Roots then highlights?

doll.face

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Hi all..

I have been getting highlights to help turn my dark hair into a beautiful blonde without damage. It has worked in the past but I'd prefer this time to be more of a one color.

My roots are what seems to be the problem. I don't think I could ever just do a soild color as I think I'm too dark at the roots. What I was thinking though, is that maybe, I could dye my roots, then do highlights, then tone. This way my roots will already be at least a few shades lighter so they will blend in better with the highlights and I can avoid the gold tones.

Any advice?
 

BEA2LS

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the only problem with that i see is that you would probably want to do this all the time, in which case it would be easier/less harsh on your hair to just have it color a solid lighter color. if you do not want highlights, your hair stylist can gradually lighten your hair in other ways.
 

User38

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I have light brown hair (natural color) which I used to dye blonde using a No. 10+ permanent dye -- it came out a beautiful color which I wore for many years. Since I had lots of grey hair, these came out like natural highlites. My hair was in great condition too.
I think that if you do double process (bleach first then dye), you will get an even light color but you will have a lot of damage to your hair.
Doing the dye, then highlights, then tone, will be very expensive in time and money...
I think if you really think about it, a single light color dye (level 10 and over) might work well -- and if you want other colors in it, you could do low lights which are easier to maintain and easier on the condition of your hair
 

doll.face

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Quote:
Originally Posted by HerGreyness
I have light brown hair (natural color) which I used to dye blonde using a No. 10+ permanent dye -- it came out a beautiful color which I wore for many years. Since I had lots of grey hair, these came out like natural highlites. My hair was in great condition too.
I think that if you do double process (bleach first then dye), you will get an even light color but you will have a lot of damage to your hair.
Doing the dye, then highlights, then tone, will be very expensive in time and money...
I think if you really think about it, a single light color dye (level 10 and over) might work well -- and if you want other colors in it, you could do low lights which are easier to maintain and easier on the condition of your hair



I wish I could do an all over color but I don't think it would work for me. My hair is very dark brown and now since I've been highlighting it's a mix of different colors. I'm looking to go very light too. I was always told highlights was the best way to lighten my hair so I dunno. BLAH!!

Yeah, I will not do a double process that requires stripping. I do not want to ruin my hair. It's not worth it in the end.
 

doll.face

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Quote:
Originally Posted by BEA2LS
the only problem with that i see is that you would probably want to do this all the time, in which case it would be easier/less harsh on your hair to just have it color a solid lighter color. if you do not want highlights, your hair stylist can gradually lighten your hair in other ways.

What other ways? I was always told that highlights was the only way to go since I am so dark. Or at least the only way without damage. But I always feel like the hairdresser really doesn't know everything LOL
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doll.face

Well-known member
Quote:
Originally Posted by HerGreyness
I have light brown hair (natural color) which I used to dye blonde using a No. 10+ permanent dye -- it came out a beautiful color which I wore for many years. Since I had lots of grey hair, these came out like natural highlites. My hair was in great condition too.
I think that if you do double process (bleach first then dye), you will get an even light color but you will have a lot of damage to your hair.
Doing the dye, then highlights, then tone, will be very expensive in time and money...
I think if you really think about it, a single light color dye (level 10 and over) might work well -- and if you want other colors in it, you could do low lights which are easier to maintain and easier on the condition of your hair


And BTW, that's exactly what I wanted to do. An all over color, and then some low lights so it didn't look too dull.
 

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