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Lightening Hair That Is Too Dark
« on: 18 Nov 18 / 04:44 PM »
Hi All,

Naturally, I'm about a level 4.5 but currently have a box dye on that has come out far too dark. It stated darkest brown on the box and is sitting at between a level 3 to 3.5. The darker colour is really washing me out as I'm fair skinned. Ideally, I'd like to lighten this to about a level 6 but I'm not sure how to achieve this at home, if I even can?

This is the first box dye I've done in years to save some money but alas, it was big mistake. One that will end up costing over £100 to fix professionally.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

 

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Re: Lightening Hair That Is Too Dark
« Reply #1 on: 18 Nov 18 / 05:06 PM »
Try a colour remover.
 

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Re: Lightening Hair That Is Too Dark
« Reply #2 on: 19 Nov 18 / 05:01 PM »
Donít professionally fix it, theyíll almost certa8nly just bleach it. Most still arenít up with the latest ways of doing it.

As kitebunny says try a colour remover. Thereís loads in boots or Superdrug.
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Re: Lightening Hair That Is Too Dark
« Reply #3 on: 19 Nov 18 / 07:30 PM »
Thanks both.

Perhaps not as dark as I initially thought it was. I've tried to add a picture but it's too large.

I may be able to persevere with this until I get some root growth at which point, I'll try ColourB4 to remove as much of the darker colour as I can and cover with a semi ... which in hindsight, is probably what I should have done in the first place!
 

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Re: Lightening Hair That Is Too Dark
« Reply #4 on: 19 Nov 18 / 11:51 PM »
Sometimes it just takes time to get used to what feels like a drastic change. Dark hair often looks gorgeous on fair skin. I have a pretty pale complexion and have had black hair at times, itís been complimented a lot so it must look ok :)
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Re: Lightening Hair That Is Too Dark
« Reply #5 on: 20 Nov 18 / 04:25 PM »
Thank you.
 

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Re: Lightening Hair That Is Too Dark
« Reply #6 on: 20 Nov 18 / 04:25 PM »
Oh and you were right Ö I spoke to a professional and she suggested to start off with some highlights! https://www.hairdyeforum.com/Smileys/solosmileys/stars.gif
 

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Re: Lightening Hair That Is Too Dark
« Reply #7 on: 20 Nov 18 / 05:21 PM »
Iíve just remembered my natural hair colour is an 8 or 9 lol itís been so long since Iíve really seen it properly I forget sometimes! Funnily enough, part of the reason I started dying it was because I didnít think my natural hair colour suited me. It wasnít the depth of the colour though, it was the fact it has a slight green tinge because itís so ash toned!

Anyway, at least it was just highlights suggested, thatís certainly preferable to many who just want to bleach the lot. The. Thereís the ones that wonít do anything, which is fair enough if they know bleach isnít going to work or make th8ngs worse, but itís irritat8ng if they wonít try colour removers. I had a discussion with a hairdresser a few years ago who told me my hair will fall out if I carry on using colour removers. It just shows he doesnít understand the chemistry. Hairdressers that donít understand chemistry frighten me, thereís a lot of dangerous chemicals theyíre in charge of putting on us!
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Re: Lightening Hair That Is Too Dark
« Reply #8 on: 24 Nov 18 / 09:33 AM »
I did a thing ... I saw ColourB4 in Boots for £6 so snapped it up and it worked!
 

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Re: Lightening Hair That Is Too Dark
« Reply #9 on: 25 Nov 18 / 05:45 PM »
Great result!
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Re: Lightening Hair That Is Too Dark
« Reply #10 on: 03 Jan 19 / 10:40 AM »
 Yeah you can try a colour remover.
 

 

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