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Lucca

I have natural brown hair that's just a couple inches past shoulder length, I want to get it died black with purple or blue ends. However, I've spent nearly two years growing it out from a buzz cut, and I'm terrified of doing something to it that damages it, or that is impossible to reverse if I don't like it. I want to do black with colored ends because that way most of the hair doesn't need to get bleached and risk getting damaged. However, black dye also stays on the hair for a very long time, to my knowledge, and is also hard to remove, and I'm not sure about how the brown roots would look. Anyone here dyed their entire hair before? How did it turn out?

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Jani

If you get it done professionally you probable will be all right concerning damage but in order to remove dye they have to strip the color out which my stylist says is damaging.  So choose wisely!   I've gone from silver to blonde with a hint of red.  I like it.  My stylist only does the root area now every 5 weeks and adds highlights to give it some depth. 

 

If you wash your hair frequently the color will not last as long, but still quite long.  Your roots will show but thats the price you pay.  

 

Jani

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Jackie C.
1 hour ago, Lucca said:

I have natural brown hair that's just a couple inches past shoulder length, I want to get it died black with purple or blue ends. However, I've spent nearly two years growing it out from a buzz cut, and I'm terrified of doing something to it that damages it, or that is impossible to reverse if I don't like it. I want to do black with colored ends because that way most of the hair doesn't need to get bleached and risk getting damaged. However, black dye also stays on the hair for a very long time, to my knowledge, and is also hard to remove, and I'm not sure about how the brown roots would look. Anyone here dyed their entire hair before? How did it turn out?

 

OMG, there's a girl at the gym who went black with blue tips. She looks amazing. Sweet ink on her arms too. I'd say, "I might be jealous," but I know darn well that I am.

 

I'd have it done professionally the first time (at least, especially if I was worried about damaging it). Before I went in, I'd also take a picture of myself and run it through a hair color app. Then I could use that as a preview to see if I really liked it.

 

Hugs!

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Lucca

Oh, I'm definitely having this done professionally, not doing it myself.

 

If I wanted to go back to brown hair, could I have the black hair dyed brown, rather than removing the dye or waiting for it to come off? Or is that impossible because the dye is so dark?

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VickySGV

First is to go into a salon and find a colorist you can like or trust at least.  Various hair color lines train beauticians in the uses of their products.  My colorist has been certified by Redken Products, and I have had good results from a Paul Mitchell trainee.  Let the stylist give you an opinion about your hair specifically. and keep coming back to them.  My stylist has been doing my hair for nearly 8 years.

 

I have a custom red color that my stylist has mixed up for me, and she does my (dirty grey, but once strawberry blond) roots with a heavier color and refreshes the ends with a lighter red concoction every 5 weeks.  If you go too dark, you will probably have to have it color stripped.  There are conditioning treatments that can be used at the time of the stripping and recoloring but you are looking at a significant amount of money there.  For the bright colors I do go with extensions or wigs.

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Lucca

I might just try dying the tips and leaving the rest natural for the first time. As much as I want to go full black, I'm just super nervous about commitment.

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Jackie C.

Brown with black tips could be cool. Kind of different without being too edgy. I demand pictures though. I want to see how it comes out.

 

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DeeDee

*Sighs jealously* 🙂 

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Lucca

After more consideration and looking at altered photos, I'm not so sure about black hair anymore. I'm not sure it'll look good with my skin, and if I don't like it, it's not going away without significant damage to my hair or cutting it off.

 

That being the case, I'm wondering what will compliment my dark brown hair if I leave the bulk of it natural, and I was thinking of maybe getting a white or light blond streak? Kind of like this this girl, but not as much white to start with. I usually wear my hair in a ponytail, I like the idea of a bold platinum blonde streak going across my head and into a ponytail. If I don't like it, I can easily dye it brown like the rest, and it still won't be a whole lot of my hair if it gets too damaged.

 

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VickySGV
2 hours ago, Lucca said:

If I don't like it, I can easily dye it brown like the rest, and it still won't be a whole lot of my hair if it gets too damaged.

 

Better yet, go into a beauty supply store that has clip in hair extensions, (the same type of store that sells the dye) and buy one or two colors of the cheapest ones to try out, and then you will do even less than the damage even dye would.  The extensions are fun to use and do not cost much in synthetic hair types. https://www.sallybeauty.com/color-strip-clip-in-hair-extension/HAIRDO2.html   I buy things at Sally Beauty supply but other places have them too. 

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