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    Want the Perfect Natural Hair Color? Then Try Your Childhood Natural Hair Color Again

    “Stripping Hair Back to Natural Color”
    If you’ve been searching for your perfect hair color, look no further than your baby book. Your childhood natural hair color is typically your perfect hair color. As I look at my own daughter’s natural hair color, I am yearning for her beautiful medium brown hue that has copper and blonde high lights scattered throughout.


    If you had a toe-head blonde (very light blonde) natural hair color as a child, ask your hairdresser to lighten your base hair color to a level 8 or 9 beige blonde. A lighter shade like this one will likely blend with your skin tone perfectly, just as it did when you were just a babe.

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    Coppery Red Natural Hair Color

    Childhood Natural Hair Color: Coppery Red

    Natural red hair color tends to have more copper in it than the violet reds that my clients often ask for. If your hair is still in a virgin state (meaning it hasn’t been colored), then you can boost your hue with a glaze. A glaze will give your hair color a boost every time you shampoo. Try one like John Frieda’s Luminous Color Glaze in Deeper Richer Red. I like this particular brand because it gives incredible shine (just like you had when you were a kid).

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    Bold Brunette Natural Hair Color

    Childhood Natural Hair Color: Bold Brunette

    Brunette hair color in its basic childlike state has natural high lights and different tones within it. You can get this by going with any brown hair color and then adding in two or three additional high light colors. This three-in-one hair color will give you added dimension and shine and brighten your complexion too.

    Next time you are seeking the perfect hair color, bring your 2nd grade picture with you to the salon to re-create that shining natural hair color shade you had as a child. It is the most natural hair color you can do, but it will give you the most brilliant color results possible.


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    1. Hi Viviana,

      It’s a tricky process to lighten hair that has been darkened with hair color. Your best bet is to see a professional hair colorist who is trained to lighten your hair while creating the minimal amount of damage. Are you a frugal fashionista? You can save up to 75% by visiting your local beauty school! You can locate a beauty school near you here.

      Check out Hair Color Too Dark? Here are your options! to explore all your options!

      I wish you the best of luck!

      Comment by Michelle Skye — April 9, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    2. Hello, My natural hair color is dark brown, but I’ve been dyeing my hair (Clairol) black, dark brown for a few years now. I would like a change. I would like to go to a medium brown with highlights. Could you please tell me what I need to do in order to correct this? Thank you ~Viviana

      Comment by Viviana — April 6, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    3. Hi Millie,

      I recommend contacting the salon that you visited as soon as possible to express your displeasure. Most salons have procedures in place to ensure your happiness. If you don’t feel comfortable allowing them to fix your hair, request a full refund of your service, and find a hair colorist that specializes in corrective hair color. Just remember to always be nice; honey will attract more bees than vinegar.

      Good luck!

      Comment by Michelle Skye — March 26, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    4. my hair was dyed black and i wanted to go blonde with some lowlites and highlights so i went and got it done and they messed my hair up bad spent $110 for orange hair with bleach blonde roots… how can i fix this please help

      Comment by millie — March 22, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

    5. Hi Laurin,

      The process to restore two toned hair to your natural hair color depends on the tones and levels of your hair. Let me provide you with some useful information.

      The first question that you need to think about is, are the current tones in your hair two or less levels away from your natural level? A level describes the lightness or darkness of your hair. There are 10 levels from level 1, dark brown/ black, to level 10, lightest blonde.

      If your present hair color is up to two levels from your desired hair color, not including darker hair colors, than I would recommend using a semi-permanent hair color to achieve your desired effect. Semi-permanent hair color works well to gently deposit hair color.

      Are your hair colors more than two levels lighter than your natural hair color? If so, you will need to fill your hair with the primary colors first to achieve optimal results. You can usually use a demi-permanent hair color with natural tones to fill the hair.

      You stated that the underneath of your hair is brown. Is the brown color darker than the desired ginger color? If so, you will probably have to use a lightener. Lighteners are effective, but they can be extremely damaging. Because of this, I would consider consulting with a professional. Hair colorists often offer free consultations, and you could save money by visiting a beauty school. Find a nearby beauty school here.

      Good luck!

      Comment by Michelle Skye — March 11, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    6. Hi, I am naturally ginger but over the past few years I have been dying my hair many different colours, my colour now is bleach blonde on top and brown underneath….how can I restore my natural colour?

      Comment by laurin — March 11, 2012 @ 4:44 am

    7. I dyed my light grey hair black with a 28 day colour kit for Haloween and despite washing it about 30 times the front is still very very dark. I want it all gone NOW! Help!

      Comment by Cheryl — November 16, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    8. My natural hair color is dark blonde.. and i really want my color back. I’ve been dying my hair brown for 3 years now. I sally dye it, mix the dveloper with the dye and i usually use permanent. My ahir is think. Would striping the color be a bad idea? My roots grow in freyish and it’s not a good look. I’m not sure what do to to get my color back.. should i pur blonde highlights in it?

      Comment by Elaine — October 24, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    9. I had my natural hair colorant dark brown hair foiled to blond with 2 other ‘highlights’. I want to go back to my normal hair color. Can I do this myself?

      Comment by Char — March 4, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    10. need to no what colour to put on my hair after stripping it to make it back to a natural hair color blonde HELP

      Comment by Lesley Pearson — December 31, 2010 @ 2:43 am

    11. plzz help me i so much worried i need my natural hair color back which was black
      i dyed my hair on january 13th yellow brown n that colour spoiled my looks plz plzzz help me n telll anything how to get back my black hair???????iv been searching many websites but coulnd get my ans plz help me plzzzzzzzz

      Comment by sidra — March 23, 2010 @ 11:42 am

    12. Lauren,

      I can’t suggest that! You have too big of a jump here in color change from black to light blonde. It’s a tricky process to get right even for a professional.
      You should have a professional handle this one. This will cost a bit, so if it’s a concern, go to a beauty school where it will cost only half as much.\

      Good luck to you!

      Comment by Barb Quinn — February 17, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

    13. i need help with this to, i have dyed my hair black probably half a year ago now. i am dying to get my hair back to its natural colour which is a really light blonde. my mum has bought me proxide cream and then a blonde dye? would that work. please help

      Comment by lauren — February 12, 2010 @ 8:47 am

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