(Closed) Keeping up blonde hair: Should I give up and go back to brown?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You might want to try another stylist. I’ve also been a blonde for years now and I know different stylists/salons have different techniques or methods. I was not happy with my color one time and I asked another blonde friend for a stylist recommendation. I went to her stylist and she suggested some lowlights and my hair has looked so much better since!

I love being a blonde, so I can relate–but there is definitely a lot of upkeep! I think I went to 3 stylists before I found one who got the color just right.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I felt the same way about my facialist like you abt ur stylist. I REALLY, REALLY, REALLYYYYYYYYYYYYY liked one yrs ago and wouldn’t even dream of going anywhere else.  [Un]fortunately I was forced to because she moved out of town.

So my search began. I went to a different one each time for a year. I FINALLY found one that I REALLY, REALLY, REALLYYYYYYYYYY like. She is, in fact, BETTER than the one I had.

Give yourself a chance. Try AT LEAST 3 others. If you don’t like anybody else, then come back to her. You have nothing to lose.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs. Honeybee: I agree with @Sasha2011.  All stylists are different and have different training and skills, so if you like the blonde it can’t hurt to shop around! I used to feel guilty because I liked my stylist as a person, but not enough to pay $100+ and not love my color.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

She needs to use toner! I would got to someone else. If you are paying a lot of money and are not happy with the service then you are in no way obligated to go back.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I feel your pain. My hair “pulls” a lot of gold too but I’ve had stylists who were able to make it a beautiful blonde in spite of that.  In the first pic it looks like she used an ashy blonde–I’m not a stylist but I’ve been told not to use anything ashy in my hair.

What about some white-blonde or lighter blonde highlights over your entire head to break it up?

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Mrs.Honeybee- That’s strange, I used to have that problem until I went to a hairdresser that finally used toner. Hmmm, I have natural blonde hair but it’s ash blonde and I used to have that same issue. I know they just fixed it with toner so I was hoping that was the issue for you too because it’s an easy fix. I would consider just trying someone else and more experienced for once.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

She isn’t lying when she says your hair has a tendency to pull reds. Anytime you go from a dark color to blonde, 99% of people will have this problem, red is almost always a big component of brown hair. 

 

If you have just gone blonde, then don’t worry about the gross warmness, it’s going to happen. IMO she needs to leave the bleach on a bit longer and tone for longer. After multiple times, this should stick.. probably just inexperience. Ask blondes you know where they go. My last stylist could never get the shade just right, even if I brought in a billion pictures. I went to my current stylist with a single picture and he got it spot on the first time. It depends if you figure it’s worth the money though since highlights from a good stylist do not come cheap and it sounds like yours will involve a bit of extra upkeep.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

When she lightens your hair is she using an ash to go over top?  My hair is usually close to platinum, I bleach it out and add the lightest ash blonde for a few minutes afterwards to tone it.  Of course by the time I have to do my roots, the colour is slightly more brassy but not bad enough to really notice, only I notice it because it’s my hair and I’m picky.  I have tried different purple shampoos and some really don’t help, Joico I’ve noticed works really well, almost too well sometimes and I have to stop for a few washes so my hair isn’t too grey or doesn’t go purplish.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

use a purple based shampoo inbetween your trips to the hair dresser it’ll help tone down your yellow hair …shimmer lights it great and you can get it at any sallys

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Are you getting highlights/foils or just having her dye it all over?

I had my hair heavy highlighted blonde for yearssss, and it was never brassy. Granted, my hair isn’t naturally as dark as yours, but it shouldn’t be turning that yellow/brassy right away. It could be that your hair really does just pull warm colors, but she should be able to get it to more of a beige blonde.

I’ve always had the most natural results when my hairdresser foils in 2 different shades of blonde.. it just gives it more dimension.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

It is alll about the right tone of blonde. I have natural red in my hair(french grandma) and my hair rarely gets brassy or dull when I was blonde. I use a beige blonde, the CHI line when my girl does it… also what level of developer she uses too. I JUST went back brown today but here are some pics

april

A month ago

now brown!! Its pretty dark but will tone down alot soon!

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