Permanent color over previous highlights?
January 29, 2010 2:17 PM Subscribe
Can I dye a permanent color over highlights on my own and not have it be a complete disaster?
posted by dayspteh to clothing, beauty, & fashion (11 answers total)
I have never dyed my hair myself before - I've been getting highlights done professionally for about 2 years now. My natural hair is a mousy brown and I get blonde highlights. I've been itching for awhile now to dye everything over in an auburn.
The problem is that I really don't want to have to go to a stylist for this. Obviously, this would be the best way to go if I don't want any mistakes to be made. It's just that I don't have a regular stylist (a relative does it for me whenever I see him...that won't happen again until July), have no idea of a good place to go (I live in Boston) and don't want to blow at least $100 when there's a good chance I could just do it at home for $9 (everything around here seems so expensive!).
So I guess my question boils down to - does anyone have experience with doing this themselves? Are the risks that my color will come out in wacky shades because of the pre-existing highlights or that it'll all be hideous orange because my hair's dark already too great? Or am I psyching myself out too much over this?