Has anyone even gotten color at a Deva salon? Just wondering how their color differs from other salons?
I colored my own hair 3 days ago using Nutrient, think that's how it's spelled, got it at whole foods and can't seems to find the right color. So the first time I did just the roots I got a brassy red, this last time it's a DARK almost maroon red,
I've GOT to get rid of this quick! Right now I can't even tell you how many different colors are in my hair.... Oh I did go back and check this site and lots of people about 2 years ago were raving about this brand.)
Anyway, I need to fix this, was looking to go back to the Preference by Loreal that I used and loved the color, can't seem to find it. And also wondering if I do find a box color that I like, how soon after coloring my hair can I try it again? I know so many jumbled thoughts running around my mixed up colored hair. Thanks for listening! Help!!
2C * Normal Porosity * Medium Density * Chin Length
Still playing with products ( using mostly Deva right now)
Use a *peroxide free* colour remover like Colour B4 Extra or Color Oops, this will shrink and remove the dye molecules without additional damage. Your hair will feel like straw as the cuticle is raised, do not panic just deep condition. You may need to repeat the process.
Most salons are time limited so will try to bleach out old dye or colour over it which is damaging. ALWAYS run strand tests on she'd plug hole hair when you do your skin patch tests. Few salons do either.
Consider the effects of the temperature of your home and of your head. Ammonia free products particularly need heat to accelerate the chemical reaction. Hair closest to the scalp tends to process faster unless you wear a shower cap. Do not work in a cold or drafty room.
Also consider that 'refreshing' the lengths with permanent dye each time is damaging. Eventually you will have highly porous lengths/ ends which will lose the red molecules quickly and hold the brown molecules leading to dark build up.
This is a very well known phenomenon: many box redheads switch to roots only application, then refresh the lengths with a high pigment semi permanent like Manic Panic or La Riche Directions.
You can somewhat even out porosity and thus dye uptake with a hydrolysed protein filler: wheat or soy helps reduce damage during dying. Coconut oil soaks on dry hair also reduce porosity and *may* help reduce damage during dying.
You don't say which country you are based in. I am in the UK: Colour B4 is widely available in drugstores, large grocery stores and discounters. If you are in the US try drugstores, Sally's, Amazon or eBay for Color Oops. Do not get mixed up with colour strippers which contain a low percentage of peroxide: double check the ingredients.
You can dye again right after a colour remover but ideally should rest hair and skin for a couple of weeks/ several washes. Some of the shrunken dye molecules remain within the hair and can redarken if you apply peroxide (in all permanent box dyes even dark shades).
You can use that time to do protein fillers and/ or coconut oil soaks to prep for the dye. Remember colour removers and box dyes are strongly alkaline, so doing too many in a short space of time can irritate or even burn your delicate scalp.
So ALWAYS run hair strand tests and skin patch tests before every chemical process, even if you have used a product before.
Thank you so much! I bought Color Oops did a hair strand test and was amazed to see the color change in the bowl. My color is now back to light red and I don't even think I'll need to re-dye it for a while, I think I'm happy with the color right now. It certainly does need a LOT of time to rinse - over 20 minutes. I used a lot of conditioner and my hair feels soft. Again, thanks for the help.