(Closed) Calling all hair color experts!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Helper bee

I’m naturally a dark brunette, had my hair blonde for a few years and recently dyed it a redish brown.  It was a permanent dye at the roots and semi permanent every where else.   My hairdresser said that I can change it back to the blonde in the summer if i wanted to.   I’m not sure if you can make the bottom match the top without changing the top as well but if you were dead set on having blonde hair for your wedding, can the hairdresser do an all over blonde with lowlights or something?  It may not be exactly the same colour as your natural colour but it might be closer to what you are after?

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m a colour specialist, and no, most colorists will not apply colour to only the bottom part of your hair. The reason being that, even if it “matches,” coloured hair has a different appearance from natural hair (shine, texture, etc) so the results would likely be undesirable and inconsistent. I would just have a colorist apply a Demi-permanent gloss all over your hair. It would barely effect your natural hair – the biggest difference you’d notice is some added shine – and it would tone out the reddish tones at the bottom.

ETA: now that I’m looking at your photo again, it looks like your ends might actually be darker than your new growth. If that is the case, then the above won’t work. The color would need to be stripped out first, and then an all over toner applied.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I am not an expert by ANY stretch of the imagination but would color-oops help?  It removes dye molecules from the hair without bleach.  It says “for recent applications of color” but I have had success with it on much older applications.  

I would also suggest a color depositing shampoo/conditioner.  A lavender or blue formulation may help to tone down the red/orange.  

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Hanover Grande Ballroom

FYI color oops is going to strip your hair and make it n orangish yellow color. this may helo to get all the hair one color so you can dye on top of it, but i wonuld not recomend this as the color oops will damage your hair!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Hanover Grande Ballroom

Unrec will just remove reddish tones to the color you are applying.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am a hairdresser. I pretty much second what applecat said. You cannot remove the bottom colour without bleach. Colour does not lift colour. The only way to blend is either apply a gloss all over in that case your roots would be slightly affected and I. CAnt guarantee that the ends would be much different. I would add thin blended highlights so it blends and it would bleach out some of the colour on the ends. You might have to go with a toner even with that because there is a chance the ends will lift orange while the new growth lifts blonde. Good luck. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh yes also a layered cut will help remove unwanted coloured ends. 

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