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Can I color my hair at home, or will it be uneven? (read details)

I have very long, thick, curly hair, with lots of blonde highlights. And about 7 months of dark roots! I want to have my hair done, before the holidays, but can't afford a big salon trip. Can I buy hair dye at Walmart and do it myself? Or are all the blonde highlights going to show through too much? I'm thinking of going very dark, almost black.


Asked by mama_moonsong at 2:32 PM on Nov. 23, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I agree with karamille, but if beauty school is not an option, go to a beauty supply store, and get better quality hair color than what Wal-mart carries, and you can probably get some actual expert advice there.

    Good Luck!!

    Answer by ohwrite at 2:40 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • If you go that dark, the blond pieces will look gray/ashy. Not to mention you will probably need AT LEAST 3 boxes of hair color to saturate all of your hair. I would recommend looking in the phone book for a nearby beauty school and see if they can get you in today or tomorrow. They should be very reasonably priced (about the same as 3 boxes of hair color) , the instructors will help them formulate, and you will get all of your hair saturated with enough color. I would suggest doing a medium/light brown. Close to your natural color. That way if you can't afford to keep it up, it will blend nicely.

    Answer by karamille at 2:37 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Going with such a dark color I would say you got a good chance of it coming out good! go for it!

    Answer by older at 2:34 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • you shouldnt just go dark right away or the blonde will turn a gross color. you usually have to take the lighter brown or red stage in between depending on your hair then in a few days you can dye it the dark color that you want. i do this all the time, good luck

    Answer by meagan678 at 2:34 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • I think you'll be fine. Is there someone who can give you a hand?

    Answer by TARARENEE at 2:35 PM on Nov. 23, 2010