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18 Jan 2009 - 23:299860
Hair dye
I'm wanting to do a Rikku cosplay at some point and since my hair is long enough I don't see why I should buy a wig. So I was wondering if anyone knows where I can get some really good silver hair dye either from a shop or website, Also does anyone know something that'll really lighten my hair as normal blond dye dosn't cut it

Thanks Xauriga


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Last edited by Xauriga (18 Jan 2009 - 23:48)
18 Jan 2009 - 23:589862
as an avid dyer of hair for the past 10 years i might be able to help ^-^!

first things first DO NOT wash your hair for atleast 24 hours before starting this.

firstly lightening hair you need to use Hair Bleach Kit where you can purchase anywhere from Savers, Superdrug to even places like ASDA.

Savers do a kit from £2

if it's your first time or what not i would seriously suggest a hair strand test (it shall explain in the instruction in given Hair Bleach Kit)

and listen to what time it says in the instructions as you can damage your hair very badly!

if you have dark hair or recently dyed hair it may not work to well first time round and if it recently dyed hair than wait for it to wash out some more

then atleast leave it a day or too and add silver dye.

I'm not 100% certain if this silver dye works or not so don't quote me lol, but i only use either of these brands one is called Directions (which is in a small pot you can buy at most hair supply places) or Stargazer (comes in a box) which is now in stock in New Look for £5.

http://www.stargazer-products.com/store_iframe.php?product_id=86 have look at the silver, this is the star gazer brand

http://www.lariche-directions.com/lariche.htm directions.


if your hair is long and thick i would seriously suggest buying 2 packs of both hair dye and bleach

also get someone to help you do this. and wear an old t-shirt and have an old towel at hand

hope this helps



Last edited by angel aiko (19 Jan 2009 - 00:02)
19 Jan 2009 - 00:069863
thanks alot Akio I'll defenantly give these a look when I get paid

with the hair dyes you linked do you buy them off the website or in shops too?

thanks again Xauriga

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Last edited by Xauriga (19 Jan 2009 - 00:09)
19 Jan 2009 - 00:389865
i listed shops for you in above message ^^

stargazer - new look or any alternative clothing place usually seems to do them

directions - hair supply place, like local afro carribean hair place (thats where i get mine from) or sometimes alternative clothing place

if not try on line


19 Jan 2009 - 01:149866
hehe thanks I only skimed message so that'll teach me

thanks =)


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20 Jan 2009 - 04:029896
Do not bleach your hair unless you want to keep it that way and are prepared to maintain it;
Personaly, I think it would be better and save you a heck of alot of hastle if you just bought a wig.


20 Jan 2009 - 07:139900
As someone who as tested both Sliver hair dyes that Angel sugguested I wouldn't recommend the Stargazer one. It didn't stay in. The Directions one is better but dose fade really quickly.

I do recoommend if you are considering bleach then perhaps use a pre-lightner like Lorel's as is less harsh than a bleach and is designed to be done before a dye. I use it to get my hair white blond *points to avvy*.


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20 Jan 2009 - 17:139912
It is possible to dye your hair silver, I've done it twice before in my life. It does require a lot of upkeep, but if you're prepared to do this then cool!
Bear in mind I have dark brown (almost black) natural hair and I achieved the silver colour no problem! however, it is incredibly easy to ruin your hair from doing this - your hair might be different to mine and there's no guarantee it won't get ruined, the shafts split, or weakened.

It could be cheaper to just use a wig, but then again it depends what kind of wigs you buy (I prefer the high quality realistic ones that go into the hundreds, they fit better and don't give me migraines so easily, so quite often it is far cheaper for me to use hair dye)

I would echo what's previously been said - first prelighten your hair with a bleaching kit. I used about three packs, over the period of two weeks, to achieve the blonde colour I wanted.

It's really important to leave at least 48 hours between the application of each bleaching kit, dye pack or toner.

Then use a 'highlight' shade. The one I used was this:L'Oreal Feria Metallic Silver Blonde This required around two bottles, over the period of a week. Then I left the hair to recuperate for a week, using hot oil treatments every time I washed it, then I used another pack of L'Oreal. This was sufficient to make my hair silver.

After that I used a bottle of Toni & Guy Silver toner (ask in your hairdressers for it, even if it's not Toni and Guy they should stock something similar). It is used for old people who come in to get their hair done, and stops grey hair from developing a yellow tint. Needless to say, this stops the blonde dyes from going yellow or 'brassy', and leaves behind a lovely silver tone. Use the toner every time you wash your hair, as part of your normal conditioning treatment.


The whole process took me 3 months, but was permanent. (Unlike the Stargazer, or Manic Panic dyes, which fade out after a few weeks) After that, whenever my roots began to show through realy badly, another pack of the L'oreal Feria shade mentioned above was enough to keep the roots consistent.

Please be careful though! Good luck


21 Jan 2009 - 08:129930
Quote Millenia:

Then use a 'highlight' shade. The one I used was this:L'Oreal Feria Metallic Silver Blonde This required around two bottles, over the period of a week. Then I left the hair to recuperate for a week, using hot oil treatments every time I washed it, then I used another pack of L'Oreal. This was sufficient to make my hair silver.

After that I used a bottle of Toni & Guy Silver toner (ask in your hairdressers for it, even if it's not Toni and Guy they should stock something similar). It is used for old people who come in to get their hair done, and stops grey hair from developing a yellow tint. Needless to say, this stops the blonde dyes from going yellow or 'brassy', and leaves behind a lovely silver tone. Use the toner every time you wash your hair, as part of your normal conditioning treatment.


The whole process took me 3 months, but was permanent. (Unlike the Stargazer, or Manic Panic dyes, which fade out after a few weeks) After that, whenever my roots began to show through realy badly, another pack of the L'oreal Feria shade mentioned above was enough to keep the roots consistent.

Please be careful though! Good luck


Ooo! Thanks for then info reguarding sliver toner from hairdressers. I do find that mine can go brassy very quickly. I'll remember that.

I did look at the hair dye you mentioned but wasn't sure if it would work. I'm 60% grey, 40% nearly black naturally. If the hair dye you use really dose go liver then I might look into it as my most recent root touch up went horribly wrong as Lorel changed the recital prefence formula. So my regualr shade of Helsinki dosen't go sliver anymore. I would love to get hold of the first colour I used as it was the best at goping sliver and I only needed one box which was the Lorel Recital Prefence Viking shade.


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21 Jan 2009 - 12:399936
thanks guys i'm really quite lazy so i may just buy the wig

thanks for the in put I'll remeber it when I decide what to do ^_^


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