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What Is a Tint-Back?

Definition: Tint-Back

Have you ever colored your hair, been displeased with the results, and immediately had the desire to revert your hair back to its original color? I hear you. Or, perhaps you have been coloring your hair so long, you don't even know the true tones of your natural locks any longer. Yes, I hear you once again. Like the name implies, a tint-back is a service in which color, bleach, and/or pigment fillers are applied to the hair to bring the hair back to the color that Mother Nature intended.
If you're going lighter, bleach, a softer color, and toner might be used. If you're going darker, a filler is often applied before the hair dye in order to restore pigment and ensure that the color remains uniform. Getting a tint-back service is also a great option if you merely want to take a break from highlighting, lowlighting, or any other coloring services. Have you ever had one?

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svavakr svavakr 6 years
I did try this once but it didn't turn out so great. Maybe my hair has been through too much, bleach, perm (mistake), you name it. My natural hair color is a dark blonde, grey-ish color (I know, doesn't sound good) but after the treatment the color wasn't even so I just died it back.
Allytta Allytta 6 years
yes. i was 17 i think. i went back to my dark brown from blonde top-head of highlights (you know, the ones you get from highlighting for 2 years). it was really good, the hair grew out and you couldn't tell a difference between the roots and the rest of hair, and it was instantly healthier and shinier and nicer to touch. that never went away, which i can't say about colouring your hair.
tamint tamint 6 years
i have! it made my hair feel sooo healthy. my hairdresser convinced me, after he saw an awful black hair dye experiment i had done to myself. when he was done my hair felt fortified and was gorgeus!
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
I want to go my natural ash blonde - my wallet could use the break and I'm curious how I'd look with my natural color. I've been dying my hair since I was about 13 and haven't been natural since. Nobody can seem to match my ashy roots enough that I can begin to let them really grow out. It's so frustrating! I wonder if even this could match my roots enough to let them grow out.
a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 6 years
I could really use this, I've been coloring my hair for sooo long.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 6 years
I've gone the toner route before and it worked wonders. I decided to stop getting my hair highlighted for about a year, but then decided I looked better with it done ;]
miss-leanne miss-leanne 6 years
I haven't, but I would love to do this!! I'm sick of going to salons to have them try to "match my roots" and my hair turns out black (my natural color is filled with a ton of brown tones, including light)
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