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    I have naturally very dark brown hair and i want to take my hair to a very light brown (ash, perhaps).

    I've bought L'Oreal prelightener cream and i was wondering what people's experience of either this specific product or prelighteners have been.

    Does anybody have any advice or helpful tips that i should follow when using (e.g., should i use one or both sachets of the 'booster' cream?).

    Please help x

    also, p.s., will my hair turn orange!!!!
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    If you have very dark brown hair, I don't think any sort of home lightening is recommended due to its tendency to go wrong e.g. go orange.
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    If you use the prelightener, it will go a yellowy blonde. (I have black hair and have prelightened it prior to dying often)

    If you want a light brown hair you can use the prelightener, then dye your hair the colour you want it.
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    (Original post by Revd. Mike)
    If you use the prelightener, it will go a yellowy blonde. (I have black hair and have prelightened it prior to dying often)

    If you want a light brown hair you can use the prelightener, then dye your hair the colour you want it.
    Yes, as Revd. Mike says, you'll have to dye over it again.

    I never use home bleaching kits for their tendency to go wrong - they're just not strong enough, and with good reason, or hairdressers would lose out.
    Which is why my rule is - going darker, fine to use a home kit, bleaching or highlighting, always use a hairdresser.

    You can try it if you want though!
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    I have dark brown hair and I lightened it once......it went orange!!. Had to dye it back to brown almost instantly.
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    Question: can you get pre lighteners that strip it a shade or two lighter? Not just straight to blonde?
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    (Original post by jaz_jaz)
    Question: can you get pre lighteners that strip it a shade or two lighter? Not just straight to blonde?
    Yup, I have some hair stripper upstairs, which just removes the colour step by step, but isn't a bleach. I think it's called ID Elimin8, and I got it off eBay
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    (Original post by jaz_jaz)
    Question: can you get pre lighteners that strip it a shade or two lighter? Not just straight to blonde?
    Put it this way - I have never seen a pre lightener that has done what the buyer wanted it to do!
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    omg i have been looking for something like this! i have brownish/gold hair i want it to go a bit more gold/lighter but i dont wanna dye it!!
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    (Original post by psychocustard)
    Yup, I have some hair stripper upstairs, which just removes the colour step by step, but isn't a bleach. I think it's called ID Elimin8, and I got it off eBay
    Ooh thanks
    Everytime I want to dye my hair a mid brown colour it always has that redish tint in it and I want to make it a little lighter and then try again
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    Oooh I wouldn't...home lightening is really risky, especially if your hair is very dark.
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    (Original post by jaz_jaz)
    Ooh thanks
    Everytime I want to dye my hair a mid brown colour it always has that redish tint in it and I want to make it a little lighter and then try again
    Yeah, I'm gonna try it next week, so hold off til then and I can let you know :P
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    It's fine if you're just lightening it to dye over it! But if you're only going to use the lightening kit... I wouldn't risk it :p:
 
 
 
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