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How To Go From Blonde To Brunette

Tired of all those dumb blonde jokes? Follow these tips to change your color, and see what happens when you go to the dark side.


  • TIP: Ease into your change from blonde to brunette. Start with a few lowlights, gradually adding more until you reach an allover brown.
  • Step 1: Rinse your hair and dry it to see your final look. Use specially-designed shampoos and conditioners to maintain your color.
  • Step 2: Make a note of the hair color brand and shade you used. Recolor your hair every four to six weeks to maintain your look.
  • FACT: Studies have shown that women with any type of blonde hair are perceived as less intelligent but more attractive.
  • Step 3: Apply the permanent hair color to your hair as indicated on the kit's packaging insert. Be sure to use the gloves provided and to carefully follow the directions.
  • TIP: Wear a smock to protect your clothing while you're bleaching and coloring your hair.
  • TIP: Visit a professional colorist. A major change in hair color is a tricky process, and it can be tough to get a perfect look at home.
  • Step 4: Use a quality daily conditioner for a few weeks before you color your hair to add strength and moisture.
  • Step 5: Test a small portion of hair with your coloring kit to determine if you have any allergies to the chemicals. Conduct the test 24 to 48 hours before dying your hair.
  • Step 6: Choose the right shade of brunette for your skin tone. Try a deep auburn if you look best in warm tones, while ash brown works best for cool tones.

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