And with all this knowledge about hair color and artificial pigment, I can tell you two definite things: Never, EVER do bleach over the counter and Red is actually pretty ok to do from a box. I bought a box color from Walmart thinking I used to do this all the time. A few days later I used a color remover & now my hair is bright orange. The desired look was achieved except none of it is light enough for my ion 9a-9.1 color and there's little bit two mich brassy color for my taste . So I am trying to go a lighter shade after years of continuous dark brown & black dye due to the the overwhelming growth of gray hair at my front hairline. Victor.. Hey. Hair Color. Was going for a blonde and came out orange. After about 4 years of boxed black dye on naturally ash blonde hair and 6 months of letting the roots grow out i decide to jump into bleaching.. an hour later and i now have yellow roots with bright orange hair! I originally wanted a caramel or even a lighter brown since my hair is already dark like a level 3. The orange hair color you're currently experiencing is a base color and will require the addition of another color, as it will not go away. While the color is developing, rub Vaseline on your forehead and neck along the hairline and put on a pair of gloves to prevent the dye from staining your skin. Stripping the color, whether it is red, blond or even black, makes the next color stick better and prevents the copper color. I thought..no way. Well, when you experiment, you are bound to make mistakes, and sometimes you may end up with a hair disaster as well. To help ease our fears, we asked Matrix celebrity colorist George Papanikolas how to prevent the mishap, what to do if it happens to you (don’t panic!) I've been to this salon who have shitty workers , they've no talent at all . How do I get my hair to a dark brown. It being Summer there is a lot of things on my list of events I want to attend. Just wondering cani use grey dye on orange hair from high lightening. I did however in the past have an opportunity to try the “OOps ” product, so off to walmart I go. My son had beautiful dark brown hair.. he wanted to bleach it (?) Like most, the bleach turned my hair a tint of brassy orange. In the past the dye has taken darker after i've color oops so I figure a little lighter is better. Don't be afraid to do your own hair. Well I have used the Redken 7ncr with 6rr abut 1/2 of the 6rr to 1 of the 7ncr, but my is very dark. If you’re having a hard time grasping the idea of washing less, wash as normal and simply skip the shampoo (which acts as a stripping agent to rid the hair of debris, dirt, and dead skin cells). To prevent your dyed hair from becoming damaged from the heat, find a good heat protectant made for color-treated hair, and use it every time you plan to heat-style your hair. I am half Chinese and half Caucasian. Unless you can specifically isolate the hair that was highlighted by meticulously sectioning it out again, your only other option is to work with all your hair, which presents its own problems, principally that anything you can do to brighten the highlights is going to cause a bit of lightening to your base colour and thus make that your hair look warmer overall. I was removing color and midshaft turned orange where i was coloring over virgin hair. I want Ash, the dark, dark ash and the light light ash level 10. The only stipulation is that the hair dye needs to be darker than your orange hair in order to cover it and you should preferably use a neutral or slightly ashy tone for the best results. I guess it came out with a lot of orange so She toned it after and it was a whitish color with a hint of orange. Once you reach yellow tones, you can let your hair be if you are happy with the color. until I got it right. Purple shampoo is used to help tone out the yellow undertones in hair color. I've been researching and looking everywhere! I'm having a hard time trying to figure out if this color will go over the orangy shade the color oops will give me and not look orange after. Would a natural or neutral color help? Waited two days and bleached my hair for fifteen minutes (just the middle to ends) before doing a soap cap on the roots. If your hair is dark in particular, there is an abundance of red pigment that is hidden underneath, giving depth to your brown or black hair. If you are sensitive to really intense chemical smells, you may not like it. Chemicals be really strong but this one didnt affect me at all. I did an all over color of natural blonde which resulted in very red/orange brassy tone (prominent at the crown) I then put a dark ash blonde over that. There are a number of ways to fix orange hair but the basic logic following fixing it is to neutralize the color. Occasionally (once a week or so), you should also consider deep conditioning your hair with a hair mask that you leave in for a few minutes (or an hour) and then rinse away and wash as normal. It will be orange and you'll have to keep bleaching it until it gets blonde. Finally my hair is the pale, ash blonde I was hoping to achieve 3 weeks ago. My hair is a lively coppery blond ..but I would like to know if I could reduce the yellow with a ash blond hair dye and what would the result be ? Hi just a question I have used a dye to go blonde and its left the ends of my hair orange I am wanting to put a golden brown through it will it be ok. Hello, My hair is normal a brown with golden highlights, I tried to go blonde and now my hair is orange with blonde tips. Trying baking soda paste now and so far too subtle is the degree of fading. Set aside for several minutes for the color to develop. It doesn't make sense, as the overall lightness is about a level 9, so there shouldn't be ANY orange left at this stage. I loved it. We love to experiment with our hair color, don’t we? hi i have a question i bleached my hair on monday it came out a bleautiful blonde color but i wanted it a bit darker so i added a darker blonde color to it my hair turned out to be like a shiny mustad type of color and yesterday i tried to fix it but its just yellow now i only have the blue bleach not violet would that work to fix it? Now usually I go to the salon to cover any gray hair and touch up my natural hair. I asked her to add some ash, that didn't happen obviously, (that's why I'm on here asking for your help!) Would the Wella 7AA/632 be acceptable to shadow with and then add additional highlights using a blue-violet bleach? My hair is long about mid waist and naturally dark blonde. I just wrote to you about the henna hair and 4 and 5 level dyes. My hair is about 3/4 white. NOT GONNA HAPPEN. Even starting from darker colors and moving to lighter colors can result in an annoyingly persistent copper rather than the preferred color. Your hair turns orange when you bleach it because the large warm colour molecules are the hardest and last to break down enough to get rid of them during the lightening process. As alarming as it is to look in the mirror and see orange-looking locks staring back at you, there are a few ways to help backtrack on this mistake. Even if you’re a seasoned colorist, chances are that if you’ve executed a hair color experiment, you’ve experienced a hair color fail. And so generous to give all of your knowledge. You can only go 1-2 shades at a time. The second time she did it, it lifted to a bright gold/yellow, but she toned it with a gold (I think) which turned it orange. I hate my hair and don't trust my hairstylist to correct it. Or do you have a funny color mishap story? I am not sure what to do now, my hair is a little dry, but not so bad. 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