So here is my story:
I have a small amount of grey around my hair line. I color every 4 to 8 weeks, just depends on how lazy I am and if I'm wearing extensions when that time rolls around. My natural hair is a couple inches past my shoulders. About a year ago I dyed my hair very dark, it was about a 1B or dark brown/black. I didnt like it at all so I started a round of one n only color fix, some recolors, some more color fix, some more color, some metalix from clairol...finally got it to a place I liked, a nice dark 4 reddish copper from Ion. However, I have a problem. When I color I use the 4RC & 2 oz of the sensative scalp developer 10v. This doesn;t cover my gray, but the rest of my hair is pretty evenly colored. When I use the 20v to cover my gray, my roots, even about the top 2 inches are a MUCH lighter shade then the rest of my colored hair, and my ends are pretty dark. I do start at the roots and then pull the color thru at the end just to eliminate lines. I want to stop worrying about all this and cover my gray, which is why I started coloring to begin with.
Should I use a color stripper on the length of my hair to help even out my color jobs going forward? Would it even help that out? Should I just use a protien filler when I color, or would that make my "over dyed" hair grab the color more??
At this point I'm ready to go get the Loreal color stripper w/ bleach in it and just condition the heck out of my hair....I'm just sick of doing the work and not getting the results I want....TIA!