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    Default Should I dye over my highlights?

    I have very dark brown hair (approaching black), and had some lighter brown highlights put in last summer. Now, they are fading and have started looking like straw yellow/blonde, and I want to revert back to my natural dark brown.

    Question is: Can I dye over them? If so, any recommendations on what brand/product I should use to minimize damage? I've never dyed my own hair before, so would love any tips you can offer.

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    Default Re: Should I dye over my highlights?

    I did that with henna and indigo ... my hair is almost black and I had blonde highlights. Henna and indigo covered it up and I got a close enough match that I could grow it out without any more coloring. It was a dark reddish brown - more red than my natural color but the difference was probably only noticeable to me.

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    Default Re: Should I dye over my highlights?

    I would suggest a Demi color, it will be less damaging than a permanent color, but your bleached highlights will probably hold the color almost as well as a permanent. I would suggest a shade lighter than your natural color, sometimes bleached strands will really absorb the color and it can come out a bit darker.
    I am only really familiar with professional Demi colors, so I don't have any recommendations if you are doing it yourself at home.
    Good luck !

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    Default Re: Should I dye over my highlights?

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraBella View Post
    I would suggest a Demi color, it will be less damaging than a permanent color, but your bleached highlights will probably hold the color almost as well as a permanent. I would suggest a shade lighter than your natural color, sometimes bleached strands will really absorb the color and it can come out a bit darker.
    I am only really familiar with professional Demi colors, so I don't have any recommendations if you are doing it yourself at home.
    Good luck !
    Thanks! I'm hoping that whatever I do, it doesn't change my base color too much cuz I don't want roots to show when my new growth comes in.

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