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Old 01-14-2011, 12:13 PM   #1
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What happened to no-peroxide home hair color??

If you don't color your hair, or if you use permanent hair color, this likely won't interest you, but...

I just lost my only known source of non-peroxide home hair color. Clairol sneakily added peroxide to their Natural Instincts non-permanent formula. I suppose other customers got tired of having to re-color every three weeks, but for me, it was worth it, to cover my gray hair so it is the same color as my non-gray hair, without damaging my considerable amount of natural brown hair. My hair is still shiny and bouncy, and the non-peroxide color I was using made it even softer.

Does anyone know of a hair color product that doesn't contain peroxide? Many products say they don't contain ammonia (which makes hair dye smell gross) but "peroxide" is in the ingredients list of every package I've examined.

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If you don't color your hair, or if you use permanent hair color, this likely won't interest you, but...

I just lost my only known source of non-peroxide home hair color. Clairol sneakily added peroxide to their Natural Instincts non-permanent formula. I suppose other customers got tired of having to re-color every three weeks, but for me, it was worth it, to cover my gray hair so it is the same color as my non-gray hair, without damaging my considerable amount of natural brown hair. My hair is still shiny and bouncy, and the non-peroxide color I was using made it even softer.

Does anyone know of a hair color product that doesn't contain peroxide? Many products say they don't contain ammonia (which makes hair dye smell gross) but "peroxide" is in the ingredients list of every package I've examined.

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Google brought me here: Hair Color With No Peroxide - Hair Care - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at NexTag - Price - Review
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http://www.ronco.com/rco_prodinfo.as...2&active=ascry

As it says, it solves "gray appearing between colorings"...

What a deal ...
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Have you checked beauty supply stores they might have something ?
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Yep, found that - they only have a few shades, and none of them are mine.

Ever noticed when a mother stands next to her teenage or 20's daughter, and they have the same hair color, but the daughter's hair shines and the mother's hair looks dry and dull? That's not age. It is what hair color chemicals do.

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Did I miss something? This is spray-on bald-spot coverup, not hair color. Probably belongs in a thread of its own


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http://www.ronco.com/rco_prodinfo.as...2&active=ascry

As it says, it solves "gray appearing between colorings"...

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I needed to get an Oregon drivers licence last month. I put down 'blonde with silver', the dmv clerk changed it to 'grey'. Waaaaa.....
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Did I miss something? This is spray-on bald-spot coverup, not hair color. Probably belongs in a thread of its own
Hey, you did ask for a hair product that was "no-peroxide home hair color" .

This product does better. It colors existing hair and fills in those nasty bald spots (women or men). Of course, you could do the same thing with a can of shoe polish (and buff your dome to a shiny, shiny top that can be seen from an airplane )....
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I needed to get an Oregon drivers licence last month. I put down 'blonde with silver', the dmv clerk changed it to 'grey'. Waaaaa.....
(pardon a momentary hijack please) Your post caught my eye because you wrote "grey", which is how I spell it unless I am thinking and trying to use "gray." I grew up using "grey", but when I use the google link in one of the earlier posts everything comes up "gray".

Does anyone know if this a regional difference, or generational, or what?

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Ha, hijack all you want. You were long since beaten to it by the bald-headed shoe polish contingent I believe the sum total of all responses is a resounding, "Nobody (except the OP) gives a darn about this topic."

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(pardon a momentary hijack please) Your post caught my eye because you wrote "grey", which is how I spell it unless I am thinking and trying to use "gray." I grew up using "grey", but when I use the google link in one of the earlier posts everything comes up "gray".

Does anyone know if this a regional difference, or generational, or what?

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Gray is evidently preferred. When I pronounce Zane Grey and gray there is no difference so it may be regional dialect. No wonder I am spelling impaired.

It's not that we don't care about the topic, we just have the good sense not to give advise about things we know nothing about. My beautician specializes in coloring hair but all I want is a cut.
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Does anyone know if this a regional difference, or generational, or what?

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Since I live about 10 miles from the original Crayola plant (the original company name being Binney & Smith, and Crayola a product name), I'll use their "color chart" which shows the spelling (blue) gray ...

Actually, some ladies use both colors (e.g both Blue and Gray) as they age; maybe it has something to do with the Civil War? ...

Talk about driving this train off the rails...
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Years ago I noticed old women with a blue tint in their white hair. I wonder if that was the result of some hair coloring product.
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Ha, hijack all you want. You were long since beaten to it by the bald-headed shoe polish contingent I believe the sum total of all responses is a resounding, "Nobody (except the OP) gives a darn about this topic."

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Actually, I do care. I like soft hair on a woman, and it is disconcerting when it feels like one of those things you use to scrubb pots and pans.

How about henna? Only works if red will work for you, but it is a much more attractive red then what comes out of most home hair coloring kits.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I may try henna if I can't find a satisfactory substitute for the original "Natural Instincts." It might look good, since my mother had chestnut hair, my sister's hair used to be red, and I have fair skin, and brown eyes with a greenish cast. Henna is supposed to be a messy PITA to apply, though.

As for the notorious blue hair, I believe that results from overuse of a product that is meant to correct the natural "yellowing" that happens to white hair. I always wondered why such ladies didn't go blonde. Perhaps there simply comes a point where the scalp is too sensitive to accept hair coloring.

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How about henna? Only works if red will work for you, but it is a much more attractive red then what comes out of most home hair coloring kits.

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For those who are interested, Haha's link yielded a really encouraging picture of henna-dyed hair! Ha, you are the best!

Mehandi.com shop - Henna for Gray hair

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Years ago I noticed old women with a blue tint in their white hair. I wonder if that was the result of some hair coloring product.
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(pardon a momentary hijack please) Your post caught my eye because you wrote "grey", which is how I spell it unless I am thinking and trying to use "gray." I grew up using "grey", but when I use the google link in one of the earlier posts everything comes up "gray".

Does anyone know if this a regional difference, or generational, or what?

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Ah, that is the reason. Zane Grey, Jane Austen, Sherlock Holmes, Anne Frank ....
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