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I dyed my hair with Lorel preference stuff, a deep red and I LOVE the colour. But. When I dyed it everything wa fine until I had to rinse the dye out. I was rinsing for 45 minutes and the water still wasn't clear after an hour the water was only slightly tinged orange so I continued with the conditioner and then after the allotted time rinsed that out too. Suddenly the water was bright orange again and I took a good 30 minutes before the water was only slightly orange again.
Today I get in the shower and before even washing my hair so the water was just touching it the water was bright orange. And still even now after spending 45 minutes in the shower the water wasn't completely clear. Is this normal? I the colour going to be gone by the end of the week?
no, not normal. i dyed my dark blonde hair a deep reddy brown once, and while it did tinge the water the first time i washed it, it certainly didn't stain any clothes. it sounds like the colour hasn't taken so you may need to wash and wash your hair to get it out and re-try with another brand. and yes, i'd complain.
Actually, it IS normal for a warm vibrant red. The red and orange molecules are smaller and harder to keep in the hair shaft. When I had red (.6) and copper (.4) colours in my hair I used to sweat redness onto my pure white Egyptian cotton pillowcases!!!
Its mainly .6 that does this though.
Stop washing it so much; as long as you have rinsed out the residue, condition and give it a couple of days if you can.
Check out Scott Cornwalls products for reviving red and keeping it in.
Sorry wetdog, somehow I completely missed your post before Its good to know its normal, The shade is a 3.66.
I'll take a look at scott cornwalls, thanks and I wish I could stop washing my hair. Its just so greasy even by the end of the day. it always has been and my dc's hair is the same, although while their young I'm trying to train it and only wash 2-3 times a week.