(Closed) best boxed hair dye for black to dark brown hair?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

possibly find another salon?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Do you currently have color in your hair?If you do, you need to go to a salon.

 

Even if you don’t if your hair is more than chin-length I would highly recommend going to a salon. There are many factors that contribute to dying ones hair (especially going lighter) that you likely won’t be able to assess or accommodate with boxed color.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@missebelle:  I understand. To be honest I wouldnt mess with box lightner (im a cosmetologist) and the best thing to do is have someone you trust to do it. $100 is high (depending on your location) for just all over color but it could save you more money in the long run than ruining it and having to get it fixed anyway.

 

sorry we dont live close! i would do it for you! less than half of what your being charged now! lol 😀

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@missebelle:  I’m no hair expert but going from dark to lighter I believe is tricky. I had highlights than went to super dark brown, the girl told me that if I wanted to lighten it back up, it would have to be done in steps over a few months. And a gf of mine had super dark brown hair and wanted to light it some, so she bought a box color and we did everything right but her hair turned out an orange color, her niece who is a cosmetologist said because it was going from darker to lighter

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you’ve ever had your hair lightened before, then I would no how no way try to do it at home on my own unless I already knew what I was doing. Lifting color from hair is a chemical process and very destructive to your hair. If you’re not careful to not overlap a section of hair that has been already chemically treated, you risk what’s known as a “chemical cut.”  It’s basically when the hair shafts get so weakend from the multiple lightener applications that the strands break right off, usually all in a straight line right at the same place. So you look like someone took a pair of scissors and whacked a big chunk out of your hair.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

i use Garnier Nutrisse, they have a set that is strictly for dark hair, i went to blonde in one application.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

honestly, as someone who has coloured their own hair steadily for about 18 years (typically adding red to my moussy brown locks), i would recommend going to the salon.  Lightening hair can be VERY tricky.  Mine lightens to a red first and then turns very white very quickly.  Everyone’s bleaching pattern is different which is why the colourist checks on it so often.  I colour my hair all the time but I will never lighten at home, too much can go wrong and fixing it after the fact can cost way more than having it done right the first time.

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