I went home and immediately started researching how to reverse dark color. I ended up using Color Oops, a product that is supposed to take out permanent color and return your hair to its natural shade. In my case, I knew that wouldn't happen because my hair was stripped of its natural shade when I went blonde. But I thought it would take it to some shade lighter than what I had. And it did just that. It changed to a very brassy light brown. Then I used a protein filler from the beauty supply store. (Necessary according to the directions of Color Oops). Finally, I recolored it with John Frieda color foam in light natural brown. I only left it on for five minutes and it got way darker than the box picture, but still an improvement from the near black I had before. I'm happy for now. I'm tired of messing with it. Hopefully my roots will grow, and grow, and grow FAST. :) I can't imagine messing with color for a long time! That was a mess. It makes me wonder, do other people have these same issues with salon color, or is it just me? I also had problems going to blonde, as I posted about before. So frustrating!
The final pic here doesn't look that much lighter than the near black pics, but trust me, it is!