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how do think this would turn out on very very dark brown hair?

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suzywong Thu 24-Jul-08 14:22:57


I've never tried to go even a tinge lighter - done the plum/garish purple many times and you can see it in the light - do you reckon this would work. My natural colour is very dark brown.

It looks pretty good on pene cruise who has similar hair colour to me naturally. whayddyareckon? Am I being sucked in by the evil and manipulative beauty industry?

theSuburbanDryad Thu 24-Jul-08 14:25:24

I lighten my hair first - the only problem is that if the colour you put on top washes out it goes a bit ginger, IYSWIM.

I think natural dark brown hair would look better than that light brown colour tbh.

suzywong Thu 24-Jul-08 14:53:56

ginger you say? shock

so do you reckon you have to put a lightening agent on first with this casting creme product? I want instant gratification and vanity. Not fair

suzywong Fri 25-Jul-08 00:57:55


suzywong Fri 25-Jul-08 11:29:15

none of you self-absorbed vipers cares, do you?

maidamess Fri 25-Jul-08 11:31:46

I'm not sure if it would show up? I thought lightening hair was best left to the proffessionals, if thats what it takes to get the colour you want.

cocolepew Fri 25-Jul-08 11:32:36

It would make your hair a bit shinier, the castings aren't very deep in colour. If your hair is naturally dark brown it would cover some grey (not that I'm implying you have any)but it would stay the same colour.

OsmosisBanana Fri 25-Jul-08 11:32:51

Go to a hairdresser. Seriously. The amount of damage I have done with those bloody kits. My hair is dark brown.

mindalina Fri 25-Jul-08 11:33:00

There's usually a little colour chart on the box which tells you what sort of colour you can expect it to come out. If your hair is darker than the colour you want to dye it then I doubt it will change much tbh (unless the dye contains a lightening agent) but I have always bleached my hair so I don't know for sure.

toodlepips Fri 25-Jul-08 11:41:15

to be fair i think most people would be shy about giving advice on lightening before using that kind of product as it could go horribly wrong as would have to be a chemist and know how those particular chemicals react with each other and with your hair in particular...
me... i have hair the same colour as yours, and each time i've done a lightener at home it's gone a most peculiar shade of auburn, and made it crispy after the second wash after putting another colour over.
best to shell out and get it done professionally imo...
but, yeah, i am self absorbed... but am a cow not a viper...

suzywong Fri 25-Jul-08 11:52:09

then moo off to your pasture, MNers have been famously described as a Nest Of Vipers and proud of it

but thank you for your anecdote, that was all I wanted, just a snippet of empirical experience. I think I'll leave it alone, the dye.

toodlepips Fri 25-Jul-08 12:31:37

sorry... didn't know history as relative postnatal newbie... went for the snake/ox reference instead as i'm chinese, thought you might be too because of your name
<chews cud and wanders off to find another pasture>

suzywong Fri 25-Jul-08 14:11:51

oooh are you?
I am Chinese By Marriage, suzywong is really my married name but I am a Big English Whitey married to an exquisite oriental : - very Australian with parents from Malaysia and native Hakka speaker? My children are commonly known as The Fragrant Boys on account of their overpowering exquisiteness.

What flavour Chinses are you?

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