@ess77 I also discovered that peroxide turns dark hair red. I was using peroxide on spots on my scalp that were continually developing sores, without paying much attention to what was happening to my hair. Until I took a trip with my parents and they both remarked on it. Unfortunately, it not only changed the color of the hair, it removed all the oils and nutrition from my hair and made it very dry and frizzy. I stopped using the peroxide and got a cut that removed most of the damaged hair. I've always been satisfied with what God gave me, even though I would dearly have loved to have my father's auburn color.