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    Don’t Try This Hair Color Correction At Home

    Kari asks

    A very good portion of the top of my head is my natural color, which is a light brown. Probably a good 4 inches of it has grown in. I have long hair and the rest of my hair always fades back to this blonde color that I dyed it a year or so ago. Is there a way where I can dye the blonder part of my hair to the natural light brown shade of the top and have it stay? Or will I always have to keep re-dying it every few months?


    “Hair Color Correction Takes Care”

    You can continue tinting every few months until the old lightened hair color is cut off. Or, you could bring it to a professional hair colorist or an advanced beauty school for a reduced price but, don’t try correcting this yourself! Right now your problems are few. If you color it at home and get the ends too dark, the price for correcting the hair color mistake goes up and the damage to your hair will be more extensive.

    A professional hair colorist can fill the high lighted part of your hair with a more permanent hair color than you are using now. That will hold more hair color on the ends so they don’t fade out as much. But they will still most likely do a semi-permanent coloring throughout the hair to blend your new growth to your ends.

    When this type of hair color correction is done right you can eventually stop using the semi-permanent color altogether if that is what you would like to do.


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    1. Janelle,
      My best advice is to go to a beauty school for your best results and best price.
      You could easily do much more harm to your hair and end up orange with brassy roots! You don’t need this now!
      They may be able to put in lots of subtle highlights to lighten your hair to a golden brown look!
      Beg, borrow or steal . . . but get it done right for your BIG day!!

      Comment by Barb Quinn — April 29, 2010 @ 11:23 am

    2. I am getting married in 5 weeks! I ahve been dying my hair with permanent dark brown for about a year and a half. I am naturally a light brown. I need to lighten my hair and ideally go back to light brown with blond hightlights. I am so scared about killing my hair, its already damaged from dying it every couple of months. I really try not to dye the ends or midshaft but I’m sure some dye gets on that part of the hair as well. I cannot afford to go to a salon, so I have to fix it. I have access to the professional beauty supply store here in Honolulu so I’m wondering what can I do?? I have heard of using a color correction 20 minute kit, then bleach it out with a shampoo cocktail..I just don’t want to be a bald bride!!! HELP!! I really can’t go to a salon:(

      Comment by Janelle — April 28, 2010 @ 11:02 pm

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