(Closed) Why did my hair turn red?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
11641 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Anonymous1063:  Did you use it to lighten your hair?  If you did, then it had some level of ammonia or bleach in it.  If you’re naturally blonde and were going darker it probably stained your hair. 

I always found the temporary dyes were never really temporary, they just faded.  They don’t have as many chemicals so they don’t have the staying power but they don’t truly disappear either.

Post # 3
69 posts
Worker bee

Some people’s hair pulls out red colors and some people’s hair pulls out blonde. It just depends.  I attempted to die my hair honey blonde this summer and it came out more red tinted. I’m not sure why it hasn’t gone away yet though. Has it started growing out yet?

Post # 4
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens


Anonymous1063:  What colour were you before you coloured it? Was it natural or did you have colour in you hair prior to using the Loreal? It’s really hard to say without knowing this.

Post # 5
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Anonymous1063:  Well, I went to look up your color and it looks like the Loreal Creme Excellence is actually a permanent color. If this is in fact what you used, then that would be why you still have the color in your hair. Also, the 8 1/2 in that line is “Champagne Blonde” which has a reddish tint. To avoid the redness, look for colors that say “natural” or just don’t have a descriptive word and just say “light blonde.” Any that say champagne, golden, or warm will have more red tones. You could also do an “ash” blonde, but then you risk swinging the other way depending on your hair and your skin tone and it can look a greenish or grayish color. 

If you did actually use the temporary Loreal hair color (Healthy Look Creme Gloss), then the 8 1/2 is called “Blonde/White Chocolate” and I’m unsure from that name if it has red tones or not.

And like others said, temporary isn’t really temporary and the end color depends on your hair’s original color.

Post # 6
1422 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ellie85:  you are right. It actually was the healthy look creme gloss. Said 28 shampoos. Going to let someone at a salon do it next time

Post # 7
1422 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

LonnyLee:  had used the same non permanent hair color but a darker shade and it did wash out. So really it was over my natural color, which is brown

Post # 8
516 posts
Busy bee

The reason it’s still red is that despite the fact that it’s a semi-permanent, is that it has a small amount of hydrogen peroxide (bleach) in it. The darker the shade, the less bleach they add to it. I’ve used the same product and it left my brown hair an orangey colour until it grew out. If you want an actual semi-permanent dye with no bleach in it, I would recommend Adore. Their stuff really is semi-permanent but it actually lasts about a month. And they have great natural shades.

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