ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HAIR DYE – NEVER DONE IT BEFORE…. HELP!!

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  • #586074

    AV
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    Mama, I’m just not ready to go grey yet!….. I know I’ll give the battle up someday, but not just yet!…… LOL

    #586075

    Lynn from PA 6/8
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    Got it AV! Understand, best of luck to you all!

    #586076

    WillowandWindismom
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    Here is a tip that my friend, who does my hair, gave me. If you are in between color and there is some “unwanted blond” at your temples, take a little bit of eye shadow, brush it in and voila!!!!!!

    #586077

    Skyron
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    can this cause skull-cracking headaches? I’ve checked the leaflet, it doesnt say anything about headaches. I tried it on a strand, did the allergy test, nothing happened. The leaflet only talks about skin reactions? Otherwise, this is a migraine, and its gonna be a bad one. Its been about 2 hours since i dyed my hair.

    #586078

    FondaHonda
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    As someone who has dyed her hair for many years (well, most of the time!), the first and foremost thing you need to do is ask a professional about the undertones of your hair. I always wondered why permanent colors turned red on my hair and non-permanent turned out exceptionally black. Well, the lady at Sally’s Beauty Supply told me that I needed to stick to colors with a green base. Now, I have no idea what that means, but all I know is that I no longer have the issues w/the colors not coming out ok. JMHO!!!

    #586079

    Buttercup
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    I’ll probably be doing this soon,can’t afford over $100 dollars a clip anymore. I hope I don’t end up with orange or green hair. :S

    #586080

    AV
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    BC, my friend is coming over tomorrow or Sun. and we’re gonna tackle it!…. I’ll post afterward…. she’s done it for years, so I trust her judgement….. hey, it’s only hair, right?….. pink can grow out! LOL

    Sky how did your color look?… sorry about the headache…. hope it’s not related!

    #586081

    Kit
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    Wow good info. I’ve been dying my hair since I was around 18 because of premature grey and I’m 25 now. :-/ I’ve never been to a salon, but everything else they’ve told you seems to have it covered. Good luck 🙂

    #586082

    Skyron
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    my hair is a pale shade of carrot-orange.

    #586083

    CheetahBoysmommy
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    Well, you can either braid it into two pigtails sticking straight out and pretend you are Pippi Longstocking, or you can try shampooing it a couple more times and see if you end up with a paler shade, which could be quite cute.

    Was it permanent or semi-permanent colour?

    What colour is your natural hair, and what colour did you try to make it? Someone will have some experience with exactly what you have done and be able to give you some decent advice if you can’t live with pale carrot.

    #586084

    Skyron
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    i used to have dark blonde hair, and i wanted golden, summery blonde hair. And now i have pale carrot. I think it was permanent stuff, the box didnt say anything about how long this will last – only that you need to do the roots every 6 weeks. I’ve washed my hair 6 times, soaked it with lemon juice, vinegar, alas, its still the exact same shade of pale carrot it was when i first rinsed my hair off.

    Guess who will be going to the salon on monday to fix this? I can only imagine what the receptionist is going to say when i tell her i need to fix my orange hair . . .. I’ve thought of buying another box of colour, but how do i cancel out orange? And what colour will i have then? Green? Will i have to dye it again to get it the right shade of blonde? By then my hair will be falling out.

    #586085

    AV
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    oh dear….. this doesn’t bode well for me, now does it?……. the “box” is still sitting on my bathroom counter…… it’s calling to me, but I’m afraid……. my friend is still calling… she wants to come over and help me!……. yikes!…. I’m torn!

    #586086

    linda
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    ooof, skyron, but I’m sure they’ll be able to fix you right up. and I’m sure they’ve seen much worse than yours.

    cbm, you are a hoot 😀

    AV, you said your friend knows what she’s doing…go for it and trust her!

    #586087

    Skyron
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    Av, STRAND TEST! Hold the strand under every type of lighting you can find, and see if you like it, especially in sunlight. If you have any doubt, dont do it. My strand looked ok, but in the sun it had a reddish tint to it . . .

    #586088

    AV
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    ohhhh…….. sky, I hope you can get the ‘carrot’ resolved!…… actually, I think I’ll go with my friend anyway, hey, it can only grow out, right? LOL

    #586089

    Skyron
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    As far as the actual colour goes, its not bad. I know a lot of redheads whose hair is basically this colour. But I wanted BLONDE!! I wanted something natural looking – just a shade or two lighter than my usual, not pale carrot. When people who know and love you frown and squint when they see you for the first time in two days, chances are its because of the pale carrot.

    #586090

    Skyron
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    Hey Av! How did your hair turn out?

    #586091

    Skyron
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    bumping for av

    #586092

    FondaHonda
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    I would hesitate to ever use a store-bought hair color ever again! Go to a beauty supply place and they will be able to help you pick out the color you need. You’ll notice that the ones at the beauty supply places all have a base color (or something like that) and they’ll be able to tell you which base you need to stick with. Until I was told this, store bought hair colors didn’t work for me. Now, any brunette colors I get that have the green dot at the bottom of the bottle have all turned out to be just like they were supposed to be. The box colors at the store are the ‘one size fits all’ kind and won’t be exactly what you want.

    Also–if you go to the beauty supply place (we have Sally’s here), make sure you pick up gloves, a bottle, and the big bottle of activator stuff 🙂 It’s a lot chaper in the long run, too!

    #586093

    AV
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    ….*hangs head in shame*….. the box is still on the bathroom counter!….. my friend had to go out of town this weekend, and I wasn’t brave enough to attempt it by myself…….. I know I’m chicken!….. maybe one night this week!

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