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White Bean, Radish Salad; adding color to my life — 11 Comments

  1. Though I can’t speak for all hair dyes, I can tell you the one I use carries the same disclaimer on all of their printed material. “Do the allergy test.” I have never done the allergy test. I have never had a problem. I have lots of problems with other things but not hair dye. Go figure. All I can say is, go for it! You’ll never know until you try.

    • nighnstmusic, I freely admit I am not very daring,,,,, I’m still thinking about it, though. My sister had no idea what color her actual hair was. I think she started coloring it when she was in early teens.

  2. Working in a community Pharmacy both full time and after hours for most of my working life, I have seen some horrible skin reactions but never heard of a case anaphylactic shock. I have to be careful with skin creams etc so have never been tempted to try using any hair colouring. After hours when all the hairdressing salons are closed, I have seen some disastrous results when the guide lines about the time interval between bleaching and colouring haven’t been followed.

    I have been looking for recipes using white beans so I will be trying this as soon as I get some radishes at the market on Monday. The fence isn’t around my potager yet so I have concentrated on weed control and not risked planting anything . Unfortunately dealing with red tape, mowing the grass, purchase of materials, construction of a wood working bench and more grass mowing have intervened.

    • Gill, there is always so much to do in the spring it makes my head spin. Add to that red tape and it can be a nightmare lol Mowing – every 5 days at least….. Thankfully, that will stop soon. I love white beans – and radishes. Hope you enjoy the salad.

  3. Like you, I wanted to jazz up my hair a bit, so I asked my hairdresser and she put a streak of blue on one side. I get lots of compliments on it, and I like it because it takes attention away from the fact that my hair is very thin. I’d advise going the salon route – they are trained to use products that are safe. Also, I was warned that it might run off but it never has.

  4. I’m like you’re sister, I’ve been dying my hair since I was a teenager. I never did the skin tests back then. I would encourage you to give it a try, it’s a lot of fun to change colors with the seasons (though nowadays I stick with different variations of blond now since unfortunately the blonder I am, the better I get treated both in France and in Asia). But I would recommend going to a hairdressers for your first time – as long as you don’t let them talk you into that horrible red, you should be just fine. 😉