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21. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 9y

Quoting Herr Bert

Quoting Pardus

But I do agree, Hair colouring products are the way to go. I actually met two girls who went completely gray in their teens. You would never notice it.

I saw an article on a Dutch website (nu.nl), that haircolouring products can be really bad for the skin, and can cause all sorts of skinproblems. It's only recent that the EU, banned products that can cause cancer that were used in these products.

I would first wait how long, it takes before you spot number 2,3,4,5 etc.

I didn't know that, but hey, what I know about hair products (and cosmetics in general) could be written on a stamp (with a big pen). I can't use any hair products for me because it upsets the swallow and the family of squirells who built a nest in it. And judging by my frequent headaches a woodpecker has moved in recently...

22. Posted by garry moll (Budding Member 348 posts) 9y

Clare.
please please take a word of warning.
DONT USE IMACK !!!!!! it made a mess of mine.

23. Posted by garry moll (Budding Member 348 posts) 9y

clare ill save you time.
imack is ladies hair remover that comes in a look a like shampoo bottle.
thus the bald head.

24. Posted by miromar (Respected Member 175 posts) 9y

Clara,

I got my first one when I was 12, which was in a sense a good thing cause the whole idea of getting old didnt occur to me... Since then I get one every six months or so.

The procedure is always the same: I pull it off and I throw it to the toilet and flush it straight away, then I look at the rest of my hairs in the mirror and say: "That is what happens to the rebel ones, learn the lesson, stay as you are"

It has worked so far! (apart from the adventurous one every six months that ends up tragically down the pipes...)

Try! Im sure it will work!

x x Miromar x x

25. Posted by Lily... (Budding Member 106 posts) 9y

Just one? Were you recently sick or very stressed? That's other reasons why you can get premature gray hair aside from it being hereditary...but try to view things differently,

as Isadora mentioned

Gray hair is a sign of wisdom

if you get lots of gray hair you can make jokes about your friends not having enough wisdom..hehe :P

plus with lots of gray hair no one can contest the fact that you have one of the most natural highlights!

or it is actually an opportunity to try to try different hair colors, go ahead experiment! superman red, fiery orange?

or if you grow more gray hairs and don't want to color your hair, just let it be...it actually adds character to the person who has it.

and in the long run anyway, its not exactly the hair color that people remember (unless your hair is colored superman red or fiery orange :P), it's actually how they value you as a person and how much they enjoyed your company...(again unless your hair is colored superman red or fiery orange )

26. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting Herr Bert

I saw an article on a Dutch website (nu.nl), that haircolouring products can be really bad for the skin, and can cause all sorts of skinproblems. It's only recent that the EU, banned products that can cause cancer that were used in these products.

What is the actual ingredient, which causes the problem?
I just use one, which turns my hair from very dark brown, to black. There is no ammonia in it, so maybe it does not cause the skin problems.

27. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Pardus

I can't use any hair products for me because it upsets the swallow and the family of squirells who built a nest in it

Pardus. Do people tend to say to you "oh my god, I love your hair". There is quite a lot of hair on your head and I can imagine that birds build their nests in it. What's more I think you can store many things in there...like crackers or macaroni. Its a huge benefit to have such useful hair.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 14, 2007, at 4:18 AM by wouterrr ]

28. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Quoting Herr Bert

I saw an article on a Dutch website (nu.nl), that haircolouring products can be really bad for the skin, and can cause all sorts of skinproblems. It's only recent that the EU, banned products that can cause cancer that were used in these products.

What is the actual ingredient, which causes the problem?
I just use one, which turns my hair from very dark brown, to black. There is no ammonia in it, so maybe it does not cause the skin problems.

Looking at this information, you have a choice of 22 compounds that the EU has banned (effective Dec. 2006) from use in hair dyes. (Scroll down for the list.)

29. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks Isadora

My hair dye comes from Reform Haus, in Germany. They have such a good reputation. So I hope they dont use dangerous ingredients.
But if the list of dangerous ingredients has been banned in the EU...
Mel

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 14, 2007, at 8:26 AM by Mel. ]

30. Posted by beavis (Budding Member 177 posts) 9y

Dont you just laugh when people deny that they are going grey.. Even at 30ish... River comes to mind....