What's your stash and how long will it take you to get through it?by vivienne StaffPosted 4 years, 7 months ago
The title is pretty self-explanatory - how much dye do you currently have and how long will it take you to use it all up (if ever ).
I keep a fairly modest dye stash with three at least half-full bottles of Adore, half a bottle of Virgin Rose, and an unopened jar of Electric Lizard. Honestly, it's probably going to take me two years or more to get through it all, since I can't even get through a quarter bottle of Adore doing my whole head. Also, my roots are growing out as usual, so I'm running out of bleached hair to dye. I also on a whim got some Matrix Light Master a while ago even though I've still got some Blond Brilliance from two years ago. I'm excited to try it, but I don't know when I'll ever get around to it, since I bleach my hair twice a year at most.
by LoonPosted 4 years, 7 months ago
I will never get through my stash in the next 5 years because I have super pigmented dyes (mostly 6 Punky pots and a couple SFX now) that I highly dilute and mix to make natural blonde for my roots, toners, highlights and lowlights. So I probably use about a teaspoon of dye a month. I really should not buy anymore dyes until I use up my stash but I so love the creative process and playing with colours. I really only need one magenta, one yellow, one cyan blue and my Punky ebony and I can create any colour.. But as you know, it's always tempting to pick up more! I gave some away as I had too many.
I may allow myself one more colour as a treat to myself for Christmas but then I really need to just mix up and use what I already have before buying anymore.
I love to ogle new colours all the time though.
by BabyJPosted 4 years, 7 months ago
Uhh...There is absolutely no way I could ever get through my entire stash. Maaaybe if I stopped buying dye today. lol. I have around(these are all guesstimates) 20 bottles of Adore, 20 tubes of Pravana/Sparks, 8 tubs of Punky, 15 tubes of Ion, 15 bottles/tubs of Manic Panic, 4 bottles of SFX, 6 bottles of Crazy Color, and then 1 or 2 each of misc. bottles like Nirvel, Stargazer, N Rage, Arctic Fox, etc. Close to 100 :/ I have a problem.
by ladychaosPosted 4 years, 7 months ago
I actually just tossed what I have left from my Splat collection because I don't plan on using them again anytime soon and I hate clutter. I have a box of burgundy hair color in my closet that needs to go too, but I'm holding off on that to see if I can give it to someone first. I used to have about 5 half full bottles of assorted Special Effects colors, I think it took me a couple of years to use it all up.
currently all I have is a tube of Ion Shark Blue that I'm going to use within the next week and depending on how long the color lasts it probably won't take long to use it up.
Posted 4 years, 7 months ago
I sell human hair customized wigs, lace wigs and extensions so I go through color pretty fast. Ive got beyond the zone in green, yellow, purple, violet, and blue. Then half a bottle of adore rasberry and full bottles of adore aquamarine and pink rose. Then full bottles of Via Turquoise blue and emerald green.
by DizzineaPosted 4 years, 7 months ago
a long time.... I have several bottles of natural adore, about six partially used bottles of random pinks while I was trying to figure out this whole perfect pink thing. 5 partial bottles of special effects in uber dark colors that you need so little of, and some random MP colors, basically I have short hair so this is gonna last me forever.
by Jude StaffPosted 4 years, 7 months ago
I'm going to measure mine in cubic meters and I would estimate it's about 0.25m^3
Considering only about 20% of my hair is bleached I don't think I could ever get through it all.
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by NLeighPosted 4 years, 7 months ago
So I thought I was running low on my stash, but I just went to investigate it and now I feel like a dye hoarder, lol! The only things I'm running low on are my Directions Rubine (sniff) and MP Hot Hot Pink (I just looked at my pot and it is NOT pure Hot Hot Pink, so I suspect I mixed in some diluted red dye, haha). I'm also running rather low on Punky Bright Yellow, curse you Sally's for refusing to stock the amazing MP Electric Banana!! I will probably get through my remaining dyes eventually, but with my short hair and my tendency to dilute almost every dye I use, it might take a while. Possibly a couple of years. I'm still amused that I have a half-bottle of SFX Cherry Bomb that I think I bought 4 years ago.
