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Old 10-05-2011, 03:02 AM   #1
 
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Default Ash blonde hair dye on virgin dark dark brown hair

I saw a clip on YouTube of this girl who lightened her almost black hair to a very medium brown shade which is what I want.. I dont want blonde hair and I haven't dyed my hair in a year, I used to dye it black, the colour has been stripped off or cut off from my trims.. just wanted to know.. has anyone successfully done this? I get colour doesn't strip colour but how did the girl manage to lighten it that way??

Again I don't want light brown or blonde hair, literally I just want 1 to 2 shades lighter..

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Old 10-05-2011, 05:31 AM   #2
 
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:48 AM   #3
 
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Hi Fgamz,

As someone whos highlighted and dyed with single process both at home and in the salon, I'm no stranger to coloring my curls. If I understand you right, you are dark brown and you are only looking to go two shades...so you want to do this at home? I think two shades is possible and I believe garnier (check their website) is one at home dye company that makes hair dye specific to lightening dark haired girls a few shades...best best is a professional but like I said, 1 or 2 shades is doable yourself. If you want to go any lighter, I'd hit the salon. Good Luck!
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:14 PM   #4
 
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How very interesting .. I shall keep you posted on the results, also wondering if dying my hair like this when pregnant will be bad?

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Old 10-06-2011, 06:47 AM   #5
 
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I agree that it is doable, but the best way to find out is to do a "strand test." It's quite simple and the instructions are in every box of hair dye. That way, you'll be able to see the results before dyeing your entire head.

I've used L'oreal Preference with good results. Also, I'm not sure whether ash blonde is the right shade of blonde for you - a strand test would determine that also.

If you can possibly avoid using dye while you are pregnant, that is recommended. First of all, if your hair goes very visibly lighter, you will see roots and be tempted to dye those again. Second, even if you can deal with the roots, why risk harming your unborn baby? Good luck whatever you decide.
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I agree re: hair dye and pregnancy. Better to be safe than sorry. If you are trying in the near future but still want to color your hair, I hear highlights are safer. But a word of caution they do dry out our curls as im dealing with it right now. Good luck and post pics if you can. Think about letting a professional do it if you are unsure
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:20 AM   #7
 
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At the darker levels, the underlying pigment is dark orange. If you use an ash blonde tint, the ash pigments will not be strong enough to neutralize that dark an orange. They are intended to cover a lighter orange or dark gold. Therefore, using ash blonde will likely yield brassy results.

Use a colour with the lightness/darkness you are aiming for, but if you want neutral results you will need to use and ashy tone in that level. I am guessing most store bought colours use 30 or 40 volume peroxide, which should definitely be sufficient, but I am not sure on this. Different brands may vary a lot. Maybe you can do some research on the brand before trying. I would recommend you find at least a 30 volume to get appreciable, noticeable lift from very dark hair.

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Old 10-07-2011, 03:17 AM   #8
 
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Thanks everyone .. yes I talked with my partner and decided not to dye my hair til possibly next summer that way it'd be longer too.. so I'd be way out of my Pregnancy by then..

I will keep researching on it til then .. I don't want a massive change just a subtle one which I think is better than me going some kind of blonde lol.. thanks alot ladies!

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Late to this discussion but basically no way to tell except by strand test, dark hair can be either very resistant to lightening or less so, and hold different amounts of red/orange underneath.

So for me, my hair is dark brown and will throw red/orange if I try to lighten it at all, and takes days to get to blonde (I don't do that anymore!), and between dark and blonde it didn't go through light brown, just dark orange, then orange, then lighter orange, and so on.

But I do think once you get it to the right depth of orange you can use a de-brasser then lay brown color on top to adjust it to light brown.

Me I am just waiting and when I get more gray will see if I can put a caramel color over all and whether the gray will pick up the color enough without the rest of the hair getting oranged. Henna for now, it's a good color but one day will get tired of red I'm sure.
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I saw a clip on YouTube of this girl who lightened her almost black hair to a very medium brown shade which is what I want.. I dont want blonde hair and I haven't dyed my hair in a year, I used to dye it black, the colour has been stripped off or cut off from my trims.. just wanted to know.. has anyone successfully done this? I get colour doesn't strip colour but how did the girl manage to lighten it that way??

Again I don't want light brown or blonde hair, literally I just want 1 to 2 shades lighter..

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I tried to go light brown from a box(someone on youtube did the same I think she had dark brown)and I have black hair..it didn't comeout as I thought but I kinda like it ,its auburn

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Old 11-24-2011, 03:40 AM   #11
 
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im glad it at least lightened your hair, and yes i dont expect it to go to the full light brown hair especially since my hair is so dark, but im glad it did lift some colour and happy you like it
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