(Closed) I accidently dyed my hair black

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Post # 3
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2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Keep calm and call Batman.

I have no advice. 🙁

Post # 4
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7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

If your hair is healthy, you can use a stripper to take out some of the color. You can find it at a beauty supply store.

Otherwise, you might want to let it fade for a while and see if it turns out dark brown. Black color is pretty hard to hold onto. 

Post # 5
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10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

A few more washes and it’ll fade… I dye my hair black a lot and I’m actually dark blonde… light hair doesn’t hold the black well and it starts to fade after 10 washes. It’ll end up dark brown before you know it… and if you leave it go it’ll even  end up light brown… I always try to find a way to avoid that but no matter what brand, what stylist or what shampoo I use it fades. Keep calm and keep washing, it’ll be gone soon. =)

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Go to a salon and have them look at it.  Trying to “fix” colored hair at home usually doesn’t end well, a salon can probably lighten it without going blond.

 

Post # 8
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2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@cirk:  there are some special colour stripping products normally. or could you call a hairdresser and ask what they advise?

i feel for you, i tried to home dye my hair once to broke with a hint of red. it went bright bright red, like the colour of english post boxes of of bright red chilis.not a bad look if thats what you want….but no where near what i wanted. i cried. my sis brought back a product (i forget the name) that faded it a bit. then i waited it out

good luck!

Post # 9
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1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m ginger, and this has happened to me before (multiple times). Give it a week, it’ll mellow out. In the mean time, start wearing bronzer so you look like less of a corpse.

Post # 11
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533 posts
Busy bee

I did that a few years back. Low on money, my mum was helping me. It worked a few times, then we couldn’t find the same dye. Thought this other dark brown would work. Nope, black it went. I’m pale as, I looked like a goth haha. 

 

It was suggested to use anti dandruff shampoo as it strips the colour. I lightened it a bit andwhen went back to the salon. They advised against stripping it. So she ran blonde foils throughout. Didn’t take too long, light enough to go back to brown and I was set 🙂 

Post # 12
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1622 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@HappilyEverAfter54:  I agree.  I used to dye my hair black all the time and I am a dark blonde naturally.  The black would always fade to a dark brown after a few washes / weeks. 

Post # 13
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10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@cirk:  I have a question unrelated to the black dye problem… hope you don’t mind. I saw you said you used 2 boxes of dye… how long/thick is your hair? I just bought 1 box because mine needs dyed and it’s really long and though it’s kind of thin I have people tell me all the time I have a lot of hair, I just was wondering if I should get 2 boxes. 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@peasantsong:  I know!! It gets annoying spending all that money to have a color that won’t last! I got it done professionally for my wedding the day before my wedding and when we got back from the 7 day honeymoon it was dark brown already. I wanted to cry! That was $200 down the drain… lol 

Post # 16
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10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@cirk:  Oh no I think I should probably go buy another box… thank you thank you thank you! You saved me from being half dyed running through Walmart lol. My hair is 2 inches below my bra strap and I just have piles of hair… it’s crazy lol.

Also I wanted to say… seeing the black was probably shocking because it’s so different! Let the shock wear off, keep checking it out… the more you look at it the more used to it you’ll be and then you can decide if you hate it enough to strip it. I still stand behind it fading in a week or so though because I really do dye my hair black a lot and not once has it stayed. If I dye my hair a color I hate I wear it up until it fades. That seems to help too.

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