PM Shines Color is Too Dark



I got a PM shines color done about a month ago, but the color made my hair so dark it's almost black. I went to a salon to try to lighten it, but when they did a test strand, the hair fell apart because I have used Sun In in my hair before.

I have been washing it a lot and I used a clarifying shampoo. Someone told me to use Dawn and baking soda, which made my hair break apart. It doesn't seem to be getting any lighter. Is there anything I can do other than just wash it more to lighten it? Thanks!

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Sun In is such a bad product to use if you're planning to do any sort of chemical process on your hair. Its a shame really. There should be red warning labels on the product about this possibility. I used it when I was young but I didn't color or perm my hair at the time.

There are two things you can do, other than wash the heck out of your hair to lighten it naturally.

Apply lemon juice to your hair and sit out in the sun until its completely dry or longer. Then wash and condition your hair as normal.

If you live near a beach, get out in the salt water. If not, just swim in a pool, as chlorine will lighten your hair too. You can also make your own salt water and home and spritz it in your hair until its fully saturated. Let it dry naturally in the sun, then shampoo and condition afterward.

The only other thing you can do is to give it time. Dark colors do fade over time. PM Shines is also notorious for fading quickly in some color shades, so use a little hair patience and your color should fade soon enough.

More About Sun In

When I was working in one salon, a lady came in for a perm. She was asked by her stylist if she had used Sun In, but she told the stylist no, she hadn't.

After the stylist applied the perm, her hair started melting and smoldering. I'd never seen anything like it before. Just another reason not to use this product if you are planning to use any chemicals.

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Jun 06, 2017
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Pm shine too dark NEW
by: Anonymous

I also got a PM shine and it was too dark I wash my hair about 10 times now and it's still dark dark brown I can't put salt on my hair because I also have Keratin in my hair what should I do?

Jun 23, 2016
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Just remember NEW
by: Anonymous

It's a school! You run that risk of ending up highly disappointed!

Aug 21, 2015
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Can I lighten dark hair
by: Shannon

You should be able to go get it lightened. Just in between everything make sure u get a deep conditioner done and buy some hair products from a salon. One product is nioxin. It helps hair grow and great on breakage. I haven't used pm shine yet but I'm about to. If it's a Demi permanent then it should come out easy. Ill mix hair bleach shampoo and water

Aug 06, 2015
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Mar 07, 2013
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Same Here
by: Anonymous

I couldn't be more frustrated! I too went to the Paul Mitchell school (which I have been to before w out problems). I have a medium chocolate brown color w a hint of natural red and a few subtle highlights. All I wanted was the same thing this time, but to have a little less red put in the toner/PM shine. I ended up w an ash dark brown that pulled out all of the red and highlights that ended up being a yellow gold. The supervisor did not use a toner because of time constrains SO I ended up with light yellow against dark brown. As you can imagine I couldn't live with it and I went back the next day. We decided to put a PM shine over it to add some red and darken up the highlights to blend better. NOW my hair is JET BLACK and all my highlights are gone!!!! And I had to pay for them to fix it!!!! NEVER AGAIN! I have a mess on my hands!!!

Oct 11, 2012
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Pm stylist
by: Anonymous

Your hair was already damaged it sounds like, and so pm shines will pull super dark if your hair is dry and damaged

Oct 11, 2012
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PM Shines doesn't stop processing.
by: Anonymous

PM Shines is a color that keeps processing, that is why you have to put it on quick and be very careful that when 20 minutes hits, wash it out, or you will end up with dark hair. It does fade on tone, so it starts out pretty dark. But if it was black, I would assume that your stylist let it sit too long, it has a much shorter processing time than regular color being that it's demi permanent and that it's just the type of color that keeps processing.

Apr 25, 2012
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can you color over dark hair
by: Anonymous

I used a stary night PM shine which is a chochlate dark brown in the sample piece of hair at cosmo pro. well my hair is jet black and if you get any on your skin it is hard to get out also. i had just used a calirifying shampoo on it a few days befoe i done it and used it again tonight after it turned out jet black. i want to know can you put another color over it to make it lighter? license cosmotologist only respond please...to donna_wesson2002@yahoo.com

Apr 25, 2012
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can you color over dark hair
by: Anonymous

I used a stary night PM shine which is a chochlate dark brown in the sample piece of hair at cosmo pro. well my hair is jet black and if you get any on your skin it is hard to get out also. i had just used a calirifying shampoo on it a few days befoe i done it and used it again tonight after it turned out jet black. i want to know can you put another color over it to make it lighter? license cosmotologist only respond please...to donna_wesson2002@yahoo.com

Feb 27, 2012
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lighten dark color
by: Anonymous

Get a very cheap hot oil treatment from the drugstore( vo5) apply all three tubes to dry hair. Allow to sit for 40 minutes. Wash well, and you will pull out 1-2 shades lighter.

Feb 27, 2012
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lighten dark color
by: Anonymous

Get a very cheap hot oil treatment from the drugstore( vo5) apply all three tubes to dry hair. Allow to sit for 40 minutes. Wash well, and you will pull out 1-2 shades lighter.

Jun 21, 2010
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PM shine
by: Anonymous

I have been washing my hair twice a day sometimes with a clarifying shampoo and sometimes with regular shampoo for about 2 months and the color of the PM shine has not lightened much at all. Is there anything I can use to help lighten it faster?

Jun 20, 2010
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pm shines
by: Anonymous

PM Shines, is a demi permanent line, so it will fade within 4-6 weeks, the clarifying shampoo is what i would do but not too often because it will dry out your hair. Just be careful with what you are putting on your hair, you don't want to ruin it with harsh detergents, or acidic chemicals.
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May 24, 2012
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TOO DARK
by: Anonymous

Same thing happened to me a week ago!

I'm so frustaded...

My hair is jet black now!

I HATE IT!!!!!!!!

My wedding is in a couple of months... I'm so disapointed with the Paul Mitchell school :(

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