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    Oct 21, 2007, 01:56 PM
    Dying bleached blonde hair dark - but what to do with the roots?

    I've naturally got light brown hair and have had it professionally dyed blonde for a year. I now want to change the colour to a chesnut brown at home. My problem is that I have quite a lot of root regrowth so when I use a home kit do I colour the roots first and then the rest, or the bleached hair then the roots? Or all together? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


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    Oct 22, 2007, 02:21 PM
    Start at the roots and make sure the brown your getting has some red pigment in it otherwise your hair color will look flat... due to it being blonde.
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    Oct 25, 2007, 08:42 PM
    You don't need to bleach your hair to go darker. When you bleached your hair it took all the pigments out, including the red tones. So if you apply a darker hair color on bleached blonde hair, it can turn your hair green or an unpleasant color. In order to go from blonde to a decent brown color, you will need to do a two-step coloring process. You must use a reddish color filler on the bleached portions of your hair first and then apply your desired color. To avoid a hair disaster, I recommend that you get it professionally done.

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