|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.
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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!
|Answered By: |
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.
|Leanne asks: |
I have coloured my hair dark brown and I now want to have blonde highlights put in. But I need to remove the dark as there is a lot of build up of colour! What do I use to the remove the colour please.
|Answered By: |
On your next visit to your salon ask your stylist about stripping your colour out. It may be possible to have lots of bleached highlights through to make your hair appear lighter and brighter. You will have different tones through your hair but this gives a funky look! We would always recommend a strand test first and then go from there! Good Luck with your new look!
Jason Johnson, Manchester
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