|Jen asks: |
I recently had my blonde highlights dyed over and had a colour a lot darker than my natural colour put on but I hate it its too dark. What can I do to lighten it? Will getting it stripped ruin my hair?
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Go back to the salon where you had your hair coloured and explain that you are not happy. A bleach bath can sometimes be used to lift colour but this must be done by a professional in salon or you could damage your hair. The salon you originally went to should be pleased to help you and resolve the matter.
|Monica asks: |
I have very long light/dirty blonde/brown hair. I have never coloured it before or straightened it, as it is naturally wavy and I do not want to ruin the natural hair colour of it. Now that I am 17 years old, I was hoping to do something different for my last year in High School. I was thinking about getting lowlights since it is winter. I am somewhat pale with a bit of freckles on my nose - similar to Mischa Barton. I was thinking about getting lowlights that will shampoo out after a couple of washes. That way if I do not like the colour, I will not be stuck with it. But my main question is, when you use colour that washes out in a couple of shampoos, do they leave roots? That is my biggest fear - roots.
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The only time you get new root re-growth that is different to the rest of your hair is when you have added and changed your hair with a permanent colour. When you have only used a non permanent colour then each time you wash your hair the colour rinses out leaving your own natural as before.
So no you will not get roots
|Sophie asks: |
My hair is naturally a very dark brown, almost black shade. I have been getting highlights for years, usually caramel coloured but after a while the colour starts to look very dead-a mousy colour which does not suit my complexion. I get bored with it and end up putting in a medium brown semi myself to get back to my natural colour. Recently, I have had copper highlights done which I really like but know that eventually I will start to feel I do not look like me anymore and will go back to the dark brown. The problem is that the highlights add a touch of glamour but I always end up feeling it looks too false. I have damaged my hair in the past trying to get to a lighter shade that will suit me, I do not understand how some brunettes can get to a lovely shade of blonde but I always stop short of it, either because it dries my hair out or I do not have the patience to wait until I get the colour I want. Should I just stop messing about with my hair and accept that I will always look better! As close to my natural colour as possible? The dark brown is very striking on me, but I am not the classic brown eyed brunette-I have bluey-green eyes and although I have a sallow, tanned look I do get some freckles. I worry that when it is really dark it might look too drastic?
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It seems you are in a bit of a quandary about your hair. I think it is great that you quite like your natural colour but variety is the spice of life! I think that when you visit any salon you should have a consultation and be very happy with what the stylist is suggesting to you. If not then ask what the alternatives are. All of our stylists have extensive training on finding your requirements and then recommending a style and colour to meet all your needs. Two options you have are: Have a semi permanent colour through your hair that will not lighten your hair but it will add warmth and change the tone. There is a vast range of semi permanent colours to suit all needs and the great thing is that they last approx 20 shampoos so you will not have the feeling that your hair looks false. It will also give your hair fantastic shine and feels and looks in better condition. You could also have some subtle highlights weaved throughout your hair so you gain more interest and glamour through your hair without the feeling of your hair looking false. Once you have got used to the colour you can always have more colour put through.
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