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Will salon colour really avoid my hair looking orange?

(22 Posts)
JenniMoo Tue 23-Jun-15 06:47:25

I've been dyeing my hair, as infrequently as possible, the last year to cover up a few greys and some old highlights. I started with permanent but the last couple of times (6 months) I've used a semi permanent. However, despite using a 'light brown' it soon fades to orange, and doesn't wash out. I have really obvious roots.
I asked my hairdresser last week and was told that a salon colour would cover it all. Also, I was recommended a semi-permanent colour over permanent, and assured I wouldn't get obvious roots...
Was this sales talk or is it worth the £30 to get my hair 'permanently' evened out? hmm

BigGreenOlives Tue 23-Jun-15 06:57:43

If you leave it a long time the 'blue' in the brown fades out & you are left with orange. If you protect your hair from the sun & chlorine (get it wet before you swim so it is less porous) the colour will last better.

PetiteBateau Tue 23-Jun-15 08:39:55

I tried salon hair colouring for this reason & ended up looking no better than when I use a home dye

DahliaBloom Tue 23-Jun-15 08:52:01

Same here. Always ended up orange.

Picachew Tue 23-Jun-15 08:55:15

My salon hair always fades to orange too. It really gets me down sad

PetiteBateau Tue 23-Jun-15 09:19:58

Mine looked like a bumblebee after the salon did it

carrie74 Tue 23-Jun-15 11:30:59

Mine lasts a bit longer before going orange than when I was doing it at home, and my hairdresser uses good mix of ash colours which helps as well.

You can also try using Black Malva conditioner from Aveda - brings out the ash again.

SevenEleven Tue 23-Jun-15 13:58:19

My hair always fades orange when I use a home dye, so I used a mobile hairdresser for a while and it was the same. It got really bad with my hair taking on more and more warm tones each time it faded out so I plumped for a salon and she gave me more ash tones (which I had been asking mobile hairdresser for for the past 2 years!) and I am due to have my roots retouched next week and my hair is still the same lovely colour it was when I left the salon! Well worth the money, in my opinion.

Picachew Tue 23-Jun-15 14:03:24

Seven, which hair dye brand does your salon use? Mine is Redken Chromatic and it fades quite a bit.

Steadycampaign Tue 23-Jun-15 14:06:44

I am currently channelling Cocoa the Clown by mistake sad

Can't tolerate being in a salon for length of time it takes to faddle about with high/low lights though so just going for another pkt. The colour build up isn't good though.

[Makes mental note about ash colours for future]

SevenEleven Tue 23-Jun-15 14:58:02

Picachew - I'm not sure as only been to this new salon once. My mobile hairdresser bought her dyes from a hairdresser's warehouse-type shop, but they weren't any well-known brand I don't think. I did wonder if her dyes just didn't suit my hair as it would look nice for a week or so then fade to orange. The dye used by this new hairdresser is far better. I'll have a look when I am there next week!

NeitherHereOrThere Tue 23-Jun-15 15:08:03

Second the advice to use Black Malva (or Silver if you are blonde).

JenniMoo Tue 23-Jun-15 17:36:33

Thanks for replies. So would it help to start using the black malva now, and avoid recolouring altogether so it can grow out? Or would I be best off getting it coloured again then using the stuff?

NeitherHereOrThere Tue 23-Jun-15 21:02:40

Try using the conditioner now - I use it once a week or so, usually a few weeks after a dye job as thats when my hair colour starts to go a bit red.

JenniMoo Wed 24-Jun-15 06:21:53

I've ordered the conditioner so will give it a go first. Perhaps I can avoid any more colouring for the time being and let some fit grow out!

Picachew Wed 24-Jun-15 09:23:45

Black Malva won't touch the greys so you may still need to colour it. I used it a while ago but got fed up with purple grouting!

NeitherHereOrThere Wed 24-Jun-15 09:47:44

Yes the malva won't cover greys, but may extend the life of the hair dye so that roots aren't too obvious.

JenniMoo Wed 24-Jun-15 09:56:33

The grey is mostly on the sides, and can't be seen with my new fringe, so I reckon I'll be ok with that smile

JenniMoo Mon 06-Jul-15 06:16:28

Thanks for the recommendation. The Malva conditioner has done a great job and the orange has now blended into the roots. Even DH said my hair looks good!
I plan to try and avoid dying it for a good while to let the worst of it grow out.

chaiselounger Mon 06-Jul-15 07:09:56

Makes notes to get done black Malva.

JenniMoo Mon 06-Jul-15 07:51:06

I put it on my hair dry and left for an hour the first time. I've since washed and used it as a conditioner and hair is still not orange.

It's really messy though so be careful!

JenniMoo Mon 10-Aug-15 14:52:17

An update: really happy with the black malva, thank you to those who suggested it.

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