Oh ffs... just dyed my hair after growing all the old dye out and

(17 Posts)
JoyceDivision Thu 09-May-13 22:04:15

... it shouldn't look like it does!

I have medium brown hair. Total middle of the road natural hair colour that's a bit brown and a bit muddy dishwater.

So, from previous experience I know if I get a medium brown hair colour it can go a bit too dark on my hair and leave me looking washed out.

So i have put on a nice n easy pale brown colour. Not golden, not warm or chesnut, just plain brown.

My hair, inexplicably, looks like [[http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=copper+hair+colours&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=4w6MUamjKKGP0AXw_4D4Ag&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=667#imgrc=aDPwCqYrpsGZ0M%3A%3BJVPumpmQ3N-PhM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.frm2013.com%252Fattachments%252Fmoda-731d1324440563%252Fmajuscule-occupation-hairstyles-that-hold-wonderful-apologize.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.frm2013.com%252Fmoda%252F119-majuscule-occupation-hairstyles-that-hold-wonderful-apologize.html%3B344%3B344 this

EarlyInTheMorning Thu 09-May-13 22:06:03

That means there's a lot of warmth in your natural colour. I'm afraid your best bet is to have it professionally corrected.

JoyceDivision Thu 09-May-13 22:07:30

oh ffs!!! like this

which is nice,not sayings its not nice, but i wanted this!

sigh.

my hairdresser usually guffaws at my dismal attempts at hair dye. he shall laugh again

JoyceDivision Thu 09-May-13 22:08:13

i shall use vosene a lot!!

TeamEdward Thu 09-May-13 22:09:22

You need a colour with ash tones.
You're probably more of a dark ash blonde than "muddy brown". Like Early said, I suggest you get a professional to look at it.

get your hairdresser to sort it out.

JoyceDivision Thu 09-May-13 22:29:42

My hairdresser just pisses himself laughing at me. Heknows my haircut is my treat and getting it colour corrected is a bit over budget at the mo, he'spretty cool and tells me which dyes will sort out errors i've made in the past. Bugger. Am a very drab dresser and don't seek attention with my appearance so feel a bit like I have glam rock hair.Fingers crossed a good cut will help!

nipersvest Thu 09-May-13 22:32:52

you have my sympathy, have had a fair few colouring disasters myself. most of which were at the mercy of nice n easy too, i avoid that brand like the plague now.

JoyceDivision Thu 09-May-13 22:44:26

Is it too much to dye it twicein 2 days? Might get an ashmedium brown nice n easy and go over it...

nipersvest Thu 09-May-13 23:14:43

just to warn you, i've used nice n easy ash brown and it made my normally dark ash blonde go almost black it was so dark.

RiotsNotDiets Fri 10-May-13 00:08:00

I think that's a nice colour.

ScumbagCollegeDropout Fri 10-May-13 00:13:42

No don't dye it again for at least a month.

Off the shelves dyes have bleach in them. Bleaching twice in a couple days will not be good at all for your hair.

Sorry!

I hear Head & Shoulders is a great colour stripper. Maybe wash your hair a lot with that.

HaveAGoodDay Fri 10-May-13 12:04:03

I've dyed my hair 4 times in the space of a week before & my hair was fine, I used nice n easy permanent colours too!

If you really can't live with the copper colours ( I was copper colour last year, loved it) then you could try light ash brown in nice n easy semi permanent, that way you won't risk it going too dark and it will tone down the copper tones.

Nagoo Fri 10-May-13 13:37:08

I think that accidental colour is lovely smile

You could put a semi permanent nice and easy ash colour on it as a toner if you wanted, but permanent dye probably a bit much straight away.

JoyceDivision Sat 11-May-13 21:00:42

aw, thanks everyone for your replies!

Even dh,who is the most diplomatic man in the worls and doesn't care what I look like said 'Oh I didn't notice you'ddyed your haor.. its a nice colour, but, er, you do really suit darker hair, I'm not saying that looks awful its just darkl hair is you, really'.That confirmed all my suspiciosn and I am back in my comfort zone with a nice n easy medium ash bron on my hair blush

Luckily I don't use and other treatments or hairdryers or straightners on my hair so its it pretty good condition and seems to have coped with the two hair dyes!

Nagoo Sat 11-May-13 21:11:20

I'm glad it worked out alright smile

JoyceDivision Sat 11-May-13 21:18:27

thankyou Nagoo Watch out for the post at about 7:10 in the morning shrieking 'All my hair has fallen out!!!' grin

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