|James asks: |
I have short curly dark brown hair (almost black). I recently ventured into permanent colour and (after 2 successful DIY colours) had my first colour disaster which I somehow managed to rectify - how I got to the end result though is still baffling me.
I used Goldwell topchic in 10a with 40 vol developer and what came out though was horrible - a bright yellow/orange cross between big bird and Ronald McDonald. In a slight panic I mixed up some more colour - 2 parts 5a with 1 part 10a and again 40 vol. developer. What resulted was much better but still a bit odd - very light roots and some Very dark ends, almost like I had tried unsuccessfully to dye blonde hair black.
For the sake of my poor hair I left things as they were and deep conditioned. After a couple of days of shampooing and deep conditioning the colours have come closer together and now look amazing! The dark ends have lightened considerably and I love the overall colour which is now a medium mousy brown, it looks healthy and incredibly natural with some highlights here and there (from the "blonde" beneath Iím assuming) - albeit at the roots and not the ends unfortunately. My question is: how can I replicate these results with other colours and with this one but without the light roots)? If for example I wanted to get a natural looking lighter shade would I have to first bleach my hair and then use the topchic to tone? From what I can workout that seems to be what Iíve done unintentionally, or am I mistaken? Please help! As much as I love this colour Iím scared that I wonít know how to tackle the roots when they start showing! Thank you!
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My advice to you is to go to a salon that uses Goldwell and seek professional advice from a colour specialist. They will be able to give you an in-depth consultation after examining your hair in person. They will find out your exact base shade, mid lengths and ends and also check the porosity of your hair. Once they have this exact information they will be able to recommend what products to use; for example what level of peroxide, what shade to use on your roots and what to use on your ends. If you over process your hair by using the wrong choice and application of colour you could risk making your hair go frizzy. The colours you bought last time were not the correct shades to use and even mixing the two shades as a toner, an ash brown with a blonde shade cannot give you an accurate result. Because your hair is so dark and you want an ash light brown, you should have used something like 7SB with lots of P mix with the correct strength of peroxide, but you really need to see a colourist in person to get all the necessary information.
|Claire asks: |
I have natural red hair that I have highlighted however I want to remove all traces of my natural colour and have a natural looking blonde colour. Highlighting doesnít give me this as all the Hairdressers I use seem to leave lots of my natural colour at the back and underneath, some even leave a lot of red across my parting. I ask each one I try to make me blonde all over but none give me full head bleach and itís always the same and I hate it. What should I have done? I am willing to try anything except a full head of bleach as I want it to look a little more natural. Please help!
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You could try a softer bleach (creamier) but it would need to be lifted with a higher peroxide.
|Ashleii asks: |
A week ago I got a wash and set and the lady told me I needed a relaxer but didnít get it done. Today I decided to relax my hair myself and I believe I did everything right but my hair kept falling out , a lot, every time I pulled it or combed it a lot of hair would fall out and I am really scared that I will go bald. Please help me (I also dyed my hair two weeks before that but it states that it is not permanent.
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It sounds like your hair may be over processed with chemicals which is causing your hair to break/fall out. Firstly do not apply anymore chemical treatments, and secondly book a free consultation with your hairdresser so they can see what damage has been done. They can then advise on what conditioning treatments you could have to help re strengthen your hair.
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