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kittycaesar asked: Hi! I actually have cherry red hair and use Lush shampoos and conditioners, and they really don't strip my color at all! I use Trichomania mixed with water and some of my hair dye to turn it into a liquid shampoo, and The Jungle conditioner!


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kittycaesar:

sugarsugar-dina:

Awesome! I’ve been wanting to try the Jungle conditioner; it smells so good 8D Maybe lush is just magical with their hair products? 

I’m convinced that Lush is magic. My husband and I use their shampoos, conditioners, body soaps, and (me only) face scrubs and cleansers. Everything is super hydrating and top notch. So yeah, you should totally try the Jungle! BIG is a nice conditioner too, but I used to use it when I had blonde hair, so I don’t know how it’ll affect un-natural colors.

I got a sample of BIG and liked it but didn’t have enough to see how it effected my colors long term. I think I’ll get a full size next time :3

kittycaesar asked: Hi! I actually have cherry red hair and use Lush shampoos and conditioners, and they really don't strip my color at all! I use Trichomania mixed with water and some of my hair dye to turn it into a liquid shampoo, and The Jungle conditioner!


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Awesome! I’ve been wanting to try the Jungle conditioner; it smells so good 8D Maybe lush is just magical with their hair products? 

sailorgyaru asked: I looked up Fair Trade Honey and it turns out it contains SLS, and a significant amount of it too D: despite that, you haven't experienced issues with hair dye fading? I've always used generic drugstore shampoos because I never knew about the sulfate thing until your video (I had purple hair that only lasted a week) so the next time I dye my hair, I really want to maintain it well.


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Hmm I specifically asked the Lush employee to show me non-sulfate/non-stripping shampoos, but I guess she wasn’t properly informed! The employee had bright hair also and used this shampoo so I took her word for it. That’s what I get for not doing my own research :P But it hasn’t faded my hair at all compared to other shampoos I’ve used so maybe there are other factors at play? 

Anonymous asked: Hey, I was wondering if the dye takes to the hair easier when you mix it with the conditioner? I was looking at the brands you use (specifically special effects and ion) and the instructions don't say you need to mix it with conditioner. What are the pros and cons (If you know of any) of using conditioner as a medium for the dye?


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I find Dye&conditioner does soak into my hair easier and it calms my post-bleaching hair. The colors straight out of the tube are normally concentrated enough that even my 1:3 (dye:conditioner) mix produces bright, vibrant colors. (Unless you go for Ion’s pastel range). I find it much easier to apply the mix than straight dye out of the tube and you don’t need to buy nearly as much dye. When putting multiple colors in your hair, it’s a lot easier to layer them and get a nice gradient when the dyes are mixed in conditioner because they aren’t as opaque (but still bright).

Anonymous asked: So I've been watching your youtube videos, specifically about your hair -hope I don't seem creepy lol ;) - and you seem to be the only one that looks like they know about some hair dye products since you've had a lot of experience. I'm a hair dye virgin and my hair is curly so I'm super scared!!!! I just wanna which hair dye products are the best and will stay in the longest. Right now I'm leaning towards manic panic because its not damaging but I don't know for sure. Sorry for the long post!


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Hi! 

I don’t have much experience with naturally curly hair, but manic panic is normally my backup brand as it doesn’t stay too well in my hair. I prefer Special Effects and Ion but it depends on what colors you’re going for. 

The dye itself isn’t damaging, it’s the bleach that will damage your hair, though. 

Referring you to a friend on youtube who has curly bright hair :3

misterunicornmustacheman asked: Thanks for all the advice I'll try it all the only thing is do they have sulfate free shampoo for blondes? I have super curly hair and it does not react well to shampoo with sulfate? And I have manic panic left would it be ok to mix it with the ion?


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Yup, here are a few for example. When I still had a bunch of Manic Panic to use up I totally mixed it in with Ion instead of conditioner XD Didn’t notice much of a difference but at least it got used up haha.

misterunicornmustacheman asked: How to keep purple from fading? I dye my hair plum black I wash it twice a week using cold water and sulfate free shampoo but after 1 or 2 washes it fades to a red color. I have tried manic panic over it but that fades really fast. My hair is dark so you only see the purple in the sun which is the goal but I hate when it fades to redish black instead of purpleish black.


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Hmm I’ve not had the best results with Manic Panic’s purple either… Have you tried Ion’s Purple? It’s cheaper than MP at Sally’s too :) It is supposed to look like the top right hair swatch without bleaching. Alternatively you could also try adding a little bit of blue dye to the purple when you apply it to try and cover some of the red or putting a small amount of purple in your conditioner when showering to prolong the color :)

Anonymous asked: Hi! First off, you're adorable! :) Secondly, is there any advice for convincing a parent to do at home dye jobs? I take ultra good care of my hair (no heat, cold showers, no split ends, etc). They just won't budge on the topic, so I'm stuck paying $150+ for each job I get done at the salon, which is hard for a teenager, so the colors end up fading before I can get a touch up/new color done. They're afraid of staining the tub (which is pink anyways...), but last dye I did, it didn't stain at all


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Wow $150 sounds like a lot of money for a dye job and cut! D8 Even back when I went to a salon a really nice cut was maybe $30… Especially since you said it fades too quickly.

Hmm… Have you tried addressing their specific concerns on why they think you hair will be ruined? It sounds like the most of your hair has been bleached previously at a salon, so you’d only have to maintain your roots and the dye, rather than bleaching all over. Perhaps take a trimming from your hair the next time it’s cut and show them how you would bleach/dye it (This can also help you get the timing right for each step before you move on to your whole head) and that your hair wouldn’t just disintegrate. I’ve lightly stained plenty of tubs, but it comes out with a little cleaning product/bleach. :)

If they are still not budging on the bleaching aspect, maybe ask the stylist how you can maintain the color between bleachings in front of your parents. They should be able to explain that the dye itself will not cause damage and maybe suggest some brands you can use. Once your parents see that you can maintain the color without incident, perhaps they would be more willing to let you try other things :) If your stylist would agree to it, maybe pay her a little extra for a live lesson the next time you get your hair done (hopefully with a parent present so they can also be informed on the process) and ask if you can recreate the process at home next time. Though I’m not entirely sure what they are afraid of; After all, it’s just hair and it will grow back :3

Hope that helps!

Anonymous asked: I tried ion titanium once and my hair turned periwinkle, but your new pictures have inspired me to try it again!! The grey is gorgeous on you!


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Thank you :D Really glad you like it~ Most of my titanium was mixed about 50-50 with conditioner and I only left the dye in about 10 minutes after I finished applying it all so it didn’t turn out too dark. :3 Hope it turns out well for you!