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Hairstyling This forum is for questions and tips relating to hairstyling, from the trendiest new style, to dye use and conditioning.

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PLEASE HELP! - July 27th 2009, 07:34 AM

I made the biggest mistake with my hair today...and I've no clue as to how to fix it.

My hair is naturally a brown-ish/blonde (a dish water blonde-type color--I was very blonde as a child), and I've had more problems with at-home dye jobs than I can count on both hands...and well, being the idiot I am, I made another mistake today...

I haven't dyed my hair at home in a LONG time...the last time I had my hair colored (back in October), I had it highlighted very pale blonde (which I loved!)....however, as expected, it left my hair extremely damaged (breakage, thinning, the whole nine-yards)...thus, I let it grow out. I've been wearing clip-in extensions for the past 8 months or so because: a) they make my hair thicker and prettier, obviously, and b) they add more 'blonde' to my hair.

HOWEVER, today, I went to get my hair cut...and being the impulsive moron I am, I decided to pick up a box of of Revlon Colorsilk Hair dye (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...a%3DN%26um%3D1), and well, let's just say that I am beyond upset....the dye made the highlighted areas of my hair an ashy brown-ish color, and left the rest of my hair the same...so basically, in essence, it did exactly what I didn't want it to do by making it even darker than before. My extensions still match 'okay', but overall, I am VERY disatisfied.

I don't know what to do at this point. I cannot stop crying...I just can't believe that this happened to me. My hair is pretty damaged (and fine), and after this, I am in NO WAY prepared to do anything else at home...so what do you guys suggest? Should I wait it out and hope it fades? Will going out in the sun bring back some lightness? Should I go to a stylist in another month or so and get it re-highlighted? And most of all, is there anything I can do to make it fade?? Bringing it back to where it was before I dyed it?

I want the old grown-out highlights back Please help!
   
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Re: PLEASE HELP! - July 27th 2009, 07:47 AM

I think you should go and see a stylist about it. One of my brunette friends got her hair bleached blonde a while ago and then tried to home dye it red ... it went a mix of orange and dirty yellow. She went to her stylist and they managed to sort it out.
They should be able to sort out what's happened, even if it mean stripping your hair back to it's natural colour and then higlight it again ... hope you get it sorted!


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Re: PLEASE HELP! - July 27th 2009, 08:22 AM

Thanks, but my hair isn't healthy enough...I'm low on cash and seeking out some at-home remedies to fix the problem. I hear that anti-dandruff shampoo works relatively well...how long should it be left in?
   
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Re: PLEASE HELP! - July 27th 2009, 10:45 AM

I don't dye my hair but a friend did alot and as far as i remember you just wash your hair like you normally would with like head and sholders rather than your normal brand and it just comes out lol
   
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Re: PLEASE HELP! - July 27th 2009, 09:07 PM

If you use a clarifying shampoo it will "strip" color out of your hair and should lighten it up a bit. This kind of shampoo can be found anywhere and is fairly inexpensive, all different brands make it. This is not to be used for color treated hair seeing as how it rids hair of impurities but will help in your situation. Hope all goes well pm if needed
   
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Re: PLEASE HELP! - July 27th 2009, 09:54 PM

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Thanks, but my hair isn't healthy enough...I'm low on cash and seeking out some at-home remedies to fix the problem. I hear that anti-dandruff shampoo works relatively well...how long should it be left in?
I would seriously dye it all light brown, and then try and get your hair healthy again. Right now you need to just do something to fix your color. You'd have different colors of brown, which would look really good. I had black and purple hair, and the purple went out. When that happened I had several different colors. Brown growth, black hair, purple, and basically white colored hairs. I dyed it all brown and It's looks really nice.

I would never go all blonde. That is TOO Much damage for your whole head. Right now you need a really good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. and NOT something from the supermarket, you need a professional shampoo.


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Re: PLEASE HELP! - July 27th 2009, 11:34 PM

Thanks, guys! I just got back from the salon...they put in some highlights, and now, $95 later, I feel reasonably satisfied. The color matches my extenions perfectly, and I'm banking on the fact that dye fades, so hopefully, the dye that I used yesterday will fade...leaving my hair lighter overall. I was a bit upset at first, seeing as how I wanted it ultra blonde, but as mentioned in your guys' responses, that'd be too damaging right now...thus, I've decided to wait a couple of months.

Thanks again for the help and support.
I haven't had a hair dye uh-oh in years, and last night, I remembered why I decided to quit using box dyes.
   
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