I have v long highlighted hair and was sick of going to hairdressers to get roots done so took the plunge and had it dyed dark.
Now a year on it still looks shite, no shine, dull and no reflection of light, looks like a hank of wool.
Should I go and get blonde / honey highlights put in to give it some shine? My hair obviously does not like being brown! I treat it the same as I did when blonde, but then it was glossy and bouncy, just like Samantha Janus's hair and now I feel like Janine!
I am experimenting with different brands as I home dye. You need a good quality one with natural tones (wether it's home or hairdresser). I have fine hair and it looked dull until I started to use conditioner and also a styling spray. Now it's very shiny and no flyaways. You need to care for dyed hair.
Good plan P&L. Yes, long-term plan....doesn't have to be overnight after all... They have a shown me strand test of someone who was like me and changed her mind from blonde to brown and back again, and the strand they showed was like a paintbrush, very scary!