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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 429 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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Hi. I have naturally med. brown hair. I've had blonde highlights for about 9 months. I used 4R Argan from Sally's and it turned out way too red! Then, I put 5A med. ash brown from Natural Insincts over that. My root area is fucsia. Now, I'm ready to put Ion 6N Natural Dk. Blonde over that...

I naturally have dirty blond hair. I dyed my hair dark brown back in December using a temp dye (natural instincts) I let it fair out and then I decided to go blonde for the summer. I used a permanent dye this time, but after going blond I realized it was not the colour for me. The colour was horrible. So after a week I dyed it using temp again back to dark brown. However after a few days I can see the blonde roots coming through .... Not my natural dirty blonde, the ugly blonde I dyed it before :/ what should I do

I have naturally red hair, almost a strawberry blonde. I dyed my hair a dark auburn almost burgundy color a few months ago. It was actually feria in red velvet. My roots grew out so I needed to re-dyed it. But I used natural instincts this time instead. It was a brighter red. So I re-dyed it and it's pretty but my roots turned out a bright red/Orange. How can I get my roots the same color as the rest of my hair? Please help! Thank you.

Hi,I'm bleached blonde with 2inch light Mousey ash brown re growth a colour which doesn't suit my complexion at all making me look tired and sick,.will dying my hair a dark chocolate brown all over have a different effect on my bleached ends leaving my re growth a different colour?I've had to cancel 2 hair appointments already (stay at home mum)n now I'm just desperate to look more fresh n to get rid of re growth. Please help will covering it all over have a different effect???

I am a natural brunette. I got blonde foils all throughout my hair in February and then again in March. In April I decided I wanted to go platinum blonde so I got my full head bleached in April. It turned out to be a golden blonde. My next hair apt is the end of May and I was wondering if my hairdresser will be able to take my hair from golden blonde straight to platinum blonde? If she can what process would she take? Would it require another full bleaching or just a platinum dye and tone?

I had blonde hair then I dyed it dark blue will it go light brown xx

I dyed my hair lavender my hair was pretty blond before except for my golden and light brown streaks some of it came out lavender but you can still see the streaks of the brassy or brown should I re dye it I want it more pastel

3 days ago I dyed my hair from black to like a sandy brown color using textured tones 6c and 5c by Clairol. The color is way too light and I have an audition in 3 weeks. I want to go to a darker shade of black cherry with a magnets hue and I was wondering what should I use to achieve that color before my audition. My hair is healthy and is still in a good condition. Should I use Demi permanent dye or permanent dye?

If I have natural blond hair can I put honey blond on with low lights rich caramel and high lights white blond or will this look silly

I currently have brown hair (my natural shade) but I have had my hair highlighted many times before so the highlights are beginning to shine through. I would like to dye my hair a deep red all over (by my hairdresser), but is that possible/not too difficult? Will my hairdresser be put out by this request, or is it reasonable? If it is possible/reasonable, what would I call this dye job when asking about it?

I recently got my hair colored ( a high ombre) and it is two different colors! The top is sort of a golden blonde and the bottom is like a ash, grey with a shade of blue! Im soo disappointed and scared to go back to the salon. Also considering the fact that I cannot afford another hair dye:(. What should I do?

Hi. Im naturally blonde but died my hair dark in the winter. I want to go back blonde for the summer. My hair is now a very light shade of brown and my hairdresser said she'll use the cap to get it blonde.

My question is. Is that not gone out with the floods ? and will it be bright blonde first go ? 😊

I'm thinking of dyeing my tips a lavender shade. Once it fades what do I do if I don't want it anymore? I'm not sure how I feel about dyeing my whole head.. I have medium brown hair with blonde highlights

I have strawberry blonde hair with bleach blonde highlights. I recently had highlights out in again and it looks awesome, except I decided I wanted a couple blue peekaboos. The blue ran into my gorgeous blonde hair making it look green. My hair dresser did a bleach bath on it and the green faded a lot but I have grad photos next week and there is still too much turquoise colour in my hair. How else can I lighten the unwanted colour?

