hair color gone not quite right

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Registered: 11-01-2001
hair color gone not quite right
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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 11:51am
I've been coloring my hair for years (bought my first bottle of SunIn when I was 13, I'm now 28) and have rarely had any problems. Today though when I used a different color (same brand, Feria, that I've been using for a while), I have a purple tint in parts of my hair. I went from a light reddish blonde shade to a dark, carmely blonde (close to my natural color). Any ideas what happened and ways to correct this?
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 3:50pm
Apparently, the red blonde and caramel blonde didn't like each other! ;-) Haircolor produces weird results sometimes. I went to Sally's and bought a Feria shade. It was called Sunlit Red or something like that and the base was red. I have naturally red hair but went through 2 years of trying to change my color - mostly dying it red shades as nothing else would take. This red shade turned my hair brown. How that happened, I have absolutely no idea. Here's what I suggest you do and this product is truly a life saver. Go to Sally's and buy Colorfix. It's in a yellow box. It's a non-bleach color remover for permanent dye. It will completely remove ALL dyed color from your hair, no matter how long it's been in there. It took out 1.5 years of color the first time I used it! Your natural hair may be a little lighter before you colored because permanent dye has to "lift" your natural color pigment in order to deposit the dye. Only my mom noticed my hair was lighter. It's completely safe and will not damage your hair. It may dry it out some, but it won't damage. Using a deep conditioner after using it helps a lot with the dryness. I've used it 4 times and never had a problem with it. There's basically two steps - 1) The first mixture which is thick and is best applied with gloved hands. It's supposed to sit on your hair for up to 20 minutes. You're supposed to time it like Clairol dyes. But I never did and it never damaged my hair. Then you are supposed to wash it out with shampoo. Clarifying shampoo is best just because while I've used it several times, even *I* don't want chemicals I'm uncertain about in my hair. It also helps keep the color from redepositing on your hair which the box says can happen. 2) The "lotion" they have you use is a liquid and should be applied in the shower. After rinsing it out, I would always wash again with clarifying shampoo per the reason stated above. After your hair has dried, you can recolor it if you want to. Also a plastic grocery sack works just fine as a plastic cap. Good luck!

Michelle

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 03-30-2003 - 10:39am
Colorfix may not work, you may need to see a professional. Feria uses a different coloring process and I've heard lots of horror stories like yours, and even worse after an attempt with colorfix. I guess you could try it, but if it doesn't work you may have to go see a colorist.

good luck!

~MaryAnn

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 03-31-2003 - 3:03pm
When I dyed my hair, I mainly used Feria and I never had a problem with Colorfix not working. Also, most salon's will use a color remover that contains bleach. Which basically means they are bleaching the color out of your hair.

Michelle