The Hairdresser Made My Blonde Hair Too Dark, What Can I Do?

Dark brown-haired woman complaining

Don’t worry! All hair colors wash out after a few days.

If your blonde hair is too dark, here are some tips to lighten it:

  • If your hair is dark but in the blonde range, you can use shampoo with sulfates to lighten it.
  • Alternatively, if it’s light brown use shampoo with sulfates and wash your hair with hot water.
  • If your hair is dark brown, you can opt for color stripping, but you’ll need to have it done at a salon.
  • Finally, re-coloring your hair won’t lighten the color.


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Have you dyed your hair blonde at the salon and your hairdresser made your blonde too dark?


Before we start, the first thing I have to tell you is, relax!

Do you know why I’m telling you this?


Because all dyes wash out over the days.

So,   if your hairdresser made your blonde too dark, don’t worry. It has a solution.  

Hair color fades   with every wash.  


So, if your hair is bleached, and you colored it darker than usual, there’s nothing to worry about.

Sooner or later,   the blonde base of your hair will reappear.  

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First, you need to identify the color your hairdresser used. Is it blonde, light brown, or dark brown?

Woman with dark blonde hair doubting
Now you know that   there’s a solution if your hairdresser made your hair too dark blonde.   Are you feeling better?


I’ll tell you in more detail   how to wash out that dark color fast. 


First of all, what color do you have?

  • Your color may be too dark but   within the blond range.  
  • Alternatively, it may be [ su_highlight background=”#ff99f8″] a light brown [/su_highlight] tone.
  • Your hairdresser may have left your hair   dark brown.  


I’ll tell you how to fix those colors.

Of course, you need   to identify what color your hairdresser made so that you reach the appropriate solution.  


The hairdresser made my hair very dark blonde but it’s still a tone within the blonde range

Serious woman with dark blonde hair
If this is your case, then you can take it easy.

Maybe the hairdresser made a color that’s strange for you. However, that dark color may eventually fade with washes. [/su_highlight]


All colors take a few days to settle. So,   feeling weird about the new color is common.   But after the first or second wash, that starts to change.


That is quite frequent, especially with ash tones. These look darker at the beginning, but they look just the way you wanted it after the first wash. So, it is best to wait a few days   and everything will be solved.  


4 tips to make that too-dark blonde wash out faster

Warning:   None of the following is recommended after you obtained the color you wanted.  Do it only for a few days.

  • Wash your hair with sulfate shampoo twice.
  • Then,   apply a moisturizer   because sulfate shampoo dries out the hair. Leave it on for 5 to 15 minutes.
  • Blow-dry your hair. A good option is to use a flat iron, which also removes color.
  • Put some oil on your hair ends.


Again, don’t do this for more than a few days.

Otherwise, the sulfate shampoo will start damaging your hair.    

So, although this technique will help you lighten the color, you should use good moisturizers to compensate the damaging effects.


If it’s been a week and your hair is still too dark, your hairdresser probably didn’t apply a blonde tone. Continue reading to find out more.


Your hairdresser applied a light brown hair color

Disgruntled woman with dark brown hair
To lighten a light brown shade, you can also use a shampoo with sulfates. Other things that lighten the color are the sun and hot water.

Is this something I usually recommend to my clients?


Of course not.

Just like shampoos with sulfates, neither sun nor hot water are good for your hair’s health. However,   sometimes it’s necessary to break the rules. 


Remember to nourish and moisturize your hair, because that’s a rule you shouldn’t break. Were you planning to apply a light blonde shade on top of your color?


Don’t even think about it: Tone-on-tone coloring doesn’t lighten hair color.

I know it can be tempting to solve the problem by applying a new dye, but   all you’ll get is a color you don’t like at all.  


Now, if the homemade techniques I gave you don’t lighten that too dark blonde, then the best thing to do is to go to the salon.

  Tell your hairdresser that you want another color in your hair.   He’ll know exactly what to do.


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Is your new color within the dark brown color range?

Woman very annoyed by her dark brown hair

I don’t know how you got a dark color when you wanted to be blonde. Maybe you asked your hairdresser to go back to your natural color or darken it for some reason.

  If you were blonde and went dark brown, it was hardly a mistake.  


However, whatever the reason you want your hair to be lighter, you should evaluate how light you want it.

  • If you’re looking for a   light brown shade,  you could try color stripping. It means using a mixture of shampoo and bleach. However, to be honest with you, it’s an aggressive technique.


I recommend that you go to a salon in that case.   After lightening your color, the hairdresser will apply a new hair dye.  

This time, let’s go for the correct color!


As I said at the beginning: all dyes fade with washes. So, you could also use shampoo with sulfates to remove the color faster.

Look at it this way: instead of lasting 4 to 6 weeks,   your color will last 2 to 3 weeks.  


Conclusion: If your blonde hair is too dark, wait a few days. If it doesn’t lighten then, get to work

As you can see, everything has a solution.

If your hairdresser made your hair very dark blonde, you’ll need more or less patience to lighten it according to the color you have.    


Before going for any of the techniques I told you about,   it’s best to wait a few days for the color to settle.  

If you still see your hair dark after a week, get to work to wash out the color fast.


If after shampooing with sulfates, washing with hot water, and using a flat iron, you still think your blonde is too dark,   you should go back to the salon to have your color corrected.  

By the way, coloring or bleaching your hair at home is not a good option. You run high risks of ruining your hair.

Good luck!

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