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If you‘re anything like me, you are no stranger to home hair dying...I will confess that I’m quite familiar with those pesky, recurring gray hairs. I often find myself in need of a root touch up and I hate to use ammonia-based products on my hair once a month, which is how often my, ahem, gray hairs come back to haunt me.  

On my quest for healthy hair color that actually covers gray, I have found my new best friend....Bigen Hair Color ($5.99 at Sally Beauty Supply).  It contains NO ammonia and requires no hydrogen peroxide. Nicciknows Makeup Artist TIP: It’s also great for dying eyebrows! It’s a powder that you mix with water and apply. It covers gray 100% and it is 100% gentle! My only question is why doesn’t it come by the truckload?


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      Bernardina ["Bernie"] Kimmerle wrote Oct 11, 2008
    • I’ve tried Bigen - it’s been around since I was a little kid.  It probably doesn’t come by the truck load because the packaging doesn’t look that inviting.
      Bigen has been around for years.  Having lived in Southeast Asia for years, I saw my grandma, my aunties use this product.  I believe it is Henna.

      You can buy similar products like these at Wholefoods under another brand - Made in Italy I think.  I tried them too and the color turned out very natural and totally covered the grays.

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      Gina Venturini wrote Oct 11, 2008
    • Hi Nicci,

      I’m one of those that have to dye the grays around the front of my crown every other week.  I used to have a professional come and do my hair once a month and she used KP from Wella or Clairol products  but lately I just don’t have the extra money to do so I have to do it myself.  

      I have been using garnier nutrisse on my roots lately. My friend even bought me one of those root touch ups that come in a mascara tube but it doesn’t work that great.

      I’m looking for a product that will cover my grays and last at least a month. I’m tired of coloring my hair every other week.

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      Bernardina ["Bernie"] Kimmerle wrote Oct 13, 2008
    • I’ve tried Garnier, yes, they do not last.  I found that, although it can be a tad messy, that henna-based hair dyes last longer.
      To make color last, Paul Sebastian Glaze colors can also prolong the color - as it deposits a light color on the grays.

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