Also, I really appreciate this topic because it's just led me to toss three dyes I know I'll never use again -- BTZ Yellin' Yellow (the world's worst yellow dye), MP Purple Haze (actually I don't think Purple Haze was even in that pot anymore, pretty sure it was a mix of dyes, haha) and MP Rockabilly Blue, which is an okay color but it just doesn't last in my hair worth beans. Now that I have Neon Blue, I'm sticking with that one.
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by SwilksPosted 4 years, 7 months ago
I have a large tupperware box with about 4 half used bottles of virgin rose and 3 atomic pink.
My life is complete with that in my bathroom lol
by ickle_catPosted 4 years, 7 months ago
We're planning to move house soon, so I packed my dye up the other day. It took a whole box. The boxes are about 0.5m^3
I've not bought any dye since about December last year, I think I'll get through it by the time I'm 30 (maybe).
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by KayBubblePosted 4 years, 7 months ago
I have an almost full bottle of Royal Navy, a 3/4 full of wild cherry, and a 1/2 full of Lavender (All Adore). I have a full pot of Directions violet and a 1/3 full of plum. I have smidgins of bright yellow, rose red, dark tulip and neon blue. I have an almost full pot of Punky Turquoise and a full pot of Ebony.
I have 5 half full tubes of Ion and 1/4 tube of Argan One and Only...
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by Asha_Posted 4 years, 7 months ago
I have 12 pots of directions, some stargazer blueblack, crazy colors eggplant, one tube of Nirvel dark brown and 3 bottles of Adore browns. I think I will get through the browns sometime in the next 6 months, because my hair is quite thick and almost shoulder length now. As for the other colors: since I'm only using them to dye my sidecut or to add a slight tint to brown, they will probably last close to forever :)
by QueenyPosted 4 years, 7 months ago
I can't measure in cubic meters, BUT i can measure in 'boxes filled with dye'. Normally when i want to buy a haircolour, sending is VERY expensive. So when it says 'after 30,- free shipment' i am in! mostly because I also love to try out other and new colours... I have one big 'moving box' filled with dye, plus a lot on the edge of my counter where i sometimes gaze upon them for inspiration :P I think I will NEVER run out of dye.. especially because I keep on trying new ones (which also means buying new ones.. I just got 2 of my special effects deep purple and ordered another 2 of the Nirvel artx in grey.. because I had run out!)..
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by katoxPosted 4 years, 7 months ago
Okkkkk, I'm a bit of a colour fiend too and I haven't got a clue how long it would take me to use them ALL up. My stash ---->
Half pots or less of Directions - Tulip, Cerise, Rubine (2), Coral red, Rose red, Turquoise, Florescent yellow mixed with a little orange.
Full pots or just a smidgen out of Directions - Vermilion red, Plum, Atlantic blue, Pillarbox red, Midnight blue, Florescent yellow, Mandarin.
Half bottles or less of Adore - Cinnamon, Platinum, Fiesta fuchsia.
Full bottles or just a smidgen out of Adore - Ginger, Platinum.
Half or less bottles of Bleach, London - Sea punk, Washed out orange, Out of the blue.
Half or less pots of Manic Panic - Siren's song, Voodoo forest, a very orange (obviously mixed) Sunshine.
Half or less bottles of Special Effects - Hi-octane orange, Blue velvet, Virgin rose.
Half a bottle of Stargazer - Tropical green.
And three completely random custom mixes!
Andddd! These are only the ones I have here - left some at my mum's! :P
I dunno about anyone else but I do kinda mourn the end of a bottle or tub so sometimes a little bit of colour sits there for ages as I just can't bear to use it and for it to be finally gone! I know that's really sad, but hey ho.
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by nat11Posted 4 years, 7 months ago
My stash isn't very big, I only started dyeing my hair a bit over a year ago. At first I only got Manic Panic dyes because they were the easiest to come by in Spain. I still have about half a tub of Virgin Snow toner and Ultra Violet, a quarter of New Rose, and a little bit of amplified Cotton Candy pink. Then I switched to Directions and I have almost full tubs of Cerise, Plum, Violet and Lagoon Blue and a bunch of colours I haven't used yet: 2 of Midnight Blue, 2 Ebony, 2 Alpine Green, 1 Tangerine and 1 Vermillion Red. Also recently I bought some semipermanent Schwarzkopf dark brown dye.
