|Elena Georgiou asks: |
I am 23 and have done a ton of awful things to my hair thus far. My hair colour is naturally a dark brown (almost black) and I have pale olive skin. I have gotten it dyed at the salon, box dyed, dyes from Sallyís Beauty Boutique etc. My most
recent endeavour was trying to go blonde from my natural hair colour (which had lighter ends from when I was blonde). I used a box dye as a bleach to lift my hair, which turned it bright orange (to be expected). Afterwards I tried to dye
over top of the orange with another box dye, which did nothing. I have since tried a toner from Sallyís (which did nothing). I also tried a Highlift dye from sallyís (which lifted my hair but was still orange). Now I have used a semi-permanent hair dye on my hair which did neutralize the brassiness A LITTLE bit (as well as darken my hair to about a medium red-brown). My ideal goal would be to achieve a dark blonde, though I am not sure how to go about it... Is bleaching my only option? Otherwise, even achieving a light brown would be acceptable. Please help.
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Well you are certainly having fun with colour; okay so my advice is that in order to be dark blonde you need to lighten the hait to orange /yellow this will have to be done with bleach and 3% (so pretty gentle) or a colour remover. Then use a protein spray like a leave in conditioner all over your hair and apply a 7A or 7.1 permanent colour mixed with 10 volume / 3% all over the whole of your hair. Process for 30 minutes and then shampoo and condition as usual. Hopefully the result will be perfect if not and itís still too warm re-mix and add ľ tube of ash concentrate to the formula, you donít need to add any additional developer. Process again for 30 mins and then fingers crossed! You may need to use a silver conditioner to keep the cool tones as your hair is so naturally dark it will always throw up warm tones. ...More >
Moving forward this should just be used on the root area with 30 vol /9% as it will need to lift your natural colour rather than deposit, hope this makes sense and really good luck.
|Stacey asks: |
I used to home dye my hair a very light blonde so that it was almost white, I then coloured it a medium blonde just to ítone it downí. I did this for several years and once I had my baby, I found the upkeep of retouching my roots every fortnight too high maintenance on top of running around after a small child.
So I then coloured my hair a dark brown and that was that. 8 months after colouring hair dark, itís all washed out and it had changed into a copper colour along with about 2 inches of my natural dark hair which had came through at the roots. My hair was in fairly good condition and I made the decision that I fancied going baylage cos I missed being blonde but wanted a more natural look and less maintenance.
Chose a top salon which is popular and I described how I wanted it. She put a black hair dye on the roots of my hair, left it for a while then put blonde on the rest of my hair with foils. I was slightly confused at this as I thought baylage was íhand paintedí and didnít use foils. Kept quiet cos I thought well she knows what sheís doing. Once washed off, it basically looked the same as it did before except my roots were darker and the copper bits were blonder. I paid the £70 and left. They uploaded pics of my hair onto social media calling it a íshadowed rootí so Iím confused why they did this and not what I asked for? They do do baylage in their salon as Iíve seen photos of other girls getting their hair coloured the way I want it. I feel a bit disappointed that Iíve paid £70 for it to look the same, nobody has noticed it and I feel I look more dark haired than I do blonde