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    Hair Color Too Blonde

    Hair Color Too Blonde . . . Now What?

    Emily asks;

    “Hi, I accidentally bleached my hair with my sister and now my hair color is too blonde! It looked lovely and it really was a good accident for a while. Now my darker blonde is growing in and I don’t want to dye it again. I was wondering if it will all blend in as it grows out or, if my hair color will now have the bottom half blonde and the top half darker? If this is so, how can I lighten my roots without bleaching or dyeing it again? Is there some kind of shampoo I can use?

    “Hair Color
    Too Blonde”
    I have to first say, that I’m happy your hair color initially turned out alright when bleaching it yourself. We see all too many clients who have not been so lucky using bleach to lighten their hair!

    Bleach is very damaging to hair and can have unfavorable results when used at home, especially without any prior experience. Unfavorable results include breakage, burning the scalp, uneven results or lightening to an undesirable stage . . . such as orange!

    That being said, I can see that you want to stick with your natural hair color and grow out the bleach blonde ends. Both bleach and permanent hair color are permanent on your hair. Once you’ve bleached out (or colored) those strands, that hair color is there to stay. Think of it like painting a wall. Once you have painted the wall that color is there to stay until you re-paint it another color.

    Since it is summer, if you are out in the sun a lot, my guess is that your naturally dark blonde hair will lighten up somewhat and blend a bit more with the bleach blonde strands. If this isn’t the case and you want to try a natural boost for your roots, read my article, Hair High Lighting with Lemon Juice, this may be a temporary way of extending your blonde hair color for the summer months.

    As far as any shampoos to lighten or blend your hair color, there is no such thing. All colored shampoos are going to have actual color in them and will only work to darken your existing hair color.

    A great alternative to a shampoo with hair color, or hair high lighting with lemon juice, would be a semi or demi-permanent hair color treatment done by a professional hairdresser. A semi or demi-permanent hair color would help to blend your bleach blonde ends with your incoming darker re-growth. A big plus to this method is that it isn’t damaging, or permanent to your hair.

    A semi or demi-permanent hair color will fade off gradually over time as your lighter hair grows out. But, now that you have two different shades of hair color going on in your hair, to get your hair colored evenly, this process is best left to the professionals.

    Good luck Emily!


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      Comment by Paul Lynn — March 11, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

    3. hi ive had home highlites now for 6 years but the last few times ive put the bleach all ova now i want 2 go back to my natural colour lite brown can i du this with a lorial hair die

      Comment by evelyn bradley — March 11, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    4. Hollie,
      I’ve found most of my blonde clients turn darker as they age. Your hair is now the color that the virgin roots appear as.
      If you want to be whatever your natural color is now, you could let your roots grow in about an inch so that a colorist can match that color throughout. Once it’s done right you should be good to let it grow in.

      Comment by Barb Quinn — March 11, 2010 @ 12:10 pm

    5. i bleached my hair ages ago and my roots came back really dark but i got natural light blonde hair. i keep using hair dye witch it ruining my hair and my roots are still coming back dark. what shall i do? i just want my natural hair colour back witch it light blonde without dying again.. can u give me advise please Thanks xx

      Comment by Hollie Burrows — February 21, 2010 @ 10:21 am

    6. Lisa,
      It depends on what condition your hair is in. More than likely it can be corrected right away but not necessarily by you.
      If you wanted blonde hair and got white and brassy, some hair lifted too much and the rest didn’t lift enough. You can’t fix this by throwing on a box of blonde hair color . . . you will have a much bigger disaster to deal with.
      See a professional, that’s your best advice.

      Good Luck

      Comment by Barb Quinn — January 25, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    7. i colored my hair blond but it turn white with a brassy look how long do i have to wait to dye it agian

      Comment by lisa — January 22, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

    8. Thanks for the heads up! I’ll have our tech support look into it.

      Comment by Barb Quinn — August 19, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

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