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OMG!! How soon can I recolor?

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Category: Hair Talk
Forum Name: Hair Color
Forum Description: The tricks and tribulations of changing your hair color
Printed Date: June 25 2018 at 12:41pm

Topic: OMG!! How soon can I recolor?
Posted By: Carin
Subject: OMG!! How soon can I recolor?
Date Posted: October 23 2004 at 12:49pm
My natural hair color is brown/black. I have grey so I color. The last time I colored my hair I used a soft black. After several weeks later I decided the black was too dark. I wanted to lighten it just a bit.

I bought color removal and it turned parts of my hair orange! What the heck? I immediately recolored dark brown. The red is still showing up (not as bright as before but it's still there).

How soon can I recolor again? Today is Saturday and I have an interview on Monday late afternoon and I don't want to show up with weird hair.

Posted By: korsakovhatt3
Date Posted: October 23 2004 at 4:55pm
Sorry to hear about your hair colour disaster.

If you're concerned about damage, waiting doesn't really make a difference. You can colour as soon as you want. As long as you don't want to go lighter, you can recolour now. If I were you, I would go with a semi-permanent ash shade -- maybe Natural Instincts dark ash brown. This should counteract the red. A semi-permanent is also less damaging. Just make sure you do a strand test first. You don't want an even bigger disaster on your head Monday morning. I've been there (I had peach hair 2 weeks ago). Good luck!

My user name is WAY too long. Just call me Juliana. :-)

Posted By: Carin
Date Posted: October 23 2004 at 6:51pm
Phew!!!! Thanks so much. My biggest fear is that my hair would fall out if I colored it again so soon.



Posted By: korsakovhatt3
Date Posted: October 23 2004 at 7:51pm
I think as long as you stick with semi-permanent you'll be fine.

P.S. I live in Nova Scotia. We're big Red Sox fans up here too.

My user name is WAY too long. Just call me Juliana. :-)

Posted By: claribuzz
Date Posted: October 23 2004 at 10:29pm
yes semi permanents is the best choice for immediate colouring. just remember to keep your hair hydrated coz your hair is pretty dry now. keep your shampoo interval as far away as you can so the color wont fade

you have brown hair, how come you use black dye. to get that matured look
if you were to cover gray, if you have less than 30% grey hair use semi permanents. if more you permanents colour. you can also try metalic dyes to cover gray hair.


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