Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church
My hair is a little damaged from when I went blonde a year and a half ago. Since then, I went back to brunette, but the blonde keeps showing through. I’m working really hard and doing everything I know to get it to be as healthy as possible, so I really don’t want to dye it again. I read on Pinterest that you can put black coffee on your hair and it will darken it. Does anyone know if this works or if it is healthy for my hair?
Post # 3
There are really great treatments out there (some pricey some not so much) which repair damaged hair. I’ve never dyed my hair but I had remi extensions and I bought them in golden blond (my natural colour) but they were SO burnt, I mean after spending over $200 I thought I was just going to throw them into the rubbish bin! I then used a product (exclusive to Spain sadly) and after using it for a couple of weeks honestly it completely salvaged them! I’m not sure coffee would work but I would try to repair the damage and that will probably solve the colour issue.
Post # 4
@hisgirl10: I don’t know about the coffee, but I also recently went brunette from very blonde. My hair grows ridiculously fast and I was tired of shelling out $ every 6 weeks to keep the roots away. I went with a light brown close to my natural colour. The blonde does peek out a bit in places. When it gets too light I’ll re-dye it (are you using permanent to semi?)
I was told by my stylist to use hair treatment in place of conditioner. I don’t do it *every* shower, but I probably use it 3x a week. It’s changed the condition of my hair completely. I have very curly naturally dry hair. Now its super soft and bouncy and shiny. I don’t use super expensive products, just the clear hair products (the damaged hair version, with the damaged hair mask alternating with conditioner). I loved it so much my sister started using it too and her hair is super soft and hydrated as well.
I know it’s not one-size fits all for hair care. Lots of things that work really well for other people don’t work for me (like Moroccan oil.) But I would steer towards everyday repair than coffee colouring your hair.
Also, for the first week after I colour my hair (either blonde or brown) the texture is totally different, even if its salon colour or at home colour.
Post # 5
Did you originally bleach your hair to blonde or did you colour it? If you bleached it, that process strips hair of pigment, so sometimes when you colour over it once or twice, the lighter colour may show throw in spots. You can go to a beauty supply store (or a salon) and get a protein filler product and then colour over it again. Just make sure you use really good deep conditioner afterwards.