Too many built up brassy highlights - how do I start again?

(10 Posts)
Trickymoments Wed 03-Aug-16 20:47:57

My natural hair is dark brown with some greys coming through.
I've had highlights for a few years & it's become brassy & the contrast is too much against my natural haircolour. In places it looks s bit coppery/orangey. It's all dry & frizzy I guess due to too many highlights.

I'm going to a new hairdresser tomorrow & really would like to make a change that suits me better.

I guess really I would like more of a natural look so brown hair with some caramel highlights. But how can I get back to this with my hair how it is now? I will need some kind of all over dye to keep the greys covered.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 03-Aug-16 20:51:07

A good colourist will put some colour through the hair to break up the high lights. Not difficult for someone who knows their stuff.

DeadGood Wed 03-Aug-16 22:24:01

Yep, talk to the colourist. Think you could bear to lose any length? The ends might be a bit past repair - but a protein shampoo and conditioner will help.

Caramel sounds lovely

crje Wed 03-Aug-16 22:30:20

I use a blue shampoo once a week to keep my lights fresh.
Might be worth a try.

Trickymoments Thu 04-Aug-16 06:48:32

Yes I wouldn't mind losing some of the length if it helps it look better. I can't look any worse!!

FrameyMcFrame Thu 04-Aug-16 06:52:38

I just had Balayage on my built up highlights... They put dark colour at the roots and blend it out so it looks natural. Like this http://www.brit.co/balayage-hair/

imjessie Thu 04-Aug-16 10:30:51

Get balayage , much better than highlights .

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 04-Aug-16 12:10:34

You could ask for some brown low lights to break up the blonde and then a toner to neutralise the brassy colour.
The hairdresser should be able to recommend a toning shampoo you can continue using at home.

Alternatively, if you're naturally a dark brunette, then you could return to that colour. The condition of your hair will improve considerably if you stop using bleach.

Make sure you use a hairdresser that is confident with colour correction. Maybe go on recommendations or look at reviews? Or some salons have a colourist who has been trained specifically.

2LittleMonkeysJumpingOnMyHead Fri 05-Aug-16 06:22:54

I had my highlights and dodgy at home due jobs undone almost a year ago and I'm so pleased. The colourist at the hairdressers put 2 semi-permanent colours on, about 6 weeks apart, and I now have no roots and it's very close to my natural colour.

angrydwarf Fri 05-Aug-16 06:53:52

My new hairdresser puts a light brown colour between the highlights which I'd not had done before but gives a really nice colour and evens things out from previous highlights.

I've also used that purple shampoo before (Touch of Silver?) to reduce brassiness. It's surprisingly effective after just a couple of uses.

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