Chopgirl67-HELP!

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Registered: 05-26-2004
Chopgirl67-HELP!
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Mon, 01-19-2004 - 9:17pm
Okay, maybe you can help. I went to get my hair colored back in October. I wanted the gray turned back to my original color. My original color is a medium brown, with red tints in it after sun exposure. Okay. My hairdresser somehow turned my hair black. It is a horrible black. It won't come out. We tried to turn it back to brown by using a medium brown and then a light brown. Nothing! It won't turn. It is now almost January. My hair is still black. It is so embarrassing. Would a blonde color turn it brown? The roots are turn brown now, but I can't go around two-toned forever. My hair grows slow. Plus, with my age, the black makes my face look harsher.

Oh, I forgot to add, my hair is only slightly gray, just mainly in clumps here and there. I am about 98% still brown (well, now black).

What should I do? I will never get my hair dyed again. I will do it myself from now on.

Konnie

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Registered: 07-31-2003
Tue, 01-20-2004 - 1:44pm

Konnie,


Ok, first off, the reason why your hair wouldn't get lighter with the brown, or light brown hair color is because a tint will NOT lift another tint. So putting a blonde color on your hair will not work either....only damage it more.


Try this....go to your local health food store, and buy yourself a bottle of ascorbic acid powder. Mix it with a clarifying shampoo. (I recommend Redken's Hair cleasing creme) I would say a couple of tablespoons of powder to 4 or 5 tablespoons of the shampoo. Mix it up well (it will be runny).


Put it on your DRY hair concentrating on the ends first and work your way up the hair shaft. (If you need to add a little bit of water to get it to lather go ahead.


Wrap your hair in a plastic baggie and sit under some heat for about 20 to 30 min. ( You can hold a blowdryer on it, or heat up a damp towel in the microwave for a couple of minutes and wrap it up around the baggie)


This should take some of that blackness out of your hair.


My advice to you for next time around would be that if you are only 5 to 25 percent gray, you only need a semi permanant color.(One that washes out gradually.) Going permanant is really not necessary. Also having used 3 colors on your hair in a matter of days, your ends are going to be extremely pourous. Next time you color your hair, DO NOT let the color (permanant or semi permanant) stay on your ends for the full amount of time. I would only let it set on your ends for the last minute or 2 and watch it closely by taking a towel and wiping it off the ends and making sure its not grabbing too dark. Also, If you do decide to do the semi permanant route, pick one 1 shade lighter than your natural.


Let me specify that a semi permanant color is a NO-LIFT

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Tue, 01-20-2004 - 1:50pm

RAE! Bailey AND Brooklyn are both absolutely BEAUTIFUL. How come you never let us see Bailey before???? LOL! She looks like a really spunkie kid.

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Registered: 05-26-2004
Tue, 01-20-2004 - 2:08pm
Oh thank you thank you thank you thank you. I will definitely try it. I can't wait to get out. I live in a small town, so I have to find a health food store in the neighboring city. We will be there this weekend for a gymnastics competition.

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you. Konnie

P.S. Your daughters are really beautiful. You must feel especially blessed to have both of them.

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Registered: 07-31-2003
Wed, 01-21-2004 - 9:05am
Thanks guys for the great compliments on my girls! And Konnie, your very welcome!
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