(Closed) Should I grow my hair out or strip my color??help!!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Hair
    Grow it out it will be longer enough for you but color will be there : (10 votes)
    31 %
    Grow it out the color will be gone but not long enough : (8 votes)
    25 %
    Bleach it and spend the money : (14 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 2
    1770 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    For me, I grew mine out even though it looked uneven and then got it all fixed at once by having a semi permanent dye over it and it worked out pretty well. I think your hair isn’t that far off from what you want so it’s very doable.

    Post # 3
    11461 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    You probably don’t want to hear this, but spend the money to go to a trained colorist. Hair grows at about a half inch per month, so, even if you allow it to grow, you’re still going to have to adjust the color before your wedding.

    Although there are people who have colored their hair on their own with boxed color that have achieved good results, when you delve into the area of color correction, you’re taking a big risk trying to do it yourself. Hair color involves chemistry, so it’s not only the color that you want to apply that is involved but also the hair to which you’re applying it. Previous color, the condition of your hair, and the texture of your hair are all part of that equation. The time leading up to your wedding is not the right time to try to correct this yourself.

    Post # 4
    1178 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Color correction is daunting and expensive. 


    Definitely go professional. But also im not sure what you have already done to your hair that has already weakened it’s durability. It may not be able to withstand all that bleach. I personally would be devastated if my hair started breaking off and falling out before my wedding.

    Post # 5
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’d do deep conditioning and get the ends trimmed every 4-6 weeks to promote healthy hair growth.

    Additionally, if your hair is a red/brassy color, ask your salon professional for a color with ASH in it to counteract it.

    I’m getting extensions for my big day, so you can always look into that too.

    Post # 6
    1454 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    FYI: getting one’s hair trimmed does not “promote healthy hair growth”. It just gets rid of the split ends and makes one’s hair shorter… which totally defeats the purpose of trying to grow it out.

    Post # 7
    9489 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’d go to a professional and have them match your natural color as close as possible.

    Post # 8
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee

    TheMrsTulip:  If her hair is damaged from bleaching, then the ends could be split and will just continue splitting up… so getting your hair trimmed will help your hair be healthy and therefore grow. But yeah.

    And OP – Biotin can make people break out with NASTY pimples so be sure to drink tons of water and maybe look into taking fish oil.

    Post # 9
    3162 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    mrsHankins:  Have you considered getting an ombre dye job where your light hair is at the top and it gets darker at the bottom? If you did that you could slowly trim the color you don’t like out.

    Post # 10
    1454 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    PinkPearls:  The OP never said anything about split ends or damage from bleach. Also, trimming the hair does nothing to promote hair growth.

    Post # 11
    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    mrsHankins:  IMO, you should continue taking the biotin and deep condition your hair regularly until August getting a trim every 8 weeks. Then I would go to a professional colorist and have them correct it.

    Post # 12
    6565 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    My hair is breast-length, and it’s taken me 3 years to grow out my color… I would suggest to keep growing it out, trimming it as needed, and then get it professionally colored 2 months before your wedding to your natural hair color. Don’t bleach. Don’t strip. Try not to do anything too harsh to your hair. It could make matters worse.

    However, I suggest you go to your hair stylist just to see what they have to say about it.

    Post # 13
    112 posts
    Blushing bee

    There are other options besides “bleaching” or “stripping” your hair. A trained colorist knows that and keeps the health and integrity of your hair.  Options such as effasol amd pravana color remover are two examples. 

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by  Jaime1616.
    Post # 14
    3303 posts
    Sugar bee

    If you wanted longer hair for your wedding DON’T bleach it, it wil stunt the growth. I was surprised how much faster my hair started growing when I stopped putting blonde streaks and lighter colours through it.

    I agree with what a PP said and would grow it until there’s  3 or 4 months until your wedding then have it professionally coloured a medium brown, and then again a few weeks before the wedding as it will fade…

    Post # 15
    1338 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014


    TheMrsTulip Is 100% correct, cutting hair does not make hair grow or grow faster.  Nor does it “promote” growth. Keeping clean ends, free of splits helps to achieve healthy length in the long run but not because the hair has grown faster from the root.  

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