I use Garnier Nutrisse to take my hair from a very light brown to a dark brown. It's not that bad. The first time I used it my hair did feel kind of rough the first couple of washes, even though it looked the same when I used products. I PTed after a week and it looked much better. I've died it once more after that and it doesn't seem very damaged. I used a PT before dyeing, and my hair did not feel as rough afterward. I don't know much about going lighter, though.
Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
Rinse Out:
Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
LI: Yes to Carrots
Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse

Last edited by rainboe; 04-26-2013 at 11:22 PM.