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Old 10-25-2013, 11:57 AM   #1
 
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Default HOT ROOTS - How to avoid them?

I color at home with professional color; I went a little redder over the past few months and now I'm getting hot roots.
I've been doing some reading up and it looks like I should go one shade darker (level 7 in my case) on root touch ups and use one shade lighter (a level 6) when refreshing the ends. I also understand I need to use a neutral base with the red in proportion to my grays.
Does this make sense? I would love to hear insights on how to avoid hot roots!
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:07 PM   #2
 
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Having dyed my hair in cool reds for perhaps a decade .... Do not 'refresh' the lengths with permanent or demi permanent dye, over time this causes damage making the ends more porous worsening the chances of a mismatch between the older and younger hair. Use a peroxide free semi permanent on the lengths.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:52 AM   #3
 
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Thanks so much Firefox - I was hoping you'd see this and I would benefit from your sage advice
Peroxide-free semi-permanent? What brands would you recommend?
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:55 PM   #4
 
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I know you can get them in natural colours in Sallys, but I'm not familiar with US brands except for 'fashion colours' like Manic Panic so wouldn't want to suggest a particular one.
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CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics
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