Stylist dyed my hair BRIGHT ORANGE!!!

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So...in a continuation of the "fix the bad hair dye" saga, I went to a very expensive hair stylist specializing in colour correction, and requested that the stylist tone my highly bleached blonde hair to produce a more natural looking blonde.

In a decision which I can only imagine stemmed from temporary insanity, she applied a BRIGHT ORANGE toner to my highly bleached hair.

My hair is now a radiant shade of orange, rivalling even the ripest of carrots and oranges.

I am really trying to figure out on what planet this is a good idea (Planet Orange?), and I was rather clear to her that I didn't want orange hair OR to go brown, which seems to be the only immediate option since adding a cooler colour over it will only darken it further.

I am also really upset because I damaged my hair a lot to bleach it to the level it was at, and it also lost a fair amount of the curl pattern, and now that really is for nothing. It also would have taken virtually any colour at the time, and almost any colour I can think of would have been better than this.

Setting aside blame... I am trying to think of how to fix the damage. I've already gone through 2 boxes of hair colour remover to fix the previous bad dye jobs, plus several dyes over the past couple months, and I'm not sure how my hair will react to more dye or more dye remover.

Any suggestions on how to turn it into something more palatable? I was thinking of trying to tone it to a cooler copper colour, but I am not sure what pigment to add in - would purple colouring accomplish that? Or should I just bite the bullet and go for a third box of colour remover?

I was able to remove some of it with clarifying shampoo (it was like a river of orange in the shower) and am following the now well-worn path of soaking my hair in conditioner and coconut oil...but I suspect it's going to be hard to get out.

Also...any advice for silicone-free reconstructive treatments?

Last edited by Sundial; 05-14-2017 at 04:31 AM.
I'm so sorry this has happened to you. Did you tell the stylist you weren't happy before you left? Have you considered going back to the salon with your complaint?
If you know what she used on your hair, you would be in more of a position to remove it. If it's semi permanent, you can remove it with a clarifying shampoo (preferably sulfate), dandruff shampoo, baking soda, vitamin C, or Katie's direct dye fading treatment (google it. It's on hair crazy).
If it was permanent or potentially Demi permanent, then the color remover would be the best option.
Honestly, I would complain to the salon because that's going to be the best option in regards to your hair health.
As to reconstructor, my favorite reconstructor is Joico K-pak reconstructor. It has mineral oil as a con, but my hair really likes it and feels strong afterwards. Second favorite would be Aphogee 2 minute reconstructor (mineral oil again though). An extremely popular one is Aphogees 2 step. It has silicones but it is heavy duty and greatly praised, though the smell is absolutely horrible.
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Thanks for the sympathy!

Yes, I had some words with the manager (especially since I was floored by the price tag), and he yelled at me about "people wanting discounts". After going home and pondering the amazing fiery brightness, I had more words with him, and he finally gave me a refund, which is something but doesn't fix the actual problem. (I'm sure you can understand that I don't have much faith in their color sense.) To be fair, I did see a few people with bright orange hair the next week, although it's not really my thing for myself.

I eventually used another box of hair color remover, and then dyed over it with a dye I got from the health food store (called Naturtint), in hopes that it would be less damaging. At least, my hair is still attached!

Thanks for the recommendations!

I'm so sorry this has happened to you. Did you tell the stylist you weren't happy before you left? Have you considered going back to the salon with your complaint?
If you know what she used on your hair, you would be in more of a position to remove it. If it's semi permanent, you can remove it with a clarifying shampoo (preferably sulfate), dandruff shampoo, baking soda, vitamin C, or Katie's direct dye fading treatment (google it. It's on hair crazy).
If it was permanent or potentially Demi permanent, then the color remover would be the best option.
Honestly, I would complain to the salon because that's going to be the best option in regards to your hair health.
As to reconstructor, my favorite reconstructor is Joico K-pak reconstructor. It has mineral oil as a con, but my hair really likes it and feels strong afterwards. Second favorite would be Aphogee 2 minute reconstructor (mineral oil again though). An extremely popular one is Aphogees 2 step. It has silicones but it is heavy duty and greatly praised, though the smell is absolutely horrible.
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Last edited by Sundial; 05-25-2017 at 09:06 AM.

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