Post # 1
Ok bees i hav been coloring my own hair for the past few months and it has always turned out nicely. however this time i decided to lighten my hair from very dask brown to a light ash brown. well most of my hair turned out a really pretty light brown color, but my roots are a few shades lighter and a orangy color. when i went to sallys to buy the dye, i shared my concerns about this with the lady that worked there, and she gave me stuff to mix in the dye…it obviously didnt work. i really am not sure what i should do. Should i redye my whole head dark again and then redye it lighter in a few days???
EDIT: i have naturally dirty blonde hair so although the rest of my hair was dark brown, my roots were much lighter, hence why i dyed my hair
Any suggestions would be great!!
Post # 3
I’m a hairstylist. Color cannot lighten already colored hair. That’s why your roots lightened more. I would go see a hairstylist to fix it. Whatever you do do not dye the whole head again. You are just putting more color onto your hair, which will make it harder to fix
Post # 6
@spoonoutmyheart: can you explain please? what should i do exactly?
Post # 7
@gapgirl149: fellow stylist.
and i second this!!!
Post # 9
the hair at your roots was “virgin” hair, and had not yet been touched by color. That is why it turned out a different color. The developer you used was probably way too strong for your virigin hair, but worked OK on the hair that had already been dyed. there is nothing you can do at home to fix this, as far as i know. lightening hair at home is very hard.
Post # 10
ok ladies thanks for your opinions… i have a few more questions. Will they be able to take my hair back to a lighter brown color, that will still cover the orange roots? will they have to bleach my hair first?
I knew i shouldnt have done it and just spent the money to have it done at the salon, but i figured id save a few bucks doing it myself. Wrong.
Post # 11
I agree with the other bee’s ( i too am a hairstylist) they will be able to match the browns up for your roots and cover the orange!
NEVER EVER BLEACH YOUR HAIR YOURSELF AT HOME!
Yes sallys sells professional products but if you dont know how to mix and what reaction will happen with certain chemicals you will ALWAYS end up with bad results!
I know how it is to wanna save money….for years I used box dye and then used sallys products but I never new the damage I was causeing my hair until I learned actually how it all worked!
Please please go to a salon to have it fixed! Doing what you suggested earlier of re-dying it and highlighting it later by yourself may make your hair fall out and DAMAGE IT REALLY BAD!
Good luck dear…let us know what you decide!
Post # 12
Depending on how dark the ends are now and how light you want to be, they may just be able to do a soap cap(bleach mixed with shampoo). It’s not as damaging as putting straight bleach on your head. Then they can use a semi permanent dye on your ends and roots to match the color u want. All this depends on how dark your hair is and the condition of your hair is. I have to do this all the time to people who try to save a few bucks by coloring at home…they always end up spending a whole lot more to fix it 🙂