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Eek - hairdye disaster - please tell me what to do
I've been dying my hair out of a box for the last 30 years. No problems. Like a FOOL decided to (a) take it down a few shades and (b) try a new brand. 'Light golden brown' I went for. It has turned out dark mahogany. I am pale with blue eyes and it just looks awful on me - I look like a middle-aged goth.
What can I do? Stick some blonde dye on top? Keep shampooing? Are those products that strip the dye out any good, or high risk?
My natural hair colour is warm mouse, my usual dye job is a few shades lighter (dark warm blonde). This is actually worse than mahogany - it's that dark aubergine colour so loved by woman of a certain (i.e. my) age.
I'm really keen to not get laughed at all day Monday back at the office, so think I'll go to Boots tomorrow for that hairstripping stuff and then maybe a very inoffensive light brown on top. Back to my beloved L'Oreal as John Frieda you are shit.
Thanks for advice, people. I have a party tomorrow but fortunately in a very dark place...
The only thing with the hairstripper is you can't use a permanent dye for a period of time after. I can't remember.how long it is though. You will probably find though that your hair is lighter than its natural colour anyway. Even if you haven't been using colours with bleach in, they all contain peroxide. You can use a non-permanent straight after.
Mine looked blonder than my natural colour, a bit brassy Tbh, but I don't necessarily mind that . You can colour it straightaway with, I think, level 2 colour, which is like the old harmony hair colours if you remember those? It tells you the full details in the instructions though. I found it good because I felt like I had a lot of colour build up and it gave a clean slate so to speak.