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    Old 08-15-2005, 08:17 AM   #1
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    Dying hair VERY BlONDE??

    Hello I was born a bright blonde, but as the years have gone by, my hair has darkened considerably - I'd say my natural color is now very dark blonde to borderline brunette. It's hard to say because I have always gotten my hair highlighted with blonde and redish colors. Recently I have been thinking about ditching the highlights and just having my hair dyed one color of bright blonde (NOT BLEACHED!). My boyfriend really likes what I call the "Playboy bunny" platinum blonde look, and I too think it would look good on me. However, what is holding me back is that I KNOW my roots will show up pretty dark if I do this, and I know it will take a lot of maintenance. For any of you girls out there that completely dye your hair blonde, how long until your roots start to show and how many times a month do you have to go get your roots done? How much does this cost? I would think if one didn't want ANY ROOTS showing EVER you would have to get your roots done probably once a week? This seems like it would be such a hassle?

    Any tips, pleeeeease let me know!! Thanks in advance.

     
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    Old 08-16-2005, 11:09 AM   #2
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    Re: Dying hair VERY BlONDE??

    my natural hair color is dark brown and my hair color is now a medium/light blonde- took forever to get it this color, anyhoo I have to get my roots done the 1st of one month, then the 15th of the next month, then the 1st of the next month and so on...My stylist only charges me $65 because I have been going to her forever but normally it's about $95. The only tip I can think of giving is make sure you don't go to just any hair salon. Ask around, ask your friends, fam, anyone you see with the hair color you like...look around at high end salons...I have made many many mistakes in the past and it took a long time to find the right hair stylist!

     
    Old 08-16-2005, 02:19 PM   #3
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    The key to find someone you can trust as a stylist, and to know what exactly what you want. If you tell someone a general idea you may end up with the color you were hoping for. I would bring a picture or sample of the color you want. Also know that if do get tired of your playboy bunny look it will take a long time to grow out, and it also will do damage to your hair. I would make sure you get a shampoo and conditioner. Something that has alot of moisture and will help keep your color. I used color my hair my light blond, im alburn myself natually. I would just make sure you know what you want. I know too many people have come back from a salon with a hair color they didn't want.

     
    Old 08-17-2005, 12:19 AM   #4
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    My natural hair is dark brown with a little red tint. I'm 30yr old/female, I dye it blonde now.
    The first time I got it don't I went to a place that was medium priced but the lady REALLY screwed up my hair! Before she got hold of my head I coulda been the poster child for perfect silky hair, no split ends.....
    I picked out a great color! She put it on my hair, then washed it off after it had lightened. SHE TURNED MY ROOTS SILVER/GRAY & THE REST OF MY HAIR WAS VERY ORANGE! I almost had a heart attack! SO, now that it was that screwed up there was no way I could go with the much lighter blonde I had picked. She said she could fix it but I had to pick a toner slightly darker than the color I picked. So, I did. She put it on and you could STILL see the roots were much lighter than where the orange was and it was still brassy looking. SO, she decided she could fix THAT and put yet another toner/lightener on!
    I think I did have a heart attack at this point! Well, she did get it to an "acceptable" color but the color was not even, it was darker and lighter here and there but there was NO way I was gonna let her put on anymore dye at that point! I was scared my hair was going to fall out from all that...
    I went to on a trip to meet some friends and they noticed to colors being so different right away. Then said, I should get darker honey colored highlights to mask the uneveness of the color. So, I did. It did help the color but my hair was frizzel fried at this point. I had to get 6 inches cut off then just to be able to manage it into not looking like I had been hit electricity. It was still not managable.. So, I had more cut off and later more cut off.. My hair was down to my butt when I started, now it's below my chin and still fried as you can't imagine! SOOOOOOO, for your first time going platinum... Take out a loan on your house and get the best "color specialist" in the country to do your color. Ask what brand and exact color they use so, when you go to a regular salon you can tell them what they have to use on your roots. My hair grows one inch a month. I do my roots every 2 weeks. It is expensive and a pain but I LOVE being blonde (except for the fried hair which wouldn't have happened if I had went to a PRO "color specialist" in the first place).
    Good luck!
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    Old 08-17-2005, 08:41 AM   #5
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    Yikes T, your story kinda scares me!! Maybe I should just stick with my blonde/red highlights. Why couldn't I have just been that 1% of natural born blondes that actually STAYS platinum blonde as an adult? Urgh!

     
    Old 08-22-2005, 08:40 AM   #6
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    Yikes T, your story kinda scares me!! Maybe I should just stick with my blonde/red highlights. Why couldn't I have just been that 1% of natural born blondes that actually STAYS platinum blonde as an adult? Urgh!
    My experience was pretty bad due to the salon I picked to do it. I went for cheaper the first time and it ended up costing me tripple what it would have to have had it done by a color specialist in the first place. My point to you is that if you're going blonde all over then pay the extra cost the first time around because the salon will be putting color on "all" of your hair. After you get it all done then you'll only have to deal with roots and can then go to the cheaper salons to get the roots done without the worry of them messing your hair up all over your head. Roots are pretty hard to mess up once you get the rest of your hair the color you want. You'll just need to ask the first salon you go to what brand an color they use for your hair so, you know what to tell the cheaper salons they have to use on your hair. You can always call around to a few of them until you find one that uses the coloring products you want used. My problem ended up being that I let the cheaper salon put lightener all over my hair from roots to ends and they had no clue how to deal with the reddish tones in my hair which is why it came out orange. How she got the roots gray, I'll never know.... A good color specialist deals with these things every day and will know exactly what to do to get the exact color you want without messing up your hair. I think if you've ever had color put on such as red highlights, etc., that there's a process that strips all the colors off before they make it to blonde color you want and that protects you from ending up with orange hair.
    Good luck!
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    Old 08-22-2005, 12:20 PM   #7
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    Re: Dying hair VERY BlONDE??

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    Hello I was born a bright blonde, but as the years have gone by, my hair has darkened considerably - I'd say my natural color is now very dark blonde to borderline brunette. It's hard to say because I have always gotten my hair highlighted with blonde and redish colors. Recently I have been thinking about ditching the highlights and just having my hair dyed one color of bright blonde (NOT BLEACHED!). My boyfriend really likes what I call the "Playboy bunny" platinum blonde look, and I too think it would look good on me. However, what is holding me back is that I KNOW my roots will show up pretty dark if I do this, and I know it will take a lot of maintenance. For any of you girls out there that completely dye your hair blonde, how long until your roots start to show and how many times a month do you have to go get your roots done? How much does this cost? I would think if one didn't want ANY ROOTS showing EVER you would have to get your roots done probably once a week? This seems like it would be such a hassle?

    Any tips, pleeeeease let me know!! Thanks in advance.
    Hello

    My natural color is dark brown and I've had my hair dyed blonde for about 10 years. I had gotten to the point where it was the platinum blonde that you want. I have to say this though. It is VERY aggravating to keep up. I did my hair myself so that cut back on money, but I had to do it every 3-4 weeks. If you really want this color, I say go for it but know that you will be dealing with a lot of maintenance. I also agree with the other posters here.....go to a prefessional no matter how much you have to pay. It will be worth it in the end. It is hard to correct a color that comes out wrong.

    P.S.- After all of that, I finally went back to my original color, which is dark brown with some highlights and I love it.

    Good luck on your decision.

    Chantel

     
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