I have dark brown hair and have recently had caramel highlights at the ends of my hair. I hate it! How do I get it back to all brown again?

my hair is originally an ash brown but I used to dye my hair blonde a couple years ago but in the last year or so I have been dying it a medium ash brown around every six months. I dye my hair the same color today and the roots at the front of my head are a golden color. How can I get them to be brown like the rest of my hair? Thanks

I recently got my hair lightened and cant afford to get it done again, i was wondering if it would be ok to put a boxed dye on it ?

thanks

jen

Hi, I recently tried going from a dark colour to a honey brown and it went horribly. I ended up with bleach blonde highlights in a range of tones; anything from platinum to copper. I really want to go back to my old colour and wondered if I could dye black/ blue over my blonde highlights. If the worst that happens is that my hair will go black but my highlights blue that would actually be kinda cool I think. PLEASE HELP! What would you recommend?

my hair is ombre but the bottom is too light for me if i put a dark blonde colour on them will it turn out ok? will it affect my brown roots if some goes on?

I get my hair foiled blade every 6 -8 weeks, but lately it's fading fast, not growing out, but fading. Anything I can do to lighten & brighten??

hi, I had highlights done about two months ago and now sense I've used a hair toner my highlights are almost white theyre so light. I wanted to dye my hair to make these less noticeable and also it's about to be summer so I want to go to a lighter blonde. if I box die my hair (I am dirty blonde almost light brown naturally) a light blonde will my highlights get lighter? or will they just blend in entree (as I hoped) if they get lighter by doing this what should I do?? help

Yesterday I went from a blonde to a chocolate brown number 6, but it's way to dark. People keep telling me that after a few washes it will get lighter but I cannot wait. Is there anything I can put on it to make it a number 8 or even to just lighten it?

I have had red dyed hair for about two years. I decided i wanted to go to a medium blond color. I used color oops to get the red out of my hair which only lightened my hair about two shades, still leaving red tones in my hair. I then did a bleach wash as i didnt want to be too harsh on my hair. I also toned my hair and added in a red/gold corrector. The result is a golden blonde on my roots and a still orangey red shade in the rest of my hair. How do i get all of my hair to be one shade and get it to a medium blonde color?

I had pastel lavender hair. it was really faded out ( somenof the lavender turning into more of a soft punk in some pots) and i didnt wanna blesch or stip it further. I wanted to turn it in to a med-gun metal shade of grey. i showed the hair dresser an example of the shade I wanted. I was told by her that with out lightening it further, to do dark ash blonde over it. i specified i wanted one with A Blue base, so she pointed out the exsact brand and shade to use. So I bought it and applied it @ home and it looked close to the color i wanted while it was wet. How ever after blow drying, it came out a dark blonde/light brown w a green tint. not grey. While I asked for a blue base, I then looked up the color she told me to get online to learn it was a green base! How can I fix this? Could possibly something like the wellas blue based ultra cool violet over it turn it grey?? Im not looking for a white or light silver tone, again I want a more smokey med gun metal shade.

My hair dresser gave me a dip dye instead of highlights at the lower end of my hair
:( About to cry right now.. What do I do ??

I need help

My younger daughter is naturally a dark blone but with blonde more she put on koloeston 12/0 which I think is lovely but she now wants to put in lowlights a 903 golden blonde to darken it down a bit her roots are a dark blone should she re tint over with 12/0 or just put with a cap pulled through with 903 please help

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Over 8 weeks I bleached my dark brown hair. It had orangey tones left and everyone said (including hairdresser)pick ash blonde after a final bleaching - I did and it's kinda greenish. I've got a golden blonde (color 71) from a mistake purchase in the same brand as the ash - should I do that or is there a home solution that works...I've heard hair conditioning mask and ketchup works or washing out these a little with dandruff shampoo. Got an interview in 8 hours can you help!

