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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.

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
Hello Elena

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.

Kala x





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

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
Hi Stacey

If I was you I would go back with a screen shot of the posted the salon used for social media saying that you are disappointed and confused and you would like it re done free of charge with the balayage technique. I would suggest that as they didnít ask your permission to use the image and its wasnít what you wanted done it seems the fair thing to do. Iím sure the salon will look after you, we all want happy clients you are our biggest adverts after all. ...More >

Good luck,

Kala x







Kelly Edney asks:
I currently have blue hair and I have gone through quite a long period of dying my hair different colours, nothing really extreme just a colour every two months. In October last year I dyed my natural ginger hair red because I just wanted to add a little colour, by the beginning of January I grew bored of red and tried black. I really liked the colour until the end of march where I wanted to get rid of it, I stripped the colour out but it left over half my hair stained brown, I thought it was just going to be a tough colour to remove so I stripped it again the week after. It was kind of ginger for about two days before fading back to a dark brown colour. At the end of April I got my hair bleached and dyed with a semi permanent purple dye at a hairdressers. About five days ago I stripped out the colour which made my hair go to a lightish purple with some grey and blue in the mix, I got bored of the purple and decided to dye my hair with a semi permanent blue dye. I bleached the ends so it would be lighter at the bottom. So now I currently have blue hair, but Iím starting to miss my natural colour. I know I canít just remove all the dye and it will be magically ginger again, but I want to know If there is a way to remove this colour and then dye my hair to a similar shade of ginger so it looks natural again? Iím not going to get it done straight away, it will probably be in a month or two, I just want to know if there is a way to achieve this.

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
Goodness me Kelly you get bored quickly, but I love how you are experimenting with your hair so much. De colouring or what is known as a bleach bath is what is required just to left out the residue of old colours, make sure you use a protein leave in treatment conditioner to help maintain the hairs integrity during the process as well as even out the porosiity. ...More >

Lift the hair to an orange colour which should be quite easy and then use the protein spray again as it will help give a more even, uniform result with the chossen colour. Yopu can go in with a semi of the nearest to your natural colour and then depending on how light of dark it goes you can add a more permanent one for extra staying power. Make sure due to the amount you have done to your hair and how porous it will be you always choose a colour

1 shade lighter than your desired result. I would maintain the vibrancy of the ginger with colour conditioners.

Thanks and good luck





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