My hair color is too dark

evatxNovember 26, 2006

Is there something I can do to lighten my hair a bit? I wanted it to be med. brown, but it is dark brown. I had it done at a salon last week because the highlights had grown out and I was getting lots of gray. The stylist said that as I wash it, it will lighten - well, I want it lightened right away. Any suggestions on something I can do myself? Thanks!

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It may help to use a clairifing shampoo.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2006 at 1:22PM
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I would get a couple highlights done. Dont get a lot that are very noticable but a couple highlights will lighten your hair right up.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2006 at 11:32PM
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It will lighten a lot after a few shampoos, if you can't stand it and don't want to wait a week, try 3 shampoos in a row, wash rinse, repeat, 3 times, to accelerate the lightening effect. It worked for me a few years ago when the stylist went too dark for the base.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2006 at 7:33AM
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A hot oil treatment will strip off some of the excess pigment.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2006 at 3:50PM
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I've heard of using Tide, believe it or not...

I'm actually in the same predicament myself... I'm going to pick up some Prell or something harsh like it, and try that.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2006 at 2:20PM
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