The disaster of coloring hair too dark . . . happens often. But what you choose to do next . . . is what is most important!
Here is a question from a reader who posted a comment on one of my articles this week:
I used a permanent “Dark Warm Brown” 5 days ago. It is too dark. Can I put a “Light Warm Brown” on now to take it lighter? If yes, how soon can I re-dye it? Thank you! Comment by Katie — March 10, 2008
My first advice is to call the manufacturers 800 number on the back of the box. They employ professionals who can determine the best route for you to take. They will need to know some history on what chemicals are on your hair now, what your natural color is etc. Be clear and accurate on your answers. Keep in mind your answers are all they have to go on and if you are going to color at home again, you need their recommendation to be an accurate one. They will also advise if they feel you need to see a professional in order to get it right.
You may be able to lighten your hair to some degree by using a clarifying shampoo. The color will naturally lighten some each time you shampoo. If that isn’t enough, you can lighten it by adding high lights. Although there are at-home high lighting kits, using a professional can make an extreme difference in the artful application of high lights and your end results.
Another, more complicated route to take would be to go with a formulated color remover. One color remover that get’s good reviews is “Colorfix”. If you are going to use a color remover, be meticulous in following directions. Be sure to read the reviews at Folica, they are always insightful.
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Tags: Hair Color Too DarkMarch 12, 2008 By: Barb Quinn Hairstyle Blog Leave your comments (3), Your input matters.
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