I honestly don't know how long it will take for me to get through all these! The only tubs I've finished in this whole year are Manic Panic's Bad Boy Blue and Cotton Candy Pink, and Directions' Carnation Pink. Right now I'm pastel pink, but I wanna go very dark blue soon and dark emerald green afterwards, so I'll use undiluted Midnight Blue and Alpine Green with a bit of Ebony, so I guess I'll finish those two colours in the next 6 months or so? But as for the rest... Well, who knows what I'll be in the mood for in half a year! I'll probably have bought even more dye, so you could say my stash will be never-ending! :P
Posted 4 years, 7 months ago
My stash =
La Riche Directions: Half yar of neon blue Half yar of cerise Half yar of flourescent glow Two yars of turquoise (scared to use it after my staining issues)
And then little scraps of different blue dyes, I think it's mostly Atlantic blue and midnight blue. I also have half a bottle of Adore's royal navy.
I'm not really sure how long it would take me to go trough it all to be honest... I mean, some dyes I will probably not use if I don't decide to do something completely different one day (like flourescent glow)
I mostly use Cerise + Neon blue, and I feel that I go trough them sooo fast?! I think I use maybe 1/4 of each yar every time I dye my hair. And I usually have to go trough 1½ bottle of conditioner to cover all of my hair. It's crazy!
by Wicked_PixiePosted 4 years, 7 months ago
The random unlabelled mixes are my downfall lol. I have five tubs of 'brown' and three of silver/grey, that I have no idea what they are made from. I also have about a dozen tubes of permanent colour from old box dyes, no idea what I am saving them for! Random tubs that are almost empty; Directions Rubine, Plum (old formula) Poppy red, Neon Blue, Rose Red, Dark Tulip, Nirvel Grey, Pravana silver Tubs that have a useful amount in: Alpine Green, Flo Glow, Atlantic blue, old formula Plum (unopened, I am saving it lol) Adore Blue Black, Platinum, Mocha, Medium Brown, Bleach London Tangerine dream, Colour Freedom Silver Blonde. Dyes I actually use; SFX Deep Purple and Blue Velvet. These are still about 2/3rds full despite being my main colours for mixing pastels for about a year.
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by angiPosted 4 years, 7 months ago
oh well there i was saying i have many colors O.O it happens and i dont have nothing like before now :// i use all my purples and my blues. the blues it was that one finish first that why i use the purples! :P now i got a full close cerise and one half to end unfortunately. one dark tulip almost full and i got one ready to finish midnight blue and one neon blue almost full yet! oh and the nirvel gray that i cant see how many but is to end and also ready to finish my adore sienna brown and i have and some permanents dyes from the last time i used on my life the last one it was 880 Aubergine Poly Palette and one blonde 10-5 from syoss for my roots..if i dont want to bleach. im waiting for punky ebony and i need sure to get again a tube of mandarin ;):D OW yes i have and a very small i have kept for my eyebrows :p 860 schwarzkopf brillance is that one i was trying first for to get purple hair :P/
by vivienne StaffPosted 4 years, 7 months ago
@katox I'm totally the opposite as I love finishing off colours, since I hate hoarding things. So many of my colour schemes were just an attempt to use up the last bit of this or that. The exception is yellow, though, since I can actually get through a full jar of that in less than a year, so I feel I need to be a bit more frugal there.
@Wicked_Pixie I wish I had the space to save mixes, but I'm so haphazard with my own hair and half the time, I'm done applying and I randomly decide to layer something else on top of some section. I can never recreate the colours that end up really nice.
by PiscinePosted 4 years, 7 months ago
So do the people with the most dye get trophies or interventions? I kid; I wish I had all that dye! Here's my stash:
3 "mystery" dye tubs in the turquoise to bluish grey range 1 bottle custom blue (Adore Emerald and Punky Flamingo Pink) 1 tub custom blue (mostly SFX Blue Mayhem) 1 tub custom green (MP Electric Lizard and Atomic Turquoise) 1 nearly full bottle Adore Raging Red 1 nearly full bottle Adore Blue Black Half bottle Adore Crimson Half bottle Adore Emerald Half bottle SFX Blue Mayhem Third of a tub of Punky Flamingo Pink Third of a tub of Punky Plum Half tube of Pravana Blue
That was weirdly cathartic. I don't know when I would use it all; I've bought a couple of those when there was no way I'd be able to use them anytime soon then of course by the time I could I'd already changed my mind. Ah, so fickle.
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