My aunt has been a DIY bottle blonde my entire life. I don't even know what color her real hair is, but I'm thinking it's probably a medium-to-dark brown, based on the fact that just about every other woman in our family has dark hair. She pointed me in the direction of L'oreal Paris dye "in the pink box," since that's what she's always used. I figured if it could dye over her dark hair, then it shouldn't be a problem for me.
My friend Sara and I went and picked up our own pink box, and went to town. An hour later, it was for sure lighter, but definitely not blonde. Especially not as blonde as the box promised.
I mean, I wasn't expecting THAT, but at least a little lighter, right?? Look at the Before & Afters on the side!
In fact, Matt came home and asked me what color it had been before, because he couldn't see the difference. Though over the weekend, he said he thinks it keeps getting lighter, because he's finally noticing it. :)
I actually like the color it turned out to be, so now I'm second-guessing my resolve to go in for round two. I was thinking that because it's a bit lighter now, perhaps it'll be a easier to re-dye in a week or two, and that maybe the dye won't have such a hard time lightening my hair. But I've also been down this road before, and I don't want my hair to turn orange again if it doesn't work out. Maybe I should just wait until I can afford to get it done at the salon instead.
Have you ever done a DIY blonde job? What did you use to get the color right? Should I just suck it up and wait to see a colorist?