Coloring highlighted hair

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

@Carolsays:  I’ve only heard of highlighted hair turning green in regards to chlorine in a pool.  Never from dye products!

EDIT:  When I had blonde highlights in my brown hair, and decided to go full darker brown, my hair stylist just colored over my highlights.  She didn’t do anything special.  I believe she used Redkin products back then. 

Post # 4
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Carolsays:  if it’s only lasting for 28 shampoos, it’s not a permanent color and that’s a big part of your problem. The color will continue to lighten every time you shampoo, revealing the highlights underneath. I covered my bleached blonde hair with highlights with a permanent brown color myself and never had any issues. I would try a permanent dye. 

Post # 5
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

What is the name of the colour, It can give hair a greenish tinge if it contains Ash tones, And just because it says temporary does not mean it will completely go from your hair in 28 shampoos, they still can leave stains, fade to an undesirable tone or leave a slight line of colour difference when it grows out 


Post # 6
44 posts
  • Wedding: March 2015

I just did the same thing. Went from blonde highlights to a medium brown color. Only thing different is I used natural instincts which is a 28 day dye also. I had no issue with my hair turning green. It turned out just how I had hoped. And it fades but it depends how your hair is. My hair cuticle must have been really open because the color has stuck and only lightened a little. Its been about a month and a half though and I’m still brown. No blonde showing at all. Go for it!

Post # 9
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve died my hair all types of colors from brown.. to red.. to black, and never had issues covered highlights, but I’ve always used permanent dye.

Post # 11
9856 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Carolsays:  I’ve never had a problem BUT if you’re using a temporary dye on top of blonde you could get staining.

Post # 13
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

yah its hard because somethings can stay longer then you want if your going to continue to colour your hair it is probably fine, but if your trying to go back to natural you may want one that is almost identical to what your is naturally I recently colour over my highlights I did it by picking up my blonde streaks and foiling them back to my natural colour that way my natural colour that was in between didn’t get colour on it that might be to diffeicult for you if you have foils mixed threw your whole head though

Post # 14
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

it will be lighter where you hair is highlighted.


Post # 15
10876 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Temporary or demi-permanent hair color cannot permanently cover over permanent haircolor. The color shown on a box of haircoloring will yield different results depending on the type and color of the hair that is being covered. 

I know many people who choose to color their own hair for various reasons (probably the biggest one being cost.)   For best results, I would recommend going to a professional who is well versed in the chemistry involved in haircoloring and can help you avoid unintended, negative results.

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