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What would you do about my hair?

(8 Posts)
crayon Wed 12-Sep-07 18:58:34

I am mid 40s and have shoulder length light brown hair. It is going a bit grey on top and at the sides.

I had low lights a few years ago, but they went too brassy in the sun.

I now use a semi-permanent, but that too sends it a horrible orangey/brassy colour if I am out in the sun for a few days, which means I have to reapply every 2-3 weeks (not leaving it on for the full length of time, or it goes too dark).

My skin tone is neither warm nor cool (accoring to a colour analyst a few years ago) and dark hair drains me.

Arrggh - what do I do? Does anyone know of a light brown dye that won't go orange in the sun?

Quootiepie Wed 12-Sep-07 18:59:58

maybe go to a proper colourist? Then just use at home either what she suggests or uses on you?

FrannylinePankhurst Wed 12-Sep-07 19:00:51

Agree, have it done professionally.

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 12-Sep-07 19:01:12

yes, best to get professional advice - I wouldn't just keep sticking stuff on top

littlelapin Wed 12-Sep-07 19:01:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sheherazadethegoat Wed 12-Sep-07 19:04:51

what advice did you get ll?

i am currently in thsi dilemma

littlelapin Wed 12-Sep-07 19:07:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sheherazadethegoat Wed 12-Sep-07 19:11:27

i was going to hairdresser who was v. cheap but did a great colour and then she went on maternity leave so now get great hair cut at place i can't afford to colour. so do i go back to colour woman and have crappy cut or have good cut and crappy colour? sigh!

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