Rawrr asked in Beauty & StyleHair · 8 years ago

Dyeing black hair :o ?

I'm Hispanic and my hairs naturally black, I wanna dye it a medium or dark brown. I'm a hair virgin btw :o . I wanna know is there any way I can dye it with a bottle or should I bleach it first? Also any suggestions on brands? I thought I'd dye it that color then buy manic panic and dye the tips like a purple. Basically start experimenting with different hair colors. Any tips on how to go about this? Thanks.

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  • 8 years ago
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    Best At-Home Haircolor

    L'Oreal & Clairol, have been tested by women of all ages, and approved & recently published by the Good Housekeeping magazine for July or Aug. 2011, I can't remember which magazine issue I read from my doctor's office. Google it

    Playing with chemicals is not like playing with clothes, or doing a manicure, there are penalties for playing chemicals in the lab. Even hair color experts at the salon are not rocket scientists, they do a bang up dye jobs to their clients or their own hair.

    Example: "My hair is right about armpit length as it is, but I've severely damaged it by bleaching it all at once. As a student of cosmetology myself, I would have to say that it was probably one of the worst mistakes I could have ever made."

    Another example: ok i did my hair yesterday i DIDN'T bleach it ,but im not sure what its called but she took the color out of my hair and then dies it a blond color and my head was on fire it killed me so after that i hated my hair color so i colored it my self a darker color, it looked so ugly and it burned me again it rully hrt so after i washed it my mom checked it for me and found small spots of blood all over my top scalp like over 20 of em now im scared and don't know why its there is it from the color am i sick and something is wrong ??

    Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

    Google: Teen 'feared she would die' after reaction to hair dye

    The allergic reaction was caused by a well-known brand of semi-permanent hair dye Chloe used to turn her hair black for a Hallowe’en party. . . . . called for beauty bosses to ban hair dye chemical PPD (para-phenylenediamine) from the shelves. 11-04-11

    The chemical is not new and is present in a number of brands of dark hair colours, acting to help adhere the dye to the hair so that it doesn't wash out. It’s made from coal tar and is used in both permanent and semi-permanent hair colours. It’s well-known to be a cause of serious allergic reactions -- including something called contact dermatitis which can lead to rashes, blisters, and open sores.

    PPD is sometimes added to black henna tattoos and that using them is not safe. Allergic reactions usually begin within two to 10 days following application. One bad reaction can lead to sensitivities to other products such as hair dye, sunblock and some types of clothing dyes. Oftentimes, it's using the product a second or third time.

    Google: A 38-year old mother left in a coma after using hair dye. 11-22-11. SHE DYED HER HAIR MANY TIMES BEFORE, USING THE SAME BRAND.

    Permanent black hair dye is linked to causing leukemia and lymphomas.

    Google Salon Hair Dye Lawsuits. About 336,000 results (0.17 seconds) Dec. 2011

    When it comes to hair care treatments, product use or visits to a salon or spa, the consumer must take responsibility to do their homework and be aware of all the risks involved.

    Vanessa Minnillo Lachey: "I dated a guy once who wanted me to have blonde hair. Clearly, he was the wrong guy for me! I went to a lady who bleached my hair and it literally fell out. So, not only did I go back to my natural hair, I broke up with the guy!"

    One example: MY HAIR DRESSER DYED MY HAIR GREY. I've been crying for the last 2 hours, I want to kill that bish for destroying what was amazing bleach blonde hair. AND to make things worse, she cut my extensions WAY too short.

    "23 years old Rihanna is well known for changing her hairstyle and hair colour on a regular basis and it looks as though all those treatments have finally begun to take their toll on her mane and perhaps her common sense." US Showbiz 2-18-12 Rihanna has reportedly paid $23,500 for an emergency haircut after hers was ruined in a sauna, to fly out hair stylist from L.A. to London..The Province 3-1-12.

    A WOMAN was temporarily blinded when her face swelled up "like a football" following what she told was a severe reaction to hair dye.

    Carmen Rowe, 25, from Swansea was hospitalised for three days after using the Clairol 'Nice n' Easy' natural black colour. She said: "I lost my job, all for the sake of a glamorous hairstyle. I just want to warn parents what could happen." She claimed she carried out a skin test 48 hours before using the dye without a problem and has been colouring her hair since she was 13. March 3, 2012.


    Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.

    Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

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  • 8 years ago

    Why don't you go to the salon to dye your hair? Bleach can damage your hair a lot, but salons have dyes that can lift the color from black hair so that it becomes a brown color.

    If you don't want to go to the salon, there's a type of hair dye called Palty hair dye that works about the same. It's from Japan, where brown hair is really popular. You can find it in a lot of Asian beauty shops.

    I've also heard that using a boxed dye about a shade lighter than the color you want. So if you want dark brown hair, light brown dye should work.

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  • 8 years ago

    I do not understand why you would bleach your hair to make it brown. Your hair will go white/blonde and if you dye over it, the bleached hair will just come through it in the matter of weeks. Just use regular hair dye. Because you haven't coloured your hair before, it will be much easier for you to bring out a colour within your natural hair.

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  • 8 years ago

    bleach it,

    the longer the bleach stays in the blonder it goes

    good luuuuck

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