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Has anyone gone from black or very dark brown hair to red..
With a box dye?


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#1 Peridot

Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

If so, what brand was the dye? I have very very dark brown hair, almost black. I dyed it tonight with a box dye to a red purple colour, however you can hardly notice it!
Has anyone used a red shade or a purple on dark hair successfully?
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#2 YellowKittyGlenn

Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:04 PM

Is the dark colour in your hair natural or dye?

Dark hair colours like black are no pigment colours so nothing over rides them but you get a tinge instead. If it's dye colour that is dark you need to strip it leave a few days and if your natural hair is light enough you can dye over the top. The other option is peroxide it then red over top but that would be a last resort.

#3 aratiaw

Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

Sounds like a job for a professional.

#4 Peridot

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:08 AM

Surely it can be done at home?

#5 chickenpants

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:16 AM

Some box colours include lighteners which would work better for dark hair. I think it bleaches it slightly so the colour takes better.
Not sure which brands do that though, Schwarzkopf maybe. I think the permanent ones are more likely to have that additional aspect to it, rather than the semi's.

#6 kitkatswing

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:22 AM

To have it done properly it really needs to be done by a professional I went from black hair to bright red, took a while. But once I was red I could keep the colour up myself at home...




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