(Closed) any bees who color own hair! PLEASE HELP!! or hair stylist!!

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BushelAndAPeck:  you probably know this, but black is the hardest to color over or lift. If there is any way at all to finance it, I would seriously try to see a professional. With two different dyes in your hair now, trying to layer more boxed color over it is just going to make it harder to get the results you want. At this point, your best bet is to have a professional lift your color and put dyed color you want back into it. No boxed color out there is going to cover the black. 

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@BushelAndAPeck:  woopsie 🙂 Natural darkest brown should do it. It has to be near black. My stylist said once is that black box dye actually stains your hair – so it doesn’t fade over time or grow out. Keep me updated – and good luck!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have been dyeing my own hair for years, I use One N’ Only Colorfix to strip out darker dye when I’m ready to go lighter, and a little packet of this stuff called “Unred” keeps the red tones out of my hair when I strip the darker dye. When I use colorfix, I leave it on for about an hour for a serious stripping and then shampoo the hell out of my hair. I leave it this way for a few days before recoloring, shampooing every day to get the remaining dye particle out, and then I put a new color over it. It always comes out a bit darker than the color is meant for, but it works. I’ve also had dark color professionally corrected before and it took much longer and did much more damage than Colorfix does. I buy Colorfix and Unred at Sally beauty supply. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have to be honest with you, and I’m usually not a fan of the ombre trend, but I kind of think this is really cool looking. If you did a low up do the dark curls against the lighter hair on top might look really nice. Otherwise I’d recommend seeing a colorist to get it properly fixed 🙂 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

On second thought… Is your ultimate goal red or brown? If you want to go red, don’t use Unred and just apply colorfix to the black portions of your hair. Then give it a few days and color over all of your hair with a slightly darker red. But if you want brown, the red will have to come out first, or it will show through as very obvious undertones under bright light. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had my hair black for a longggg time and I can’t tell you how many times I did what you did hoping to get the black out on my own and I never could.  I had to go to a salon for 8 hours and destroy my hair with bleach to get it out. There is no way you can color over black hair.  It’s like trying to take a brown marker and color over a black mark.  You have to strip the black color first before you can color over it with any other color, even dark brown.  The way I see it, you’ve got three options: try to strip the color yourself, dye it back to black, or leave it the way it is and rock the ombre look. I will tell you that when I went back to a non-black haircolor at the salon, I went to the local beauty college and they only charged me $80. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I actually kind of like it. It definitely looks like it was done on purpose lol & with ombre being popular right now, if I saw you walking down the street I wouldn’t even notice or think twice about your hair. But if you don’t like ombre (it’s grown on me), I hope you’re able to fix it soon and properly. I’d go to a professional, even though it could be expensive, you’ll feel MUCH better on your wedding day!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I used to dye my red hair black (going through a phase! lol) and unfortunately I just had to let it grow out as nothing will dye over it. You can bleach it out but it will ruin and completely fry your hair.

If you are going for an updo on the day, you could have your hairdresser weave some red strands in with the black to make it look intentional. It will look nice if she does the right style and places it correctly and maybe adds some flowers or something.  

If you used a semi-permanent dye, which I would recommend you do in the future, because its much less harsh on your hair, then you can wash it tons with clarifying shampoo (for greasy hair) and that will strip some of the colour out. 

If you want something more uniform choose a medium brown (dark browns are basically black) and dye all of it. Then condition the hell out of your hair! Get some intensive conditioning masks from Sally and apply as offen as you can before the wedding. 

Hope that helps. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I forgot, if you deside to put brown dye on it, put vaseline on your forehead near the roots to stop the dye getting on your skin. If you are pale like me, it can stain. It should be gone by your wedding, but just in case. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The only way to get rid of the black would be to bleach it out, and doing that could seriously damage your hair. I went from black to platinum over the course of a year, bringing it a bit lighter each time, but it left my hair stringy and fragile. Here’s how I see your options:

1) Safest bet is to dye it all black. I like Clairol Natural Instincts because it’s ammonia-free. This won’t do much damage to your hair, and will bring it all the same color.

2) If you want your hair lighter, I really think you should go to a professional. Black is really hard to deal with on a DIY basis.

3) You could add some black lowlights to the top of your hair and have this cool multi-color ombre thing going. The colors do look really nice if you want to rock it!

4) You could take the very large risk of bleaching your hair out yourself. I’ve used Manic Panic Flashlightning, but I only did it for brown-to-platinum. I let the stylists get me from black to brown. My worry here is that if you damage your hair, it could be very hard to style (frizzy, might not be able to hold curl well). If you do decide to go this route, bleach only the black part of your hair (don’t keep the bleach on much longer than an hour) and dye it with Clairol Natural Instincts Spiced Tea (it’s a very light red, it would lightly coat your hair to prevent it from turning green). Then I would dye it the darker color of your choice in a permanent dye. I’d be prepared to have to cut my hair short if it doesn’t work out.

I’m not a professional, I just do a lot of DIY hair stuff. I’m always prepared for it to turn out horribly, although usually it works out =) I’m highly considering bleaching out the bottom of my brown hair the week of my wedding and putting in some pinks and blues…

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BushelAndAPeck:  just saw your comment about the red looking fiery. If you wanted to tone it down yourself, you could choose a more brownish-red from Clairol Natural Instincts (ha, it’s obviously my favorite dye). It’ll add a somewhat transparent coat over your color to tone it down.

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