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How can I dye my dark hair light?


My hair is a medium/dark brown and has been dyed before, I want to make it a light brown for summer at home. I want it to look natural and not fake, any suggestions???
Jun 15, 2013 @ 08:41 am

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Take it slow..

My suggestion is to take it slow.
Go just one shade lighter and color it right down to the roots. Leave it to grow out a little and then go 2 shades later but do highlights, right down to the root.

After about a week when the hair has grown out a little more get another color a shade or 2 lighter and again highlight the hair. Each week, continue to add highlights a shade lighter making sure to get right to the roots each time.

Your hair will have a really nice multi tone super natural look!
Jun 15, 2013 @ 09:42 pm

Awesome tips!

I think what Amanda said sounds spot-on! When I was in high school a few years back, I did anything and everything with my hair. In fact, this summer, I've done purple highlights and my hair is dark brown. However, when I did go blonde, I started off with a mahogany brown, then caramel, then caramel with streaks of blonde, to honey blonde all over, with caramel streaks, and lastly, straw blonde! I looked like a little California girl with a tan...at least that's what people called me. I think it could suit you depending on how gradual you do it, and this way, you can see how light you really want it and like it. Seeing it on you definitely makes a difference!

Good luck with your summer hair! Take care!
Jun 20, 2013 @ 08:33 pm

Yeah slow

I used to be a dark brown haired. I went from 4 to 6 in a few months only. And when you are all on colored hair it's easier to switch shades I now have blond strands (which I had to bleach first) and I like to go between 4 and 6 (4 in winter 6 in summer). I do have a friend who has almost the same color as me and she used to have dark hair (almost black) and she just buys drugstore blond color and it gives her a light brown color.
Jun 26, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

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