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Old 02-20-2010, 10:17 AM   #1
 
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Question I dyed my hair auburn, can I dye it golden brown now?

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I dyed my hair dark auburn in October.
I hated it so I dyed it light neutral brown in November. It became reddish brown and I absolutely loved it.

I have not dyed my hair since November.
Most of the red is faded but my hair is still reddish brownish...
Can I dye my hair golden brown???
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:05 PM   #2
 
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The thing about red dyes is, while they fade pretty quickly, your hair tends to retain at least some of the red for what seems like all of eternity. (thus why your brown went reddish brown)

Its definitely POSSIBLE to go to a golden brown, but it's probably going to be trickier than just getting a golden brown color at the store and slapping on the dye. If you're serious about it, I'd reccomend talking to a professional and seeing what they say. Probably you'd need to lighten your hair up a tad and possibly do a color correction in order to neutralize more of the red. It might be possible to do all that at home, but it's beyond my knowledge :P
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:45 PM   #3
 
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thanks!
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Yes, you would probably need to remove some color with something like ColorFix first. Haircolor will not lift haircolor. You can Ask Karin at robertcraig.com -- she's great at helping out!
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:56 PM   #5
 
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Unless you've got a lot of hair knowledge, don't try to lift on your own. Trust me - I did it once in college and it was TERRIBLE. I paid a lot more to get it corrected than I would have to just go to the stylist in the first place and have her take my hair lighter.
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I'd recommend never touching color zap or anything else that strips color, they're more damaging than just bleaching. If you have a Sally's nearby, they sell additives that will tone out reds and other colors, you just add them to your hair dye while you're mixing it. It's not guaranteed that your hair will turn the shade you're looking for, but it should help tone out some of the red.
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Thanks. You are all so helpful.

I think I will just buy a semi permanent dye. I was thinking Natural Instincts Brass Free Brunettes...

Thanks!
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:24 PM   #8
 
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That might work, as long as you're not trying to go lighter, just another tone. Just be sure to do a strand test!
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