Not sure I qualify as a hair color pro, but I'll give it a shot since I've been coloring my hair for almost 40 years and have been blonde, red (disaster) and all shades of brown.

Yes, definitely go to a salon next time because you are having trouble. The best advice I can give is not to dye the whole head. If you must dye the whole head, make a commitment only to dye the roots as they come in after that. You can't keep dying all your hair over and over - it is just too damaging.

Before you go in for your next dye job, use a heavy duty protein treatment. You can get it at any drugstore. I think one is called EmergenCee. Follow that (in the same shower) with a heavy duty conditioning treatment. Just plan to spend at least an hour between these two treatments. Boring, I know, but it will help.

Also, if you are bound and determined to have hair that is wildly different from your natural color and requires a stripping dye job, consider a wig instead. I'm serious. Most brown and dark brown hair has to be stripped to become blonde or have that blonde ombre effect. A professional is what you need.

Good luck going forward with this!
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Thank u! Ill have to look up the Emergencee protein treatment! And the only thing about wearing a wig is that everyone will know its a wig. :/ Other than that. I love them..Also yes I dont have THAT much hair right now and I do wanna go Blonde or do the whole ombre thing. I prefer to do it on already damaged hair though. Thats bcuz i feel like its already damaged. And I dont think it can be nursed back to healthy. I think it can be maintained though until I grow it out and then cut it. But Thatll be a LONG process. So I dunno. MAybe Ill leave it its natural color until I get to a year from when i cut it! But i really want something to brighten my hair for the summer. But the truth is, thats probably not the smartest/healthiest thing to do! Hmmmmm.....Thanks again!
My Hair!

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