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!
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.