Auburn Hair Color Turned Out Brown

I am naturally redheaded and every time I dye my hair auburn I get a dark brown color. So now I have dark brown hair. What can I do to lighten it or do I need to redye it and if so what color?

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By jeannie from Silver City, NM

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August 31, 20100 found this helpful

At Wallyworld, I saw a haircolor removal kit. Also when it happened to me I called the help numbers on the instruction sheet and they were very helpful and even sent me coupons for my next purchase for free. Good Luck.

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September 3, 20100 found this helpful

Hi, I am a natural redhead too. For years now, I have used a medium Golden blonde color. This gets me the perfect shade of auburn, It must be Golden blonde. Hope this helps.

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August 31, 2010

I colored my hair with a light auburn (I have brown hair naturally) and I was hoping that the color would be brighter and shinier. Instead it is a dull dark brown. What's up with this?

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Paula from GA

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Auburn Hair Color Turned Out Brown

You didn't say how long your hair is. If you have longer hair you might need to 2 kits. If you hair is even thick you will need 2 kits. You also might not have left it on long enough.
(03/07/2006)

By Cindy Kosloski

Auburn Hair Color Turned Out Brown

You may have left the colorant on too long. I did that once and it turned black. (03/07/2006)

By Paula

Auburn Hair Color Turned Out Brown

I'm no beautician, but the hair kit might not have had enough "lift" (like bleach) in it. Go to Sally's and get a lift of 30 and find a color you think you'll like. You may have to experiment to find the right color, but I think this might work for you.

If you go this route, be sure not to dye too often or to re-dye previously dyed areas. This might cause your hair to become damaged. (03/16/2006)

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By Susanna

Auburn Hair Color Turned Out Brown

I have thick hair and even when it is short I have to use two boxes of hair dye to make sure it all gets covered. I have really dark brown naturally and I have dyed it auburn for going on 20 years now. I have used the same brand and love it. It is Clairol Balsam ($2.67 a box at Walmart) light auburn and then in the winter I use the dark auburn. It has a built in conditioner and I feel that my hair needs more than that so I use an extra conditioner after I am finished coloring. Conditioner sets the color. Oh, also make sure that you used a permanent color and not a wash out or semi-permanent. If you used a wash out that may be why it didn't take like you were wanting. Good luck!

April, OK (03/21/2006)

By April Rogers

Auburn Hair Color Turned Out Brown

I've tried dish soap, it somewhat works. It gets a lot of the color out, but not all of it, it just makes it lighter. (02/10/2008)

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By Lizz

Auburn Hair Color Turned Out Brown

Check out henna from Lush. It's all natural. I just did my hair in (caca rouge) it's a beautiful auburn colour now. Covered all my grey and it's healthly for your hair. It's messy, yet it's worth it and all natural. lush.com On the Lush site there's a henna forum for help. They're very helpful in the stores also. Also, at www.youtube.com and type in henna from lush. (09/02/2008)

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