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    Default Hair dye for sensitive skin

    Can anyone recommend a home hair dye for sensitive skin? I want to dye my hair (and have done at home many times before) but since having kids my skin seems to be more easily irritated.

    Anyway, I'd love to hear any recommendations for home hair dye 🏼

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    I'm using olia with some success. I've found my scalp is sensitive to other ones and I don't even want to go to hairdresser as the fumes make me feel sick. I used to regularly have my hair done with no problems

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    Thanks Freyamum - I've used olia before kids and liked it so I'm glad it's good for sensitive skin

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    Keep an eye out for symptoms if you do colour your hair. I've had to give up colouring my hair. My symptoms slowly got worse over the past few years and last time I had it coloured, it felt like my eyelids were a bit swollen and my head was incredibly itchy and hot. Thankfully it started to calm down the next day, but the itch stayed for a week and drove me insane. I'm too scared to colour it again

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    Eek Bluehawaii - that's so frightening! Both the allergic response and the thought of not being able to colour my hair any more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gumnut babies View Post
    Eek Bluehawaii - that's so frightening! Both the allergic response and the thought of not being able to colour my hair any more!
    I'm terrified of this happening as I'm already quite grey! I always patch test a new brand but even think I should do again with olia in case it's changed. But I've never had a patch test at a hairdressers!

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    Hmmm that's a good point about the patch test. I have never bothered but I think I will start. Kind of kills the spontaneity of buying a colour and just putting it in though

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    I find the ones you get at 'salon supply' (Hairhouse Warehouse etc) type places, where you buy the colour and the peroxide yourself to be gentler. I've been told by hairdressers that the packet ones tend to put some nastier ingredients in to make their colours hold longer but haurdressers don't like those ingredients as they ruin the hair eventually. Could be business-building B.S. but I do find them gentler.

    The good thing doing it that way, if you are going a dark colour, you can use the 10vol peroxide and I've found the colour works even better than using the stronger 20vol. They are a little less user-friendly as you need to measure and apply with a brush, but generally they work out cheaper than the packets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gumnut babies View Post
    Eek Bluehawaii - that's so frightening! Both the allergic response and the thought of not being able to colour my hair any more!
    I'm almost 12 months into growing out blonde with medium brown coloured roots. It feels like it'll take forever to grow out. In the long run, at least my hair will be healthier and it's less money I have to spend on my hair. So it's not all bad... or at least that's what I keep telling myself lol

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    Thanks Stretched - sadly I'm not nearly clever enough to mix my own dye! If only!


 

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