I Am A Hairdresser....Ask Me Anything

Okay, so I'm not only a hairdresser, I am also mum of two boys and I love to listen (and talk!) but I do have my own salon and very much enjoy helping people with their hair questions (and sometimes their hair catastrophies!).  Give it a go. If I don't know, I'll say I don't know and help you find the answer.

est941 est941 41-45, F 375 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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My natural hair color is a medium to dark brown with a reddish tint. When i color my hair dark brown as it fades it becomes brownish, orangish, reddish color. I was told I had to go to a cooler color to cover and get rid of the rusty look. So I went black and have stayed this color for nearly a year now. I want my hair to be a blue black or have blue highlights and when I try blue black colors i get a green tint. And i just tried to add blue high lights and ended up with a bleachy gold color where the highlights were placed, then went professional with a expresso and blue mix and after 40 minutes rinsed and there wasn't a speck of blue anywhere to be seen on my head. But when under light/sun you can see red highlight or tint. Why am I not getting the blue I want? Why am I not getting any blue at all?

Everytime I dye my hair it goes like a brown gingery colour but I want to go lighter like a caramel colour, how would I do it?

Help I am naturally dark brown hair color and just went very blond all over I want it brown again what do I do?

I want to dye my hair chesnut brown with a shade lighter than burgandy... would I just grab the colors I need or do I need the highlighting kit

Before I bleached my hair , the color was my natural black hair dyed red, so dark red. Then I bleached it twice then added splat crimson red hair dye. Then I put a blue dye on my hair that didn't take but it did turn my roots green or muddy. So I have bright red hair with muddy green bleached roots with spots of hot pink . Can I just dye it all black? What could I do?

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Hi, i was just wondering i recently had my hair done as a full head of foils from being black, its now a light brown with cameral through it with little bits of black still through it not much but and was wanting to go a chocolate brown all over just doing it from home, will the result go over the bits of black since almost all of my hair is now a light brown will it come out chocolate brown?

For the past 10 years I've had my brown hair highlighted with foils . I now would like to go back to my natural or as near my natural colour as I can . If I use a neutral protein filler will this prevent it turning out a putty green colour . I've been deliberating this for months now , any advice you could offer would be much appreciated . Many thanks Annie :)

I've just used well a golden blonde hair dye over the top of live pink and it's gone a ginger colour? What shall I do


Hi i just dyed my hair last friday using garnier deep purple hair dye and it didnt get all of my hair because i have really thick healthy hair and too much of anyway how long do i have to wait to redye it?..i brought the same exact hair just not sure how long to wait so i dont wreak my hair

Hi i just dyed my hair last friday using garnier deep purple hair dye and it didnt get all of my hair because i have really thick healthy hair and too much of anyway how long do i have to wait to redye it?..i brought the same exact hair just not sure how long to wait so i dont wreak my hair

if my hair is dark brown should i use blonde dye or light brown dye to make it light brown?

Hi I realy hope someone can help me. I am a natural ash blonde and have been dying my hair dark brown with Henna products for 5years. My blonde roots are showing but I want to dye my hair deep dark red now. I have also used Herbatint in the past which I know can color over Henna because its mostly natural ingredients. But I moved to Mozambique now and cant seem to find Herbatint in stores here. I decided to color my own hair as I've been doing it for years and since I cannot speak Portuguese I dont even want to try to go to a hair salon here in Mozambique. Do you have any advice for me on how to color my hair deep dark red using normal hair dye over the brown washed out Henna (its been about 6weeks since I used the Henna last) and not getting hot roots with my natural blonde roots? Thank you.

Hi, this is amazing what you're doing. I dyed my hair purple a couple days ago but looking at it it looks more on the pink side. I don't do pink (nothing against it or anything) just not my thing. I want it to be a dark deep purple but I'm scared that if I get a darker purple dye it will ruin it completely. So I guess my question is, if I get a darker dye and dye my already purple hair, will it make it so dark it looks black? Is this an option I can explore?

