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changing my hair colour - what do i ask for

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bambootoo Thu 25-Aug-11 11:09:48

My hair has ended up frizzy and blond with permanently dark roots. I started with a few highlights and over the past few years got more until I am having a full head every 8 to 10 weeks.
I have a long, layered cut and a grey stripe just on my hairline.
I would really like to have a more natural colour (mid brown) and requires a lot less upkeep, but I dont really know what to ask for.
My hairdresser is great, but said to send some pictures and I dont know what I want.
I think I want more reddish brown all over, with maybe a few foils in the top. But I dont want it to look to dull and flat or go really black.

What shoudl I ask her for? can anyone recomend any website where I could find some good pictures?

SageMist Thu 25-Aug-11 11:31:23

Change your hairdresser to someone who can give you proper hair colouring advice.

If I said I want a more natural colour that requires a lot less up keep to my hairdresser, I'd expect her to come up with suggestions and have a discussion about my options. Equally If I had as much damage to my hair as you've described, I would expect my hairdresser to have said something before now, about the condition of my hair and what to do about it.

SageMist Thu 25-Aug-11 11:37:03

Sorry, just realised my last post sounded very very abrupt.

Really though, consider changing your hairdresser. May be its just me, but I want my hairdresser to be the expert. Yes I have an opinion about the way I'd like my hair to look, but I think a hairdresser gets paid to provide a service, not just blindly do what a customer says.

ghostofstalbans Thu 25-Aug-11 11:37:53

agree with mist, my highlights ruined my hair and in the end i just bunged on some nice n easy ash brown and it look so much better

i also got the damaged hair cut off, took about five inches off all in all [sock]

worth it though as it's strong again and cheap to maintain

bambootoo Thu 25-Aug-11 12:42:31

I know what you mean.. I always like this hairdresser because she was aways happy to do my hair really light blond. Its realy not doing me any favours any more though. Its certainly time for a change and something a bit more flattering - will investigate. Thanks
ghost - do you have any grey hair? the last time I coloured my hair at home, it really seemed to grab the black and I ended up having to have that bit cut off.

ghostofstalbans Thu 25-Aug-11 13:47:32

the semi-perm colour i used doesn't seem to colour the grey that much but as i only have a little i'm not too worried yet!

jenk1 Thu 25-Aug-11 14:05:37

hi ghostofstalbans, ive just done this with my hair,
mine is dark brown natural colour but ive been really light blonde
for years but im sick of the roots. i just went in and told him what
i wanted and we had a chat and he told me what would work and what
wouldnt and im now a dark mahogany redish,brown and i love it.


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