Coloring over highlighted hair

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How long do I have to wait before coloring over highlighted hair? I just highlighted, don't like it. It's too brassy. I know I could wait awhile and touch up the highlights, but the bleach was so harsh on my hair. I'd rather just wait awhile and go back to my original color.

How long should I wait? Do I have to do conditioning treatments to get my hair back into shape? I don't have noticeable damage, but my hair was the consistencty of a cotton ball after I washed it this first time. I'm afraid if I do anymore coloring it will fall out! What would you suggest? I'm using fanciful, a temporary dye (it washes out with each shampoo) just to cover up the brassiness.
I want to know this too. I have highlights that faded and don't want to redo them yet. I was considering throwing a Jazzing on top but would like to know if someone has done this. Tips needed!!!
When I got tired of my highlights, I just did DTs every 1-2 weeks until my next appointment (6-8 weeks later) and then colored over it. I had no problems.
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I just got my highlights colored over yesterday, which I am very happy about! (I hated how harsh they ended up looking). I now have my uniform brown with red tone, and you don't even see lighter patches where the highlights were--it looks great! I didn't even DT for days before, but my hair is in really good condition (or so my hairdresser says!) and so I was not worried about it getting dried out or damaged. She also told me that dark haircolor is much less damaging than blonde.
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Nancy you're lucky!! I think my prob is that I highlighted in a few sections, didn't get the color I wanted, so I highlighted overtop of what I already did (in addition to adding it to new sections). So some of my hair got a double-dose of bleaching action. I knew I shouldn't have done this at home though all in all I've decided I'm pretty happy with the color. I'd still love to do something to the back though where the brassiness is.

My hair feels cottony to the touch even when wet! It's never felt like this before and I've done some bad stuff to it over the years. I have a deep conditioner on right now. I don't know if it's possible to undo any damage but I feel like I need to try before attempting anymore color jobs. Fortunately I have my Fanciful to cover up the brassy parts in back (it makes it look like a caramely shade). This has conditioners in it, so hopefully it is non-damaging.

Deeree, what is Jazzing? I know I've heard of that before but can't think of what it is.
It's a color rinse. I don't think that it's supposed to actually change your color permanently and it rinses out afterwards. I think that if you like the placement of the highlights but just didn't like the color, it or a product like it, should be able to change the color. I found the website for you.

http://www.clairolpro.com/products/d...manent/jazzing

But I'm not sure and I wanted to know if someone had done it b/c I like my highlights; I just want to change the color without completely covering them.

Moments like these, I wish I had gone to beauty school or something.....
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Deeree, I think that's the same thing as Fanciful, but it's just made by a different company. Fanciful, even if I use a dark shade (I'm currently using Plush Brown for medium brown hair) doesn't hide the highlights. It only tones down the red tones. It also doesn't change the color that much. I have to use a ton to get a change in color. I can use it on my butter blonde highlights, and it doesn't affect the color, just makes them look less golden.

It can make your highlights less "bright," if that make sense. It will make dark roots look less obvious, but you really have to use a lot. HTH
Nancy you're lucky!! I think my prob is that I highlighted in a few sections, didn't get the color I wanted, so I highlighted overtop of what I already did (in addition to adding it to new sections). So some of my hair got a double-dose of bleaching action. I knew I shouldn't have done this at home though all in all I've decided I'm pretty happy with the color. I'd still love to do something to the back though where the brassiness is.

My hair feels cottony to the touch even when wet! It's never felt like this before and I've done some bad stuff to it over the years. I have a deep conditioner on right now. I don't know if it's possible to undo any damage but I feel like I need to try before attempting anymore color jobs. Fortunately I have my Fanciful to cover up the brassy parts in back (it makes it look like a caramely shade). This has conditioners in it, so hopefully it is non-damaging.

