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okay my hair is really dark - June 11th 2011, 01:01 AM

and i want to dye it light brown. I dont want to go to a salon because they always do it wrong it always ends up burgandy, ive tried like 5 different shades of light brown but none of them work on my stupid hair.Do any of you have the sane problem and what can i do? i want to see my hair a different color but nothing works!

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Re: okay my hair is really dark - June 11th 2011, 07:15 PM

The problem is that hair dye can't lighten your dark hair. Your going to need to bleach it a little before you dye it light brown.

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Re: okay my hair is really dark - June 11th 2011, 07:49 PM

Like Nicole said you're going to need bleach if you plan on doing it by yourself.

If you adamantly don't want to go to a salon the I strongly suggest doing a strand test with the bleach first to make sure it's not going to damage your hair. The box of bleach should have directions for this on.

After using the bleach make sure you condition it. Usually when I bleach my hair myself I'll leave the conditioner on for about half an hour.

You could do this two ways. Either use the bleach to make your hair light brown or bleach it first and then apply light brown dye. Usually bleach makes the colour patchy in colour so using a separate dye is probably the best way to go. If you do it this way I'd recommend doing it over a few days. Bleach your hair first, apply conditioner then give your hair a day to recover before applying the brown dye. After applying the dye and washing it off I'd suggest conditioning it again.

However, I would encourage you to do it at a salon since there's less chance of anything going wrong but make sure you do the strand tests first as this will let you know if your hair can handle it. If your hair is particularly thin I'd recommend against bleaching as it's more likely to sustain damage.

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