- If you dyed your hair black and want it blonde again, you can do it. However, as a professional colorist, I advise you to go to a salon.
- At the salon, a professional colorist will decide if you should use a color remover or bleach your hair.
- Both processes can ruin your hair if you don’t assess the condition of your hair beforehand or don’t have the necessary training.
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I think I’m being quite clear.If you dyed your hair black, you can go back to blonde. So, it’s definitely possible. Now, that doesn’t mean you have to do it yourself.
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I’ll explain it with another example.
Do you know the famous Acapulco divers? I met them when I was a little girl on a TV show.
I couldn’t believe those bird men who risked their lives by diving into the void to fall into the sea from 45 meters high. I ran to ask my mother if such a feat was possible.
Her answer was that it was possible. But it was only possible for trained people who knew both the jump and the waves. Otherwise, the slightest miscalculation could mean death.
I was amazed. I decided that I would continue watching the divers on TV and look for a safer profession. Years later, I found it: colorimetry and hair.
Do you understand now why I tell you that if you dyed your hair black, you can go back to blonde , but you must do it in a salon?
There’s a very simple reason.
Safety. The safety of your hair.
Why is that?
If you dyed your hair black and want to go back to blonde, you’re in for a very long process
Black is the darkest color on the scale. It contains red, orange, and yellow pigments.
To get your black hair back to blonde means removing all those colors until you get to yellow.
Of course, it sounds easy, but believe me, it’s not.
First, because you won’t be able to do it in one session. When you remove the black pigments, you’ll reach light brown, and red will appear.
Then, you’ll have to tone your hair to get rid of the unwanted undertones.
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Only after three weeks, you can bleach your hair again. Then, you’ll reach the dark blondes. Orange hair will appear. So, you’ll have to tone your hair again.
Finally, after three weeks, you´ll be able to bleach your hair to get to yellow, that is, blonde. I can assure you that you’ll also have to tone your hair because it’ll be
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Shall we take a look back?After nine weeks, you’ll have put your hair through six chemical processes including bleaching and coloring. I can assure you that even the healthiest hair will suffer.
So, even if it’s possible to get your hair blonde again after coloring it black, you should go to a professional.
Stylists have professional hair products such as OLAPLEX or WELLAPLEX, that can shorten the process while protecting your hair health.
But these products are also for professional use only.
We also know when color-treated black hair will resist bleaching back to blonde.
So, now that you know that the only possible and SAFE alternative to go back to blonde hair after coloring it black is to go to a salon, let’s see what options professionals have.
What options do you have to go back to blonde hair if you dyed it black?
In this case, the colorist will ask you how long ago you dyed your hair black because the options will depend on that.
If you dyed your hair black a few days ago, the colorist will use a color remover to bring your hair back to blonde
A color remover breaks the chemical bonds of the color molecules within the hair fiber, although it’s not considered bleaching.
After applying the color remover, your colorist will rinse your hair. They could reapply the color remover if there’re still color traces.
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I have to be honest with you. Color removers dry out your hair. They’re less damaging than bleaching but they break down the structure of the hair to remove the pigments.
If you dyed your hair black four weeks ago and want to go back to blonde the colorist will use a remover and then bleach it
In this case, even if the black is faded, the pigments are very persistent. So, to avoid several bleaching sessions, the colorist will use the remover.
Then, they’ll dry and observe the remaining color.
- If it’s an even dark blonde 6 or blonde 7, they’ll moisturize your hair and ask you to return in three weeks to bleach your hair.
- Alternatively, if it has unwanted undertones like light reddish brown 5.6 or brassy blonde 7.4, they’ll apply a toner to neutralize it. Then, ask you to return in four weeks to bleach your hair.
As you can see, your hair will also go through several processes where it’ll lose moisture and nutrients.
That’s why you should go to a professional.
If you dyed your hair black several months ago and want to go back to blonde, you’ll need to bleach your hair four or five times
At this point, you’ll prepare a bleaching plan with your colorist. If you risk doing it on your own, you’ll most likely burn your hair.
Don’t you believe me? Search Instagram for videos or images of “homemade bleach gone wrong.” I can guarantee you’ll get rid of the urge to bleach your hair as fast as I forgot about diving in Acapulco.
Remember that you won’t end up blonde in just one day. To get an even, harmonious blonde without any unwanted yellow traces, you’ll have to go through several bleaching sessions.
Now you know how to get back to blonde hair after having dyed your hair black. All these possibilities lead to one sure way for your hair: go to a salon for a professional hairdresser.
Any other option is a leap in the dark.