(Closed) I dislike my new hair color, can I fix it before our engagement shoot next week?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

you have to remember that once you wash your hair with shampoo a few times the dye will soften.  give it a few washes and see what it looks like then.

Post # 4
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think since you paid, you could just go back to the salon and ask them to “correct” it to the color you were looking for!

Also making your hair darker isn’t as damaging as lifting for lightening, so you could probably do it whenever you can.

Post # 5
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I would just deep condition, and go to a different stylist. She should know better. 

Post # 6
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Really long hair is incredibly difficult to color, first of all. It has suffered years of seasonal UV abuse, so the color changes back and forth (the problem you ran into) and it’s really hard to keep the hair healthy when it’s really long – which changes how it takes up the color. If you want to keep coloring it, i’d really recommend cutting it quite a lot shorter.

I have the same problem with premature gray – some of the gray will not take up the color. The ones that do will lose it within a couple of weeks. It’s just how gray hair is. It has a mind of it’s own!

If she used the hair on top of your head as reference, i’m sure it doesn’t look bad, because that’s really your natural hair color – the stuff that’s the youngest, and has been exposed to the sun the least (since summer is just getting geared up).

Hair color also becomes less intense after the first few washings. I’d give it 3-5 days and see how it looks. Re-dying it so quickly could lead to a lot more damage, and might cause your hair to break a bunch towards the bottom, where it is older, more damaged, and weaker.

Post # 7
2336 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

You can actually go darker without having to lift the color out of your hair, so it’s not very damaging. You’d have more trouble if you wanted to go lighter instead.

I’d make an appointment with a new consultant and explain your situation. Some brands/types of dyes are gentler than others.

Also, if you like your hair longer, I say don’t cut it. 🙂 You can still color long hair just fine, if you are meticulous in caring for it, and keep the ends healthy with regular trimming. My hair is nearly as long as yours, and is also naturally course and wavy, which means it’s naturally drier. I’ve been coloring my hair successfully for close to five years, also with highlights, which is much more damaging that what it sounds like you want to do. You just have to TAKE CARE of it- no sulfides in your shampoos and lots of coconut oil! <3

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