How to lighten my dark hair at home without it turning orange?
March 4, 2009 12:10 AM Subscribe
Which at-home hair dye kit should I use to lighten my hair from black to chocolate brown?
posted by keep it under cover to clothing, beauty, & fashion (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I once used an at-home dye kit to lighten my hair and got very good results. That line of hair dye was made specifically for lightening dark hair so that it would not go brassy and orange - I think it was a Garnier line. I'd like to dye my hair again, but the line has been discontinued and I don't know what else would work for my hair.
Also, any specific color/shade recommendations are welcome. My hair would be classified as black (I'm asian), but it's actually a very dark brown and is lighter in the strands around my face and at the ends. I've had bad experiences at hair salons where I asked for my hair to be dyed a couple of shades lighter and they ended up dying my hair even darker than its natural shade, because they assumed that my hair must be jet black due to my ethnicity. If I'm going to smell weird for a day and sustain the damage to my hair, I'd at least like the change in color to be noticeable.
Thanks for your help!