May 20, 2012
Hey everyone. I have naturally very light blonde hair, almost platinum. I died my hair a dark auburn brown, and am now slowly going back to blonde. I cannot seem to get rid of the redness/brassiness though! I've tried a lot of purple shampoo, I've tried dying it an ashy blonde, etc. Should I try a toner next? What would you recommend? I do not want to full on bleach my hair. It's basically the lightness I'm happy with, just too much redness left in there! Thank you :)
Red is one the hardest color to take out unfortunately. Try a color stripper as a last resort before looking to bleaching it out. Rusk Elimin8 works really well! :D
what kind of color have you been using? is it a box? demi-permanent or permanent?
Both the auburn I was using & the blonde are permanent. And yes, box. I'd prefer not to strip it either. I actually went to my hair dresser and she wouldn't do anything but put highlights in it.. and barely ANY highlights at that. I ended up putting a bunch of my own highlights in it myself. And have been tried 2 kinds of blonde box dye to dye and bring down the other colors, but they barely work.
ok first of all -- stop using box colors. just stop. box dyes have a very low amount of ammonia (the agent used to open up the hair cuticle so the color can get in) which is why you aren't seeing any results. it's actually more detrimental to your hair to keep putting box dye over it, since box dyes are cheaply produced and contain no emollients/barriers in them to protect against the harsher chemicals. the only time i'd say it's okay to use a box is when you are simply depositing color into your hair (going darker) by only 1-2 shades. & blonde box dyes really only work for people who have a lighter color to begin with.
that sucks your hairdresser didn't put enough highlights in; perhaps she was worried about the maintaining the quality of your hair? there's really great color corrector by pravana called artificial hair color extrator. we don't carry it at my salon but i've used it at home on a couple of clients and it works amazingly well. i'm pretty sure you can get it without a license... it contains no ammonia or formaldehyde and leaves your hair feeling soft. more info here: http://wptest.pravana.com/wp-conten...
another good one is rusk elimin8 like momo t. said. i don't have experience with that one but i've heard good things.
good luck my dear!
I do have a lighter color right now, it's basically the color blonde I want it (my natural color), it's not dark at all, just has that lingering redness, and box dyes still aren't working. I'm really not sure why my hairdresser didn't put a lot in it, I have VERY healthy hair, even after dying it. But thanks for your help, I'll check it out!
the pravana color corrector will definitely work wonders then -- sounds like you just need to neutralize the brassy undertone which a box dye isn't strong enough to do. i hope it works out! let me know! :)
May 21, 2012
Red hair is a pain to get out. I've had it forever and luckily for me, I love it. I had to recently strip most of it out for a role I did, though, and that was a hefty chunk of change from my wallet. I'm also with Lise Kyle C. Just stop using box colors. We have salons for a reason! =]
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