(Closed) Dying over hair that's been dyed?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@yogaqueen:  A color change on top of already dyed hair can be tricky.  I’d spring for the cost of having  it done at a salon to be safe.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It depends on your hair.  Mine is dyed and I have had several stylists try to put semi-permanent on my hair and it just doesn’t take.  I would try a strand test to see if you get the desired look, that is really the only way you would know.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Use a protein filler. You can buy them at Sally and other beauty supply stores. I recently went from highlighted blonde to my natural dark brown. I used a gold filler to fill in the highlights. It turned neon orange, eek! But when I dyed over it is a beautiful even color. I love it! You can buy the fillers in clear, gold, red, brown, etc. They are also recommended when darkening bleached hair. Since bleaching removes pigment, dyeing over it can cause your hair to suck up color turning it that awful black color. Filler helps! I would HIGHLY recommend it. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I just read your other thread so I can get a better idea of what’s going on.

I have very dark hair (coarse, dry curly hair – middle eastern curly).  I started dyeing my hair at 14.  I’m 28 now.  I never stopped dyeing it and growing it out because when I wanted to, I realized that my roots would grow out and it would be awkward.  Then, I started getting a few white hairs right in the front, so I have to continue dyeing it. 

I use Ren in the shower and then I use Biolage Ultra-Hydrating Conditioning Balm as a leave-in conditioner.  The combination is amazing – my hair is super soft and silky now. 

I also know that consuming a high amount of protein will help your hair grow stronger and longer faster.  Try protein shakes. 

I used to be so blonde, my hair was nearly platinum.  That’s when I decided I needed to go darker.  Even dyeing with permanent dye, after a few washes, the highlights start to come back.  I’ve been darker for years now, but my hair is so long, that the highlights haven’t grown out yet.  I actually like the way it looks, but I’m just letting you know, it’s not going to be a perfect process.

Finally, as for dyeing over dyed hair – going darker usually isn’t a problem.  The problem you’re going to have though is matching your roots.  If you’re going to get one of those semi-permanent box dyes, even if they take, in about 3 weeks, you’ll have to do it again.  It’s almost not worth it. 

There are shops that sell the real permanent stuff that they sell to salons – I know there’s one by my house and I buy a tube for $5, then they tell you what to mix it with and how long to sit it in your hair.  Usually they’re good at helping you match the color.

However, I would go to a salon and ask for a permanent dye job to match the roots. 

And trim every 6 weeks.

Good luck!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@yogaqueen:  That’s what I would think, too.  I definitely wouldn’t jump to the conclusion that you are growing it out.  BUT – WHO CARES?  lol.. I mean, once you grow it all out it’s going to look wonderful and no one is going to remember you as the girl who had those roots.  hahahaha

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Before I start, I am a licensed cosmetologist and I did hair for 6 years…

 

Doing it yourself is bad if you use drug store products I do not know how to stress this enough even to my family! Go to a pro store if possible or get it done in a salon if you can! Using a semi or demi, those wash out in a few shampoos you need to use a permanent color. If you could put a pic of your outgrowth and the color you want to have I could help you a lot better it’s what I do for my sister’s since they live halfway across the country and I can only do their hair a few times a year.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You could also try ombre, where I was working every other client I had for color wanted ombre so they could grow their hair out it’s easy to do at home I talked my sis through it on the phone

Post # 16
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70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Ya that helps, It looks like from the picture you might be a level 8 or 9 which is pretty light, I can’t tell if your hair is more ashy or golden, golden is easy to do I am doing the same and my hair is ashy there is no color my natural in a color line lol I would try either an 8N color which 8 is the level of the color and N means natural or neutral. Or try an 8G g stands for golden. If you are fimiliar with the color wheel it will help you out. 

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