Black hair is undeniably beautiful but it is a nightmare to color. In a world full of endless hair color trends, it makes sense that you’d want to change your beauty look every once in a while. After all, sometimes its cool to attempt to achieve that Jennifer Aniston blonde look or a chocolate brown shade like Selena Gomez is rocking these days. But how exactly do you go about lightening black hair? While it may not be a one and done process, it’s certainly possible to get a lighter hair color with the right know how and a little research. To help start you off on your newest hair color journey, here are some steps to keep in mind when it comes to going from black to brown.
Things You Will Be Needing
- Brown hair dye
- 30 volume developer
- Tinting bowl and brush
- Comb and sectioning clips
Choosing The Right Hair Dye Colour
In order to dye your hair a nice shade of brown, you not only have to lighten it, but neutralise these warm tones so that the color looks natural. A useful tip when you are dyeing hair to a lighter color, is to use a hair dye shade that is cooler than your desired shade. Whenever you lighten black hair, lots of red and copper pigment is revealed because the base tone of your hair becomes visible. So you need to choose the lightest shade of the dye, within the colour category you are looking to achieve. Every hair dye has a different effect on every different hair colour so swipe down to see.
Choosing The Right Hair Dye Brands
When you dye your hair, you will always get the best results by using a high quality professional hair dye brand. We recommend brands like Loreal, Revlon and Garnier, known to be excellent quality that give great results.
How To Mix The Dye
The shade of dye you have chosen needs to be mixed with a developer before it can be used. The developer not only works to lighten your hair, it drives the entire dye reaction and makes the dye permanent. For tone on tone dyes, you would use 10 vol peroxide to dye your hair with very little lightening. However, to dye black hair brown, you will need to use 30 vol developer in order to maximise the lightening effect. So the higher the developer number, the more lightning you will get.
How To Apply Dye
To apply the dye quickly and accurately, it is important to section your hair properly. The easiest method to do this is to divide your hair into four individual sections. You can do this by parting the hair down the middle from your forehead to the nape of your neck, then again from ear to ear, clipping the individual sections up as you do so. This leaves you with four quadrants to work on. Now that you have your hair sectioned in quadrants, begin applying the dye to your first quadrant from the back of your head, working around to the front
How Much Time to Leave Dye
Usually every hair dye has a different duration mentioned on the box. Mostly hair dye boxes say you need to keep them on for 40-45 minutes. But key is to follow the time duration given on the box properly.
How to Wash Your Hair after Dying
Try washing your hair with lukewarm water and without the use of any shampoo or conditioner. As your hair has already been treated with heavy dye chemicals, it is not ready for something strong.
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