There is no way you can get your hair back to it's natural color. As we age the hair looses it pigment. I don't like my grey hair either so I color it.
Sorry to tell you, but there's no such solution. The best you can do is go to a salon and have them use color remover on your black ends, then have them color all your hair to a slightly lighter version of the color it was before it turned white.
The reason I say get a lighter version is that black haircolor and very dark haircolor has a tendency to highlight shadows and wrinkles. This was something I learned in cosmetology school, but didn't believe until I saw a few photos of the teachers: One of them used to color her hair very dark, then the next year she had changed over to a blonde or pale brown color, and looked about 15 years younger.
On the other hand, if you are speaking of those liquids you use frequently on your hair that are supposed to gradually change your haircolor back, that's not exactly what they do-they deposit a coating of metal salts on your hair shaft, which oxidize and turn dark; over time it builds up and makes the hair appear darker.
The problem with that is, if you decide to go back to actual haircolor, the metal salts will react with the haircolor, and you could end up with very strange hair color-green, or purple, or an unnatural reddish color. That's the reason you aren't supposed to use anything metal when you mix haircolor, because of that reaction. Good luck with whatever you decide!
Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.
I have very pretty silver hair, but dye it jet black and wear it short. I want to go silver all the way! What's the best way?
By ann lehman
You could keep it colored with a semi-permanent dark color (the kind that gradually washes out in about 28 shampoos).
As the color gradually fades, you will be able to tell how far the silver has grown out.
If it still has a long way to go, color it again.
Once you can tell that the silver has grown out completely, stop using the semi-permanent color.
Just let it grow out! That's the only way to get it back to your natural color. I did the same thing as you are planning to do and I love it! No more hitting the (dye) bottle! What a relief! Being short, it will grow out in no time, unlike if it was long, that would take years. My friend has hair down to her waist and a grow-out almost to her shoulders. She should just cut the rest of the dyed hair off, but she won't do it. It looks really tacky, but it's her hair, after all. Good luck!
I dyed my hair medium brown in November of 2014 and my hair is naturally really blonde. Should I dye my hair my natural color or let it grow out?
Ultimately it's up to you. Hair grows 1-2 inches a month, so factor in how long your hair is and how willing you are to put up with the grow-out. Dying your hair something closer to your natural color will make the process more seamless, or have a stylist do a weave/highlights to help with the transition. A lot of people that decide to live with the grow out, cut their hair once the grow-out gets long enough.
I have this exact same issue. I stopped dyeing it back in January and actually used chemical color removers to strip the color at home. However, this just made it a slightly lighter brown. Currently, my roots are about an inch long and bright blond. I've been using John Frieda's Lightening Spray (essentially Sun-In) and that's helped blend the line a little better.
I have an appointment tomorrow to have my hair dyed back to blonde (maybe a little lighter than natural) with Olaplex. If you haven't heard of Olaplex, you need to. It sounds completely amazing and almost too good to be true. From what I've researched, it bonds the hair to fix damage you already have AND hang onto the color you put on it. The bleach dries it a bit but that goes away within weeks, unlike using it without the Olaplex. There's no permanent damage and it's how Kim Kardashian managed to go so light without all of her hair falling out.
So I'm really super excited to see something like my natural blonde again and not have much damage at all. Hoping for the best!
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.
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.
I have dirty blonde hair/ash brown hair. I'm not really sure what to call it. Anyway I have about an inch and a half of my roots grown out and the rest is a very pale blonde. I'm wanting to get a hair dye close to my color and than just let it grow out. But I'm not sure if I should dye it all or just the blond parts and leave the roots. If I dye it all will they be two different colors? Please help!
Use the same color combination you have already used, but instead of putting it on your head/hair, get a fine comb and a cheap paintbrush or toothbrush and put small amounts on the comb, but not in big globes.
Just "comb" it on the comb, and then through the roots. Just do it overall, but hardly any. Wait 5 minutes, do it again, sort of where you haven't hit so far. Wait 5 minutes and once more where you haven't hit.
When you feel you've streaked what's going to show, rinse it out as directed. Don't leave it on the full 20 minutes, maybe just 15. It will look pretty natural. Each time do less and less and trim on the bottom about 1/2 inch every month or six weeks.
If the blonde hair is porous it will not come out well at all if you put a tint (dye) to match the roots. When I worked as a hairdresser, (now retired) we would use a "filler" to fill the open scales on the hair shaft before we used the tint to color it back. Anyway you look at it, there will be a lot of damage to the blonde hair.
I suggest you at least talk to a hairdresser before you do anything. This can be really a really tricky prodeedure, and in our shop there was only 2 of us out of 10 that knew how to do it, and even then it was scary.
On the other hand, if the blonde hair hasn't been damaged, it could be a pretty easy fix. Most bleached out hair is very damaged though.
How long should I wait to dye my hair back to my natural dark brown? Basically what happened was 2 days ago my friend's mom who does cosmetology bleached dome strips in my hair so I could have highlights. My hair is naturally dark brown and I wanted caramel or like a bronze highlight in my hair. So she bleached the strips of blonde and then put the copper color we got from Sally's hair and beauty over the bleach. It was the closet thing I wanted to caramel.
