Avoiding a 'maybe' creme of nature mishap

Hello everyone! =)
To make a long story short I'm tired of my black hair and I wanna dye it. Now since my hair is pure jet black I would have to use a permanent hair dye to lighten it without blenching it.

At first I was considering dying it red but a good male friend of mine took the red dye box out of my hand before I could buy it. (lol) So now I wanna dye it cinnamon brown. Now while I was reading the ingredients I saw 'hydrogen peroxide' and I was like "aww man..this isn't good.." Cause I know that that same ingredient is in relaxers but after doing some research I read that it's necessary to lighten darker hair.

My main concern is will this hurt/take away my hair texture? I'm scared that it might take away(straighten) all of my curls and coils and I don't want that to happen. Or will it just loosen my hair? Anybody ever use creme of nature permanent hair color?

Any advice would help! =)
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You should look up some information on dye. Sodium hydroxide, not hydrogen peroxide, is in relaxers. However, dye can loosen curl due to the weight of the dye penetrating the hair strand. I have not seen a common hair texture this happens to, it's a toss up from what I have seen. Initially I thought it was more likely to weigh down fine hair, but I've seen some women with coarse hair say it did the same to them.



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Hey ! I wanna say first off thanks for your comment! I'm still fairly new and still learning and making mistakes so now I know it's sodium not hydrogen lol.

Ive already tried to look up on google about it doing things to curlies, but i guess I can keep going. I'm just really nervous about it straighten my hair :/
Transition to natural:5.1.10-8.1.11
Natural since 8.1.11 <3
Hair Type: 4a all around and alittle 3c on top
Someone needs to explain to me why one side of my hair curls and the other side is struggling! LOL
My hair is as kinky as ever after years of dye. The one thing I will tell you though, is to stay away from the box dyes. You are not always sure of the volume of the developer.

Maybe we can give you some more information if you tell us more about what you are trying to accomplish. There are many ways to lighten, but are you wanting highlights, all-over color? How many shades of lift?

BTW, there is a coloring forum here which might be of help, since there are a lot of people there with very specific experience, some of whom are hairdressers, and some long-term DIY haircolorists.
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I used to color my hair a lot - professionally though. I only had a slight - very slight - loosening of texture, but I was using bleach.

I am going to color my hair again this Spring and I am going to do an all over base with half head of highlights. And I am going to use pro color. I have been researching a lot.

With your hair being so dark it will not come up "true to color". It will be maybe a few shades darker than what you are going for and it will be tinged with whatever your underlying pigment color is.

Which is why you have to be careful with blondes and reds. This is why sometimes dark hair when lightened can come out orange looking. Or it can turn red if you aimed for a blonde.

Now with you using a version of brown - I don't think this will be much of an issue because brown is not that many levels away from very dark/black hair.

I hope I explained myself ok..

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Another thing you may want to consider is porosity. That can affect the way your hair color takes and the rate at which different sections (ex: root, mid, tip) color.
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@3c4d7zwhatevs: I wanted to be one color all over, but I'll definitely repost this in the color forum. Thanks for the answer =))!

@Prettycurls: thanks for the advice and explanation! I might try to save up and just go to a hairdresser nearest to me. I'll try to find out my porosity later though
Transition to natural:5.1.10-8.1.11
Natural since 8.1.11 <3
Hair Type: 4a all around and alittle 3c on top
Someone needs to explain to me why one side of my hair curls and the other side is struggling! LOL
Glad to be of help.

I am going to color my hair myself this Spring, but I will use pro color tools vs box color was what I meant. So I am taking my time and studying...

I already have the foils and brushes, and mixing bowls - just trying to decided on a color and a brand.
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I use box color on my hair all of the time. I honestly don't know if it's loosened my curls at all because it's always been dyed even before I went natural so the last time I was totally natural was like 15 years ago. What I'm getting at is, I still have plenty of curl and I'm clearly blonde! I think you'll be okay honestly.

Btw, I use dark and lovely. Good luck!


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My hair is jet black. My currently hair colour is dark brown. To achieve this colour, I used light brown hair dye from Feria. I could have bought the dark blonde, but I was afraid that it would have more reddish undertones.

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The colour came out natural looking. The colour looks more vibrant in a stretched style. I think you could get a nice cinnamon brown with the dark blonde.


My hair texture did not change when I used this colour by Feria, but in the past I have experienced changes when I used lighter shades. I once used blonde hair dye by Dark & Lovely and got a horrific shade of brownish/orange 3c crunchy curls. I had to grow and chop it off.
you ladies are brave i am a straight up punk when it comes to color i either go to a beauty school or wal-mart to have my hair colored.
Hello ladies. Forgive the late reply but I figured that I would at least tell u about the dying experience.

I actually got super scared about the Creme of nature dye and grabbed the dark n lovely one instead same color (dark cinnamon). All in all it was pretty easy and the color was close to the box! I was happily surprised. It did loosen my coils in the back but not very much so.




But yeah it was a good experience Theres some pictures I'm not sure if you can see the color but maybe hopefully so
Transition to natural:5.1.10-8.1.11
Natural since 8.1.11 <3
Hair Type: 4a all around and alittle 3c on top
Someone needs to explain to me why one side of my hair curls and the other side is struggling! LOL

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