I previously had my hair coloured by an apprentice, who made a mistake and died it orange.
I waited 3 months to give it a break. Then yesterday, I went to a good hair dresser to fix it up.
Basically I want foils to lighten it up, foils that look good on pale skin, but with a little bit of my natural colour for some depth. More of a nice soft warm blonde, nothing too white, as I have brown eyes.
She wanted to put some semi permanent brown in it, to break up the orange, which made sense, but the brown she was suggesting was really dark, too dark. So I told her this, and asked if she could choose a brown closer in colour to my natural colour, which is like a warm light honey brown. But she disagreed, and said it would look really good, natural and would help cover the orange.
So she went ahead and did the foils.
It doesn't look good at all...
The brown is definitely too dark, and cool toned, with very thin blonde foils, that look too white blonde. The contrast is too strong, and it doesn't look good at all.
It doesn't flatter my white skin, it just makes me look washed out and dull, and it makes my eyes look beady and terrible!
And I have a wedding to go to next week!!
I don't want to put any other colours through my hair, as I don't want to damage it any more, (it's already looking a bit damaged).
I'm more interested in home remedies, or personal experiences.
I've heard of the vitamin C tablet and lemon juice remedies, but am afraid they may lighten the blonde more, or may fade the brown too much, and the orange may re-appear.
Has any one got any ideas at all? please let me know
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I'm a hairstylist and what she did to your hair doesn't sound pretty sorry hun :( but here's the thing. You're going to have to put more chemicals on your hair if you actually want it fixed. That being said, if you do this the right way it really won't do that much damage. What you need to do is get a color remover (sometimes called color strippers), this will take the dark brown out of your hair and get it back to orange. now what you need to do is get a blue-based toner and put that all over your hair. then you can get whichever color of brown you want and put that on after you rinse the toner out. You can get all these things at a sally beauty supply and I would recommend using 10 vol developer with the toner and 20 vol developer with the color. Hope this helps!2