Bleached Hair > dyed > faded > now i want dark brown hair like i used to haveby Fchesca_Posted 3 years, 2 months ago
Last April, i wanted to have darj ash brown hair. The salon i went to had my hair bleached. I hated the result. It was yellow-orangey, very far from dark ash brown. I complained about it right after but they said that it was because of the black dye on my hair from way back june last year 2016. And so, a week after, i just decided to use a box dye from revlon of a darker color (medium golden brown) i think. And i got relieved from the results. It was reddish still but it was so much better. But then, it hasnt even been a month and it has faded already. It's become golden-ish!! And i hate it because it doesnt go well with my skin tone. And im afraid that it will eventually go back to how it was when that salon bleached my hair. :(((((( i am thinking of using Bigen hair dye, the powder one, since ive heard that it isnt like other box dyes, its natural ive heard. Have any of u experienced using bigen powder dye?? Does it fade??? Will it make my hair dark brown without fading??? Pleaseeee reply!
by KittykooPosted 3 years, 2 months ago
Adore has natural shades. You can check it out. But if you want a more permanent solution, permanent dye is your only option
by otterspacePosted 3 years, 2 months ago
I'm not familiar with Bigen but I have played with natural dyes and homemade henna mixes for a long time in the past and always opted for the permanent dyes that are certainly free of nasty stuff like PPD. It's always good to double-check the ingredient list, even when something is marketed as all natural. The all natural permanents I've checked, approved and used myself are Khadi Natural Products (my favourite of the ready made mixes, gave a nice even result even on lightly bleached hair) and It's Pure Organics herbal hair colour (this gave a lovely result too). As both brands are purely plant based, all the brown tones will be a mix of henna (lawsonia inermis) and indigo (indigofera tinctoria). So a big word of caution here: bleach won't work on indigo. It's a commitment. If you might want to lighten your hair again within the next few years, make sure not to use anything with indigo in it (it's quite often used in the permanent plant based brown and black dyes so that's why I'm mentioning this). Semi permanent dyes or regular box dyes may be a good option if you'd like to keep an "escape plan" from the dark brown ;)
What ever dye you end up choosing, all natural or artificial, it's good to do a strand test before a full application to see how the colour behaves on your hair, specially when it's already lightened and dyed before. I confess that I don't always bother to strand test with semi-permanents (mainly because I'm not fussy about my colour, as long as it's not boring) but with permanent colours it has saved me from some potential hair disasters.
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by Malachite047Posted 3 years, 2 months ago
Mkayyy I haven't seen active on here for over a year, but I had medium/dark brown hair, bleached it, dyed it blue, and soon after dyed it a normal color. Now what I did, I went the patient route. I basically looked at black hair dye until I found a color that would cover up the blue, wouldn't clash, and would FADE into my natural hair color. I used Garnier Nutrisse Soft Black, but if you look around you may be able to find something darker than what you were looking for so it'll fade into a shade close to your own hair color. Hope it helps, I'm not nearly as experienced as others on the site this was just my experience
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