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Old 05-11-2015, 04:52 PM
 
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I have brown hair, a little more on the dark side.

I've never dyed my hair, only highlights.

I THINK I want to dye it....any advice? I wanted to go reddish, but I've been advised by an experienced hair dyer not to do that in the summer. I don't want really high maintenance upkeep, and I don't like when roots look terrible growing out.

Should I do it? If so, color suggestions?
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:25 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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If you dont like the maintenance then no, you shouldnt. I'm not a hair stylist so no idea about summer not being a good time. Iv only done all over color once and it was close to my hair color so It didnt require much maintenance. I always highlight.

I think a reddish brown is very pretty, if done right. I also like a deep rich chocolate brown color to. depends what you like and what you think will work with you color wise and how often you want to be at the salon to touch up roots. If your hair grows quickly, expect to be in even more often.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:36 AM
 
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If you dont like the maintenance then no, you shouldnt.
Sorry, I should have been more specific. I don't mind maintenance, I think I would just be annoyed if I had to go in all the time for touch ups. I've had highlights a few times before, but maybe they were just a good match with my hair because when I decided I didn't want to maintain them anymore, they didn't look terrible in the growing out stage. They blended nicely with the rest of my hair and horrible roots were not an issue.

I like your idea of reddish brown or a dark chocolatey brown. I'm just wondering if those colors are better suited for fall and winter. Maybe something a little lighter/caramel toned for summer? Beats me
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Somewhere
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I have brown hair, a little more on the dark side.

I've never dyed my hair, only highlights.

I THINK I want to dye it....any advice? I wanted to go reddish, but I've been advised by an experienced hair dyer not to do that in the summer. I don't want really high maintenance upkeep, and I don't like when roots look terrible growing out.

Should I do it? If so, color suggestions?
I wouldn't. Enjoy your natural hair color while you can. It won't last very long.

I hate the idea of having my hair with different shades. Dying natural brown color can go wrong very easily if not dyed properly.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:56 AM
 
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Your hair grows. You will have to go in for touch ups every three weeks or so if you don't want roots. You will be annoyed!
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:18 PM
 
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Buy Semi-Permanent hair color. There are 2 brands at most Sally's.

They don't contain ammonia or peroxide. In fact, you don't even use a developer. It doesn't change your natural hair color, so you cannot go ligher. It washes out after approx 6 washes.

One brand is Clairol Beautiful Collection. Clairol also has a 1 use tempy dye called Jazzing. It washes out after 1 use. But the colors are very vivid/bright so this might not be what you are looking for.

The other brand at Sally's is Ion Color Brilliance Semi-Permanent. Make sure you get Semi-Permanent and not Demi-Permanent the first time.

Demi-Permament lasts longer and it has a slight developer where some folks that lighten easily have commented that demi slightly lightened their natural color, even when it wasn't supposed to. This won't happen with semi.

There is another one time/washes out tempy color called Fanci-Full. Roux is the brand. There are only a few colors. One bottle lasts many uses.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:13 PM
 
Location: S. FL
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I have brown hair, a little more on the dark side.

I've never dyed my hair, only highlights.

I THINK I want to dye it....any advice? I wanted to go reddish, but I've been advised by an experienced hair dyer not to do that in the summer. I don't want really high maintenance upkeep, and I don't like when roots look terrible growing out.

Should I do it? If so, color suggestions?
Just go lighter to a more honey-colored brown. It'll give you a nice subtle change and it's pretty low maintenance. Loreal has a series called hi-lift browns that should do the trick.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:28 PM
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I have brown hair, a little more on the dark side.

I've never dyed my hair, only highlights.

I THINK I want to dye it....any advice? I wanted to go reddish, but I've been advised by an experienced hair dyer not to do that in the summer. I don't want really high maintenance upkeep, and I don't like when roots look terrible growing out.

Should I do it? If so, color suggestions?
If you do decide to do it, you should go for this color...looks like a few colors mixed in...never seen any woman have it like this before...cool as heck

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Old 09-06-2015, 11:07 AM
 
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Just a warning about going red: I was red for a few years, first using henna, then the colour straight from a box. Red is always permanent to some extent. Even the "semi-permanent" red dyes. Red doesn't wash out or fade, not as readily as brown dyes do.

Red dye sticks to the hair shaft, and other dye colours (even black) won't stick on top of the red... they wash right out when you try to dye on top of the red. The only way to remove red dye from hair is to use an actual hair colour remover. It basically bleaches away the red, and leaves the hair blonde, so if you have the red removed that way, you'd have to dye over the hair again to get some colour back (blonde or brown or black).

I went through that process a couple of years ago and posted about it here. I was very pleased with the results when I had a hair colour remover done by a salon, but it's a bit expensive. So if you go red, think ahead about how long you want it to stay red, and the bother that's involved with either growing it out, or using a colour remover to get rid of it.
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Old 09-26-2015, 02:45 AM
 
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The best way I think is that you could buy a red wig for try, it doesn't cost much!
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