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Hair colours dyes and bleaches

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
Time for a radical change for me,my hair is naturally dark dark brown,i do dye it every 6 weeks or so to cover my greys!

I've now decided that I'd like to go mousy brown/very light brown,def not blonde,how can I achieve this at home myself without forking out the quoted £75 at a hairdressers?
I'm guessing if I hate it I could put a dark dye over it???

thanks for your time :)
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Use Nice'n Easy no 117A natural light golden brown (I think thats what its called, definately the right number).
It comes out a lovely natural light to mid brown, I leave it on for ages to make sure it covers (about 45 mins) can buy 2 for £8 in Tesco and Morrisons, after a couple of times I only use half a box to top up colour,cover grey and my hair is long, it saves loads and doesn't go patchy. Everyone seems to think its my real colour!!
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wendyak
Use Nice'n Easy no 117A natural light golden brown (I think thats what its called, definately the right number).
It comes out a lovely natural light to mid brown, I leave it on for ages to make sure it covers (about 45 mins) can buy 2 for £8 in Tesco and Morrisons, after a couple of times I only use half a box to top up colour,cover grey and my hair is long, it saves loads and doesn't go patchy. Everyone seems to think its my real colour!!


are you dark haired beneath?
#3
To keep it dark once coloured, try Lush reincarnate http://www.lush.co.uk/products/Reincarnate_2016.aspx it has henna in it so with regular use keeps it a bit darker. My mum doesn't need to colour her hair (to get rid of grey hairs) as often, it's amazing. Takes a bit of getting used to being a soid bar, but looks soooo good, never seen her hair so shiny with lovely volume and can reccommend it.
#4
thankyou for the tip :)
#5
I have mid brown hair and a lot of greys!!! the colour is slightly lighter than my original shade so the root growth is not very obvious as its a bit darker, except the greys.!!
#6
hi

What about going to a good hairdresser as a model. It is very free or cheap and they really look after you. Takes a long time though.
If you are in London you can go to one of the top salons. :thumbsup:
#7
Yeh just be careful at home.Cos any dyes on top of some hair that been coloured,lots can happen.

Happened to me once,I had a semi permanent black 1 time,it washed out,and after a few mths,there appeared to be no sign of it. Anyway I decided to dye my hair with Clairol Hydrience ( something like that can't spell!) I used the product before,and the actual colour so knew my hair wasn't too dark to take this blonde colour well.

Anyway it went wong,obviously the chemical from the black hair dye was still lurking on my hair and and it went a crazy orangey colour ( suppose better than green ) and my own hair at the top what had grown through was only part that had taken,anyway it looked very silly.
Ok so I didn't just stop at that,I then went and got some bleaching kit hoping to correct it,and it ddn't really help. In end I had a funny orangey colour on the bottom part of hair ( which now had remins black dye and Clairol and bleaching ) and then I had a very bleach blonde type on top,about 3 inches worth. As time went on and my hair grew out,I had my natural dark blonde/light brown sort of colour at top,the bleached blonde below,and then the orangey colour below.
I got used to it,and 1 time I was in the bank and this guy complimented my hair,he said it looked good,like something out of a computer game,I did admit,oh well yeh but it was a home hair distaster.

I did think about going to hairdressers to correct it but figured it was going cost loads so left it at that.

Since the incident I've not touched it since,could do with it though cos got a lot of grey at top now.
#8
If you're looking to get a very big change (I'm talking more than about 2 shades from your natural colour) you need to get it done at a hairdressers really. Especially if you're going from dark to light - a lot of the time this will go orange/yellow if not done properly.

This is especially true if you already dye your hair. You said you dye it dark regularly as well, and this really affects the way dye takes to your hair. I would at least let this darker colour wash/fade out a lot if you really are going to do it at home so that little dye remains in your hair, and the colour isn't too dark.

Like someone else said, why don't you ask around the salons to be a model for the trainees? They're supervised throughout the whole thing and will do a really good job. They will take a little more time but definitely worth the price reduction.
#9
I used Excellence once, it was awful and patchy, went over it a week or so later with 117A and it came up great (as usual). Remember to use the conditioner provided!!
#10
Thanks for all the info,great idea about hairdressing models will call around tomorrow,i know our local college does something like that but hadnt thought about it til mentioned here :)

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