I accidentally dyed my hair black!

My natural hair colour is a medium brown, and I decided to dye it a darker shade of brown-- it came out black. As of right now I hate it. I have pale skin and I look goth!

Is there anything I can do to lighten it up?

Guys, do you find black hair/pale skin even remotely attractive?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • Wash it well with shampoo and conditioner about every other day (any more and you're stripping your hair of much needed oils and such) and it should fade within two weeks at most.

    A lot of the time when you dye your hair the color will come out a few shades darker than it said on the box, ways to prevent that? You can experiment but I've never really cared so I don't actually know- a first for me as far as hair coloring goes.

    I do know the only way to chemically lighten your hair is to bleach it, or find some shampoo (if it exists) that strips color treated hair. But again you risk lightening your natural hair color more than you intended and once it's lighter it won't go back, you have to wait for it to grow out again.

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What Guys Said 1

  • Ive seen some very cute goth chicks. Don't worry about it. It's not permanent. :)

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What Girls Said 7

  • You could always just dye it a different color... like light brown or something, it won't come out exactly as you want it too but it will look lighter for sure. Or if you don't want to use hair dye use toner! orrr put in some light brown highlights ;) it will lighten your hair while giving it dimension

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  • Your hair color will most likely fade. I dyed mine dark brown a few months ago and it came out black initially, but faded to dark brown after two weeks.

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  • after time it will lighten, a lot, trust me

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  • Yeah that's what happens when you dye your hair dark brown, it will fade used head and shoulders shampoo and wash it thoroughly it will probably take about 2 months to lighten up. In my experience guys seem to like darker hair on pale girls.

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    • I'm starting to not hate it as much, but it's still just so weird to see me with jet black hair.

      What do I do when my lighter roots begin to start showing? I don't want black hair forever!

    • Probably by the time your roots are noticeable the rest of your hair will have lightened enough for you not to notice unless you look super closely.

  • colorful clothes, don't wear black allot, and if you are always smiling and keep a good additude about it and everything no one will think u've gone gothic x)

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  • that sounds like a great combo actually

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  • i think black hair is attractive.

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