Anonymous asked beautyforum: I use to dye my hair permanent red. Once the damage from it started to catch up to my hair, I dyed my hair with black demis. I heard henna was much safer for hair and tried dying with black henna. Of course, it only amplified my end colors and ignored my growing in roots. I recently bought a semi permanent color from jazzing but too afraid to give it another go. What are my options for easy to wash out hair colors that aren’t damaging? Thanks in advance!
Hey love, I hate being the bearer of bad news, but dying your hair whether semi permanent or not will always do some damage to your hair. I’m a box dyer. I hate paying the money for someone who to dye my hair. It’s always really expensive and can’t always be exactly according to your schedule, so box color is convenient. But it still damages your hair.
I think one of the first things you need to do is get your hair back in a healthy condition, so that when it is chemically altered again it doesn’t fall out or become weaker. I recommend these products that do incredible things for your hair. Masks serve a lot of purposes, but are on the pricier side. I do recommend the Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque and Blow Hair Care Damage Control Restorative Hair Masque, but these are $30 & $25 respectively. If those are way out of your price range, I suggest the Joico K-PAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor found at most salons, Ulta, or Beauty Brands or the Neutrogena Deep Recovery Hair Mask.
Now onto, hair dying in general. If you’re box dying, most suggest not going anywhere darker or lighter than two shades because the results can be tricky. My absolute swear by favorite drugstore box dye is Clairol Natural Instincts. It claims to be clinically less damaging compared to others and it does fade in 28 shampoos.
Here is my biggest warning because you’ve used Henna, it can actually make dying your hair very difficult. Henna is all natural and it actually stains your hair shaft. I would really suggest saving your money on box dye and heading to a salon and having your hair done professionally. They will know how to remedy and achieve the closest color to what you’re looking for. There is nothing worse than dying your own hair/having a friend do it and ending up with something worse than what you started with. That ends up costing way more money in the long run.
I hope this helps and you get the hair color you really want!
SWAK - Danielle