Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hair colour

Back when I was first diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, I decided that I would colour my hair and have it cut regularly so that it had a style. I figured that as long as I had hair I wanted it to look nice.

Then a while ago I was getting rashes under my pain patches after I coloured my hair so I had to stop using the permanent colour. I've been using the semi-permanent colour on my hair for a while now but I've been re-thinking colouring my hair at all. I'm wary of introducing new chemicals to my skin because of the sarcoidosis. At least my roots are well over an inch long; even though they're a light colour, there's no sharp line of colour.

This kind of sucks because for the first time in ages, there are new semi-permanent colours out on the market. Yes! Finally! Both Garnier and L'Oreal Paris have introduced new semi-permanent formulas with different special features. Garnier HerbaShine has bamboo in the dye and the conditioner for L'Oreal Paris Heathy Look Creme Gloss Color has royal jelly in it. I wouldn't mind trying one of these formulations - I do like the Clairol's Natural Instincts that I've been using, but I wouldn't mind something a bit different, you know? If you try one of these new products, let me know what you think. I'll live vicariously through you :)


Anonymous said...

I've been using Natural Instincts for a few years now, but I wanted to try Herbashine because I just wasn't getting the colour I wanted from N.I. anymore (if I recall correctly, they discontinued my favourite one a while back, and the one I had to use as a substitute was starting to make my hair brassy-looking).

Herbashine was far and away the superior product.... It became a nice, light foam after mixing (instead of a dark, liquidy goop like N.I.), and it stayed where I put it (instead of glopping all over the place like N.I. used to). It took me less time than N.I. ever did, and left my hair in much better shape, too. And I love the colour I got from their #900 (Light Blonde)!

Hope this helps, all the best.


Anonymous said...

Herbashine is the worst product I have ever used!!!