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home hair dyes for auburn hair?

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Monroe Sun 28-Feb-16 21:47:10

My natural hair colour is auburn. I have been going grey for many years and have tried many different home hair dyes in that time. I had finally found the ideal colour, L'Oréal Sardinia, and they have discontinued it! It is out of stock everywhere so it looks like I'm in need of a new favourite.

My hair grows very quickly and my roots are almost white so it's extremely hard to find a colour to match my roots to my natural hair. (And I can't afford to go to the hairdressers every 4-6 weeks)

I don't want vivid red or bright copper or mahogany, just a natural auburn colour but it seems impossible to find. Can anyone recommend anything please?

LurkonTAthread Sun 28-Feb-16 21:50:22

I struggle with this too. I was using Perfect 10 Light auburn (always hard to get, had to order), but it seemed to orangey recently. I've used an Olia one, which I've forgotten name of but I think had auburn in title. Last week used Olia, Mahogany, but it's too red/purplish. So I will watch with interest!

OnePlanOnHouzz Sun 28-Feb-16 21:54:29

I had this problem and have been blonde as a result for last few years!!! My Husband keeps asking for my auburn locks back, so watching with interest !!!

Monroe Sun 28-Feb-16 22:00:31

It's really difficult. I have tried lots of clairol ones but they tend to turn my roots either bright pink or orange.

I also used to use the perfect 10 but agree it was getting harder to get hold of and the colour wasn't right for me..

SwedishEdith Sun 28-Feb-16 22:02:04

Still here in Tesco. But, looking at the numbers, Superdrug do one that's similar.

Monroe Sun 28-Feb-16 22:06:57

Oh that's interesting. In my local store they were selling them half price as stock clearance. I bought the last one for less than £2!

It's out of stock on amazon, boots and eBay

Will check out super drug, thank you

Monroe Mon 29-Feb-16 10:52:36

Bumping for the morning crowd ☺

GinIsIn Mon 29-Feb-16 11:43:22

Alas no helpful advice but as a redhead who needs a little help, watching also!!

Jmangel Mon 29-Feb-16 14:44:09

So Sardinia is 7.34 so you just need to buy another dye from L'Oreal with the same colour. So Innoa 7.34 is available from Sally etc. Do a google search - then you just need to buy a 20vol hydrogen peroxide developer and mix equal parts dye to developer and leave on 30-40 mins. Will work out cheaper than buying box dyes especially if you only do your roots each time as you can mix up exactly what you want.
So 7 is dark blonde, the 3 is predominant gold and the 4 is enhanced tone of copper. 7.34 should be an exact match as long as you stick to L'Oreal dye as different companies use different number systems.

Monroe Mon 07-Mar-16 14:57:16

Thank you for the advice, not sure how confident I would be trying to mix my own!

I went for l'oreal preference Brooklyn which was a few shades darker. I was worried at first that my roots had gone bright pink but I was suprisingly pleases, it blended very well with my natural cooler.
Now just have to keep everything crossed they don't discontinue it

OnePlanOnHouzz Mon 07-Mar-16 16:59:31

Yay ! Looks fab !!! wink

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