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Lynda asks:
I recently dyed my hair black/red, I want to go lighter to a light brown with blonde highlights how would I do this without mucking my hair up?

Gary SunderlandAnswered By:
Gary Sunderland
I would recommend going to a professional salon near where you live for a consultation with the colour technician.

Hair is a fragile fiber. Look at mine! Hair is dead which is why it needs care and attention. You are right to be concerned over mucking your hair up and a good hairdresser after a thorough consultation will be able to inform you of your options. Remember anything can be done but it is the condition and tone already in your hair that will definitely limit the options open to you. ...More >

Going lighter to a light brown actually means removing all the previously dark red tone you have had put in which can be done but this will affect the condition of your hair. So it is for these reasons that I think you must get a professional opinion they can see your hair first hand and advise you of how to achieve what you want without messing your hair up.

Once you have your achieved a colour you are happy with, it is important to give your hair TLC. Make sure you use a professional shampoo conditioner and treatments that your hairdresser will prescribe for you. And when styling ensure you use the right products to maintain and look after your hair condition.

If you straighten your hair then professional irons are the best by far as the infra red heat helps protect your hair by locking in moisture and the cuticle is left smooth and shiny and healthy which is vital to get the best colour result out of your hair. When you have had your hair coloured maintaining the colour is important to look after the investment you have put into your new hair colour and style.

Remember keep it on your head and not in a bag.





Lee asks:
I have natural dark blonde hair. I have been having my hair coloured dark brown for 2 years. I want to go lighter for the summer but there is a lot of red now in the colour and I am unsure of how to go ahead.

Lee StaffordAnswered By:
Lee Stafford
The first step is to go for a consultation with your stylist so that they are aware of what you would like. Take tear out sheets from magazines, images from the internet and anything else that reflects the styles you like, helping your colourist to get a better idea of the look you are after. Discuss adding some lighter highlights into the hair as this is a good solution to combating red tones, whilst still lightening the overall colour of your hair.







Poppy asks:
I am 20 years old, and for the last five years, I have been lightening my hair. At some points it has been very blonde, at others, more streaked and contrasted. I am pretty sure that my natural colour is fairly mixed - mostly medium/dark brown. I have always been complimented on how natural and well done my hair colour looks, because I have never used an all over colour, which means my roots are never very noticeable. Though, the truth is, I have never coloured my hair professionally, and the products I have used have been; Garnier lightening spray, Garnier multi-lights kit, sun-in, and beach blonde by John Freida. I think I have been lucky to achieve such a nice colour - a golden/honeyish tone generally. However, I am aware as I get older that my hair is getting darker, and am starting to worry at the build up of all these products in my hair. Over the last year, I held back a bit with the lightening, and my darker natural colour came through, but then a few months ago I decided to go lighter again. I used Garnier multi lights, and then sun-in a few weeks later (I know not very sensible) and the result was a bit brassier than I am used to, obviously because I had grown darker. I am at the stage now where, I want much blonder hair, but am very confused as to what you can and can not colour on top of - can you colour/highlight/lighten on top of sun-in treated hair? At the moment it is a dark golden tone, and lighter at the front. My hairdresser said that if I use permanent colour on it, there will be breakage, but said that the condition was not terrible. But does this mean that if I go to a colourist they are going to be reluctant to make it blonder? Is there anything I can (relatively) safely do at home - as I trust myself and have never had any disasters yet!

Jason JohnsonAnswered By:
Jason Johnson
There could always be the day that you can make the disaster! It takes a few years for a good stylist to become a Colourist. So far you have been very lucky but believe me you are hiding to a disaster zone. Sun-in is a very complicated product and not very versatile as it its very difficult to con-vine with other colourants plus it is a non very friendly product with your hair condition, I would advise you to go to a good salon in your area and book and appointment with the colourist explain the problem and ask to have a strand test that would determine what could happen with the colour and condition.





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