Coloring Your Hair Black can be pretty permanent. Once you have that dark stain in your hair it can be very hard to lift out if you want Hi Lights or if you want to go back to a lighter shade. Color will not lift color so keep that in mind before you go very dark. If you want to go lighter all over a color correction service may be involved depending on how many times you have put the dark on your hair, is which a color remover is involved. Dark colors have a lot of red pigment, when you try to lift lighter a lot of red will come through.