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OMG what we women go through with our hair. I don't know one woman who hasn;t gotten a bad color job or cut that hasn't paid for it and gone home in tears. In my experience with the color coming out to dark ( I have natural med/dark brown hair that has come out blue/black at times) was to let it wash out and fade. I use clarifying shampoo and have also used dish det. BUT my hair is short, straight and doesn't know what a split end looks like. My daughter had an experience recently believe it or not with a high end salon. She noticed a few grays and needed a cut so decided to treat herself to her first color at 35 years old. Came out beautiful. Nice coppery med brown which is her natural color with a few lighter hightlights that were added. As time went on the hightlights turned snow white and got wider. When it was time to color again she opted not to pay $150 again as she didn't like the highlights so she bought Natural Instincts and did it herself. WELL!!! she ended up with dark red hair. went to the original salon and was honest about coloring it herself. the colorist said she would use the same color she used first to fix it. My daughter then questioned her how it would come out the same color if her hair was 4 shades darker now. The girl said it would be fine. WELL!!!! it made it worse. she walked out of there making sure the colorist and the manager knew how unhappy she was and that if it couldn't be fixed the colorist should have told her. Her hair was now 5 different colors from light red, brown, dark red, black and a plum shade. After fighting with these people for a refund and them telling her they couldn't do anything to help her even though they advertise "corrective coloring" at her wits end she had her neighbor take the color out and do it her natural color. for $20 her hair was fixed and looks great. BE CAREFUL!!!!! you never know what different products combined will come out like. Best of luck.

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I was a hairdresser for 20 years, and specialized in color correction. If your hair is permed, the permed area will definitely fade out with time. I wouldn't recommend having the salon try to lighten up all of the color, because it will most likely dry your hair out and leave reddish/brassy tones. A couple things you could try:

Wash your hair with a mixture of baking soda and shampoo, leave lather in a couple minutes and rinse. Condition with a deep conditioner.

One of the things people don't like about dark hair is it doesn't reflect the light and look shiny. Try using a hair polisher to make your hair real shiny, like Rusk Sheer Brilliance.

Like the other poster said, use a tanning creme to help you feel not so pale faced

If all else fails, have a hairdresser put in a few lighter pieces of brown, don't have them try to lighten the whole thing.

Good Luck!
I wouldn't do dish soap again on toppa what all else your hair's going to go thru before this is over. If a stylist told me to do that I'd run the other way. Dish soap is pretty alkaline and hair can only take so much. I just wouldn't sacrifice the condition of it to alleviate it being too dark when I know it's going to fade some anyway.

Otherwise I think I'd just ask the salon to gently highlight some of it for a lighter, sunnier look.
Figured Id give everyone an update incase any of you were in a similar situation.
After washing my hair with dish soap, the color completely came out of my roots, yet continued to hold on to the ends of my hair (that were previously a lighter color.) I had two-toned hair. I went back to the salon and spoke with the sylist who did it, plus a manager. I explained to them that I wanted my roots to match the rest of my hair, except there was a problem in the hair color itself. They decided to match my roots with the near-black color, then add in caramel/honey highlights to break up the dark. [B]They did not need to use bleach.[/B] They stylist explained to me that they were going to use a 'low-conditioning lightener' that was only appropriate for highlights and not for all-over color.
End result... my hair looks [U]beautiful.[/U]
[QUOTE=LynnDewald1;2812757]Figured Id give everyone an update incase any of you were in a similar situation.
After washing my hair with dish soap, the color completely came out of my roots, yet continued to hold on to the ends of my hair (that were previously a lighter color.) I had two-toned hair. I went back to the salon and spoke with the sylist who did it, plus a manager. I explained to them that I wanted my roots to match the rest of my hair, except there was a problem in the hair color itself. They decided to match my roots with the near-black color, then add in caramel/honey highlights to break up the dark. [B]They did not need to use bleach.[/B] They stylist explained to me that they were going to use a 'low-conditioning lightener' that was only appropriate for highlights and not for all-over color.
End result... my hair looks [U]beautiful.[/U][/QUOTE]

I am so glad that you are happy with your hair now! It's such a great feeling isn't it?
Congrats.





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