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Help...too dark Natural Instinct Result
Direct Link To This Post Laura January 12 2000 at 6:03am  Quote Laura Quote  Post Reply Reply
Okay, it has happened to me. I talked nicely about Natural Instincts in a lower post. I was being "good," and I had not colored my hair in 2-1/2 months. But, I was tired of my blonde ends and dark(er) roots. So, I bought a bottle of 9N (a new "neutral" dark blonde) Natural Instincts, and did it with a strand test...it was fine. So, I colored...and now I am dark all over. Okay, it's not a disaster...the ends and roots are the same, and the color is okay. It's just too dark. Is there any non-chemical way to wash it out more quickly? I washed twice immediately after the first drying with Neutrogena anti-residue shampoo, but none of the color came out. What can I do? I have Wella Kolestral on it now...not because the condition is bad, just because I want to.My hair is naturally a dark golden blonde.I have warm skin tones.
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Direct Link To This Post Silvie January 12 2000 at 6:03am  Quote Silvie Quote  Post Reply Reply
HiPlease try using a clarifying shampoo--Aveda makes a great one. Also, some people have posted the virtues of using dish washing liquid, but I've never tried that. I think it strips the hair of the excess color, but also of natural oils. If you're desperate, give it a shot and just use an intensive conditioner/moisterizer afterwards.Also, avoid any heat styling, as that will further "set" the color. Since Natural Instincts does wash out--keep shampooing, whatever you do, and it will eventually fade. Hopefully sooner than later. As far as your darker ends go--is this something that could be improved with a trim?good luck :) silvie
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Direct Link To This Post Laura January 12 2000 at 6:03am  Quote Laura Quote  Post Reply Reply
I have some Suave clarifier...if I use that or dishwashing liquid, is it possible that my more-porous ends will keep the color and it would wash out on the roots only? I don't want that!> Hi> Please try using a clarifying shampoo--Aveda makes a> great one. Also, some people have posted the virtues> of using dish washing liquid, but I've never tried> that. I think it strips the hair of the excess color,> but also of natural oils. If you're desperate, give it> a shot and just use an intensive> conditioner/moisterizer afterwards.> Also, avoid any heat styling, as that will further> "set" the color. Since Natural Instincts> does wash out--keep shampooing, whatever you do, and> it will eventually fade. Hopefully sooner than later.> As far as your darker ends go--is this something that> could be improved with a trim?> good luck :) silvie
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Direct Link To This Post Silvie January 12 2000 at 6:03am  Quote Silvie Quote  Post Reply Reply
Well, since you had more porous, darker ends to begin with, they will likely stay *somewhat darker* than the rest of your hair, as you remove the excess color. But the difference in color should not be any more dramatic than you had before. In fact, it shuld be less.dont worry too much about the previous blow drying, just avoid it until you get the color toned down to what's more desirable to you.i have never tried the suave clarifying shampoo, but I would give that a shot first. you may need to shampoo a few times. if you dont get results, then resort to the dishwashing liquid. either way, do a deep conditioning afterwards to restore some moisture to your hair. Once you reach the desired color, give your hair and scalp a break by not washing for a day or two, if at all possible.good luck :) silvie
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Direct Link To This Post Laura January 12 2000 at 6:04am  Quote Laura Quote  Post Reply Reply
Than the rest of my hair. That's why I had been coloring.Thanks for the advice
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Direct Link To This Post Silvie January 12 2000 at 6:04am  Quote Silvie Quote  Post Reply Reply
Excuse my misinterpretation there:) it's usually the ends that get darker.Ok, in this case, please use a heavy duty conditioner and apply that to the ends of your hair, where they were originally lighter. You can even use vaseline, if you dont have such a conditioner. Avoid shampooing the end section of the hair--avoid working the shampoo directly into it, but it's Ok to rinse your hair all the way through--including the ends (the conditioner will help to protect the color).The point here is that you want to protect the ends a bit, because it they were lighter before, they probably still will be a little lighter once you tone down the N.I. color you used. but not as much as before.feel free to email me, if i can clarify my remarks or help you further :) silvie
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Direct Link To This Post janine January 12 2000 at 6:05am  Quote janine Quote  Post Reply Reply
I had the same problem once with a colour coming out too dark. I phoned Clairol and the consumer advisor told me to put a hot oil treatment on my hair and wrap my head in plastic and then put it under the hair dryer for about 10 minutes (this will open the hair shaft), then use an anti-dandruff shampoo and a lot of the colour should wash out, lightening the dark colour at least one shade. It worked for me, hope it does for you
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