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Hello :wave: I was born a bright blonde, but as the years have gone by, my hair has darkened considerably - I'd say my natural color is now very dark blonde to borderline brunette. It's hard to say because I have always gotten my hair highlighted with blonde and redish colors. Recently I have been thinking about ditching the highlights and just having my hair dyed one color of bright blonde (NOT BLEACHED!). My boyfriend really likes what I call the "Playboy bunny" platinum blonde look, and I too think it would look good on me. However, what is holding me back is that I KNOW my roots will show up pretty dark if I do this, and I know it will take a lot of maintenance. For any of you girls out there that completely dye your hair blonde, how long until your roots start to show and how many times a month do you have to go get your roots done? How much does this cost? I would think if one didn't want ANY ROOTS showing EVER you would have to get your roots done probably once a week? This seems like it would be such a hassle?

Any tips, pleeeeease let me know!! Thanks in advance.
My natural hair is dark brown with a little red tint. I'm 30yr old/female, I dye it blonde now.
The first time I got it don't I went to a place that was medium priced but the lady REALLY screwed up my hair! Before she got hold of my head I coulda been the poster child for perfect silky hair, no split ends.....
I picked out a great color! She put it on my hair, then washed it off after it had lightened. SHE TURNED MY ROOTS SILVER/GRAY & THE REST OF MY HAIR WAS VERY ORANGE! I almost had a heart attack! SO, now that it was that screwed up there was no way I could go with the much lighter blonde I had picked. She said she could fix it but I had to pick a toner slightly darker than the color I picked. So, I did. She put it on and you could STILL see the roots were much lighter than where the orange was and it was still brassy looking. SO, she decided she could fix THAT and put yet another toner/lightener on!
I think I did have a heart attack at this point! Well, she did get it to an "acceptable" color but the color was not even, it was darker and lighter here and there but there was NO way I was gonna let her put on anymore dye at that point! I was scared my hair was going to fall out from all that...
I went to on a trip to meet some friends and they noticed to colors being so different right away. Then said, I should get darker honey colored highlights to mask the uneveness of the color. So, I did. It did help the color but my hair was frizzel fried at this point. I had to get 6 inches cut off then just to be able to manage it into not looking like I had been hit electricity. It was still not managable.. So, I had more cut off and later more cut off.. My hair was down to my butt when I started, now it's below my chin and still fried as you can't imagine! SOOOOOOO, for your first time going platinum... Take out a loan on your house and get the best "color specialist" in the country to do your color. Ask what brand and exact color they use so, when you go to a regular salon you can tell them what they have to use on your roots. My hair grows one inch a month. I do my roots every 2 weeks. It is expensive and a pain but I LOVE being blonde (except for the fried hair which wouldn't have happened if I had went to a PRO "color specialist" in the first place).
Good luck!
T.
[QUOTE=Cassie4u22]Hello :wave: I was born a bright blonde, but as the years have gone by, my hair has darkened considerably - I'd say my natural color is now very dark blonde to borderline brunette. It's hard to say because I have always gotten my hair highlighted with blonde and redish colors. Recently I have been thinking about ditching the highlights and just having my hair dyed one color of bright blonde (NOT BLEACHED!). My boyfriend really likes what I call the "Playboy bunny" platinum blonde look, and I too think it would look good on me. However, what is holding me back is that I KNOW my roots will show up pretty dark if I do this, and I know it will take a lot of maintenance. For any of you girls out there that completely dye your hair blonde, how long until your roots start to show and how many times a month do you have to go get your roots done? How much does this cost? I would think if one didn't want ANY ROOTS showing EVER you would have to get your roots done probably once a week? This seems like it would be such a hassle?

Any tips, pleeeeease let me know!! Thanks in advance.[/QUOTE]

Hello:)

My natural color is dark brown and I've had my hair dyed blonde for about 10 years. I had gotten to the point where it was the platinum blonde that you want. I have to say this though. It is VERY aggravating to keep up. I did my hair myself so that cut back on money, but I had to do it every 3-4 weeks. If you really want this color, I say go for it but know that you will be dealing with a lot of maintenance. I also agree with the other posters here.....go to a prefessional no matter how much you have to pay. It will be worth it in the end. It is hard to correct a color that comes out wrong.

P.S.- After all of that, I finally went back to my original color, which is dark brown with some highlights and I love it.

Good luck on your decision.

Chantel





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