Long layers, past BSL
    Loving: CON poo, Elucence MBC, Jessicurl WDT, B&A Gel.
    SLS free poos since Feb 6/05
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Registered Users Posts: 10,573 Curl Connoisseur
    Well, it's ok to clarify before, but the DT should have been at least 3-4 days before, then one shampoo before coloring to remove residue. I know it's hard not to use conditioner before coloring, but it really DOES make a difference.

    RC's Color grabs best on totally clean hair --- nothing on it at all, even light conditioners. I think this is because it lacks the harsh peroxide and ammonia that normally cuts thru that and opens the cuticle for color.

    Give it a try next time and LMK how it works. :)

    PS - what have you used since coloring? Some conditioners can strip the color.
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
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  • laurabeth33laurabeth33 Registered Users Posts: 1,443
    CurliLocks wrote:
    Well, it's ok to clarify before, but the DT should have been at least 3-4 days before, then one shampoo before coloring to remove residue. I know it's hard not to use conditioner before coloring, but it really DOES make a difference.

    RC's Color grabs best on totally clean hair --- nothing on it at all, even light conditioners. I think this is because it lacks the harsh peroxide and ammonia that normally cuts thru that and opens the cuticle for color.

    You know, my dryness is more in my length that my roots, and my roots are the area that is most gray. So maybe I could condition my ends only (or just suck it up, which sometimes I have to tell myself to do).
    CurliLocks wrote:
    Give it a try next time and LMK how it works. :)

    PS - what have you used since coloring? Some conditioners can strip the color.

    I will! Thanks!

    As for your PS, [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Hair-Cleansing-Cream-p-103.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-hair-cleansing-cream]Jessicurl HCC[/buylink] after coloring rather than the poo that came with the color and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Too-Shea-Extra-Moisturizing-Conditioner-p-105.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-too-shea-extra-moisturizing-conditioner]Jessicurl Too Shea[/buylink] to condition after washing. I only used the HCC/[buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Too-Shea-Extra-Moisturizing-Conditioner-p-105.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-too-shea-extra-moisturizing-conditioner]Too Shea[/buylink] Sunday after coloring and then haven't washed or conditioned my hair since (til last night) so no products would risk fading/removing the color. Monday night, I wet only to apply CK and Aussie Gel+Water (which I did again after HCC/[buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Too-Shea-Extra-Moisturizing-Conditioner-p-105.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-too-shea-extra-moisturizing-conditioner]Too Shea[/buylink] Wed night). Thoughts? I know Jessicurl uses her products after using RC color, but maybe she doesn't have resistant grays (not sure).
    2b w/ some 3a
    product tester geek
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Registered Users Posts: 10,573 Curl Connoisseur
    So maybe I could condition my ends only (or just suck it up, which sometimes I have to tell myself to do).
    :lol: You could condition the ends a little--or just suck it up! ;):D

    Thoughts? I know Jessicurl uses her products after using RC color, but maybe she doesn't have resistant grays (not sure).
    True. Maybe she doesn't have those ultra-resistant buggers that we have. :evil: But it could be a bit rich after coloring. I think she has commented about a little color loss before. :?
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • RylandCurlRylandCurl Registered Users Posts: 33
    I had the same problem when I used RC, the grays came back really quickly, no matter how long I left the stuff on.

    I have just colored my hair once, with ION color, recommended by the Sally's lady. I put it on my virgin hair, no prior damage. I can tell you that it left my hair shiny and soft, and there is no trace of gray, although it is a bit redder than I would have liked. But I think I am getting used to the color.

    I think the thing that absolutely wrecked my hair when it was long was highlighting it blonde. My hair was so dry, and now I realize that the highlighting also disturbed my curl pattern. I think that hair dye is much gentler, whether or not it has ammonia/peroxide. It's the lightening that rips it up. Anyway, that's my working theory!
    Suburban DC area.
  • JessicurlJessicurl Registered Users Posts: 401
    CurliLocks wrote:
    True. Maybe she doesn't have those ultra-resistant buggers that we have. :evil: But it could be a bit rich after coloring. I think she has commented about a little color loss before. :?

    I honestly don't know if I have any greys because I've been coloring for SO long! :)

    My hair does fade a bit because I can't give up me every-2-weeks ACV rinse and my 3-4 times a week honey rinse. But it's a trade off I'm willing to make, especially since the RC color I use starts out SO deep on me the first 3-4 days.
    If you're not going to make your dreams epic, why bother to dream anything at all? -Scott Miller
  • banjocurlbanjocurl Registered Users Posts: 1,031 Curl Connoisseur
    I colored my hair on Sunday afternoon for an hour, 50 minutes with that hairdryer-heat attachment. Now, I'm starting to see my grays reappear already.
    Saturday night, I pooed with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Hair-Cleansing-Cream-p-103.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-hair-cleansing-cream]Jessicurl HCC[/buylink] and conditioned with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Too-Shea-Extra-Moisturizing-Conditioner-p-105.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-too-shea-extra-moisturizing-conditioner]Too Shea[/buylink] but nothing else (no stylers). I wish I could go without conditioning, but I can't get my fingers thru my hair without a little moisture.
    Sunday, I colored.

    Today, Wednesday, I'm seeing a handful of sparkley, shimmery, silvery strands reappearing.
    :cry::cry::cry:

    laurabeth--bite the bullet kiddo and shampoo with REAL shampoo--i can get away with lowpoo but i would not use a cream cleanser. don't use ANY conditioner. just think, you can let your hair dry and brush it out and take pics for our brushed hair thread--we're having a "who can have the biggest east west look" competition. anyway, i do my RC after REAL poo and no CO and leave it on 1 hr, keeps grays away for a while anyway....
    good luck!!
    Susan suburban NY
    3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
    CG since 11/11/04
    http://public.fotki.com/banjolady/
    PW: banjo
    HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos http://www.youtube.com/user/lazycurls

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