Witch Hazel question

Discussion in 'Aftershaves' started by Hayduke, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. I was reading some discussion on using balms vs splash and there was a lot of talk about witch hazel being good for the complextion. Some guys said they splashed over their entire face rather than just the shaved area. They claimed it helped keep the forehead blemish free.

    Now my question is, will witch hazel bleach hair? If I'm splashing it on my forehead, it will be hard to not get some on my hair. I have very long hair, so I put a great deal of effort into keeping it healthy. I don't want to do anything that will damage it. Especially since the withc hazel would be hitting right on the roots at the hairline (the hardest area to keep long).

    Does anyone know?
  2. I use witch hazel daily all over my face and have never noticed a bleaching effect on my hair.
  3. I've used witch hazel for quite a while and I've never had any issues with bleaching at all.
  4. Cool

    Thanks guys :)

    I'm going start using it all over my face and see what results I get.
  5. I wouldn't know. I don't have enough hair to worry about.
  6. I use it as an aftershave splash and I am sure some splashes on my sideburns.
    Definitely no bleaching here. :thumbup1:
  7. Been using Dickinsons witch hazel for years and no bleaching.
  8. For a more controlled application than just splashing try soaking a cotton pad with the witch hazel and then wiping the pad all over the face. This allows you to control exactly where the witch hazel goes and you can avoid getting it in your hair.
  9. +1
  10. You mean it was the witch hazel that turned my hair grey? :001_smile
  11. I haven't noticed any turning grey but I have noticed it turning loose. :ohmy:

    EDIT: Actually it turned loose a LONG time ago. Witch Hazel is safe to use around your hair.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
  12. I splash it over my goatee everyday and no color change.
  13. I use it frequently and it gets on my hair a bit. I am 36 and have no hair loss or receding hairline. THEREFORE, it simply must be the case that not only does Thayer's WH not bleach your hair, but it actually prevents hair loss.
  14. Witch hazel is amazing!

  15. + 1 !! :thumbup::biggrin1:
  16. :lol::lol::lol:
  17. First off......Get a haircut, Hippie!!
    and secondly I use it daily all over my face and forehead and so far my megacool sideburns have not had any bleaching :001_smile
  18. +1
  19. Witch-Hazel is an adstringent. Maybe a reason?
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2009
  20. Grey what do you mean grey!!
    My hair is turning blonde because I use witch hazel :biggrin:

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