Getting back to your natural hair color? Don’t make it worse!
Getting back to your natural hair color is most always more involved than you may have suspected when first making the decision to do a drastic hair color change.
It’s natural to think hair color can be easily stripped or refilled when models and celebrities do it like chameleons, with gorgeous results mind you and no dull, dried out, or damaged hair.
But getting natural hair color back is tricky. So what can you do? Every situation is different but here is what I can suggest for this reader.
|“||Help,About a month ago I wanted a hair color change. My natural hair color was a beautiful golden, light brown/dark blonde hair color. I dyed it dark brown and now that I have, I regret it. It turned out 3 shades darker than my natural hair color.Do I strip my hair? Will that even get it back to my natural hair color? I’ve heard that that would make it look like straw. But I’ve read that a good conditioner can make it better, but I’m nervous.Or, my second option, do I dye it as close to my natural hair color as possible? Please help, my roots are growing back and its fading all gross-like.||,,|
DIY hair color removal
I suggest you try an at-home hair color remover like Color Rid, seeing that the hair color you have now is so much darker than your natural hair color and this is the only chemical on your hair.
“Get My Natural Hair Color Back” Color Rid is a gentle hair color remover that can be used a few times in succession if needed, to remove unwanted hair color. Follow the instructions! You can find Color Rid or a similar product at Sally Beauty Supply, Ulta, or other beauty supply stores by you. Be sure to ask the clerks for any suggestions they might have when looking at your hair. Sometimes they are licensed hairdressers. At least they should be knowledgeable about these hair color removal products.
Some people with similar hair color situations like yours find they like the color they get when they lift out the old hair color and choose not to put another hair color on. That would be ideal. Take the time to see your hair dry after processing and if this works for you.
DO NOT do the second option you suggested. You cannot throw on another hair color over your existing hair color that will get you back to your natural hair color. It will only add more hair color on top of color and turn out darker or muddy. It will not give you the result you are looking for.
When choosing to change your hair color more than one or two shades, it’s best to have a professional hair colorist do the deed. What you don’t see with beautiful celebrity hair color changes, is our industries top professional hair colorists behind the chair making the changes look beautiful and effortless.
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Tags: Natural Hair Color BackApril 19, 2010 By: Barb Quinn Hairstyle Blog Leave your comments (4), Your input matters.
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