(Closed) How long to wait until you can have your hair recolored?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I am having the same problem! I had it done last week and am going to get it fixed next week. I would wait 2-3 weeks

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you did the color yourself, try purple shampoo, but don’t re-color.  Also, at Sally Beauty Supply there is a color-lifter that can help remove the orange.  The store staff will be able to help you.  Purple shampoo really works, too.

If you had the color done professionally they made a mistake, it’s called “brassiness.”  But there are treatments that work very well to fix it, so return to your salon right away for help. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MissA916:   Make them fix it.  It’s not that uncommon with going lighter, they should be able to fix it easily.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MissA916:  Tell them they have to fix it free of charge.  HOWEVER, pay super close attention to what they’re doing so your hair doesn’t actually get even more damaged.  It sounds like they didn’t use any toner, this helps with brassiness a lot, works for about 6 week (like your glaze) and then they can add more highlights.  Please be careful, I wouldn’t try to fix yourself.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would wait at least 4 weeks.  New haircolor fades a lot in the first couple of weeks.  If you put something over it now, you’d just be putting hair color on top of hair color.  Which means, you could make it worse and damage your hair.

You could go back to the hair stylist and ask for a toner.  Or like someone else suggested, buy shampoo for blonde hair with a violet tint.  Clairol Shimmer Lights is one brand. 

If you must color it, I would get a demi-permanent or deposit only color.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MissA916:  ME, I am going from brown to blond and it’s been a 4 month process so far.  I’m not kidding, I’m going through this exact thing.  And you don’t have to be aggressive, sweets.  Just call and say ‘hi, I went home and I am really not happy with how the color turned out. Is there any way that we can add some toner and then schedule a follow up for more highlights in 6 weeks?’  If they say no, then complain, Yelp them, do what you have to do.  You paid for a service and didn’t get it.  ANY good color tech would want you to be happy, honey.  I promise.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MissA916:  And being patient is REALLY hard.  I know!!  🙂 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@WillyNilly:    +1.  Spoken like a true blonde (like me!).  I went two shades lighter for summer, did it myself yesterday, and I LOVE it.  Turned out great.

But I’ve been orange-striped like a zebra before and the colorist fixed it the next day.  Cost me a fortune, though, since I was the one who screwed it up that time.

It happens to every blonde, sooner or later.  😉

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Errrr….I would if I could find the cable to my camera.  I lost my iphone and am on a dummie until July.  (Stupid AT&T and their upgrade schedule.)  I’m attempting to go to bright blond (aka Reese Witherspoon) and I was at about Alyssa Milano, non naturally.  And my hair is down to my bottom bra line.

My tech has been super awesome (she specializes in this exact process, I lucked out!) and she has just been laying highlights over and over again, every 6 weeks, alternating between full and partial foil (aka $250 versus $124, haha).  I am about 2 processes from our goal.  The only reason I am totally happy is because of the toner.  That said, my neighbor just went ‘wow, did you color your hair??’ yesterday. I had spent so much time in the sun recently that my toner faded and BAM I was brassy.  I go again on Thursday and not a moment too soon!  LOL

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is my natural hair color with highlights (honey blonde):

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