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Jenny asks:
I’ve 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 Sally’s, but that didn’t 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 everyone’s hair reacts to colour differently. To go back to dark you’ll 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 – once ash is in the hair you’ll 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 – colouring takes a hairdresser years to learn so trust them rather than attempting something you’re unsure of.

Emily asks:
I was using a colour stripping product on my client when it went hot – it was hot to touch – 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 – 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.

Sue asks:
My hair is grey at the front and brown I always use So Silver Shampoo and Conditioner at back. I would love it to be grey all over. Is there anything I can do to get this?

Pierre AlexandreAnswered By:
Pierre Alexandre
I have the same problem and I know exactly what you like and feel. Unfortunately only time will help, because white hair mixed with your natural brown makes the grey, only nature can do this. As a hair artist and colour expert, I have not yet found a way to make hair go whiter quicker. Keep using your silver shampoo it will help you keep the white hair looking fresher and stop the white going yellow. Of course there are ways to make your hair white all over using bleach. However I would not recommend this as it takes away the natural whitening look and needs root colouring every few weeks well and it could damage your hair. Be patient and keep your hair in top condition and shiny, eventually nature will bring you more white hair.

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