Any hair stylist on here? Advice on DIY hair coloring

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Daisylovex3:  What color was your hair before you dyed it? Are you trying to go lighter or darker?

Post # 3
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1185 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

if you have dark hair and are trying to lighten the color, you have to bleach your hair first. 20 will pull the color our a little, as will 30, but not enough. Color is designed to deposit color, not lighten hair. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Daisylovex3:  I agree with all the PP. Honestly, your best bet it getting it done professionally. If anything was to go wrong and you’d need a corrective color, it could cost you a lot more than what you’d initially spend. 

Post # 6
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1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I am a hairstylist.

 

as a pp mentioned, you cannot lighten already colored hair with color, only bleach, which I do not reccomend fooling around with at home. Lightening services are best left to professionals. I usually lighten extremely dark hair by adding highlights to the hair over the course of several services.

Post # 7
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1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Also – I will tell you this. If you are doing this to save money it costs 3-5x more for corrective color than it would have for the original service to get to where you want to be. Many stylists (including me) charge by the minute or hour for corrective color because fixing color is time consuming, and is trial and error based.

 

just for reference I charge $1 per minute for corrective color. I actually just had a client who tried to tone her hair at home and stained it purple. It took 3 hours to get the purple out of her hair, she used something from sallys, and I charged her $180 for the service, when I would have charged her $25 for a toner.

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