I dyed my hair brown a couple of months ago. I didn't like it so got a colour bath and dyed back to a blonde (I'm naturally blonde). But it's sort of ginger now and I want to get to a position where I can just grow it out.
My question is, could I just dye my hair a blonde close to my own and leave it or does it need to be redone again?
Hair colour now:
Back to blonde Watch
- Thread Starter
- 08-07-2014 19:30
- 08-07-2014 20:22
You could use a hair colour remover. These work when your natural shade is lighter than the colour you've dyed your hair, because they basically work by bleaching your hair. However I've read bad reviews about the L'Oreal one. If you dye your hair a blonde close to your original colour, then you shouldn't notice your roots much when they start growing out.
Bleaching or using blonde hair dye over ginger hair will make your hair go blonde again (black/brown hair + bleach or blonde hair dye usually results in ginger the first time), but it will damage your hair. Use a Volume 10 or 20 bleach, anything higher will lighten your hair too much. After this, I wouldn't recommend using dyes near your roots again, because it becomes really noticable when they grow out and it's a hassle to redo them every few months.
If you dyed your hair recently then the ginger will eventually fade. Try to use a strong shampoo containing lauryl sulphates or sulfosuccinates because these will help to strip / fade the colour. Another natural way to lighten your hair is by making a mixture of lemon juice and water and spraying it onto your hair, and then sit in the sun for an hour or so.