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Dyed Hair Too Bright? Tone It Down Easy at Home

How do I tone down red hair dye? I have gone for a different dye, as my usual one wasn't stocked. Now it is too bright and looks gingery.

By Lisa from England

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March 25, 20100 found this helpful
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I always used a medium to dark Auburn, but accidentally purchased light auburn which came out bright Red (At least to me it was too bright). I called Clairol, explained exactly what I used and she suggested a fix for me. Call them or the number on the box of the hair dye you used. They were really helpful.

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March 24, 20100 found this helpful

That happened to me once and I found that washing the hair with baking soda toned it down quite nicely! Good luck!

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August 25, 20170 found this helpful

You need to get a color that is 2 shades LIGHTER. Thats your only way to fade out the dark a bit. But...every color i have used my roots always cime out to my natural hair color unlike you. Just take my adcice im a professional cosmetologist i know color if you don't use 2 shades lighter then uts your damb problem

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