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I have stupidly ruined my waist length 20 year old dreads from diluting my directions with conditioner. Dreads hate conditioner. I've resorted to cutting it it off to shoulder length. Sob!
I need to dilute the colour as I am going grey (naturally) and am trying to keep my colour a bit lighter so the roots aren't so in your face when they come through.
What on earth can I use that won't run all over me and my bathroom?
Thanks for your time, any ideas welcome xx
I have used two products to dilute semi-permanent hair dye. these products are white conditioner and shampoo.
From my non-professional experience shampoo and semi-permanent dye do not deposit color onto the hair as effectively as white conditioner and semi-permanent dye.
This is my opinion and suggestions.
distilled hot water
OR distilled water plus gentle sulphate-free shampoo
Thanks, but I can't use any conditioner at all.
The distilled water, I'm assuming, will make it way too runny. Tried with shampoo.... Liquid runny mess!
Maybe you could try clear semi-permanent diluters like Pravana or Ion. The ingredients are pretty similar to conditioner, so idk if it would act differently or not. Just an idea.
the base of Directions (and most brands) is conditioner and so are the diluters
there are all kinds of conditioner so perhaps look for one that has similar ingredients to directions
there may be some gums or glycerine or any number of other ingredients in certain conditioners that could possibly be the problem
I would read the labels and try to find a very simple conditioner
you could also consider getting some aloe powder to thicken up water or runny shampoo
Im pretty sure manic panic makes a pastelizer, which is an alternative. As Ive never used it I cant vouch for it. I also have dreads and I know how sensative they can be, its why ive never tried dying them...yet...sorry for your loss of half of them.
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."
Aloe vera gel? Might have a slightly funky texture, but I use it all the time when conditioning my hair.
The Mad Bunny Lady