Getting Hair Back to Natural Color After Dyeing

I recently got my hair colored, like some 5 days ago and I totally hate it. I asked for some caramel streaks, but she gave me some shitty brown streaks. They are not even streaks, she just colored my entire bottom part of the hair. It looks pathetic and I really wanna get rid of it. I have jet black hair naturally so I was wondering, can I color my hair black to get my natural looking hair back? I am also very scared since I don't want anything else to go wrong. I've also heard re-dyeing will leave your hair green.


Please suggest some advice.
Thank you so much.

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October 4, 20150 found this helpful
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I think you are in luck. Correcting hair color treatments can sometimes be difficult. It is not an exact science and even an experienced color technician can encounter problems. If your natural hair color is truly jet black, you should be able to re color your hair satisfactorily, using a jet black shade. (You will not get a 100% match due to removal of natural pigment during the first process). I would not expect any green in the final results from a permanent color. It is usually the semi permanent colors that end up with a green cast.


I can understand you being very upset, but I think you could have chosen a better adjective to describe the color the hairdresser made your 'streaks'. I know it's 2015, but I still don't think ThriftyFun is ready for that kind of language.

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October 3, 20150 found this helpful

You should return to the salon and explain specifically why you believe you did not receive the streaks that you requested. Request they either return your money or provide the correct hair streaking treatment you requested. If they want to repair the problem, request another hair stylist.

Don't back down-they made a mistake and are responsible to fix the mistake or return your money, all of it.

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October 4, 20150 found this helpful

I agree with DCA. I used to be a hairstylist and if a customer took issue with the end result I would expect to either correct it or refund money.


Sounds like instead of streaks you have an ombre effect, they are two different things. They need to fix it.

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October 4, 20150 found this helpful

Call the shop and ask for the name of the owner/manager. Ask to speak to him/her and explain the problem. Ask for a redo (not by the same beautician) or a refund. BE NICE. I know you're angry but being nasty will not help you get what you want. If you get nowhere and decide to do it yourself, try Nice'n Easy. Choose a color that is the same as your natural color. It will cover the lighter streaks. You may have to do it for 2 or 3 months until it has all grown out and been trimmed. The more often you wash your hair, the more often you will have to color. My color lasts 4-6 weeks.

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October 5, 20150 found this helpful

Cisco's Mom

I do not agree. You may be using Nice and Easy to cover grey or white hair. You may be using it to add color to your naturally pigmented hair. The product can be an excellent choice for either application.


Kavya's hair, unlike yours, was treated with a product that has a 'lifting action'. The black pigment in her treated hair has been removed. That's the only way she could have ended up with the 'brown' she has. When black hair is lifted, it can go through seven stages of lightening, each one bringing the hair closer to the final shade of pale yellow.

In Kavya's case, the hair was lifted only two or three stages, but still enough to expose reds and yellows previously hidden by the natural black pigment that was removed. These reds and yellows may have been toned down with the addition of more color. I don't know.

She cannot chose a color that matches her natural color from the Nice and Easy series. Nice and Easy is not available in Jet Black. I can almost guarantee, if Kavya's hair is colored with Nice and Easy Natural Black, due to the exposed yellows, she will have a green cast to her hair, if not right away, after a couple shampoos.


Nice and Easy is a semi permanent product. It does not have the degree of coverage and penetration required to cover the reds and yellows in Kavya's hair. That is why she will end up with some green. She will need to use a product that provides 100% coverage in order to get her hair back to a jet black color. She will only get 100% coverage by using a permanent jet or blue black color (that is, one using hydrogen peroxide as a developer).

Whether she re colors her hair, herself, or has it done professionally, is her choice. There is one extremely important step that must not be omitted, either way. A strand test must be done prior to full head application. It is the only insurance against having a full head of hair with some terrible color worse than the 'brown' she wants to cover.


Clairol has a line of permanent colors called The Classic Collection. It contains a jet black shade and comes with its own developer (20 volume hydrogen peroxide). Instructions for its use can be found here.

Kavya's entire head must be colored to insure a more even result. Finally, I repeat: Do A Strand Test, First!

(Licensed by The North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners)

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