To put a box dye over my freshly highlighted hair?

(168 Posts)
FortVenturer Mon 15-Aug-16 19:27:08

Just paid £70 to have my hair turned into a stripy yellow mess sad in devastated. I love my natural hair colour and just wanted a few honey caramels putting through but didn't want a colour change at all. I've come out with a complete mess.

It's yellow all over, stripy and the stripes start about 2cm from my scalp so it looks a few weeks old already.

I want it sorted immediately as I'm off out tonight and going on holiday tomorrow. Can I put a light ash blonde hair dye over my hair? Will this help blend it all a bit more?

Please help sadsad

Champagneformyrealfriends Mon 15-Aug-16 19:29:10

This happened to me once -I put a brown colour all over terrible stripy blonde hair. It was ok but it faded fast! I'd definitely do a patch test and accept that it might not turn out anything like the photo on the box.

hhh333 Mon 15-Aug-16 19:29:19

Go back to the hairdressers! Why did you pay if it looks crap?

If they are decent they will sort it free of charge.

IveGotCheese Mon 15-Aug-16 19:30:06

I wouldn't risk it. Blonde home hair dyes are iffy at the best of times.

What's your natural colour?

Mouikey Mon 15-Aug-16 19:30:37

I wouldn't as it will be really porous and you'll have no idea what the resultant colour will be. It's probably not as bad as you think so enjoy tonight and call hairdressers first thing for them to rectify - they won't be able to do anything if you put more colour on it.

Sorry it's happened, it's rotten, but do go back and speak to the manager

ExcuseMyEyebrows Mon 15-Aug-16 19:31:22

I once came out of the hairdressers looking like a Halloween pumpkin with my orange stripey hair - I'd asked for copper highlights hmm

I covered them with a permanent colour to match my own and it didn't harm my hair.

FortVenturer Mon 15-Aug-16 19:32:34

sadsadsad I'm off on holiday tomorrow, no time to go back.

Is there nothing I can do now? It looks dreadful.

I will contact salon at some point but just want to fix it now for tonight and my holiday.

PrancingQueen Mon 15-Aug-16 19:32:51

Don't put ash anything on top of bleach unless you want khaki green speaks from bitter experience

FortVenturer Mon 15-Aug-16 19:38:43

Look angry

NickiFury Mon 15-Aug-16 19:40:15

I think it looks really nice confused

YouSay Mon 15-Aug-16 19:40:19

It's not that bad. You just need a toner.

Champagneformyrealfriends Mon 15-Aug-16 19:41:09

It looks fine-go and buy some purple shampoo. Honestly it's ok flowers

TheWitTank Mon 15-Aug-16 19:41:40

Honestly? Its not dreadful. I would ring the hairdressers, arrange for a corrective appointment on your return and just live with it on holiday. Don't risk chucking anything else on it.

RoboticSealpup Mon 15-Aug-16 19:41:59

L'oreal Casting crème gloss shade number 1010 iced blonde sorted a similar problem for me once. It turned a borderline ginger colour into a natural looking neutral blonde, which is no mean feat. I don't know any other box colour that can do that without going grey, green or just making it more orange. I did some research on the internet beforehand and this one generally gives good results. I've had my hair wrecked by hairdressers more times than I care to remember...

Rumpelstiltskin143 Mon 15-Aug-16 19:42:10

It's not perfect, but it's no where near as bad as it sounded in your OP. I'd leave it alone. Unless your pics are really off its not yellow.

GummyBunting Mon 15-Aug-16 19:42:34

It really doesn't look too bad. But it's not what you want, so I'd call the hairdressers first thing in the morning to register your displeasure, and book in to get it fixed when you return.

LurkingQuietly Mon 15-Aug-16 19:42:36

Purple shampoo!! I think it's called a touch of silver? It'll help, promise.

SolsburyHell Mon 15-Aug-16 19:44:59

A few washes, that will settle right down. Its fine but use a different colourist next time.

OreosAreTasty Mon 15-Aug-16 19:45:32

Touch of silver twice weekly brightening shampoo (dw about using it more than once in one day if you have to though) . You can buy a bottle in pound land.
Calm down.
It's not THAT bad.

Namechangenurseryconcerns Mon 15-Aug-16 19:46:13

I honestly think it looks pretty good. I wouldn't mess with it

Coconutty Mon 15-Aug-16 19:47:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

shinynewusername Mon 15-Aug-16 19:48:59

It's fine. Not great, but fine. A home dye could make it a whole lot worse. Step away from the Clariol smile

thinkfast Mon 15-Aug-16 19:50:58

It's not bad. Like the colour, just could've been a tiny bit nearer your scalp. I wouldn't touch it if I were you

FortVenturer Mon 15-Aug-16 19:53:27

I could probably pick up purple shampoo on my way out tonight and wash before I go early next morning. Will it really help?

I promise it is bright yellow in real life and my hair was a really nice colour before. I didn't want a change, just a little hidden shimmer type thing so I really wasn't expecting it and I absolutely hate it.

Are we sure an ash blonde hair dye won't help?? Shall I try it on a strand?

WorryingExperience Mon 15-Aug-16 19:54:49

It's fine. Ring them tomorrow & tell them it needs sorting out when you get back if you aren't happy, but for gid sake don't add a box dye into the mix or you're likely to end up green/orange/patchy.

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