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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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Exclamation Hair Dye DISASTER - March 12th 2012, 03:21 PM

I feel like I post in here every other week.
My hair is a dark purple just now and about 6 weeks ago or so I tried to dye it red. But my original colour was darker than the new one so it was only my roots that went red.
So after googling and asking a friend I decided to use a blonde dye that, according to the side of the box, should have made my hair light brown. I did that today and now I have lovely light blonde roots and my hair is STILL the same colour. I've never looked more ridiculous.

So now I need to fix it. I can't afford to go to the hairdressers just now so that's out. I've researched a bit and found blogs and such where people say baking soda will lighten hair after a few washes. I'm working on Friday night so I don't really have time for a solution that takes a while to work.
I posted something similar before and I believe it was the lovely Hannah who told me to try this: http://www.livecolor.com/products/luminance/

I'm just wondering if that ship has sailed or if it would actually work? Whatever I do, I want to do it tomorrow because I feel so stupid right now. :/ Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Hair Dye DISASTER - March 12th 2012, 07:43 PM

This is kind of funny because I had a hair dye fiasco last Friday and was in the same kind of situation where I had to be somewhere, only it was the next day. That said, can't be of much help as I ended up spending 70 quid getting it fixed in a salon.. I mean, I can say that it worked and it's fixed now, but I have NO idea how you would go about fixing your situation at home and frankly I'd be afraid of trying. You can only put so much product on hair at one point...
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Re: Hair Dye DISASTER - March 13th 2012, 12:24 AM

I think your best bet at this point would be to go get some color stripper. Color Oops! is a great choice because it isn't damaging and works quickly. It will help get out the dye you have in your hair, and then you can try the other dye.
Blonde dye won't lighten your hair unless it contains some bleach- and they don't always do. I'm not sure about the LiveColor because we don't have it here in America, but I've heard only good things about it.

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