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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Lilac hair

 So I have hair problems. At some point in my 20's I became severely allergic to hair color. Well, an ingridient in hair color called PPD. Every semi or permanent color has it and the trickiest thing is even "all natural" colors and colors that claim "NO ppd" actually have a chemical called toluene 2.5 diamine sulphate which is pretty much the same thing, and most people that are allergic to PPD are also allergic to that.  So this leaves me able to use bleach- but no toner. So my hair goddess (Nina Childers the owner of Bella Salon in Chester Springs,Pa) gets my hair justttttt right without a toner. I can also do "fun" colors. Special effects, pravana, manic panic, etc. 

But here is the problem: I am DYING to go back to my natural color or a shade or two darker.. Not only have I not been this color in forever but it makes doing fun colors easier because then I can just throw a brown over top when I am finished with the wild color instead of bleaching it out. That is one of the main reasons I haven't done a fun color in a few years (well an all over fun color) bc the thought of ruining my long hair gives me anxiety. Ugh. Girl problems. 
 But then I thought, hey, I can do a lilac and that would probably fade out really well on bleached hair...

I think this could work. I would of course LOVE to go bright red again, but my husband isn't feeling that. (Even though that was the color it was WHEN WE MET! HOW RUDE!!)
So I think I am going to do it. I haven't had a really wild color in a few years, and it seems to be very socially acceptable these days, haa. I am an OG color gal. People looked at you like they had never seen a human with pink hair before back then!? 
 Bottom line- I have hair ADD and have had the same hair color for far far too long!!


  1. I wish I could do lavender but I look horrible with light hair.

  2. I have a friend who is also allergic to PPD, and it's quite scary. When she tried to apply hair color, her scalp reacted furiously with red patches and she looked liked she had the hives. A few days later she'd experienced hair loss and we were so scared for her we told her to go to a specialist. It's a good thing that she had it treated quickly before any serious damage was done. It's a traumatic experience for her, and she never used hair coloring products since then, even the safer ones w/o the toner. It's good that you managed your allergy and still embraced the funky vibe of lilac in your hair. It looks good on you really, and that's a rare case because not everyone can pull-off a lilac-do (and being anturally gorgeouse surely helps!). Anyway, I wish good health to you and adorable Priscilla!

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