Today I only had time for a cut, instead chose a box dye, showed my regular hairdresser (whom I trust) and they agreed it looks a close match..
..It's not. My hair roots were supposed to be lightish brown, but turned a red/ginger hue. Luckily I had some dye left so quickly did the rest..
I've basically undone 2-3 years of salon work in an hour. It's not an awful end colour but it's red. I used to be red, then stripped it all out. I have curly hair and that destroyed the curl. Have been growing the damaged section out.. Now back to square one
Also don't think I can straighten it as is. The colour is possibly patchy.. With curly hair you can get away with this, or at least it's more forgiving