|Steph asks: |
I have been having blonde highlights over my naturally mousey brown hair for 4-5 years and was really blonde. I decided to go brown and wanted a light warm brown but the hairdresser told me to get the coverage over all the bleach I have had on I would need to go darker. Now I have dull dark brown hair which I hate. This salon is the best in my area. I had it done yesterday and have phoned back today, she said the only option is to have highlights put through but I hate having different colours in my hair. I just want to be all 1 colour, a light brown. What can I do without stripping it? My hair is in okay condition, despite the 4 years of bleach.
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Unfortunately you were totally misinformed by your salon - it may be the best but has no idea of colour. When you have bleached lights and wish to go to a warm light brown, all that is necessary is to have a Red colour wash through the hair before the brunette is applied – this ensures that the colour is even and warm and prevents the hair from looking almost green in colour. It is a simple and easy colour service. The only thing you can do to rectify it is to have the colour removed - which sounds drastic but it is very simple if the colourist knows what they are doing - there is a product out there called Eraser by Affinage - this removes artificial colour without any bleaching process - it takes 15 mins and leaves your hair feeling amazing. You need to lift the colour out until the dark brown is lighter then have your light warm brunette put through. Find someone who knows what they are doing.
|Rachel asks: |
I was wondering if you could tell me what actually happens when the hairdresser "strips" you hair colour. Will it go completely back to my natural colour ie the colour of my roots? And do you know roughly how much it would cost at somewhere like a reflections hair salon?
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The colour removers or "strippers" as you mention do work, but not as you think. Removing previous colours from your hair in this way is successful, BUT it will not give a result close to your natural colour. The colour reducer will slowly remove the colour pigment that you had applied to your hair previously, yet your natural colour will have been affected by the colouring process especially if the colour you had applied was actually lighter than your hairs natural base shade. It will not go completely back to your natural base shade and you will have to have some form of colour applied to match up to your hairs natural base colour.
With regard to the cost I have no idea but it would be treated as a colour correction. I would expect the service to cost over £100. My advice would be to visit your professional salon and get a consultation so you know what your options are.
|Sophia asks: |
I have really curly and thick hair but I want to get a bob cut, but I am not sure if it would look right, or if it would be poofy all of the time.
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I think it could be nice. Just remember curly hair shrinks when you dry it, so go for a long BOB and make sure you use a product without alcohol in it and one that weighs it down and lots of conditioner - a leave-in one, and use a sculpting lotion Joico makes both and they are great to work with.
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