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Fixing Hair Coloring Mistakes

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This is a guide about fixing hair coloring mistakes. It can be a challenge to get the hair color you want and even harder to fix a mistake.


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May 19, 20170 found this helpful

Hair Dye Brush and Container

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This is a guide about hair turned orange after dyeing. When your hair color does not come out the way you want it, there is often a way to fix it.



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October 9, 20080 found this helpful

I just dyed my hair and it came out black. I wanted dark brown. What can I do? Thanks.


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October 9, 20080 found this helpful
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There is a new product out you can find at CVS or any store like that called "Oops". It is in the hair dye aisle and along with the hair dye boxes. It will take out the color you just put a reverse. It has no ammonia in it so it wont leave your hair super dry.

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October 12, 20080 found this helpful
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I agree with the suggestion to buy "Oops". If you can't find "Oops", and you used the formula that is to last for 12-24 shampoos, you can lighten your hair by washing several times with Dawn or Palmolive dish detergent and conditioning very well.

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October 14, 20080 found this helpful

Been there, done that! Always use non or semi permanent dye. The other, permanent colors are harsher and tend to go brassy/orange as they fade. Unless you are very experienced or have a professional do it. I would stay away from permanent dye. Good luck!

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October 17, 20080 found this helpful

Go to a salon.

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October 20, 20080 found this helpful

When my hair turned orange I used lots of medicated shampoo and left it on for ages. It took a lot of the colour out - worth a try?

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February 5, 20090 found this helpful

My hair used to be black and I wanted to get the black out and go to a different color. When I dyed it it came out yellow and light orange and a little red. What can I do to get it to go to like a dark blonde or even a brown? I talked to a professional hairstylist and she said no matter what I do my blond roots will turn blue? Please help I want it a different color.

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November 14, 20090 found this helpful

I would go with oops, or you can mix peroxide * the liquid at the drugstore* and baking soda. make a thin paste with it and then cover you hair with it. let it sit for 3- 5 minutes and it should lighten it some. another thing you can try is a mixture of toothpaste and baking soda. I am not sure if this works on permanent color, but it worked on the semi permanents.

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September 6, 20100 found this helpful

I did the same thing, tried every thing then saw this post. When start to CVS to buy Oops. It is wonderful. Worked first time for me.

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