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Getting Dyed Hair Back to Normal

My natural hair color is a dark ash blonde. I got bored of my hair color and wanted to dye it so I dyed it a dark chocolate brown. I used a product by Natural Instincts. When I washed my hair and let it dry naturally my hair turned black at the top and a really dark brown black color at the bottom. I went to my cousin so she could strip some of it out and it was still too dark, so then she gave me this color eraser. I used that and my hair turned orange.


I went back to her the next day and she dyed it brown again so then I left my hair alone for a while. Then I dyed my twin sister's hair a color close to mine to match because we like to match with everything most of the time. The color of the dye turned her hair a light warm mahogany brown red color, so I used some coconut oil and vinegar to strip some of the red out and got some of the really red color out, but it left it a copper color. So she and I go buy some Color Oops and it turned her hair orange and it smelled bad. She was stuck with the smell in her hair for the longest time. It eventually faded out after doing it so many times. Then we used the Color Oops on my hair and my hair matched the color of leaves in the fall and it matched my family's log home and the porch. So we did it a second time. My hair got even brighter so then she and I go to this place called Borricks and they toned her hair out and mine out. She had hers toned once and I had mine toned twice. It sucked and our hair was still orange. So we went this salon and asked them if they could fix our hair color so it could get back to its original color and they ended up dyeing it brown again! And I'm still stuck with that same color and my sister's hair is a shade or two darker than mine. I'm at a loss as to what to do at this point and just want my natural color back. It really saddens her and I. Can some one please help and give some really good advice?

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

Firstly, I'm amazed your hair doesn't break when you brush it. All that chemical? Can you be patient and just let it grow back, keep trimming until all the fake colour is gone?

How do you feel about shaving your head and wearing wigs, hats and scarves until it grows in? If you get a nice collection of wigs, you might never want to dye your hair again!

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

It's going to be a matter of time for it to grow back out to its original color. I certainly would not damage it further with any more products. I got tired of dyeing my hair brunette as I got older and as my hair was turning gray. So I streaked my hair as I eased into just the gray hair. It worked fine for me but it sounds like you get unusual responses with color jobs!! Good luck.

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

It sounds as if you'll just have to wait till natural regrowth appears. You do risk damaging the hair structure permanently if you continue to colour like this. Here's some advice from experts

http://www.ehow … re_dye-hair.html

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December 8, 20160 found this helpful

You can try using henna, or strong coffee or tea for a temporary color that will last until you shampoo it out. It will not harm your already over-processed hair.

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December 11, 20161 found this helpful

As a former hairdresser, I strongly advise you to stop doing anything at this time! I'm very surprised that your hair hasn't broken off given all that you have done to it. Simply wait and let it grow out, the get a good cut to remove the old color. The professionals did the best they could to get you out of the red/orange. Be patient! I can say this to you because I have done all kinds of chemical things to my own hair over the years, once having it break off at the scalp! YIKES! I KNOW you don't want that to happen! Good Luck!

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January 21, 20170 found this helpful

I sincerely hope that you took the advise/suggestions that were given to just leave your hair alone and let it grow out naturally.

I see examples of ruin hair almost every week and it is sad as each one just keeps trying to correct a previous mistake and the outcome is rarely good.

I just hope you are being patient and keeping your hair in good condition until you reach a stage that suits you. Try to keep it cut short and be happy with the progress.

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