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      Trudy S wrote Apr 27, 2009
    • I have colored my hair red (home job!) for about 15 years.  I am mostly grey underneath.

      I am ready for a change to a light brown.  I am wondering if I need to strip the red out before I color or if I can just apply the light brown over the top.

      Any advice?




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      Daphne wrote Apr 27, 2009
    • Do NOT strip your hair.  The natural “order” of hair color goes from black to browns through the reds before you get to the blondes (if you think about bleaching brown hair, you will notice that once the brown is gone, the reds begin...this is where so many people get in trouble because once they see red, they think they need to get the bleach off when in fact they need to let it continue to do its work to get to the blonds).  If you have red in your hair, you can color it brown with a fair result.  If you choose a brown color and put it over “stripped” hair, you will have a very strange color brown...if it is an ash based color, you will have a green, blue or violet tinge to your color.  Having the red in your hair will provide a much better result.

      A word to the wise...i would start with a “dark natural blond” or a “light natural brown“.  If you want it darker, you can recolor...if you start too dark, you‘re kind of stuck with it unless you want to start stripping it and then you have a mess.

      Good luck...post before and after pics?




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      Trudy S wrote Apr 27, 2009
    • WOW!  Daphne this is so helpful!  Thank you.  I will take the before and after pics....I may try this weekend with the light natural brown...

      estatic




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      Termite wrote Apr 27, 2009
    • Trudy,
      What Daphne told you is exactly what I would have told you. I advise you to rethink applying the light natural brown. If you have already purchased it, I would take it back to the store and exchange it for a dark blonde. I am afraid if you apply that to your hair you will end up with a much darker shade then you anticipate. It is better to be safe than sorry. If it ends up not quite as dark as you wanted, like Daphne said, you can always go back and recolor it. Remember the post about, as you age you should wear your hair lighter? I agree with that, when women wear their hair too dark, it tends to look harsh. JMO




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      Leeann wrote Apr 27, 2009
    • Trudy ,why don’t you fly to daphne’s  state and get your hair done by her!!!




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      Trudy S wrote Apr 27, 2009
    • Thank you ladies....I just don’t want to be a blonde...not that blonde isn’t beautiful....I just don’t want to do the typical ‘older=blonder’ thing.

      I will take you advice though!  I’ll start with the dark blonde and go from there!

      estatic




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