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Unread 10-17-2008, 11:51 AM   #1
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Grey/White Hair

So I'm needing to change my dark brown/reddish hair and minimal beard into as white as I can get it.

I was looking at the Ben Nye's Snow White hair color and saw it comes in 1,2,8,16 oz containers so I'm wondering how far will 1 oz go?

recent photo for current hair length.

ANy tips on this or any other ideas to get some white hair would be appreciative.
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Unread 10-17-2008, 11:57 AM   #2
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Please, do yourself a favor and invest in a wig instead of trying to make your hair white. It's the easiest, looks the best, and is more cost-effective in the long run.
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I can't open your photo (Facebook's blocked here), but I will tell you right now that the Ben Nye stuff is a PAIN IN THE KEESTER, especially if you're shooting for uniform coverage. It goes on a bit streaky in my experience (fine when you're doing grey, not so good when you're trying to do, say, a lock of white), is a mess and a half, and leaves your hair feeling like it was glued together. Once it dries, it will come off if rubbed or gotten wet, but stay on relatively well if there's no contact.

As Shadow Warrior says, a wig would be better. However, I'd say that one ounce of the stuff would definitely work for covering a minimal beard and whatever flyaways escape from under the wig.
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Unread 10-17-2008, 02:30 PM   #4
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Hurm, relooking at the source pics it's not all entirely grey, but thanks for the wig idea.

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The char is Il Duce from Boondock Saints. I dunno if those pics would change anything on your suggestions or not. It might just be easier to get a white wig and put a little brown into it.

One problem is that his hair is pretty short which is why I was going for the hair color idea, but maybe something like this and comb it out a bit?
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Unread 10-17-2008, 04:00 PM   #5
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You're more than likely going to get torn up hair before you get it the right color... I've found that the darker your hair color the harder it is to keep from turning redish when you lighten it and if you're going as light at you want with the darkness of your hair you take a really good chance of ending up with frizzy, burnt hair that isn't even that light.I would advise getting a good wig...

The one that you show seems alright you could get the blonde maybe an then custome color it with sharpies... and to make it a little less tight on the curls pour some warm water over it (not really hot since you're only straightening just the slightest).
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Unread 10-17-2008, 07:03 PM   #6
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How about you do a forum search for the 8 billion threads on this?
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Unread 10-17-2008, 08:33 PM   #7
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How about you do a forum search for the 8 billion threads on this?
Because that would be too easy.
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