Plastic wrapped my noggin currently soaking in ketchup. We shall see

I have dark brown hair almost black and I recently went to get an ombré do. The problem is it came out too blonde and the contrast is repulsive. Can I dye the ends with box dye to make it less blonde and more brown?

I have the same problem :(

I had half a head of highlights september 2014 first time iv dyed my hair , it turned out good and the Christmas eve I had my roots touched up and she used tint and the roots went orange she sed it cud be hormones etc but iv had my hair in a pony for 2 months and I'm.booked in next week I'm scared itl go orange again

I am so frustrated with many stylist I have met. They do not listen to me! I have colored my hair for a long time, both at home and professionally, I know what my hair will do with certain colors. I have had my hair blonde, and have had low lights of dark blonde in it. the last stylist colored my hair and it turned gold! I saw the color she had and i told her it will turn my hair gold, I need a strong blue/purple base, 30 - 40 volume to start to take away any gold. She convinced me, that the color should not do that! My question is HOW do I get them to listen to me? I don't want to hurt my hair, but I feel like bleaching it out to start over!
Gold hair washes me out as dark does! I am trying to achieve a light to dirty blonde hair with some med blonde low lights.

Can I dye my hair brown ( it's aburn right now) and then also have the hair salon do it ombré?

I have very grown out blonde highlights. I would like to die man or a burgundy/purple. Could I do this myself for what I have to get it professionally done. If I had to get it professionally done, which I really don't want to, how much would it cost approximately, and could it be done in one session?

I meant to say I want to dye my hair a purple/burgundy, more on the purple side. Please help before I ruin my hair. Is this possible to do alone please give extremely extremely specific details if possible please thank you so much

My hair is brown with bleached ombré (silver/light ash blonde). I want to go back to all brown hair. How do I do that?

I have ombred hair... brown, then blonde for the ombre, say i wanted to dye my hair, how could i keep it all one color?

Hi, was wondering if you could help. IM growing my hair from very short into an inverted bob. Every time i get it cut i notice the sides are longer and back has a nice shape but behind my ears is always shorter, it seems like there is a gap. Is this just the growing process until i get the correct shape

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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

Wella*

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?

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?

I have medium brown hair with a smattering of grays on the top. I had it dyed black with purple laid into bleached streaks. Its now faded out to a dark brown with pinkish tinge and the bleached streaks are grown out about 2 inches. I'm wanting to take it (at home) to a brown with copper highlights.
Can this be accomplished by doing an at home highlight kit and then dying it medium brown all over the whole of it? What products would achieve this?

Hi im a trainee hairdresser i did a bleach root regrowth and then put a wella 9/16 toner on the hair the root did not tone and still had a yellow tone how do i prevent this from happening again

I am a natural brunette, but I had my hair ombréd. I dyed my hair an "acorn" brown without know my hair would turn green! You can see that the once "blonde" part of my hair is lighter than the top half. Should I dye my hair a darker color or re dye it? I tried the Sally's ion swimmers shampoo, it didn't do a thing. What do I do?

My hair is heavily highlighted from a salon. I've been letting it grow out for about 4 months. It is chin length, and natural dark blonde. I want to dye it strawberry blonde at home. Advice please. Thank you.

I recently got my hair done (cut and color) and my stylist did a BEAUTIFUL job, she did the highlights so finely I can't even see where the dye begins and it looks so natural, and the color is so rich! My only issue is that it is much darker than I imagined, its more of a dark blonde rather than the rich bright golden blonde (warm tones) that I was looking for. If I want this lighter (almost all over) will she have to add additional highlights or is there a lightening agent she can put all over my hair to just brighten it up a shade or two? I'm afraid to ask her to fix it if its going to be a huge time investment for her. The color tone of my hair is right its just not the right shade of blonde. And imput?

Ok so. I want to do two toned hair I have super light ash blonde hair I want the top blonde and the bottom wella 3rv black cherry. I already no I need a filler and how to everything my question is will the bottom color bleed into my beautiful blonde hair!?