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Okay, so my hair was highlighted at the beginning of the summer. Naturally it's a sort of dark blonde. My friends and I tried to dye it auburn this evening with semi-permanent colour and, well, it didn't work.
Nothing awful happened. It isn't green with purple spots and I'm not bald. It's just... slightly darker than it was before, with a definite reddish tint in certain light, but it hasn't worked.
We're thinking of trying again tomorrow night but I don't want to do anything without consulting the powers that be - ie you lot
Would it work, trying again? Should we use the same dye (we used one bottle but I have very long hair so there just may have not been enough?) or a permanent version? Or should we just not risk it? I can't afford to go to a salon to have it done, though I can pop in and ask them for advice obviously.
Red colours don't take on my hair. My hairdresser (who is a colourist) says that it is because some people have hormones that mean dyes don't take. She occasionally has that, where she tries and tries to get a colour to take and it won't.
Maybe your hair was too long though, so maybe try another box? I would be cautious of mixing and matching different dyes. Personally I now only get my hair coloured at the salon - much less messy, though more expensive!
I've got mousey dark blonde hair and it is pretty difficult to get a dye to take. Semi-permanent dye doesn't stand a chance, I need the strong stuff and leave it on for a good while. I have had red hair on occasions over the years but it never goes proper red red
Oki doki. Thanks I've bought some more so we will try again tonight - the roots are red now, the rest of it is just brown, so I think it may have been just the highlighted bits not taking properly. I'll let you know how it goes and then blame you all if it goes horribly wrong