When it came out it was a orangey color (like a brand new 2016 penny color) and I wanted more of a (1998) penny lol. And my friend told me to not put dark brown hair dye over it, but dark soft brown the next color up so my dark brown hair wouldn't be affected just the highlights would go darker.So I did it and yes I got darker highlights, but some of my hair turned grey. So now I have my natural dark brown, some blonde strips from bleach, some grey hairs (not a lot) and some copper colors (not as bright). Please help I just want to go back to my natural dark brown and be done with highlights! The first picture is what it looked like before I put the dark soft brown over it and the second is hard to tell I have anything, but it's what my hair is now. Please help!
Last year, I started dyeing my dark brown hair a light blonde. Whenever I dye my hair, it gets lots of orangy tints, no matter what color I dye it. Later, I tried dyeing my hair a color close to my natural color, but it turned purple and then turned orange again.What do I do? I don't wanna dye my hair any more colors. I just want my normal color back!
Appears you are done with experimenting! Natural hair structure varies so not all hair types accept dye "as advertised". DIY hair dye companies market hair dye that produces results that are similar for most people, but not all. You may be in the "not all" category.
Suggest you make an appointment with a hair color specialist to analyze your hair type and recommend a hair product that will dye your hair a color nearest your own. The stylist can then dye your hair and work with you to eventually grow out your natural color hair. This will take time!
I have natural dark brunette hair. When I was little it was dark brown almost black and as I am growing up it had changed to more of a dark brown with random sun kissed blonde streaks here and there. I decided a few months ago to dye my hair with the super market stuff, around the same colour just hiding all the blonde streaks. It was a good colour and I was happy with it, but now it's been a few months and it's fading into a horrible rusty, orange, light brown and I absolutely hate it! I have regrowth and it's so noticeable that this is not my hair colour.I want to be able to get rid of this awful colour preferably without cutting, bleaching, or redyeing. I have tried anti dandruff shampoo, baking soda, and swimming and neither work and if they have I'm seeing very slow results. I read on another website that using bath salts is a good way to get out hair dye and it works best with purples. I am unsure to try this as my hair is brown and I don't want to change my natural hair colour. Do you have any tips or methods I could do, at home that wouldn't damage my hair or cause me to re dye it?
By J. Hart
I also advise going to a hairdresser. However, I think you may find that by ruling out cutting, bleaching, or re-dying, you have eliminated all possible methods.
I went to dye my hair from dirty blonde back to my natural hair color, light brown. As it was drying I noticed patches of grayish/blue.I'm so confused. What can I put on my hair to cover the gray and make it brown?
So my natural hair is honey blonde, but I dyed it a dark brown. I don't want to keep dyeing it, but want to turn it back to blonde.The salon said I'd have to bleach it! Is there a better more natural way to fix it?
You have three options here. The safest is to just let it grow out, trimming the colored portion out as it grows. Next option would be getting plenty of highlights to lighten the overall color & blend the roots, with less damage. This option helps make the growing out process less of a contrast between the color and the new roots, without damaging all of your hair. The final option is what the stylist has already recommended, involving color remover or bleach to remove the brown, and a toner to help those ends match the rest of your hair. This of course would be the most harsh solution, although also the most effective.
Unfortunately unless the color you have in is only semi-permanent, there is no truly gentle way to remove it, because when you use permanent color, the color molecules migrate into the spaces in your hair's cuticle, which have been opened by the peroxide in the permanent color mixture. When the color is rinsed out the cuticle closes over the new color molecules. This is why it requires bleaching/color remover to remove it- these processes open the cuticle very wide so the color molecules can come out, while not adding any more color. Do not attempt to dye the brown part blonde, because all that will do is add more color molecules to the ones already in there. Good luck!
Hair normally grows about an inch a month. Luckily yours is short already and color usually fades out so I don't think it will look bad at all. Just continue to get it trimmed with a shaggier end rather than blunt to soften your look and reduce the color difference. Good luck!
If you have ginger hair and you dye it black can you get it back?
Unless the dye was a non-permanent type, your hair is permanently changed by the dye chemicals used. You can try a color similar to your natural hair color and then let your hair color grow in.
My natural colour is auburn red. I have been getting bleached blonde highlights for years, but really want my natural colour back. Any advice on how to do this?
I would have a salon put my original color highlights in the hair and then get a cut into a cute short style that is most becoming to start working back to it's natural color. That way you get rid of damaged hair and it will get back to it's original color quicker shorter... Good Luck!
About 3-4 weeks ago, I dyed my hair brown with Casting Creme Gloss (semi-permanent). I've already grown tired of my brown hair and I've been trying to strip out the color the past week by doing multiple vitamin c treatments, washing my hair with dish soap, and today I tried dandruff shampoo. The color has faded, but there's a lot left.
Before I dyed my hair brown, I had faded green dip dye and half my hair was bleached. I want to go back to my natural blonde and use Schwarzkopf balayage kit, but is it safe to use it now? The second picture shows my hair just before dying it brown.