Dye Bleached Hair

Girl who is choosing a new hair color
Q: I had my hair bleached, and I was wondering if it's possible to dye my hair into a darker hair color again?
A: Certainly, provided that your hair has not been too badly damaged by the bleaching process. If your hair is in good condition after the previous chemical service, you should have no problems with re-coloring the hair.
Now, if you are planning to recolor the hair, be sure to take into account the base color of the hair as it is now, and the base color of the hair color you are planning to use on it. For example, if your now bleached hair has a yellow tone, and you plan to use a hair color that has a blue base color, you could end up with a greenish tint to the finished hair color. By making sure that the color used is compatible with the color you have already will prevent unfortunate results.
In the same example as before, using a hair color with a violet base color on the yellow-toned hair will give a more natural result as the violet will counteract the yellowing of the original color.
Take some time to read our previous articles on hair coloring, to make sure you understand the conflicts possible in mixing different hair color tones and shades. These articles can help you make better color choices and get the results you desire.
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See also:
The bleaching process
How long must I wait until I can dye my hair after I've bleached it?
Is it ok to bleach hair after a relaxer?
How many times can you bleach your hair in a year?