A few months ago I got my gray covered at a cheapo salon and I felt it came out too dark (or maybe just too flat, since it did seem to match my roots!). So I went to a good salon and the gal there has done highlights on me twice. So now quite a bit of the dark stuff is bleached.
It looks nice, but I feel like repeated bleaching is damaging it too much, and the time and money to highlight every 6 weeks is also beyond what I want to invest.
So, could I just buy some Nice & Easy or something, in a color close to my natural one but maybe a shade or two lighter, and cover the highlights (and my gray) at home? I know the new color can’t “lift” whatever remains of the dark dye, but the highlights are so extensive there isn’t too much left, and I’m going pretty dark anyway, so some slight variation is OK.
I also imagine I’d damn well better do some test locks to find out how fast my porous bleached hair will soak up the color, so I don’t wind up way darker than I want.
I’ve asked the stylist who’s done the highlights, but she has been a little vague, and of course, somewhat biased toward her doing whatever rather than me doing it at home. But I know I’ve seen some good, experienced advice on tricky hair color situations here before, so I’m hoping y’all have some help for me!
(And yeah, I’m posting about perfume and hair within five minutes of each other - I think deciding we’re not having more kids has finally kicked me out of “there’s a baby attached to me” survival mode back into “I’m a girl!” mode.)