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    Hi,
    I have joined this community after having fried my hair. This is my plan to return to my natural hair color :
    - first, cut off the ends since they are like straw.
    - then, apply semi-permanent hair color to even out the bleached color.
    - finally, cut to my natural regrowth once it has reached chin length in order to grow it out with healthy hair.

    Has anyone ever attempted something similar...any advice ?

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    I think many of us. i had fried hair about twice in my life and it has no solution, its true. So you are right, you will have to eventually cut it. My question is: how long is your hair? How long is your regrowth (natural hair) ? What is your natural hair colour and whats your current colour?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brok3nwings View Post
    I think many of us. i had fried hair about twice in my life and it has no solution, its true. So you are right, you will have to eventually cut it. My question is: how long is your hair? How long is your regrowth (natural hair) ? What is your natural hair colour and whats your current colour?
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    Current hair color is Level 10 blond and my regrowth is about 1/4 inch. My current length is about 4 inches past shoulder. thx for the welcome

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    my life story is just that :
    I had past BSL hair that i dyed black for about 1 year or so, used a color remover then bleach on top, my hair melted off at the roots in spots..Not pretty, I chopped it off to shoulder length to salvage what i could which was nothing. The hair would break off when the wind blew. Nothing would remedy my problem except for cutting. I gave my self a nice pixie cut in August 2007 and have nearly APL of natural un-dyed hair.

    I also found out that my hair is naturally really curly and full of spirals, Before it was "chemically straighten" from all the dyes and bleach i used.

    I have pictures in my photo albums of what my hair was like before my cut all dried and twiggy lookin
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    I used to bleach mine in high school, and when I got tired of it, I stopped. I had two-tone hair until the natural color got to shoulder length. Then I got all the bleached stuff cut off. It was fried, that's for sure.

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    Thx for the support I am glad that others have had a similar experience. For those who have grown it out, how many years did it take ?

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    It's taken me about two years to go from having a visible demarcation line where I stopped dyeing. This was a year after stopping bleach, after I could not stand the two-tone look. Guess what, dye gave me another couple of years of two-toned hair, because there was always that demarcation line. I wore a lot of French braids and half ups for that first six months.

    Because I bleached, dyed, highlighted repeatedly, my length was more damaged than my roots, but all color treated parts of my hair feel different from the virgin growth.

    Now I only have about 3 inches of fried ends that have a different texture than the rest of my hair. Slowly, I'm cutting these off.

    It is very hard to stop dyeing once you start. But corrective dye, at least in my experience, fades and washes out and changes over time, so even if it is a perfect match with your natural hair color (and you know what your natural color is - I didn't!) you will still have a demarcation line.
    Feb 2013, solid BSL again but shedding. Wondering if this is really terminal length. Hairtype 1b/2b, F/M, ii

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    I'm on about three years of growing out some epic dye damage from BSL to nearly classic. It's a long, slow road, but I'm glad I didn't chop it all off.

    There's an article about damaged hair and how to help it in my siggy. It may be worth the read

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    To the best of my memory, it took me a year and a half to get my natural color to shoulder length.

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    Default Re: Growing out damaged hair color

    I came to this site with shoulder-length dyed hair that I was trying to grow out. I had dyed it close to my natural color, but as stated before I still ended up with a demarcation as I grew it out. It took a little over a year to get my demarcation line past chin-length which is where I chopped it all off. Now I'm almost to bsl and au natural. It's hard dealing with the two-toned hair, but it's not impossible, and I kinda think that the demarcation was more obvious to me than to others.

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