Do you want to know how to fix a blonde dye job gone wrong?
You don’t need to call the fire department because we’re still a long way from a true emergency. You don’t need to be scared; you know why?
- Because blonde is the easiest color to fix, so you can breathe easy.
- What you need to do is identify what went wrong with applying the color.
- Then, once you’ve figured out what’s gone wrong, you can choose the right shade, either to fix the color or to even out color you aren’t happy with.
I’m sure that your heart rate has already gone back to normal, and you’ve given up the idea of wearing a hat for the rest of your life to hide your hair.
So, now that you’re a little bit calmer, you probably have another question: how do you know what went wrong with your blonde dye? You need to know that to be able to fix it, right?
Don’t worry, I’ll guide you through finding the answer to this question. After all, the fairy godmother didn’t just give Cinderella a pretty dress, right?
She also helped out with some other parts of her look, like her carriage that took her to the palace to find her prince.
So, don’t go away, at least for now, because I’m about to tell you:
- How to fix a blonde shade that you’re not happy with
- How to fix blonde that turned out uneven after using the dye
- How to even out the blonde at your roots and ends
You’ll see how after reading all this information, you’re going to love your blonde, just like the most famous blondes out there, like Marilyn Monroe or Farrah Fawcett.
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How to fix a blonde color you don’t like
Did you use a blonde color that you don’t like?
Commonly, women see beautiful, blonde manes on social media and fall in love with them.
But, there are a few small secrets that they don’t know, like that the pictures that you see on social media and even the pictures in the salon itself, are often made up of hair extensions, wigs or editing.
A little disappointing, right?
The thing is, not everything that shines is gold, as simple as that. Those platinum or white manes, and even the golden beach waves, are often extensions, wigs or edited just for the pictures.
So, if you’re looking for a color you saw in a photo on Instagram or a picture of a fashion model, the first thing you should do is make sure that it’s a real one.
You must choose your color carefully when you go to the store to buy your color kit to avoid that kind of disappointment.
That way, if you’re looking for a shade you saw online, you’ll know if it exists in real life or not.
If it does actually exist, and you used it, but you’re not happy with how it turned out, maybe because of your hair length or skin tone and it just isn’t what you imagined, you can fix it.
You should use another dye to cover the color that you don’t like.
How should you choose a new color?
- For example, if you used a 9 and you don’t like it, then you can use a 7, no problem.
- If you used a 7 and you don’t like it, you can use a 9 this time around.
- And if you used an 8 and you’re not happy with it, then you can use a 7 or 9, and either one will work.
No matter which shade you’re trying to apply, you shouldn’t have any problems or need to bleach, since you’re starting with a blonde.
And that’s a very positive plus side, mostly because of your hair’s health.
Now, what happens if when you dyed your hair blonde and the color ended up uneven?
Don’t worry, the solution to that problem is also easy.
How to fix blonde that ended up uneven after using the dye
Even though you might not believe it, this is one of the most common issues that people run into coloring their hair at home.
Want to know why it happens?
Because you need to have a lot of experience to apply the dye to your hair as well as to know the exact quantities of products that you’ll need to use in each section.
If when you dyed your hair blonde, the color ended up uneven, it’s probably because you applied too much dye at your roots and then you didn’t have enough for the middle of your hair and the ends.
Also, the back part of your hair is hard to cover without the help of a friend.
But, don’t worry too much, because the solution is also very simple. All you have to do is fix the uneven parts because the rest of it is the color that you’re happy with.
Now, you do need to be careful, we’re not messing around, so this time be proactive and if your hair is long, buy two boxes of dye to make sure that you have the right quantity of dye to cover your whole head.
How to even out a blonde dye job gone wrong so it looks the same at the roots and the ends
Right when I was writing the post, one of my clients sent me a message.
She told me that because she was short on time, she hadn’t been able to come to the salon and since you could see her roots, she decided to touch them up on her own at home.
The only thing is, instead of using the normal blonde color that we always use, she decided to go for a lighter color.
Do you know what happened to her?
By using a lighter color than the one we usually use, her roots ended up one color and her ends another.
Let me explain to you the same thing I explained to her.
Your roots are new hairs that haven’t undergone as many chemical processes; they’re “baby hairs.”
That’s why the dye ends up looking lighter: since it’s extremely healthy hair, it absorbs any pigment quicker.
On the other hand, the middle and ends of your hair have been through several chemical processes, so it’s harder for them to absorb the pigment.
So, between her lack of experience and lack of knowledge, she ended up with a lighter color at her roots than at her ends. That’s what happened to my client.
Is there a solution for that?
Of course, there is! You need to use a dye to even out the color.
- In her case, for example, she had shade 7 blonde hair and decided to use a 10, I suggested that she use an 8 to even out the color.
- If you had an 8 shade and you used a 10, you could use a 9 to even out the color, and if you used an 11 or 12, you can use a 10 to even out the color.
That way, your hair will all be the same color and it will be evened out for next time you dye your hair.
This is important: the next time you want to lighten your hair a few shades, remember to only do it one shade at a time, so the difference between your roots and ends isn’t so noticeable.
For example, if you have a 9 shade, use a 10, and if you have an 8, use a 9, because lightening your hair several tones all at once and make your roots end up lighter than the rest of your hair all over again.
As you can see, fixing a blond that you don’t like or that looks bad, is quite simple.
But, it’s never a bad idea to come to some precautions, just in case.
After fixing the blonde dye that you didn’t like, make sure you’re taking good care of your hair, nurturing it with reparative masks to give your hair back its hydration and avoid it drying out and frizzing up.
And now, tell me, why do you think that the blonde you were looking for didn’t turn out how you’d imagined?