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Coloring Sisterlocks Cognac-ish

I'm glad our WATER BILL was paid... I colored my Sisterlocks! Which is a hellava RINSING process with Sisterlocks... WHEW!  I have used semi-permanent color or rinses before, but never a permanent color like this one. Just tryin' to make sure I rinsed all product out of my SLs, I MUST have emptied our hot water tank for sure!  :-)


As much as I LOVE sistahs who really go TRUE golden, auburn or copper with their locs, I'm still not that bold... YET!  If I EVER DO IT, I'll probably get it done by a professional.What I really like in hair coloring Sisterlocks not withstanding is that TRUE tortoise shell 3-tone effect. That's a GOOD LOOK!! I think that requires some bleaching/highlighting  that I'm NOT particularly comfortable with... at least, not as this time. It would seem to me that a sistah would be tempted to color much more often than perhaps she might have originally expected to maintain the effect.  Anywhoooo... not yet for ME is all I can say...


After reading other Sisterlocks blogs I learned that folks were using a number of products to color their Sisterlocks ranging from henna, Loreal, Creme of Nature, Naturtint to Clairol, et al. I decided to go with the Naturtint brand.  Naturtint boasts being "the first 100% permanent hair colorant without ammonia formulated with active vegetable ingredients." Plus, as permanent hair coloring goes Naturtint claims to be "ultra-mild." It came highly recommended from those in the blogosphere.
What I was going for was a cognac color that could primarily be seen in the sunlight... I mixed Golden Chestnut and Light Copper Chestnut.  What I got was pretty much what I was looking for... I biggest tell-tell sign is that my greying hairline is now reddish-copper, but I trust that will pass with new growth.
In a few days I'll get a fresh retightening, can't wait to see how nice my Cognac (-ish) colored Sisterlocks will look then once I get to stylin' them and never failing to condition them now that I've entered the PERMANENT COLOR ZONE. I should have been conditioning it all along, huh?!  I tend to only use a conditioner from time to time. Chemical is chemical is chemical, right?! Rinses, semi-permanent or permanent coloring in the end is probably all the same when you're supposed to be natural and chemical-free.. It ALL requires additional hair care being "color treated"... I'll be sure to use a homemade conditioning spritz daily and conditioner when I wash my Sisterlocks with more regularity now...


Any suggestions for conditioners for color treated Sisterlocks besides the obvious choice-- the Sisterlocks product line?!?

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Barbara

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