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I used a herbal essence non peroxide non ammonia job and its BRIGHT red. I feel like Jonathan Ross' wife and its just not me. So my question is, can I put another colour over the top of it and will it calm it down a bit or should i just go to salon?
If it's bright red though you should be able to apply a warm brown. I think the only problem is when blonde isthe colour then people try to add a dark over ther top which turns out looking a disastrous khaki green- it needs red AFAIK.
Ok have just spoken to her. If you want to tone down the red she suggests using a semi permanent colour (doesn't matter what make) Apparently ignore the names they give the colours (like muffin brown and ebony surprise ) There is a universal colour number on the packet (she says on the right hand side) she suggests you ignore whats written on the boxes and look for a dye number 50 (this is a dark brown)
She said salon is better but if that's not possible then this will drastically tone it down and make you look a bit more normal
If you really want to mask the red use a perm colour in the same colour.
Not sure if this is any help but red pigment is the smallest, which means it fades the quickest (even with perm colour). After a few washes with head and shoulders (they say the best for removing colour) you may find it a little less bright?