How to Get Rid of Dyed Hair & Go Back to Your Natural Hair

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Getting rid of dyed hair and going back to your natural hair color involves either darkening or lightening the hair to match the root color. Eliminate dyed hair to grow out natural hair with tips from a professional hair stylist in this free video on hair care.

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Hi, I'm Amelia and I'm here to talk to you about how to go back to your natural hair color. When you go and decide what color you want to go back to, always let your hair grow out just a little bit so that way you can see your natural hair color. As you can see on this model, we've got sort of an eighth of an inch of root there. So that let's me know that she's naturally a brown. So then what I'm going to do is I'm going to first use a tint or a filler. You can get color fillers at the beauty supply. So always use a protein filler of some sort before you put the color, the desired color on top. Otherwise you're going to have a sort of a greenish, grayish tone to your hair. If you are dark and you're trying to get back to your natural and your natural is lighter, then you're going to have to use a color remover or you're going to actually have to pre-lighten the hair or bleach the hair and then go back to your natural. So this is not something for the faint of heart and not something that I would recommend doing in the kitchen. I do recommend going to the salon and having this done. And go to a reputable salon that does corrective color on a regular basis because this is a fairly corrective process. Now the lesser of two evils is going to be going from light to dark because light hair is a lot easier to deposit color. Whereas if you were going from dark to light, it tends to not lift evenly. You're going to get splotches and there's a chance that you may pull on the warm side or you may see red or brassiness in your hair when it's complete. So it can be done and it can be done beautifully. Just make sure that you let a little bit of your natural color grow in so that way the designer that you go see or you and your friend can actually pick out a color that's very, very close. And if you're tinting back, in other words, going from blond to dark, you may even want to go a shade or two lighter, I mean, I'm sorry, darker, so that way as it fades, because it will fade quickly, as it fades, you will eventually get right on target to your natural level. So that's how you can go back to your natural hair color.

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