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    Ok so a few weeks ago I got caught up in the Pirates of the Caribbean hype and I dyed my hair black. God knows why but I felt very pirate-y with it. My skin is too pale to pull this look off and I end up looking like a goth. So I want rid of it. I know black is the hardest colour to get rid of but I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to do it.

    I am aware that I will probably have to get my hairdresser to sort out my stupid mistake but I don't want to do that unless I have to.

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    I think you should cause if you dont no what you are doing you get it horribly wrong. What colour are you changing it back to?

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    Last edited by Loved Up Blonde; 31-07-2006, 03:51 PM.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by xpoisonkiss
      I am aware that I will probably have to get my hairdresser to sort out my stupid mistake but I don't want to do that unless I have to.
      You've got to. Sorry. It took my hairdresser three attempts at stripping the black undercolour from my hair over a period of time, and it was still quite dark. I ended up dying my hair all brown as a result of it. Everyones hair is different, but I wouldn't recommend doing this yourself.
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      • #4
        is it permanent? if its semi just wash it loads, apparently head and shoulders is good, and it'll start to come out. if its permanent then you should probably go to the hairdresser but it will cost you LOADS, like £80. my hair was dyed 1 or 2 shades from black and i used a colour stripper, think it was garnier and it got most of it out. i was left with a not-so-attractive orangy colour but it was a light enough base to dye over
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        • #5
          I've done that, just washed it loads of times with a strong shampoo and rubbed very hard. It will fade.

          Alternatively, use some fake tan or slightly different make up to match your new look to avoid looking goth like.

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          • #6
            Even semi permanent black won't wash out I'm afraid. You will need to see your hairdresser and it won't be cheap (£100+)
            I was told 'impossible' by several hairstylists when I wanted to get rid of my black hair. I've ended up growing it out, 2 years later.

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            • #7
              aparrantly stripping your hair doesn't do it any favours either
              go to the hairdressers, maybe get a tint to it?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Loved Up Blonde
                What colour are you changing it back to?
                I will be going back to my natural colour which is medium brown.

                I just phoned my hairdresser and she says that she needs to look at my hair before giving me a quote. I expect this to be incredibly expensive. My own stupid mistake though!

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                • #9
                  As long as you don't try and dye it blonde, it'll go a yellowy ginger

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LacyMay
                    As long as you don't try and dye it blonde, it'll go a yellowy ginger
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LacyMay
                      As long as you don't try and dye it blonde, it'll go a yellowy ginger
                      Although you could try putting through one of those highlighting kits, which is what my friend has done, it does go a bit orangey in places but it takes the darkness of the black away.
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                      • #12
                        You should wash it with Head and Shoulders because that strips the colour. It won't strip it completely, obviously, but it will help it along a bit and so your hairdresser won't have such a hard job.

                        I've had my hair stripped and it was fine. Don't worry

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                        • #13
                          Go to a hairdressing supply shop (www.sallybeauty.com & go to store locator, or look in your phone book) & buy a dye stripper. This strips most of the dye off your hair (though there'll still be some staining). After that you'll probably still have to use bleach, but you won't have to leave it on for as long, so it'll cut down on damage. Depending on your usual hair colour you might not even have need to bleach - if you're dark brown you can just use dark brown dye & that'll cover up the remains of the black.
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