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Old 08-30-2011, 10:49 AM   #1
 
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Unhappy Hair color Disaster - Orange/Brassy - HELP!!!

Need HELP!! I dyed my hair on Sunday using, "Loreal, Ultra Light Ash Brown," and my hair turned out very brassy / orange looking. My hair color before starting was a medium brown. Can I go over this color with a different color (maybe like Light Brown)? Has anyone had similar problems with this brand of color

Thanks so much for any advice!!!!
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:13 AM   #2
 
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Need HELP!! I dyed my hair on Sunday using, "Loreal, Ultra Light Ash Brown," and my hair turned out very brassy / orange looking. My hair color before starting was a medium brown. Can I go over this color with a different color (maybe like Light Brown)? Has anyone had similar problems with this brand of color

Thanks so much for any advice!!!!
Hmm, I don't know how a light ash brown made you brassy orange. Especially since you didn't go too many shades different than the color you were.

If you're looking to correct it at this point, I would try using a semi permanent instead of a permanent. Try the Clairol Brass Free Brunettes in light brown.


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Old 08-30-2011, 12:23 PM   #3
 
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Need HELP!! I dyed my hair on Sunday using, "Loreal, Ultra Light Ash Brown," and my hair turned out very brassy / orange looking. My hair color before starting was a medium brown. Can I go over this color with a different color (maybe like Light Brown)? Has anyone had similar problems with this brand of color

Thanks so much for any advice!!!!
I've had this disaster before, too. Although not with that particular color. I think it happens when the color has had time to lift our original color, but not deposit enough of the dye. I feel your pain!

I think the semi-permanent advice is a good idea for now. If you are like me though, you may find that it is only a very short term fix to get you through to a more permanent solution.

I kept getting brassy after two weeks, so I went to Robert Craig color. No brass and no regrets. HTH

Let us know what you end up doing. Best wishes.
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I'd recommend a toner, which you can get get at Sally's or any beauty supply. The color could've went brassy for any number of reasons, and since most of us don't pay attention to the levels or bases of the dyes we use or used in the past it's almost impossible to speculate. If you look at the bottle of color your using, if it's good dye, it will have a number and letter on it, which indicate the base color and level of color it is. Those letters and numbers, are how pros are able to get good results, mostly, at a salon. It's complicated The color on the box, or swatch at the beauty supply, are never representative of what color it'll be on your hair.

I'd be careful with semi-permanent colors especially box color that you get at the drugstore. Some semi-permanent colors contain metallic salts, which are what cause serious problems if/when you try to color over them or bleach them. HTH
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Need HELP!! I dyed my hair on Sunday using, "Loreal, Ultra Light Ash Brown," and my hair turned out very brassy / orange looking. My hair color before starting was a medium brown. Can I go over this color with a different color (maybe like Light Brown)? Has anyone had similar problems with this brand of color

Thanks so much for any advice!!!!
I've had this disaster before, too. Although not with that particular color. I think it happens when the color has had time to lift our original color, but not deposit enough of the dye. I feel your pain!

I think the semi-permanent advice is a good idea for now. If you are like me though, you may find that it is only a very short term fix to get you through to a more permanent solution.

I kept getting brassy after two weeks, so I went to Robert Craig color. No brass and no regrets. HTH

Let us know what you end up doing. Best wishes.
Exactly my reasons for trying RC Color, too much brassiness with any other color. I have never looked back!

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