Dear Color Crew, . Keep in mind that going back to your natural color might be a shock at first, so take your time going darker. First off–when you get your hair highlighted, you're removing natural pigment from the hair by using a bleach or high lift permanent color. Coloring hair at home doesn't mean you have to give up all your highlights. Follow these simple steps to preserve some of your highlights while refreshing your . 'Mousy brown' and lighter is usually do-able in one process, but expect golden tones. Never apply heat when coloring or highlighting your (or you friend's) hair. I didn't have the highlights toned down either, they're proper blonde! . She's right, putting a brown coloured hair dye over blonde hair will turn . Feb 13, 2015 - Orange-y highlights typically happen when you apply an all-over blonde kit at home, which doesn't have a strong enough level of peroxide to fully lift the pigment in your hair like a pro can at the salon. Blondes can also look gray on the ends due to toner buildup after several coloring sessions. I've dyed my hair at home many times before with no problem, but I have never dyed over highlights. If I dye my hair a medium to dark brown, should that cover . Often, several different colored dyes are used to achieve a look of an entire head of hair appearing one solid color. When dying over highlights, the highlights . Jan 29, 2010 - Can I dye a permanent color over highlights on my own and not have it be a . My natural hair is a mousy brown and I get blonde highlights. Go lighter, go darker, cover highlights, or maintain your current look with pro tips . If you do need an all-over color boost, we recommend massaging leftover .