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Hello!  I have a question regarding hair :)  I normally have my hair colored and highlighted at the salon but I am trying to save money this year as a part of my New Years resolution.  So, I decided to color it myself.  Just a background, my hair is naturally a dark ash blonde but I have always colored it a light blonde with warm highlights.  Well, I bought Loreal’s 9 1/2 NB Superior Preference.  Now mind you, I am due to color because my roots are showing about 1 1/2 inches and of course very dark.  SOOO  I did the deed and my roots are now a lovely copper color! the rest turned out fine, just the roots.  I do have a pre-scheduled appointment with my stylist so I am sure she can fix it but honestly, I want to do this myself and eventually frost too.  Anybody out there have any tips on this?  Thanks!

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      Mary Clark wrote Jan 3, 2012
    • Hopefully Vikki Hall who is on FAB will see this.  She is a hairdresser and use to work in the supply industry.  She might can give you some tips.  I think it’s trickier to do blonde hair than it is dark.  Best of luck...I“ll try to get in touch with Vikki to respond.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 3, 2012
    • Hello!

      Yes blonde is a bit tricky especially when the roots go warm. So it sounds like you actually have a bit of more warm tones in your hair vs ash. And the neutral beige you used pulled that out more. At this point I would hesitate on you fixing it yourself.

      What I would suggest is for you to visit your stylist. Ask her to put in some low lights which are closer to your natural color. Then add the hi kites. This way you can stretch out your visits to her.

      I understand that you are trying to be more fiscally responsible but hair color gone wrong can end up costing more than if you just went to a salon in the first place.

      If its your beauty regiment that you feel you need to save I would look at all the items you use. Possible making soap would be less than buying.  Lotions don’t have to be expensive either.  These are just a few examples.
      Tell me what you use and I can make recommendations on equally good but less expensive beauty products.




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      Daphne wrote Jan 3, 2012
    • To add to Vikki’s comment...consider being honest with your stylist and working out a compromise.  Perhaps a hair color and highlight service from her and a color refresh you can do on your own.  Taking on the two process color is a tall order so having that done professionally and you doing a one-step color between highlighting services may be a solution.  That way, your stylist knows what she’s dealing with when you come AND she has input into what product(s) you use between visits.  As a stylist, it’s always a benefit to know what you‘re getting into and, as a client, avoiding the enormous expense of corrective color is a good idea.




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      Mary Clark wrote Jan 3, 2012
    • Thanks Daph for helping out with this too.
      Great info girls...




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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 4, 2012
    • Happy to hear everything worked out!happy




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