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ElfishElfish Posts: 261 ✭✭✭✭
@Lynne Ref. our conversation about my hair: Firstly I had my hair dyed with classic hairdye, but the red colour quickly washed out and turned into an orangeish shade. Not great. So I asked for an organic hairdye which is composed of essential oils and contains no ammonia or parabens. Strangely, the colour seems to fix better and not wash out!


  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,034 mod
    It really suits you too. :)
  • ElfishElfish Posts: 261 ✭✭✭✭
    ;) thanks!
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,792 mod
    What will be the next colour Elfish?
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 Inactive
    Can you try it @Elfish? :D
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,710 ✭✭✭✭
    I went for a very short hair cut as I was fed up with tying my hair back and also washing long hair when there was no hot water. So now it's so easy and a quick rub with the towel and it's dry. From being a brunette however, I am now white haired. Everyone seems to like it though and I can console myself that I've been going grey since I was 16.
  • ElfishElfish Posts: 261 ✭✭✭✭
    Oh @Helvio it's really cool but I'm afraid I won't get a job if I show up with a parrot like hair.
    @mheredge I don't know if organic hairdye covers grey hair well but maybe you could give it a try? If hairdressers in your country do use organic colour that is.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,710 ✭✭✭✭
    Henna tends to look pretty gross on grey hair if the carrot-coloured hair I've seen in India is anything to go by. I have to say, I'm starting to get used to it. Okay I'm no George Clooney but it's not such a bad look.
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,034 mod
    edited November 2013
    I'd love to have my hair like that, but I'm not sure how a client meeting would go if I did. I shall look around on Second Life.

    I did the same @Marianne. When I knew we would be camping for over 3 weeks I had my hair cut quite short. It is much easier, but they do say it is a sign of aging. :D
  • ElfishElfish Posts: 261 ✭✭✭✭
    Anyone familiar with Holly River? thehollyriversshow.com/ She has had quite funny haircuts.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,710 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm reverting to my childhood and teen years by having my hair short. If anything, short hair can take years off! Though the colour is a give away in my case!!
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,925 mod
    When I was small my hair used to be quite short. Some people asumed I am boy. Those people who said that to me had been crossed out of my liking list.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,710 ✭✭✭✭
    I used to get called a little boy all the time when I was small, for the same reason. But I didn't care. Of course in India, any woman with short hair is looked upon as being unusual and so here it's a common mistake. I still don't care though.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,925 mod
    I got my hair done, today. I left € 70,-- there. I had a nice warm pillow behind me and two cups of herbal tea.
  • ElfishElfish Posts: 261 ✭✭✭✭
    @Hermine 70 euros seems a bit expensive, but I guess you got the full monty for this price. :) And the warm pillow is a nice bonus. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,710 ✭✭✭✭
    @Elfish I was paying 45-50 € ten years ago in France to get my hair done, so with inflation I guess 70 € sounds about par for course. And a bit of pampering goes a long way @Hermine.
  • ElfishElfish Posts: 261 ✭✭✭✭
    Well know that I think of it I think I spent 69 euros last time I went to the hairdresser. But I had a haircut, a hairdye, shampoo, conditioner, hair massage and blow dry.
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 3,019 mod
    A hair massage @Elfish! That sounds interesting!
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,925 mod
    edited December 2013
    I had a hair massage too but the apprentice was not so nice she was too sweet for my liking. She asked me a 100 times if everything is fine and sayed it with a weak voice and I had to ask her for repeating it 101 times. Our chemie didn`t fit together.
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 3,019 mod
    You need good chemistry to have a head massage from someone.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,710 ✭✭✭✭
    The barbers in India are famous for giving really good head massages.

    Am I right thinking @amatsu, that improving the circulation on the scalp has a good effect on the health of the hair? Those magic potions for restoring hair growth - don't they work more on that principle than anything?

    Not that I have any worries on that score as my hair is as thick as a brush!
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,494 Inactive
    "… the amount of maintenance involving hair is genuinely overwhelming. Sometimes I think that not having to worry about your hair anymore is the secret upside of death." (Nora Ephron)
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 3,019 mod
    @mheredge - absolutely. But I think the most important thing is diet and regulating stress levels.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,710 ✭✭✭✭
    I had a fairly skinhead haircut about six weeks ago and so as it grows fast, I needed another cut. A couple of days ago the young guy who cut it gave it a David Beckam style, which I didn't like very much (what a surprise!) so today I went and had it cut again. It's a few millimetres longer than a monk's hair cut!
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,925 mod
    Did you know that a lot of cosmetic products content hormones?
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭✭
    I didn't @Hermine
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,925 mod
    Here a huge debate is running about it.
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭✭
    I don't know what to think of it.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,925 mod
    I won`t take hormones without nowing it.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 38,710 ✭✭✭✭
    Chickens and no doubt lots of other meat contain homones if you're not careful. I remember hearing a report once about New York taxi drivers developing boobs after all the Kentucky Fried (or some other brand) chicken they ate as a habit while on the job.
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 3,019 mod
    Meat also contains a lot of anti-biotics which are still routinely given. At the moment I think we can still trust the 'organic'/'bio' labels and of course, growing your own. But then you would have to kill it too!
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