Post # 1
so my hair is a darker color naturally, but a few months ago i had alot of blonde put in it. so lately it has been looking a little messy (half blonde, half dark) i ususally put a light ash blonde box color and it comes out looking light blonde. perfect.
but THIS TIME, it came out almost looking grey/blonde-ish?? WTH??
how can i make it look lighter?
Post # 3
We’d have to see your hair to know.. Every box of dye has a different base color, just like you used the ash. Whatever dye they put in it when you had done was not ash… The two bases made a grey color and not what you normally get. You should probably call your girl or maybe someone at a Sally’s could help
Post # 4
@Glow girl: ash has a gray/green base, when you put it on top of highlighted hair it picks up the base of the color you applied. If you put a brown with a red tint on top of it, it will balance the ash out and look just dark brown again.
Post # 5
is it too blonde? if so go buy a ‘purple’ shampoo. it helps with the brassiness of the blonde.
Thats the kind I used.. I got it at Sally’s about 10 bucks. Its really drying though so get a leave in conditioner, leave in serum or something.
Post # 6
sorry picture didn’t work.. sorry its huge!
Post # 7
Thanks! I actually have some purple shampoo from aveda and used it today. It lightened it up a little. My hair is not horrible looking, just a little darker than i wanted it to be.
Side note, A little baking soda in any shampoo will get rid of any red or brassy looking tint. It will not remove alot of red though ( like when its all over the top of your head).
Post # 8
When your hair is lightened, it removes all the base pigmentation. You need to cover it up with a neutral base color, not ash. Sometimes colors labeled neutral are actually on the ashy side, so you may want to add a bit of a golden shade to it, too.
Baking soda in shampoo will remove some of the ashiness.. Also, any treatments made to remove hard water deposits on hair may work. If you don;t have a license, you can go to Sally Beauty Supply and buy one made by Ion. It’s in a little packet and you mix it with warm water.
What will instantly do it is a little blob of powder bleach mixed with 20 volume mixed into shampoo. You can usually see it lighten up right before your eyes, sometimes just a minute. This isn’t great for the texture of your hair, but it’s not too bad if you don;t leave it on long and condition like crazy afterwards.