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Out of the dark

A few weeks ago Agim Salon discussed changing hair color to dark from light, a simple enough process but what about making the opposite change?

There are some methods you can adopt and visiting a salon is just one of them and if you want to try one or more methods suggested below just remember that timing and hair condition need consideration, Agim Salon would recommend you visit a hair salon to discuss these kind of consideration. You can ask Agim Salon who will be happy to help.


While direct sunlight will create a lighter shade it only changes the hair that is exposed to its rays. If you are happy with just the outer layer being lighter and you are fortunate enough to have sufficient sunlight then you can do this at no cost.

For those of you who want to achieve more or cannot spend enough time in the sun, here are a few methods you could try out.

Off-the-shelf product

Many local drugs stores stock lightening sprays, which are simply to use and are easily affordable. Spray the hair where you want it and blow dry. Did I mention it was simple? If you are going out in to the sun you can perform this very easily task just before you go out and the sun will create a chemical reaction with the spray and make the color even lighter.


Many drug stores also stock hair dye and this can be used to lighten hair coloring but is perhaps limited to achieving just 2 or 3 shades lighter. Select a shade slightly lighter than you want (perhaps just 1 shade). When using a dye, the lightening process is permanent and to go back to your original color will require more dyeing. Do not chemically dye your hair more than 1 time in a 4-6 week period.

Hair Salon

Of course going to your local hair salon is the option if you want instant results but it is going to cost more. You will also get a great amount of information about changing hair color from these people and they may even doing it way be an unwise choice. Contact Agim Salon HERE and they will be happy to help you with this.


Add a little lemon juice, squeezed from the lemon or from a bottle, to the conditioner you use. By adding more, the more the lightening effect will be and may be a case of trial and error perhaps. The conditioner protects the hair so you need not worry about that. The lemon juice approach may take several attempts if you have dark hair and probably will not work on black hair.

Agim Salon are always happy to help you with anything in relation to hair and beauty. Feel free to contact us and simply ask your question(s)

Step out of the light and in to the dark

At Agim Salon, we want to make sure that you are completely satisfied. Whether you are looking at changing your hair color in the store, or at home, we are interested in your satisfaction. Many other salons around are focused around their bottom line, i.e. money. At Agim Salon we do things differently to earn your patronism. In this article we are going to briefly touch on hair coloring, from light to dark.

The physical aspect of changing the color of your hair is not generally a problem; however Agim Salon would like to highlight some points that need careful consideration. Will the new color suit you? Will a new hair color compliment your skin tone? Or will you need to make additional changes with regards to the make-up and color of the clothes you currently wear?

Transformation of hair color is common place and with the modern day advancements in hair colorants and while the ability to undertake this change, some people remain cautious about such a transformation. Agim Salon will address some of the points you need to know if you are planning on “making the change” from light hair to dark hair.

Although changing from a light color to a dark color is far easier than changing from dark to light, Agim Salon suggests when making a drastic change such as this, it is best to not stray too much by keeping closer to the natural color of your hair, perhaps within a couple of tones, especially if you choose to make the transformation at home.

If you experience something of a dilemma when choosing which shade you would like, Agim Salon suggests it is best to “play safe” and be a little cautious. If you manage to reduce your selection to 2 or 3 shades then it is perhaps wise to choose the lightest as the color shown on the box might actually be a little darker. At least by adopting a cautious approach you keep the option to use the next darkest shade the next time. It may take several attempts to reach the exact look you are trying to achieve but it is better than the alternative of getting it horribly wrong by “going too dark”

Once you have applied the colorant, and it has dried of course, Agim Salon recommends you use a good quality conditioner to “seal it”, this will help to reduce fading that is common when you change hair color to darker shade. Fading happens quicker in the early stages but as you build up the color with more colorant, the fading will ease off. If your natural hair is very light you will almost certainly need to apply a gold colorant prior to applying your chosen shade. If you do not perform this initial small requirement you could find you hair turning in to an ash color that is not likely to be flattering.

If in doubt, ask questions at the store where you make a purchase or inquire at Agim salon here