(Closed) hair dying question…my hair keeps during red/maroonish

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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.


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.

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