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What color high lights would look good with dark hair? I was thinking a reddish auburn color. ?

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  1. im the same… i think it may have to be pre-lightened first!! im bothered bout the roots being really nice red and the rest of it looking faded!! hope we find the answer… haaa

  2. If your hair is already dyed black you can’t go lighter unless you go to a professional to have the black color lifted with bleach then the new color can be applied. I would not recommend this. It is very, very damaging to the hair. This is not a procedure you can do at home….consult a professional

  3. Yes, it’s true, haircolor will not lift/lighten haircolor. You will have to use bleach to lighten the faded “black” to a desirable red shade. It is a very tricky procedure and extremely difficult to do at home. If you are on a budget and cannot afford this corrective haircolor procedure *this is corrective color and is more expensive), then visit a Beauty School for the service. Beauty Schools tend to be much less expensive than a Salon, as services are rendered by students, and supervised by Instructors.

    The other option you have is to simply have highlights added to your hair to lighten specific strands vs your entire head. After the highlights are finished, your hairdresser can apply a demi-permanent haircolor over the highlights to give you the red shade you want. The red could also be applied over the faded black to even out the color and add a hint of red. If you don’t like auburn, I suggest you go with a Red-Violet based red that will give you a cool red/plum shade.

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