Red hair helpby monaxpPosted 1 year ago
Hi! So I just recently got my roots touched up this weekend and I am not entirely happy with the results. About 8 weeks ago I went from very dark brown virgin hair to the light copper red color (collage photo bottom right). It was actually very close to my inspiration pictures (collage photo) and I was excited stick with the light color to get my roots touched up. But after getting my touch up over the weekend and after many people mentioning my roots don’t match my ends, I’m not happy with my hair. Friends and family keep mentioning that my roots are much darker and more Auburn than a copper/ginger color. I contacted my stylist and with no result to resolve until my next visit (8 weeks from now). I want to be much lighter but don’t even know where to start, especially with my my roots and ends being different shades of red. I do want to use beauty supply store hair color vs a drugstore box dye so that I can tell my stylist the exact formula I used to fix my hair so we know how to continue treating my hair.
I appreciate if anyone could help me figure this out! xx
by BridgetSPosted 1 year ago
Hi, as a cereal rule, color does not lift color. I would recommend patience until your next visit to the hairdresser, maybe you can do it in 4 weeks instead of 8? the trick is, you need to lift it, but just 1 to 2 levels, so bleach must be avoided. a highlight with 20 volume would probably do the job, but then you would probably need to add back the right tone of red. That's why I feel it's rather tricky, but maybe other persons here will have other opinions and recommendations!
PS : it also looks like your lengths are darker than on previous picture.
by RubyBluePosted 1 year ago
To get the shade you want it looks like all your hair needs to be lightened at least two more levels. If you have done it before and are comfortable with it you could try a bleach cap, but the results can be hit or miss depending on the color used previously. In the past I have done this, after fading my color as much as possible first, to lighten my hair a level or two. After that I would try using a copper or light auburn shade from Adore. Their colors are very easy to apply, aren't damaging and fade well.
Safest option would be to try washing your hair with a clarifying or dandruff shampoo to fade the darker roots. Lots of posts on here about fading your color. This might help things even out until your next salon appointment. If doing that removes more red than you would like you could try going over all of it with a permanent color. Something from Adore is probably your best bet.