Post # 1
So I went to get my hair dyed last week for the first time in about a year because I have a crazy amount of grey hairs for a 25 year old. I told my hair stylist I wanted it almost the exact same color as my natural color (an ashy brown), just with the greys covered, and apparently she took that to mean dye my hair red. My hair color is atrocious right now, it’s this ugly coppery-red that looks awful with my skin tone. Not only that–but my scalp is now flaking off, which it has never done before ever. I’m pretty much freaking out. My bridal shower is this weekend, and I just really don’t want my hair to be this color, but I’m afraid to have it dyed again because of my scalp reaction to the last coloring. Does anyone know what I should do? Can I get my hair dyed again this week or is that going to mess up my hair and scalp even further? At this point, I really just want my natural color back, but I doubt 3 months is enough time for that to happen before the wedding.
Post # 3
Did the hairdresser know it was the wrong colour after being done? She should be fixing it to what you asked for at no charge.
Talk to the hairdresser about fixing it and what she recommends to do.
Post # 4
The hairdresser should definitely fix it at no cost! You can get it dyed again this week, but I’d let it rest for a day or two before trying again.
Post # 5
I had a similar problem a few months ago. I always get blonde highlights and the salon was out of the toner they usually use. Instead of telling me, they just toned it a different color and it turned out completely brown! I hated it. I went back in about a week later because I wasn’t satisfied, and while it was free, my hair did get damaged. I had some breakage from overprocessing, because hair shouldn’t get that much chemical treatment in such a short time.
For me, though, I hated it every time I looked in the mirror, so it was worth sacrificing a little hair health to bring it back to the way I wanted it. I would probably go back in and tell your stylist you weren’t satisfied with the color and it wasn’t what you asked for. Most hairstylists guarantee their work and will fix it for free. She may be able to recommend what would be the healthiest route to keep it from further damage. Mine threw in some deep conditioner and moisturizing salon shampoo/conditioner!
Post # 6
Ugh I wish I could just go back, but I don’t want that stylist to touch my hair ever again, I really don’t trust her at this point. Has anyone ever had scalp problems after coloring? or know if it’s safe to dye it again so soon?
Post # 7
@whiteorchid: I felt the same way, I totally understand. I was really frustrated with the stylist! Still, I’m glad I went back–I paid $100 the first time and didn’t want to pay again somewhere else to get it fixed. You don’t ever have to go to her again, but you might want to think about going back just for her to bring your color to where you want, especially because she knows what she used on it and can be more careful not to overload you with chemicals.
It’s definitely not good for your hair, I don’t think it’s unsafe though. I’m not sure about the scalp thing…talk to a professional and check to make sure it’s not an allergy to the chemicals, etc.
Post # 8
Well on the plus side red doesn’t last long, especially if you wash with hot water and shampoo frequently.
For your shower I would recommend heading over to a local beauty supply place and look for a brown tint shampoo and conditioner. Every time you wash it adds a bit of pigment that will tone down the coppery red and make it more of a richer brown/auburn. They have several brown shades to choose from. I used it one for a bad highlight job as a temporary band-aid until the issue could be fixed.
Goodluck and remember it’s all fixable in some way!!!
Post # 9
Your scalp is dry and flaking because the dye ‘burned’ your scalp and because it dried it out or you could possible be allergic . ANYWAYS I would suggest putting as much moisture back into your hair and scalp, wash with luke warm water, dont over blow dry or straighten, etc. your hair for the next couple days. Get a shampoo and leave in conditioner that will put moisture back into your hair and THEN revisit dying your hair back to your nature color. It will help with your scalp being sensitive and hair breakage. (I used to get my hair bleached and stripped a lot)