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Hair dyed red and I want to go light brown(4 Posts)
My hair is naturally mid brown, currently dyed dark red. I want to go to light brown, mostly because I've started to get more greys- they're really obvious against dark red hair and I don't think they would be if it was light brown. I also quite like my greys and when they are a bit more dispersed and not all in one odd clump at the top, would like to ditch dye altogether- and I imagine the transition to no dye would be smoother if it were light brown rather than dark red.
Can I risk slapping a light brown dye on straight over the red, or do I need to use Colour B4 or similar first? I'd going to go for a warmer light brown rather than an ashier one anyway- do you think it would work, or I do have to be not- lazy and strip the old colour first?
Red is such a stubborn colour to shift. Home hair colours in brunette colours always come out much darker, which would be equally as difficult to lift. A colour change like this is really damaging and unpredictable to do yourself. I know it would be costly to go to a salon but Maybe you could look into being a hair model in a salon as it's much cheaper and would be corrected should it go wrong x
Strip the colour first as red is a bugger to get rid of then choose a light brown shade that is lighter than you actually want it as brown dyes always end up coming out darker than you intended. I wouldn’t go for a warm shade if that isn’t what you actually want as your hair will likely still have warm tones in it anyway so I’d go neutral.
cantsaynotocake money is so very tight- DH just been made redundant- but I will look into that, I once had a haircut at a college salon which took a very long time but which I absolutely loved, so it's worth a think about
JollyGiraffe12 I do want a warmer shade, but maybe I should go for a neutral brown to start with in case it's too warm in the end?
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