I'm a ginger. I dyed my hair dark brown with a permanent dye. Now I want my ginger back. How can I do this fast without ruining my natural ginger hair?

I have dark brown/black hair. I just tried dying my hair a dark ash blonde and the top turned orangish, but the bottom part is still dark brown. What should I do?

I have medium brown hair with a few grays at hairline and roots only in front. I bought Clairol nice n easy in medium brown and light golden brown so it wouldnt go too dark. I mixed equal parts; any root area turned much lighter, like a bright golden orange! The rest is a nice shade of medium brown. What gives!? I didnt have gray roots really.

I have blonde hair currently, but my roots are very dark brown. They're disgusting lol, I asked my hair dresser to just make me complete 1 color blonde all over, but she says she can't paint on color but can do full high lights. So after 85$ and 3 hours, it still looks like I need to get my roots done! My hair is blonder, yes, but my roots are still noticeable. What can I do??

I have about 4-5 inch hair growth from my last highlight hair color, I have that Carmel color with highlights. I want to dye my hair a dark burgundy color how should I dye my Hair?

Hey, I'm ginger and want to dye my hair a dark purple, will I have to bleach it? Dye it a few times? Will it look okay? I'd just like to know what to do basically. Thanks :)

hey, i got a problem! <br />
i had bleached my hair from black to blonde and then i washed it out and then i put red on it and it went ginger/pink. i really want to be bright red for a changed ive always been black! its been 3 weeks now so can i dye it again? what do i do please help!!!

Hi! My natural hair color is about a level 3 or 4 brown, and recently I bleached the ends so I could dye them purple. Now I want to bleach the rest of my hair without re-bleaching the part that are already light. Any tips on how to keep those parts away from the new bleach but still get a fairly even color for all my hair? Thank you so much!

Hi! I've had my hair a bleached platinum blonde for about two months now. I decided I want to go a dark strawberry blonde, which is similar to my natural color. Last night I attempted this using a Box dye in reddish blonde and now my hair is a coppery, pink blonde. It's not horrible, just bizarre and I would really like to go a darker strawberry blonde such as the color Blake Lively has. Any suggestions? My hair is very strong.

hello :) okay so i'm naturally a ash blonde colour and when i was younger i dyed my hair purple/cherry red and after a while it went kind of gingery so i dyed it dark brown and eventually it faded out and went back to the gingery colour since then i have dyed it twice dark brown and last year i decided to ombre it, i was very happy with the result, but once again it has gone back to the ginger colour, is there anyway to get rid of the red/ginger tints? whenever i go out in the sun my hair is pretty much orange. and as it's summer i'd really like to go a light blonde colour any help would be much appreciated (hopefully this all made sense) thank you :) x

Hi, my hair is medium ash blonde , I added chi ash brown highlift in to small samples of new root hair which is black , while washing it my whole head turned green and blue , what can I do to fix it and which dye is suitable ?

I have dark brown hair, I recently dyed it light brown with ombre in the ends, but my roots turned a little red/orange. can you please tell me if i can dye my hair back to Dark brown? will it take the red/orange tent off? will my hair be in one color since i bleached it ombre?

My hair was light ginger I put light ginger back over it to cover my roots and three went bright red! How do I fix this please so all my hair is a light ginger? Thank you in advance x

Could you please advise me what colour I need to put on at home I'm med brown with a tint of garnier red with abt inch regrowth.I want to end up being a blonde but were do I start can I apply med ash blonde.what will be end result?

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I had my hair highlighted 3 days ago, I asked for blonde & she gave me more caramel highlights which look brassy coloured next to my medium brown coloured highlights I also had put in, I am not keen on the colour at all but want to let my hair rest abit now, is a Purple shampoo a good idea to use afew times to see if it takes the brassy colour away or not because my hair is hightlighted & isn't all one colour?