(Closed) If you know something about hair color, I'd love your opinion!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee

My aunt’s a stylist (and doing my wedding hair!) and she said if you aren’t already, make sure you are using a leave in conditioner before styling each day. Even if you just air dry, it’s great to use the leave in. Also, she recommended that you get a damage hair repair serum/conditioner (the type you would wear for 3-5 minutes in the shower) and do that every other day just to help strengthen your hair and keep it healthy. You should be good to go!

Good luck getting the color you want! I love red – I wish I could pull it off πŸ™‚ 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

im a hairdresser… you dont need to wait any longer  the first hairdresser could have put on another color right after the first color if you werent happy with the results… if you are a natural blonde and dont have any color in your hair or highlights then it will only take one process for you to get the color that you are achieving… and it shouldnt fade that much since you dont have highlights that are going to come through.. Reds are the most diffcult to keep in the hair so make sure that your using all professionl sulfate free shampoo, conditioner, and styling products in your hair.. Good Luck!!

 

…when you do go back or to a different stylist make sure that you tell them that you want that bright vibrant very red color.. alot of times people will come in with pictures of red but then when you ask them about what they are looking for they dont want it as red as they show… so it causes stylists to mix with natural colors instead of just using straight reds

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@WithTheMostess:  I’m a hairstylist. To acheive the results you want, you’re going to have to lighten the color you already have. Your hairstylist will likely either recommend highlights, which involves bleach, a color wash, which also involves bleach or a sulfur based chemical to remove the color, or an all over bleach. With fine hair, highlights without heat or a sulfur based remover will be your healthiest salon options. After removing some of the red pigment, then she/he can deposit a lighter shade of red. I’d recommend nothing darker than a level 7, because your hair will be more porous after the color removal process. For now, I’d recommend getting some Dawn dish detergent and wash your hair with it. This will fade the color you already have. I doubt it will turn the light copper red you are looking for, but it will likely fade it noticeably within the first wash. Afterwards, you want to be sure to use a good conditioner, Nexxus Humectress is a good OTC one, and leave it on your hair for at least five minutes before rinsing. This isn’t something I’d do everyday, but you can do it once a week to lighten it yourself without bleach. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Aveda damage-remedy is an excellent leave-in conditioner. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@WithTheMostess:  No problem! If your hair is in great condition it can tolerate bleach. I would not recommend setting under the dryer with bleach in your hair. A lot of stylists are comfortable putting clients under the dryer with bleach in their hair. I’m not comfortable with it because it fried my own hair before I was a stylist. We were also prohibited from doing it in hair school and in the majority of salons I worked in. There is a possibility you could fade it to the color in the last photo with a clarifying shampoo or Dawn. It’d save you money, anyway. In the salon, I’ve used clarifying shampoos to lighten up hair on clients that DIY. It will lighten it up a bit, but not dramically like bleach can. It shouldn’t take too much work on the stylists behalf but because it’s a “color correction” it could be costly. Good Luck!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

For healthy awesome hair look into Oribe products.  I was an Aveda junkie for YEARS until I disovered Oribe!

Good luck with your color!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

I think the color now is even prettier than the ones you’re going for but that’s just my .02!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

@WithTheMostess:  I hear ya–I’ve been blonde pretty much my whole life! Tried brown once which looked terrible! It looks like you can pull anything off!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think the color is fine, you just need highlights in your current color to achieve more of the look you’re going for. I dont think you should change the color. πŸ™‚ And yes 17 days is fine, just give your hair a good conditioning before you go. Also any chemical treatment will damage your hair, there is just minimizing it or over doing it.

You will be minimal going to a pro and you also started with a virgin hair. Meaning you haven’t used chemicals in years so you started with a great base. A big saver is minimizing heat to your hair like hot irons and dryers everyday. Heat does some damage. Weekly condition treatments/or as needed is good as well. Change to shampoos for color treated hair and change kind/brand, you hair becomes immune to a shampoo/conditioner.

Changing it up is good, you can always go back to it you just need to change it up from time to time so it works effective again. Just like working out, if you’re in a weight loss lull working your butt off not getting anaywhere.. change it up, your muscles need a “shock” to work again just like your hair does.:)

 

Oh to add: I think you’ll get a regrowth touch up for the full process time and drag the color through the rest for the last minutes of the red process. Then do some highlights. Red tends fades fast in the beginning… Or they will do red and blond at the same time like highlights and low lights together. You may just need the highlights. This is going to depend on your regrowth and fading from the last coloring. (if you stick with the same color)

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