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How Do I Get My Natural Hair Color Back?

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Natural Hair Colors

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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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6 Comments »

  1. Hi Alison,

    Coloring hair too dark is a common problem, and unfortunately, there is no easy solution. The first thing I recommend is to lather up with a clarifying shampoo. This option is the simplest and the least damaging. To learn more and explore other options, check out the fantastic article by Barb Quinn titled Hair Color Too Dark? Here are your options!.

    Good luck!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — June 27, 2013 @ 6:57 am

  2. I had light brown hair dyed it with live chocolate colour and it come out black help I hate it what can I do

    Comment by alison — June 16, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

  3. OK I WANT TO GET MY HAIR BACK BLACK….I DYE MY HAIR HONEY BLOND TWO MONTHS AGO, I WAS WONDERING IF I CAN PUT A BLACK RINSE IN MY HAIR AND IT WILL DO THE TRICK???? HELP

    Comment by tonya miller — September 9, 2011 @ 11:51 pm

  4. Okay so my hair is blond browm and auburn., im unhappy with it and i want my natural hair color back… what do i don?do i strip it diy it or what i need halpp. im sick of this color

    Comment by Julia Smith — July 19, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

  5. The colour rid sounds like an excellent idea ! It is also a product that is long overdue !

    Comment by Cloud Nine Straighteners — April 21, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

  6. Love it!

    Comment by HairFreak — April 19, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

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