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    how to lighten my too dark hair. it is dyed and a very dark brown-almost black. i dont want to use bleaching and higlights. something natural to lighten it a little?

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    Default Re: how to lighten too dark dyed hair?

    Yep! Mix 1 part honey with 1 part shampoo and work into your hair.

    Then let it sit for about 20 minutes then rinse and condition. A more potent shampoo like head and shoulders may work better

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    Default Re: how to lighten too dark dyed hair?

    thanx nideshade. do you really think it will work? cause my hair is chemical treated. i did use chemical colors for it. may be sun with something., like lemon or so?

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    Default Re: how to lighten too dark dyed hair?

    I had this problem before with chemical dye and managed to get loads out with a mixture of baking soda and dandruff shampoo (I used Vosene which is really cheap) - mix about half shampoo and half baking soda to make a paste then put it on damp hair and leave for about half an hour before rinsing. You need to use loads of conditioner afterwards though as it's really drying but works well on colour
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    Default Re: how to lighten too dark dyed hair?

    If these ideas don't work you could use colorfix. It can be found at a beauty supply store. It's chemical, but not near as damaging as bleach and coloring. There are many threads here on lightening dark or or removing black dye. A search with the words black dye would probably get you quite a few hits.
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    Default Re: how to lighten too dark dyed hair?

    Warm olive oil is said to pull color.

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    Default Re: how to lighten too dark dyed hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by EmilyTheStrange View Post
    how to lighten my too dark hair. it is dyed and a very dark brown-almost black. i dont want to use bleaching and higlights. something natural to lighten it a little?
    Honey lightening has been reported to lighten too dark dayed hair for several people very successfully, with no damage whatsoever.
    http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...read.php?t=148

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    Default Re: how to lighten too dark dyed hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by EmilyTheStrange View Post
    thanx nideshade. do you really think it will work? cause my hair is chemical treated. i did use chemical colors for it. may be sun with something., like lemon or so?
    Yep My mom's used it several times. Just give the honey and shampoo a shot first before worrying about something more harsh. The shampoo will help pull out the excess dye.

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    Default Re: how to lighten too dark dyed hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by EmilyTheStrange View Post
    how to lighten my too dark hair. it is dyed and a very dark brown-almost black. i dont want to use bleaching and higlights. something natural to lighten it a little?
    Here is an example of honey lightening after lightening a cool-aid dye that honey and baby shampoo had helped remove but only to some degree.
    http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...postcount=3221

    The condition of her hair, post honey lightening.
    http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...postcount=3218

    I had recommeded baby shampoo and honey first, as it is easier to try.

    Another example, this time honey lightening removing old black dye from hair.
    http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...postcount=3282

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    http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...postcount=3270
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    Default Re: how to lighten too dark dyed hair?

    When did you color it? Use baby shampoo or head and shoulders every day, use olive oil masks to draw out the color and condition. Any newly dyed commercial dye color should fade significantly after 2-3 weeks of strong shampooing and oiling.

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