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Hi all I live in Saint Louis Mo and I was wondering if any one in the general area knew of anywhere that I can find laundry bluing? I need it for my hair. I was commenting to my mother that my sons hair was turning dark a lot sooner thatn mine did when I was a child and she said that was because she put bluing in my hair to keep it light, I would love to try to get that color again non of the bottled hair dyes comes close to that color. Any one else ever heard of this or know where to get it?

-- Brandy Tallent (, January 13, 2002


Brandy---- I'm a cosmetologist----& one experirnce I had with a client many years ago------she cam ein & had the brighest GREEN hair you have ever seen---she had white hair---& it had turned yellow---so she put Mrs. Wright's laundry bluing on her hair------

Well you mix yellow & blue together & you get GREEN!!!!!!

I had to bleach her hair to get it out-----

I finally got her to use Rouix Temp. hair rinse--that is MADE for that purpose!!!!!! She used a silver color temp rinse & she got along fine----

I also had a woman come into my shop who had also used the laundry blueing on her hair------she thought if a drop or two in water would do good she would use several drops-------well she had bright blue hair & skin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You don't have to use hair dyes------use a temp. rinse/ made just for that reason----- !!!!!

If you decide to use the blueing-----please be careful---as it was not made for that use!!!

-- Sonda (, January 13, 2002.

what is laundry blueing used for? Gives me some ideas for the cat :)

-- Stan (, January 14, 2002.

You can usually find bluing in the laundry detergent section. It can be added to your white load to make them brighter...too much in the water and it will ting them blue. You can also add it to your pool to take the cloudiness out of the water. I tried to pick some up at Wal-Mart this past week for my daughter's science is one of the ingredients used to form crystals....but this particualr store didn't carry any. So don't know if it is as available as it once was...will find out this week:).

-- Lacey (, January 14, 2002.

another thought...there are shampoos now that are labeled for gray and/or blonde hair, that are blue in color. I have very blonde hair with some gray now coming in. Every once in awhile I will pick up a bottle of this to use and it will take out the funky yellow in the gray, and improves the blonde color also. It leaves strands of silver in the gold:)....a bottle of that will last me a long, long time as I can use it for a couple of shampoos in a row, then not use it for another 3 or 4 weeks. Remember the 'little 'ol blue hair ladies'? It was the laundry bluing they used. Don't think you have to worry about the blue catching in your hair if you use the shampoo. If your hair is dark, I am not sure if the shampoo will lighten it altogether, but should improve your natural highlights

-- Lacey (, January 14, 2002.

I've been able to find it at one of our larger grocery stores in the laundry section. Named, Mrs. Stewart's, in a blue (what else!) 8 oz. plastic bottle. Just check around.

-- Jane in Wisconsin (, January 14, 2002.

Mrs. Stewarts Blueing. You can find it in the laundry section on most grocery stores. I used to use it to wash my white dog before shows. Actually it was put in the rinse water and allower to sit for as long as the dog would allow. When I ws a groomer we used it all the time on cats and dogs to make their white really white. I hear it works well on horses and anything else you want really white. It is pretty inexpensive too as I recall.

-- Susan northern MN (, January 14, 2002.

Oh my gosh I am so glad I posted this question I would hate to think of walking around with blue hair I am not old enough or young enough come to think of it for that! I wonder If my mother ever turned my hair blue as a child. Time to dig out the scrap book. Thank you alll I have scratched that idea I will stick with the dish water blond and grey.

-- Brandy Tallent (, January 14, 2002.

A person I know who used to show dogs would use a little bluing in the rinse water of the dog's bath to bring out the white areas.

-- GT (, January 14, 2002.

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