|Sue asks: |
I was looking for a clarifying shampoo to rid my hair of a product I did not like, a hairdresser recommended baking soda and water as a rinse instead. I used it lightly once. Then followed up a second time alternating shampoo followed by a rinse and a small amount of baking soda (focused on a couple specific areas) again followed by a rinse. To my horror, my natural hair colour appears to have picked up orange tones, and my once foiled highlights lost their brightness and blond and have since blended into my now lightened hair colour. Do I assume I have permanently messed up my natural colour? Is baking soda known to have that reaction even when not left in the hair for any significant amount of time? I was told it would not strip my hair colour, and I certainly didnít expect it to lighten my natural colour. Will the orange effect fade, or is this a permanent change? Is there something simple to tone down orange/brassiness?
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To be honest itís the first time I have ever heard the advice to use baking soda mixed with water to remove unwanted product so I cannot explain the reaction you have had. Having said this I am sure there is something that can be done to rectify this. I would strongly recommend that you book a free colour consultation with a Wella Master Colour Expert who will be able to advice on the best course of action to get your hair colour back to your desired colour.
|Karen asks: |
I need some advice about my grey/white hair. I am so paranoid about my grey/white hair that I have my roots done every 3 weeks, but over the past few years the grey comes through after about 2 weeks, which I honestly canít afford to do! My hairdresser has lightened my colour, she now uses Wella Koleston Perfect 6/7 and 66/0, Iíve also tried highlights on my top section but I find the highlights go too light when the sunís out and it feels so dry! Iíve also noticed that it looks as though the tint has not taken in certain areas of the hair, say for instance, you have a few mm of grey hair then another lighter shade that looks as though the colour hasnít taken?/part of the grey hair hasnít took to the colour, or am I being paranoid? Iím just not confident enough to ask my hairdresser what is going on, I have known her for a number of
years and sheís the only one I can trust, I do not go to a salon as they are too expensive and I do find the process takes ages (waiting for other customers etc to be finished), and I donít get the time! Iíve noticed that recommending pre-softening but when I mentioned this she looked at me as though I was stupid! I didnít know what to say as I donít know myself! I just need some proper advice.
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To be honest I would strongly advise booking a free colour consultation with a Wella Master Colour Expert so that they can see the issues you are having and advice accordingly. It does sound like your grey hair maybe resistant to the colour so you would probably benefit from pre softening which will help the colour "grab" onto your grey. I think if your current hairdresser does not know how to do this you may have to consider using a professional salon to get the result you require.
|Dianne asks: |
My previous hairdresser was really cautious with my fine long hair. I have it blonde and she never used heat and advised me not to, and to never backcomb or do anything damaging. My current hairdresser is more gung-go, using the dryer to cook my colour, combing it through, saying backcombing is fine, etc. My scalp is crusty from this latest colouring and I think there may be a slight deterioration in my hair condition. What is your opinion on the treatment of long, coloured, 50 old year old fine hair?
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Colour can be left to develop with and without heat however, if you feel like it doesnít need the heat then leave it to develop naturally. As to backcombing, this is something that should be done gently and cautiously. Again if you donít need to then lay off and keep things simple.
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