Post # 1
hi so I colored my hair in October and it didn’t do what I wanted it too at all and nlw I have a bad red tent to it. I want to go back to my real color with is a really light mouse kinda brown color. My hair right around is around my shoulders. I’m started to take 2-3 10,000 mg biotin to help my hair and nails grow up. Would I be able to get all of this our of my hair my the wedding October 10th this year? and have long hair like aroundm y boob area . Or is it better to go spend 100s and get my hair bleached and stripped and all of that? This is a super old picture like 5 years old. And it a close as a picture as I can get and find of my old hair color on facebook lol . It might be a ltitle lighter than that one. And this is my hair color I have now and want it gone.
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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
I’d go to a professional and have them match your natural color as close as possible.
Post # 8
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 14
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
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.