Post # 1
I desperately want to dye my hair, but with 5 months to go til the wedding I KNOW I’ll have to do it again before, but how close to the wedding is too close in case something goes horribly wrong? Right now my hair is basically all natural colour (brown), except for underneath is ORANGE (it was bleached and then dyed pink but has since faded) so I’m either going to dye it all one colour or fix the underneath and hopefully get it to be more of a blonde than orange.
So when should I do it? Anyone else here dyeing their hair before the big day?
Post # 3
I would go to a professional right now so you don’t have to worry about any mistakes with the color. If something goes wrong, they should be able to fix it for you.
Post # 4
I’ve just dyed my hair weekend past and my wedding is on 9th June, so I would say roughly 3 weeks before the wedding is prob best.
Post # 5
I went to a professional and it was a sad day for me (I hate spending money on things that I might have been able to do myself). But I didn’t want to risk it so I went to a professional. I spent like $200 for all-over color and partial highlights. I will go back and spend the money one or two more times before my wedding to get some more highlights.
The first time I went I basically needed some corrective color (which is why I needed the overall color). That was about 3 months prior to the wedding. I’ll go back at 7 weeks out and 3 weeks out for additional highlights.
What color are you going for? If it close to your natural color, you don’t have to worry about it too much. If it is not close to your natural color, you will need to have it done closer to the wedding.
Post # 6
I think anytime you’re trying to add blonde to brown you should go to a professional.
I had my hair dyed dark brown for a hair show and when it started to fade I tried to lighten it and it was orange. Luckily my stylist was able to get it back to blond it through two rounds of highlights. If you don’t get the color you want on the first try then you’ll have to go again and I’d imagine you’d want to space those appointments out so that you don’t damage your hair.
I’d say that starting the process of getting the color you want now would be a good idea so that your color will be most natural by your wedding. You can just schedule an appointment about 3 weeks before to touch up roots but at that point your hair should already be the right color.
Post # 7
I plan on getting my hair professionally colored 2 weeks before the big day. (I color my hair right now, about every 6 weeks). I think for my hair, it looks its best right about 2 weeks after getting colored. It seems to get some natural “high-lights” about 2 weeks after (when I get an all-over color, and not highlights).
If I decide to get an all-over color AND highlights, I would likely get that done 1 week before the wedding.
I get gray hair from stress, so I want to get my hair colored as close to the day as I can, but still give my hair some “grow-out” time to look natural.
Post # 8
most hairdressers recommend 2 weeks before. but kind of echoing what other bees said, the professionals should take good care of you. if you’ve never been to that particular salon or hairstylist, it’s always best to ask for a in depth consultation and get a feel of how knowledgeble the colorist is and how many years of experience they have and mention your concerns about fixing the orange color and let them talk you through their procedure and then you can think about whether or not to go with that stylist. good luck!