Here's a lesson for all of you out there who are looking to dye your hair dark. Thanks to a brave anonymous BellaSugar reader, you can consider yourself all the wiser about double-dying!
"My brother's girlfriend convinced me to dye my hair black. I didn't like the way it turned out, so I tried to dye over it—only to find out that you can't dye over black like you can with other colors.
I was told to go to a beauty supply store to buy something to remove the color. It turned my hair blond at the roots and orange in the length. It looked horrible.
Also, you are supposed to wait a couple of days once you strip the color away to begin dying again. I endured this humiliation, wearing a baseball cap around town for three days, until I tried to fix the color...but to no avail. It didn't take, and it left my hair looking like a wet Barbie doll's—gross!
Finally, I went to a hairdresser for a professional treatment, and we decided the only salvation was to cut all of my hair off. It's been a whole year and finally my hair is just getting back to normal. I will never again do anything to my hair myself again!"
Moral of the story: If you're planning a drastic change, a professional colorist is your best friend.