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Jenny asks:
Iíve been a light ash blonde most my life and recently decided to try something different and go brown. Trying to ease into this transition I chose to do a light brown all over my hair first to see how dark I could handle turned an ashy green color. Tried to fix it the next day by putting over that a semi -permanent warm medium brown as advised by the worker at Sallyís, but that didnít help much just made it a darker ash. Deeply regretting ever changing my blonde hair I was wondering if stripping that hair color could possibly bring me back closer to my original blonde. Wondering if the product Color Oops could actually work on salvaging my blonde color without it turning orange or brassy.?

Karine JacksonAnswered By:
Karine Jackson
Colouring your hair yourself will always be tricky as everyoneís hair reacts to colour differently. To go back to dark youíll need to replace what has been taken out; the undertones of red, orange and yellow. If there is any ash in the hair, it will always come out as ash as this is the dominant tone in your hair; this needs to be removed first before any colouring. Putting a neutral base will always turn ash as the ash is a natural base Ė once ash is in the hair youíll have to strip all the ash out before re-colouring. My advice is to go to a good salon and get it done professionally. They will have everything to hand to get a great colour for you Ė colouring takes a hairdresser years to learn so trust them rather than attempting something youíre unsure of.

Emily asks:
I was using a colour stripping product on my client when it went hot Ė it was hot to touch Ė what could have caused this?

Ken PictonAnswered By:
Ken Picton
This reaction can be caused by a number of things:

The cap or foil was placed over the area where the stripper was applied Ė this may have acted as an insulator, stopping heat from the scalp from escaping and causing the product to become hot to the touch. ...More >

Some home colour can contain metallics dyes and can react with cleansing products causing heat as a bi-product of this chemical reaction

Metals in the water can build up in hair and can have the same effect.

Either way, if a product becomes hot to the touch I would remove it from the hair ASAP as this can cause lasting damage to the hair or scalp.

Karen asks:
My natural colour is a mousey brown and I have had my hair dyed blonde using a high lift tint every 5-6 weeks (my hair grows quickly) at a professional salon (root regrowth only each time) Although toner is used following the colour my hair is feeling very yellow and un-natural and Iím getting tired of the high maintenance involved. My stylist has suggested using a colour closer to my natural colour and also having a full head of highlights as Iím keen to keep some blonde and lightness. This is a major step for me - Iím excited but want to get it right as Iíve been blonde for 15 years! I would welcome your expert second opinion please!

Ken PictonAnswered By:
Ken Picton
High lift tint can only lift so much and applying this globally will generally leave behind some warmer tones as well as a heavy regrowth, also lighter colours tend to absorb and lack shine. My advice would be to place foils of pre-lightener only where needed (that way we can make sure all yellow tones are removed as itís a slightly stronger product) around the face and through the sides, then apply a global darker more natural colour through the rest of the hair. This will have many benefits, the hair will appear in better condition and have more shine as the light will reflect off the darker colour, the blondes will add lift and clean lightness around the face and regrowth will be a lot softer.

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