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Highlights on dyed hair??

Babyk005Babyk005 Posts: 205Registered Users
I wanted to get highlights but my hair is dyed a reddish brown color right now. My natural color is medium brown. I wanted to dye my hair medium brown and then get blondish highlights.
Basically my question is, will the highlights come out blonde or orange because the hair is dyed?
How long should i wait after dying the hair brown before putting on the highlights.

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  • MimsTXMimsTX Posts: 3,482Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It really depends on what you use to lighten the hair, and how proficient you are at coloring in general. TYPICALLY, once red is in your hair, most people have a hard time getting it out and would end up with brassy highlights if they tried to bleach them out.

    If you're worried about it, I'd say definitely get them professionally done. Highlights can be tricky as far as placement too, so it's usually the easier route :)
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  • patientlygrowingpatientlygrowing Posts: 62Registered Users
    I had red hair and i mean red it was soo bloody bright it wasnt funny I used (clariol light and easy 114 in natural light ash brown) and the red was gone....
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  • patientlygrowingpatientlygrowing Posts: 62Registered Users
    You need an ash tone to get rid of the red you cant always look at the colour on the box it wont turn out exactly the same as the picture it depends on your hair colour, mine turn out a nice chocolate brown and it was bright aurburn red it was blinding lol
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  • deletedelete Posts: 815Registered Users
    L'oreal makes a kit with the color and highlighting in one box. It's great. I've used it several times, all different colors and I love it.

    It takes the worry out of everything.

  • KaisercurlsKaisercurls Posts: 100Registered Users
    Babyk005 wrote: »
    I wanted to get highlights but my hair is dyed a reddish brown color right now. My natural color is medium brown. I wanted to dye my hair medium brown and then get blondish highlights.
    Basically my question is, will the highlights come out blonde or orange because the hair is dyed?
    How long should i wait after dying the hair brown before putting on the highlights.

    I color and highlight my hair. Color you hair and then do the highlights. If you have grey's that is.
    I recommend ONLY doing the crown of your head. No highlights on the sides or in the back underneath.
    I am a 2c w/spirals underneath! 35 years old with 85% white hair. I am currently using DevaOne everyday with No Poo. I am using Smooth N Shine Gel Conditioner Extra-Hold on my course hair and it works awesome for 3 bucks. I found putting Color Magic into my hair color really covers the gray well. :blob7:
  • CurlyLinZeeCurlyLinZee Posts: 462Registered Users
    Not to be a kill-joy, but just to add my 2 cents:

    I went for a color correction. I had some really over-dyed spots in my auburn dyed hair that were nearly black. I thought they would find a way to lighten that spot, but they talked me into highlights as a way to even out the tone.

    They ruined my hair!!

    It was not in good enough condition to withstand highlights, and I've suffered breakage. What's worse, the dark spots are still there. Then I had to deal with Ronald McDonald orange highlights in some areas.

    BUT--my hair was dried out and not in good condition to start with. If your hair is healthy, it might work out just fine for you.

    I just felt I should warn you--highlights can be very damaging!
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  • PJsMomPJsMom Posts: 173Registered Users
    My natural hair color is a medium/dark brown...I wanted...my stylist dyed my hair medium reddish brown, and then she did highlights to lift some color on the red, and that came out a nice blond color. I was very happy with the results, but it was professionally done, I didn't do it at home.
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  • georgiecurlgeorgiecurl Posts: 26Registered Users
    I'm honestly thinking coloring at home is more beneficial than professional coloring. At least with my last two bad experiences, I don't think people listen. I said blend gray into goldish highlights without making the ends any more red. So I end up with nearly black all over color, no depth at all. Oh sure it will lighten eventually. At least to some extent, but how long will it take for demi-permanent to fade out?? I also sat under a dryer so that won't help me at all. I already came home and washed twice with a traditional shampoo I still had lying around. Normally, I don't shampoo except lightly with a no-cone mild shampoo for color hair once a week or less. I'd rather put up with the gray than this fake over-colored look. Should I just paint in some highlights?? You would think a color hairdresser would know to use a color LIGHTER than the natural shade, no?? Any ideas appreciated! :ncool:
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  • eriNICE09eriNICE09 Posts: 4Registered Users
    So I have naturally brown hair with lots of blonde highlights.
    My problem is when i got them touched up my hair got blonder it didnt just touch up my roots.
    I dont know what to do because i want to keep it blonder but I'm afraid if i got them re touched up again that i will go very blonde which i dont want.
    I dont want to pay to dye brown then get blonde highlights over it, that would cost hundreds. What do I do! Should i try a new stylist cause thats not supposed to happen or try someone else to just do brown with blonde highlights and start over once and then have someone who can touch up my highlights exactly.

    I have prom comming up and i dont want to do anything drastic so i dont want to go brown before but im afraid if I get another touch up it will be disaserous.
    Please!! I need help!!!
  • morrighumorrighu Posts: 707Registered Users
    I'm honestly thinking coloring at home is more beneficial than professional coloring. At least with my last two bad experiences, I don't think people listen. I said blend gray into goldish highlights without making the ends any more red. So I end up with nearly black all over color, no depth at all. Oh sure it will lighten eventually. At least to some extent, but how long will it take for demi-permanent to fade out?? I also sat under a dryer so that won't help me at all. I already came home and washed twice with a traditional shampoo I still had lying around. Normally, I don't shampoo except lightly with a no-cone mild shampoo for color hair once a week or less. I'd rather put up with the gray than this fake over-colored look. Should I just paint in some highlights?? You would think a color hairdresser would know to use a color LIGHTER than the natural shade, no?? Any ideas appreciated! :ncool:


    If it's a semi or demi permanent color, it takes MANY shampoos with regular sulfate poo to come out (pun intended). Instead, try Prell or Dishwashing soap and see if that doesn't strip a good bit of it. Be prepared to do a serious DT after tho.
  • kbour03kbour03 Posts: 5Registered Users
    I'm honestly thinking coloring at home is more beneficial than professional coloring. At least with my last two bad experiences, I don't think people listen. I said blend gray into goldish highlights without making the ends any more red. So I end up with nearly black all over color, no depth at all. Oh sure it will lighten eventually. At least to some extent, but how long will it take for demi-permanent to fade out?? I also sat under a dryer so that won't help me at all. I already came home and washed twice with a traditional shampoo I still had lying around. Normally, I don't shampoo except lightly with a no-cone mild shampoo for color hair once a week or less. I'd rather put up with the gray than this fake over-colored look. Should I just paint in some highlights?? You would think a color hairdresser would know to use a color LIGHTER than the natural shade, no?? Any ideas appreciated! :ncool:
    What finally happened to your hair? Mine turned out black, too. I've washed it 3 times with not much luck.
  • RockStarVixenRockStarVixen Posts: 1Registered Users
    I work at a salon and wondered what happened with your color?

    I definitely would goto a salon to have color correction done - but you MUST make sure the person you goto knows how to do color correction. This is why morrighu's hair ended up turning black.

    My hair is highlighted and colored currently.....it has been black and crazy colors for about 13 years now, so we are GRADUALLY taking the black out. My hair is naturally a medium to dark brown. Right now it's a mix of medium brown, the rest of the black that will soon be coming out and light brown highlights. My hair is a bit dryer, but so far it's going well.
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