Not a problem. As long as you don’t put too much color in the first time, you should be fine. However, if you put excess color in the first attempt, your hair will most likely start to turn blue. This is because the color you put initially mixes with the natural color of your hair and makes it more of a neutral shade.
Well, if you apply a huge amount of color at first, put less (or perhaps even none) of the second color. This will result in a nice dark brown or black color.
Again, don’t use a professional colorist as a guide. They just make sure you don’t get sick from the chemicals used in the process. While that’s an important consideration, their primary focus is to help you get the desired color. In addition, most professionals have years of experience and can assess a situation much more accurately than I or you can.
So, if you’re going to attempt this, here’s what you need to do:
- Use a little amount of product the first time. Just enough so you’ll notice a difference.
- Let your hair naturally dry for a few minutes. After that, comb it out with a wide-tooth comb.
- Now, put a little more product on your fingertips and run them through your hair.
- Comb your hair again with the same comb.
- Put just a smidgen more product on your fingertips. Go over your hair a third time.
- Now, start with the second one. This time don’t put too much product on your fingertips. Elseways, you’ll end up putting too much color in your hair.
- Go back to the first step and do it again. This time, use less product.
- Keep repeating these steps until you have the color you want. After that, use a wide-tooth comb to smooth out the color and let it set for a few hours.
You can repeat this process again on another day if you want. However, I don’t recommend this.
The second dye job will probably be a little lighter than the first since the natural color in your hair starts to show through. But, that’s OK. It just makes your hair more vibrant and brings out the natural colors in it.
In fact, when you’re finished with both dye jobs, you will end up with a very nice dark brown or black color.
Additionally, there’s no need to worry about the damage. Using a very small amount of product and doing it in a controlled manner will not damage your hair. Rather, your hair will grow stronger this way.
Now, let’s talk about the little matter of fading. If you do this procedure twice within a week, the second dye job will fade considerably faster than the first. That’s because the first dye job has a “memory” effect.
This means when you do the process for the first time, your hair will probably look great after 7-days. However, after 14-days, your second dye job (if you do it within a week) will be a pale imitation of how your hair used to look when you started.
So, what should you do? Don’t worry. There is a solution for it too. Wait at least one month before you do the second dye job. That way, the fading effect will be reduced to a minimum. Also, your second dye job will be as close to the original color as humanly possible. And, the memory effect will also be greatly reduced.
After all this, can I dye my hair twice in one day really is a yes? Yep, you can. You can dye your hair as long as you wait at least one month between dye jobs and don’t put in too much color the first time.