Post # 1
So I’ve been somewhat blonde (getting highlights and low lights at a salon) and have recently moved up north and have become a full on brunette. The problem is that is fades to a reddish/maroonish color after no time at all…. that is when I get it professionally or box dyed.. any suggestions? When I buy the box dye I get “medium ash brown” to cancel out the red. And when I get it professionally done I tell them as well.. nothing seems to be helping.. what’s a bride to do?
Post # 3
You need to pick a color with a brown base, not a red brown. It’s hard to pick one yourself, because lots of box colors aren’t real honest.
Also, by mixing different types of color (box/salon) in your hair, you are mixing oxidations. It’s a very bad combo! Some box colors can keep re-oxidizing when you recolor, which is a nightmare. Happened to me, and, unfortunately, I had stripes of color, so I literally had to cut most of my hair off and start over.
THIS IS WHAT I LEARNED:
I would recommend you go to a salon and get a color balance stat! Paul Mitchell has a great one! What this does is evens the tone so that you can have a fresh canvas and then try the color again.
THEN have it done by a pro. I would suggest going a little browner than you want, since you know it tends to fade. Also, use color safe shampoo (the good stuff) and Paul Mitchell Color Locking Spray really extends your color.