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#1 zande

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

I've been colouring my hair at home for a couple of years, I have a sort of light brown/honey blondey type hair. I had left it ages since I last coloured it, so wanted to do my roots before going back to work, only I totally forgot the colours I use (there are a couple that I can use), and I obviously bought the wrong one, as instead of a honey blonde, it's taken up a real red colour  cry1.gif    Is there anything I can do? What will happen now if I put a blonde over it?  Should I just suck it up and head to the hairdresser to fix? The reason I do my colours at home is a) it's cheaper obviously, b) I get way more comments on my hair than when I ever got it coloured at a salon, when I could hardly tell what they'd done, c) the maintenance isn't as huge. If I go to the hairdresser they'll no doubt bleach it and I'll have a real re-growth problem?

Would love any suggestions/advice you can give me.

Edited by zande, 03 February 2013 - 04:03 PM.

#2 EsmeLennox

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

Show us a pic? It might look better than you think.

The option for 'home fixing' would be to go darker, going lighter would be tricky and best left to a hairdresser I would think.

#3 Apageintime

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

I agree going darker is the easy fix.

#4 Dresden

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:52 AM

Strip the colour out and start again?

#5 jtsmith83

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:00 AM

If it's a lot darker then you like, it might be hard to get it back to your normal lighter colour as quick as you'd like.  I'd probably head to the hairdresser and get them to strip the colour back and do a full head of foils so your hair isn't totally damaged by bleach.

Edited by jtsmith83, 02 February 2013 - 11:00 AM.

#6 R2B2

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

QUOTE (Dresden @ 02/02/2013, 11:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Strip the colour out and start again?

This. Priceline sell a colour remover.

Jo Bazz is the brand from memory.

you can re colour straight away.

#7 zande

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:21 PM

Thanks all. Will pop out to Priceline tomorrow and try a colour remover as a first step. I am wondering tho whether what I actually used was a colour or a bleach? I was only going to go a couple of shades lighter than mine, but it's ended up red?

#8 MrsWidget

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

Probably a dumb question but does Jo Bazz work on hair that's been blonded? Im assuming if it was blonded (is that even a word) its been bleached so no??

#9 zande

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

I just did the Jo Bazz treatment and it worked!!!!!! I'm rapt, so thanks R2B2!!!!!

I just need to run a toner through as it's left it a bit brassy but the red is gone!

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