here's me with black hair... Look how bad that color is on me! When I kept telling people of my intentions to get rid of the black they told me how great it looked and I should keep it. Ha!
So I used hair stripper and it turned it a wacky orange/brown color, as you can kinda sorta see on a few of the dreads here:
I then used a couple different browns to dye over that (semi-successful).