I have used both methods. When I have dark hair I almost always use box-dye because it is way cheaper and I get the same results. Whenever I am lightening - I ALWAYS go to a professional because it is way easier to damage your hair when lightening. If you are worried, then try a semi-permanent to start or just choose a shade that is a few tones darker - it will be easier to fix if you make a mistake. If you are worried about getting dye on your skin I put vasaline around my hair line and behind my ears, and the dye wont stick to it. :) Good luck!!
ABSOLUTELY TRUE! Lighter to darker can be done at home. I've never seen a good do it yourself bleach job.
be sure to get your crown and around the hairline very carefully.
You may want to minimize the shock by trying a Light Brown or Medium Brown... Dark brown on blonde hair is going to be almost black.
Read up on it so you understand the process. If you don't know what you are doing, chemical interactions can turn your green hair, or "fry" it. My daughter over did the bleach part of the process and literally destroyed her hair. She ended up having to cut all but about 1 inch off. You can probably get your mom or a friend to help, which would make it much easier.
I henna my wife's hair; grey to brunet. She might be able to do it herself, but it would be a whole lot harder. I would suggest henna. It is easier on your hair, and if you don't like the way it comes out, most of it will wash out over time so you won't have the die line a lot of women end up with.
Have fun and good luck.
Not at all Kilie , My wife does it all the time when her blonde roots start to show .
Thats what Crystal did the first time and came back home a redhead , It took a little time to end up with auburn brown at last .
most drug store hair dye is semi permanent.
Think you are supposed to go red first, then brown....as red holds the colour better, you get a better color result.
People dye their hair all the time, and they're fine. Why pay someone to do what you can do yourself?
All you have to do is follow the directions, and you'll be fine :) Just make sure you don't get dye all over the walls and your clothes or else you're due for a bad day lol