Ok guys. Finally able to get back to dying my hair, for at least the rest of this year. Yay! Now... I've got box dye on it now, the Feria power red Dark Auburn. So it's kinda med/dark brown red. How do I need to go about getting the red out? (I'm greying at the roots naturally now btw if that changes anything, mixed in with really dark brown in some places still) Wanting to go Pravana Vivids blue again. It's been a while since I've done this! I plan on using some Head N Shoulders for a while to fade the color out. Then what? Thanks for the help!
I set up a plan for my fade process. I usually use clarifying shampoo 2x per shower for a minimum of two weeks. I also do dawn and baking soda once a week during that time. Lots of coconut oil in between. Then I do katies fading treatment 1x-3x depending on where I'm at or where I need to be. This can take another 2 weeks if I need to spread it out. Depends on how my hair is handling everything. I also do some hot grow/oil treatments in between. Then lastly if its necessary I bleach. I dont usually get to the bleach phase until well after I have been fading more than a month. Its taken me as long as 3 months. Then again I'm slow and take my time w these things and don't really care how awful it looks in between bc I love hats n bandanas and stuff. So other things you can try: dawn dish soap and baking soda. Its drying but effective. Dawn really dried out my hair a couple times. Some ppl hate this treatment, others (like myself) still find it effective enough to be used. Katies fading treatment. It always does well to not fry my hair bc of the oils and strips out color pretty well. Sometimes more than one round is necessary. Vitamin c treatments. These can also be drying. Never tried them myself. They seem just as effective as some other known treatments I've tried so I never got around to it. Color removers like color b4 or color oops. Read your ingredients you don't want something that has bleach in it in case it drives color in further before you are done fully removing it.
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