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Black to blonde hair?

I have black hair, and went into the salon to get it lightened to blonde, but the lady said she could only do dark brown and i could just keep coming in till she got it to blonde. Well, she charged me a rediculous amount for it: $110!! Well, after about a week i went to wal-mart and bought this lightener "Born Blonde" but that just turned my hair orange!!! I tried buying another one to see if it would finally lighten and it turned it a little lighter.... is there anything i can buy at Sally beuty supplies or a retail store to finally get it to go blonde?


Asked by KittieM at 11:09 AM on May. 20, 2009 in Beauty & Style

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  • i have darker hair and yes you shouldnot just go striaght blonde it can look orange in stead also you risk your hair thinning and falling out just slowly start lighting it that is what i did in high school when i went blonde

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 3:41 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • get this stuff called unred & put it in the hair dye you buy it might help

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 11:15 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • you need to look for a hair toner, to get rid of the brassy colors.

    Answer by cloud144 at 11:17 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • Your best bet because it already turned an orange color is to go with strawberry blonde. If you do that for a little while youll be able to take it blonde without the orange tint to it

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:56 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • You have to bleach it. Then decide what kind of blonde you want to be.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • At this point you need to bleach your hair, and then you can buy the shade of blonde that you want, however this is very damaging... since you have already so much make sure you get some conditioner too! You cannot color your hair from black to blonde... your stylist was correct, however you can bleach it! Be careful and good luck!

    Answer by Rebecca727 at 1:04 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • find a toner use it the brassy color will lighten. YOu can also try Manic Panic Flash lighting it will litterally turn your hair white.

    Answer by StefInfection at 1:27 PM on May. 20, 2009