Dyeing black hair to a brown shade

esha_2010April 5, 2010

I have black hair (natural) and really want to get a brown color(without the reddish tint) without bleaching. I was thinking of using an dark ash blonde or light ash brown dye. Which one has a better chance of lightening my hair to a dark or medium brown color ? I was also wondering whether Revlon or Garnier would be a better choice.

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how light a brown? without lifting your own color (which will oxidize it, which will leave you with red undertones forever) the best you're likely to get is an espresso brown, with the darkest possible ash brown - anything else? I would leave to a professional colorist.

if you're determined to use box dyes - you might want to try a glaze instead of a full coloring?

    Bookmark   April 11, 2010 at 6:50PM
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Then I first read this I assumed that you are of a "certain age" - that point in time when black hair becomes too stark - even if natural. The model, Dayle Haddon, had black hair and when she reached her late 50s early 60s had it coloured a dark brunette, to take the edge off. My friend recently did the same thing. But they both had it done professionally - and kept it dark. I wouldn't even think of doing it myself. My friend and I both recently started using a different mascara - it is brown - but brown with a black base. Doesn't look as harsh but still is darker than brown which really doesn't suit either of us.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2010 at 2:54PM
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