Help! Hair highlighted & way too blonde...
Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:30 PM
A quick internet search suggests toner, purple shampoo (?), temporary shampoo-in color... get a medium blonde dye and only leave it on for 10 minutes. He said it will make the hightlights darker but leave my regular color alone...
Any ideas? What is purple shampoo? What does toner do?
I don't know that the beauty school will guarantee their work or anything; I signed papers giving the OK... Besides, I was there for 4 1/2 hours today and would rather fix this myself.
To those who would rather spend $28 and a little time for highlights and cut at a beauty school instead of $65 plus at Fantastic Sams or Custom Cuts or a place like that... it might be worth it... (Sigh...)
Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:38 PM
Give it some time before you do anything drastic. They may mellow.
Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:41 PM
I've had this happen before too--I'd be very careful about doing something too fast because you might damage your hair.
They sell a temporary rinse or mousse at Sallys that you could use for a bit until it is 'safe' to do another chemical treatment. The brown shades will look purple when you squirt them out but they do a great job toning down the blonde. You could put in a few lowlights or cover the whole thing.
Hope it works out for you! I agree with the PP that what often seems shocking the first day will tone down a bit if you give it a little time.
Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:44 PM
Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:45 PM
Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:09 PM
If it's still too light, consult a pro.
Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:31 PM
Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:52 AM
There's not much to post. I have brown hair. Now it looks like I have blonde hair. It was just supposed to be *some* of the strands would be lighter than my natural color... a sun-kissed look. We moved away from the gal at Walmart's SmartStyle or whatever it's called that would highlight for $50 and do a fabulous job in an hour.
I'm mainly thinking of when the roots grow out how funny it will look.
I think in a few weeks I'll try the Aveda clove shampoo that's supposed to add brown color to your hair. I will probably call over there to see if they have any ideas. And to ask if the color has been bleached out or if a lighter color is on top of my regular color.
As far as I can tell, the toners and purple shampoos work to decrease the "brassiness" of blonde and that's not a problem.
For now, I guess I will see if blondes have more fun and deal with it later:o)
Thanks for the reassurances, everyone!!!
Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:56 AM
Oh and really good professional dye jobs are very expensive. My dd just had a multi-tonal hair job done. Several of the hairdressers said it looked so perfect that it looked as if God had done it himself. Absolutely gorgeous. The woman did a beautiful job but it took several hours and cost $200. My dd paid for it herself but I would say she got her money's worth.