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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 391 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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Hi, I went to the hairdresser and asked him to colour my hair so it will look natural. The colour is now to dark, what should I do to lighten them without hurting my hair?

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hello, so i have full set of blonde hightlights. i went with a new hairdresser and asked to touch up my roots. well i left with a dark ashy towner on. i washed my hair and that didnt work. so i went with another hairdresser to get the problem fixed and now i have ash towned, blue colored hair. how can i fix my hair.

Hi, so it's time for me to do my roots (my natural hair color is a medium brown) and I am currently a light neutral blonde. In addition to doing my roots I also would like to dye all of my hair a lighter and cooler ash blonde. What is the best way I should go about doing this? I'm not sure whether I should just bleach my roots and then dye everything or what? I'm a college student so I can't always afford to go get my hair colored professionally so I would like to learn how to do it myself. PLEASE HELP!!!

I just had my hair colored a dark purple red burgendy color. I hate it I was blonde before. If I go back to salon can they make me blonde again?

Im thinking of dying my hair a deep burgendy brown with blonde highlights, I have look on line andd can't find any pictures of what I'm looking for can u please give me some direction

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I dyed my hair auburn, and my brunette roots soon came through so using the same dye colour as before I touched up my roots. However, I now how faded auburn hair on the bottom half of my hair and bright red on top. How can I make my hair all one auburn hair at home?

Hi, I have naturally brown hair quite long hair. And its not in great condition, what do you suggest I do and what shampoo would be best to combat this. Also I would like to dye it a very bright red but i do not know if that is wise. Opinions?

Hi I have naturally blonde hair about 6months ago I wanted a change and got my hair died brown which turned out a little ginger. After a couple of months I decided to go back to blonde and brought a box die and did that then later got a t-section bleach. My roots are now coming through black coulor why is this Please help. My hair is also still quite dry and damaged from the bleach.

Hi. My natural hair colour is a auburn/strawberry blonde/brown colour. So its got orange undertones. When I die my hair a light brown, the orange starts to come out. It almost goes a copper colour. Is there anyway I can avoid this??

Hi I have dirty blonde hair and just recently dyed the ends blue and pink buts its just about faded out but it wont fade out anymore and I don't wanna get my hair cut so I wanted to put brown at the ends, would it be a good idea/ would it look good if I dyed the ends brown or should I just wait to see if It fades out all the way and then just dye the top brown and do a normal ombre? Please help!!!!!

Hi I have purple dip dye in my hair and yesterday I used hair coulee remover recommended by Katy price, and when I completed all the steps correctly my hair turned red and orange is there other ways you can help me get this colour out back to my origninal colour blonde.

I've just dyed my hair brown now I want to do ombré but someone told me you can't do one after the other is it true?

I have naturally medium brown hair that I have dyed pretty much every color under the sun. Last week I took my hair from pitch black to a bright, Rihanna type red. I bleach bathed it, and then used a high lift color with 30 volume developer and all in all I love the color. Now, I would like to ombre it. I have done some research and am going to try an at home ombre kit that has good reviews, but I also need my roots done. Because of the multiple tones in my hair, I don't think I can just do a root touch up and then an ombre, I think I need to pull the red a good bit through my hair to help the red part remain even. Should I do my bed roots/ most of the top part red first and then apply the ombre? Should I just color the whole mess of it red and then ombre? Should I ombre first and then touch up? Any advice is appreciated.

Ok i got this light blue splat hair dye and i have strawberry blond hair, will it turn green or do i have to dye it blonde then blue

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When I first went to my hairdresser I had completely virgin hair and my natural color is a level 6. I went to her and kept asking for golden blonde highlights all over and I kept doing so until I got to where I am right now which is completely blonde with 3 -4 different color highlights ranging from golden blonde-to platinum blonde. I love my hair color exactly where it is now,and I do not wish to go any lighter or darker. What do I ask for to maintain this look once my roots grow in?

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

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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 it...lol anyway how long do i have to wait to redye it?..i brought the same exact hair dye..im 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 it...lol anyway how long do i have to wait to redye it?..i brought the same exact hair dye..im 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?