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    xkatiemcx Posts: 10, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 11, 2007, 05:26 PM
    Dark brown hair a few shades lighter
    Hi I was just wondering whether you could help me... I recentally dyed my hair, I wanted it 2 go light brown however afta I only left the colour on for 5 minutes it was alredy black!

    I washed it of after 5 minutes and was uterly devistated... it has not faded a bit and is now a very dark brown colour.

    4 weeks later it was still the same so I bought a XXL colouring kit that specialises in dyening dark hair lighter... nothing happened to my hair, but once I has read the instructions again I notices a sentence stating
    'Do not use on dyed hair'
    So I think this is why I never got a result.

    Anyway... I would like to dye my hair from my now colour.. I have found a link of a photograph that the hair colour is similar (Not me in picture! )

    To the colour I used 2 have in the picture below (Me in Picture!)


    Thanks Kt
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    Choux Posts: 3,047, Reputation: 376
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    Aug 11, 2007, 05:36 PM
    Can you go to a professional hairdresser for advice?

    If I were you, I would dye my hair light ash blonde to see what happened. You run the risk of getting a greenish glow, however.

    When you dye your hair from drug store hair dye kits, a general rule of thumb is to dye your hair at least two shades lighter than the color that appears on the box to get the color you want.

    For example, I wanted to dye my hair brown to cover my grey, so I dyed it dark blonde and I was happy with the color.
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    xkatiemcx Posts: 10, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 11, 2007, 05:38 PM
    Greensih... dnt like the sound of that haah

    And I can get adice yes but I just want a few opionions 1st so I can decide what to do

    And DIY is the onli option at the mo haha!

    Thanks 4 answering x
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    PrettyLady Posts: 2,765, Reputation: 332

    Aug 11, 2007, 09:10 PM
    In order to go from dark to light brown without the reddish tones, you will need to pre-lighten your hair and apply the desired color. It's best to get your hair professionally done.
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    xkatiemcx Posts: 10, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 13, 2007, 04:46 PM
    Thanks 4 Your Help!

    I have decided that I am just going to leave it to grow out as I think I have done my hair enough damage for now haha x
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    mickey13 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jul 24, 2012, 08:15 PM
    Ok I'm a natrual black and I'm light skin I was wondering what color woul look best on me
    #Help me please

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