Deeree, what is Jazzing? I know I've heard of that before but can't think of what it is.
Originally Posted by mini.mophead
Hi Mini, I am a hairstylist and can help you fix your hair. If it is just streaks you can just color the streaks and not the rest of your hair. When you are doing a correction over blond that is too brassy you have two options, tone or cover. The fanciful is temporary (washes out in one wash) You can do a semi permanent color on the blonde with a violet base to get rid of the gold, and still see the hilites. You can color the strands back to the original color. Here is a bit of haircolor theory, whatever color you took out of the hair on the way lighter, you must replace. If you are a brunette that means orange. If you put brunette haircolor over blonde it will turn green. Now I can't see your hair and you are not a hairstylist so you can't tell me what level your hair is, so you can send me a picture of your hair and I can make a better guess, or you can ask at beauty supply for a swatch chart. So lets assume you are a level 6 brown. You will ned a 7 level red orange color (7R or OR, RG) with 10 volume developer, paint this on the hilites, you can use foil or paper to separate them from the rest of the hair, process for ten minutes and WIPE OFF, do not wash or rinse we need the pigment in the hair. Then apply your desired color to the same strands, in this case 6N a Neutral brunette mixed with 10 volume developer not 20volume, we are adding color not taking it out. Process for 30 -40 minutes. Double bleaching the hair is very bad for it, but you just did it once, so lots of conditioner on those strands, don't over do it on the rest of your hair which I am assuming is healthy? You didn't say anything about texture so I don't know what conditioner to recommend, but there are far more knowlegeable people here than me on many conditioners I have never heard of, I am sure they will help you out. I hope this helps, oh yeah, if you need more help send me a message, no problem good luck.
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Wow, curlpro, thanks for the tips!!!! Will try on my mom's hair next time...
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Wow curlpro, that is a lot to process, but thank you! Now I've decided I want to keep the highlights, but go over the back again where the brassiness is. All of my hair has at least one dose of bleach. The first time I just did certain sections, but it didn't go as blonde as I wanted, so I went over all of it with the frosting creme (I used Frost and Glow each time). So the already-highlighted sections got a double-dose, making them lighter than the rest of my hair. The double-dosed sections in back, though, still aren't light as I'd like. It's so golden/brassy - I guess because it's thicker hair and harder to lighten. So I'd like to go back over it in time (just in back), but I'm afraid of totally trashing my hair. I hope this all makes sense...
Ok, so hair will only lighten so much with litner, it is not color. You have to use a toner to get the brassyness out. Re bleaching will only damage your hair. Go to sally and get a violet based toner and put it on the hilited pieces, this will get out the unwanted tones. You can use any color, just use 10volume developer and leave it on about 20 minutes. If you keep bleaching those pieces they won't be a problem long because they will break off. Use a reconstructor and hydrate the heck out of those strands. Next time put the strands in foil or saran wrap to kep them moist, I suspect what happened is that the litner dryed out and stopped working. Be careful with those heavy duty chememical's they can do damage when you aren't careful. Good luck, I hope the toner works out.
Cynthia
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Thanks, I'll look into toners. For some reason, it doesn't look as brassy lately. I guess spending time in the sun may've lightened it some b/c it appears lighter and more golden than brassy.

Yes I plan to lay off the frosting for awhile (not CAKE frosting, though ). I attempted foiling last time, but it was more difficult than I thought. It was hard to wrap foil around those thin strands wearing gloves (I like a piecy look in front). It worked best on my back hair, so I would think the color would'ved turned out lighter. Oh well I'm leaving it alone for now, but next time I think I'll leave the color on longer since I think I rinse it out too early. Thanks again for your assistance!!
I have salt and pepper grey hair with heavier grey in my bangs and on the top. I have been having a pale blonde and medium ash brown partial weave done on the top half of my hair(leaving the underneath part brown) for years and am unable to keep up with the cost since becoming unemployed in Oct. of 09'. I now have about an inch and a half of re-growth and am wondering how best to color over the blonde so that the grey can blend as it grows in. I was thinking of putting a light brown semi-permanent over everything but don't want to use a reddish brown shade. My natural color was dark ash brown but it seems to have faded to medium ash now. I want to avoid using a warm brown shade so that my re-growth won't look charcoal and grey next the demarkation line. How do I handle this at home? By the way, my hair is naturally wavy if let airdry, and isn't course or fine, but somewhere in between and the length is just below my shoulders. It hasn't been colored since mid Oct.. I hope you can help me since I can't afford to get it done professionally and don't want to make a mess of it. I have used semi-perminant color on all three of my grown daughter's hair, which always seems to turn out nicely, and at one time also used to do my own hair color before the grey took over! So... I 'm fairly confident I can handle any directions you give me, and look forward to any help you could send my way! Thanks so much =) Wendy

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