Hair color Disaster - Orange/Brassy - HELP!!!

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By techmom

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!!!!
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!!!!
Originally Posted by PA~curlygirl
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.


Using my iphone. Expect typos.
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!!!!
Originally Posted by PA~curlygirl
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.
CurliLocks likes this.
2a (nc.com), 2a/2bFii (fia), normal porosity

Cowash:TN Radiant Volume
RO TN Moisturizing .
Styling products:AVG, Ecostyler Crystal
Styling Methods: Pixie-style diffusing - total fav
Low-poo: AO Nourishing Lavender

http://designdedication.com

saved by grace, walking by faith
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
How's My Hair?
Review: L'Oreal Evercreme Cleansing Conditioner
Review: Yes To Carrots Nourishing Shampoo & Pampering Conditioner + 35% off at YTC.com

3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
SMB Photography
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!!!!
Originally Posted by PA~curlygirl
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.
Originally Posted by techmom
Exactly my reasons for trying RC Color, too much brassiness with any other color. I have never looked back!

Good luck.

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
* pw: just4curlies
* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com