or Brighter Hair Around the Face:
had my hair highlighted but there are some strands around
my face that are too light, is there any way to easily darken
them a bit without going back to the salon??
problem with coloring is when the different types and textures
of hair on the same head are not taken into account or on
a first time application, the degree to which certain areas
will react are not realised.
case the strength of product used for the rest of your hair
is too strong for those fine downy hairs around the face,
resulting in them going too light or bright. It is easy
to fix for the hairdresser by adding in the case of blonde
a little gold back to the hair. It is not so easy for you
to do yourself and although it will "calm down in time"
you want to look good now.
I would pop back into the salon and ask your hairdresser
to have a look at it for you. Any professional that I know
would offer to put it right, at no charge to you, and make
a note of it on your card for next time so that they can
adjust the formula in future or lessen the time it is left
on in that area.
dyed my hair blond and it has a lot of orange in it. What
can I do to fix this besides re-dying it?
orange comes from your natural hair colour, and is either
because you have quite dark hair (or hair containing red
tones) to start with (that should not be lightened as much
as you want to) or you chose a product that was not strong
enough for your hair type.
can try to eliminate the orange with a naturalizing color
i.e. a strong ash but this is really a job for a professional
as it is not easy even for them.
through our sections in V: "Salon Services and Chemical
Treatments" to find out more about Colour Correction
as well as "Getting the Most from your next Salon Visit"
the section on consultations, but a one on one chat with
a stylist will let you know your options and the cost of
what needs to be done better than I can.
long, fine, black hair. I'd like to have red streaks put
through it, but I've seen that some reds can fade quite
a lot. Would this be a problem when colouring the re growth?
streaks look great in dark hair, but you are right they
do tend to fade to a more orange/gold tone after a while
although recent advances are making reds last a little longer
than they used to.
is not a problem though as the old streaks can be refreshed
using a conditioning semi permanent applied to all of the
hair. This will only 'take' on the old streaks and last
for longer than normal because of the nature of previously
colored hair. The only down side could be cost as you will
be charged extra for the refreshing semi permanent color
can also help to prevent fade by looking after your hair
at home with refreshing colour shampoos with a red tone
and using products with UV protectors in them.
Rid of Unwanted Colour:
wondering if there was anything that I could purchase that
would get rid of the hair dye in my hair other than bleaching
it. I just dyed my hair and hate it!
have just done the color i.e. within 8 weeks and not got
loads of old colour underneath, you could try a color reducer.
You will need to get a professional to do this, as you cannot
buy them yourself and you need to know what you are doing.
The condition of your hair will not be affected, although
it can feel a bit damaged at first, as the process requires
lots of shampooing and this leaves the hair a bit rough
to touch. Check with the salon before you book that they
do have/use a colour reducer rather than bleach as some
salons that don't do these regularly may not have one in
stock, as it is a specialist product.
our section in V, "Salon Services and Chemical Treatments".
Here you will find a page on Colour Correction detailing
your options. A consultation with the salon will be necessary
and you should check the price as it can be expensive. Even
though I have told you about colour reducers they may not
be the only answer and a professional colourist will be
able to assess this better when they see your hair.
do you colour your hair with peroxide?
don't color your hair with peroxide it is merely an agent
used to help permanent colour develop. It will however lighten
your hair to a degree if used on its own but the result will
be a really horrid orange or yellow and dry hair in most cases!!
With Re growth:
black hair and a couple of months ago I dyed it mahogany
and it looked awful. Now I'm waiting for the colour to grow
out and it looks really bad. What can I do, as I don't want
to cut my hair and color it again and damage my hair some
you went lighter rather than darker you can simply put a
semi permanent colour (of your natural color) that will
condition your hair at the same time, over the top of your
way you are probably not black, this is a warning as going
too dark is another story all together. Get this done professionally
as there are a few more detailed points to consider when
doing this than I have mentioned. Read through our section
in V "Salon Services and Chemical Treatments"
for more info on Colour Correction.
Happy With Your Salon?
went to the hair stylist and asked for a more blond colour.(My
hair is a mousy brown) with no brown left and she gave me
two or three shades lighter only on my crown of lighter
blond colour. Is there anything that I can do at home to
make it more blond without over processing my hair or messing
it up. Maybe purple shampoo would do the trick? Thank you
for answering my question.
are not happy with a result at a salon, you are perfectly
within your rights to go back and ask the stylist for more
blonde to be added if you did not get what you wanted. From
what you say having a little extra blonde added will be
no problem at all.
our section "Getting the most from your next Salon
Visit" ( in the V section) which has some tips on making
a complaint, as there is definitely a right and wrong way
to go about it. A salon will normally view a complaint as
you giving them the opportunity to put things right and
in doing so keeping you as a client. The one thing not to
do is to try to fix it yourself as you could damage your
hair and still not get what you want.
my hair blonde, then put a red rinse in it about 7 months
later, then today I made it blond again and now it's all
multicoloured- it's gross. How can I fix it?
can't fix it your self but a professional colourist will
be able to. The problem has occurred because you put one
colour all over, the roots that had no colour on before
should be fine but the ends will have reacted completely
is not an easy job for anyone to sort out so you must be
prepared to have the colorist say it will be better but
not perfect. Also if the condition is very damaged you may
also need to have some cut before you can colour it.
often to color:
long, naturally brown hair which grows fairly quickly. I go
to the salon every 6 to 8 weeks. I usually get a cut and colour
(sometimes foils, sometimes all over colour). Although my
hair is in very good condition, I was wondering if coloring
it every 6 - 8 weeks is healthy. Am I colouring it too often?
is not too often, as long as it is only the roots or new growth
that is treated and the ends only refreshed when needed.
treatments, it is this ability to apply the colour accurately
so that no overlapping occurs that makes all the difference.
When the ends are refreshed you will find that a diluted or
special colour refresher are used, so as not to incur damage
by overlapping the colour's.
highlights do mean a certain amount of overlapping but as
long as your hairdresser always considers the condition first
then you should have no problems.
type of Foils:
I was thinking of putting some "foils" through my hair (which
is about medium length), but I don't know how many would
look nice? I was thinking of round about 5 or 6 .........Would
I be right? Also would you know how much each foil costs????
amount of foils you get is dependant on the hair type and
cut you have and should not be about a cost per foil, as
with this you will not get a look that is designed for you.
some salons charge per foil, many charge by a portion of
the head e.g. few foils, crown and parting foils or half
head foils etc. I suggest you find a salon that does this
or is prepared to as you will get a better deal.
a pre consultation and find out what they suggest and never
be afraid to say cost is an issue for you. Hairdressers
earn less than most people and they know about this I assure
Colour and style tips:
I have 2 questions, first I have had long hair forever and I love it but am getting bored with the same style. My hair is very thick my friends call it a horse tail. Also i am a blonde but getting darker with age I am 31 and i am looking to color it should i go lighter or darker.
Without seeing you it is really impossible to give advice on what will suit you style wise. Our pages on 'face shape' and' visiting the salon' may help though.
As for your question on hair colour, the same answer goes on the what will suit side, but a couple of good tips do come to mind. If lightening use tint or high-lift tint only (not bleach). Bleach will swell your hair and make it feel thicker and more horse hair like! If going darker use a semi or demi permanent colour which aids shine and condition and although will fade so does permanent colour! Try high or low lights before committing to an all over colour and if gray's are starting to appear it is easier to blend them into a lighter color than a darker one.