Fixing Hair Color?

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It is common to dye your hair only to find that the result is not at all what you had expected. This is a page about fixing hair color.


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December 25, 2014

My hair was bleached blonde. I tried to dye it medium blonde, but it turned gray. What do I do? Please help. LOL

By Sherry C.


March 18, 20180 found this helpful

Most likely the colour you used was an ash base. This can interact with natural hair colour in unexpected ways. If you have naturally ashy tones to your hair, it can turn it greenish or more ashy.

A way to counteract this in your situation is to always pick a hair colour that has strawberry or auburn undertones.

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March 18, 20180 found this helpful

You probably need a two step process. You lift the old color off and apply the new color

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September 24, 2013

I bought a different brand of hair dye and apparently they put the wrong color in the wrong box because the color came out a completely different shade. I wanted a soft golden brown and what I got was blackish purple! I tried to tone it down with another color, but what I got was a very dark brown with a very bright red tint. I like to have natural looking hair and this is anything but natural.


Other than cheap and stripping shampoos, is there anything I can do without ruining my hair? I normally use a shade very close to my natural color so I can go long periods of time before having to dye it again. I have dyed my hair twice in the last week and I am getting very nervous. I really don't want to have to wait for this to grow out. Help?

By Rene'


September 26, 20130 found this helpful

See a professional, take the boxes with you, if you still have them. If you keep going, it will be green or broken off all over!

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September 26, 20130 found this helpful

There is a product you can buy maybe at a sally's store that takes the color out. I had it done at a salon and it was pretty expensive. I have seen the product on line too, just can't remember the name.

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June 1, 2016

My mom's hair is dark brown with grays. Two months ago I dyed her hair chocolate brown. I used hazelnut 7.3 for the roots and very light blonde 9.0 for the rest of her hair from Koleston and I got the color perfect. Though, my mom wished if she could have had a darker tone of that chocolate brown.


Last night I dyed my mom's hair with following with the aim of getting a darker chocolate brown; gray blonde 7.1 for roots and light blonde 8.0 for rest of her hair, I got the rest of the hair fine, but unfortunately I got greenish light brown roots. So which color should I apply for roots to fix it to match the chocolate brown of the rest of her hair?


August 10, 20170 found this helpful

I have not tried this, but I read that massaging ketchup into the roots and letting it sit 30 minutes will cancel out the green. Good luck.

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