BoxColor;SableCove(dark brown) = Black?

rowdyromancerowdyromance Registered Users Posts: 69

my hair was previously dyed to a very light brown with maximum highlights.
Well, I came down to the states to visit the 'rents and got a little bored... decided to go back to my natural. My natural is a very dark brown but GOOD LORD; My hair is NOT black. Well, it is NOW!
Anybody else have trouble with box dye?- Hair going darker then description..? I don't have a problem with the color... but, just wanted to know if it's more common then not.
Also, in the sun.. where I used to have alot of blonde in my bangs... I noticed the color is a dark chalky grey. Anyone have this problem? Do you think when the color starts to fade it may turn... well, grey???
I'm a little nervous of the future outcome... so please, any pointers, headsup, etc.... please help. Thanks much.
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  • msgdfx1msgdfx1 Registered Users Posts: 106
    Typically, I have found that you should choose one (1) shade lighter than your desired shade. For example, if you wanted Dark Brown hair, then you should actually apply a Medium Brown color. I am not an expert by any means, however, I believe that the porosity of the hair may have contributed in the hair grabbing the dark color.
    3C and natural for 5 years:angel10:.
  • sweetpeacurlisweetpeacurli Registered Users Posts: 343
    I've found that almost all brown box dyes look REALLY dark at first, then fade out to the color I expected within a week. How recently did you dye?
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  • rowdyromancerowdyromance Registered Users Posts: 69
    dyed it.. what i think.. was last thursday.
    "Is your hair natural?"- You don't honestly think I'd do this on purpose, do you?
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  • BohemianRenegadeBohemianRenegade Registered Users Posts: 1,078
    I also now have black hair from dying my hair "dark brown" Saturday. I hope it fades fast!
    Trying to find some sanity as I work on my master's in nursing...
  • rowdyromancerowdyromance Registered Users Posts: 69
    well, this dark color has grown on me actually...
    now the ends seem to be fading a bit.
    and .... well, im sad. hahha
    "Is your hair natural?"- You don't honestly think I'd do this on purpose, do you?
    Missin' the PornStar Hair
  • modegrrlmodegrrl Registered Users Posts: 274 Curl Neophyte
    Same thing just happened to me. But I KNOW my hair is porous due to lightening it. I bought the dark brown anyway. Should have bought med. brown. Anyone know how to fade it? I heard bleach and shampoo mix will work.
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  • catchthewavescatchthewaves Registered Users Posts: 7
    Same thing happened to me. I bought dark chestnut and my hair is now jet black. I hate it! Am thinking about coloring over it with medium brown.
  • CurlyQTPiCurlyQTPi Registered Users Posts: 3
    Lord, and the same happened to me last night when I dyed my hair. I had this awful two-tone hair, it was my natural light/dark brown mix with icky faded red ends...I got some dye that looked just like the natural dark brown, and now my hair's just about black! I do kind of like it though, it seems to bring the curls out.

    I just need to get the dark out and get back to nature!
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  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Registered Users Posts: 5,297 Curl Neophyte
    Dark brown always looks almost black when you color it. Medium brown is very dark - my hair is what I would consider a medium ash brown, and if I use a Light Ash Brown dye it matches my natural color perfectly.

    Yes, when home coloring, ALWAYS use a shade lighter than you would think to use.
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  • EedesEedes Registered Users Posts: 2
    See me phucking her!

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