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Hair dye came out bad

Question Posted Thursday December 7 2006, 8:38 pm

I dyed my hair last night & I hate the color though it came out too red! :[ The box said it was suppose to be a medium reddish brown. But instead my hair came out red. Well when i got home from school i showered and tried to wash out the dye and it didnt come out like i hoped it would. It's permanent too so its not like it will eventually come out. My mom said she WONT redye my hair because its too expensive and i dont know what to do. My hair is short with layers so i know it wont take as long to grow out. Anways i was wondering if anyone had an suggestions on what to do or how to get it out faster besides dying it. Thanks in advice.

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SoNuLiCiOuSsS answered Saturday December 9 2006, 7:56 pm:
Give it a couple of days it will fade. Red is the worst color to keep up with. I use to color my hair burgundy when i was 16. I had to recolor it on a daily basis because it used to fade to auburn, and it sounds like that's what you want. Dont overwash it, because it will dry out.

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4210708 answered Friday December 8 2006, 7:36 pm:
I've dyed my hair alot of times and it's gotten mesed up before too. I suggest you get Prell shampoo. It really fades the colors. As time goes on it will fade alot. Or you could go to Walmart and get this really cheap stuff that will strip the dye out of your hair. They also have plenty of very cheap dyes to choose.

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Brandi_S answered Friday December 8 2006, 5:21 pm:
As a person who has dyed my hair for probably a good 15 years, and who has dyed her hair every color under the sun (yes, even green...) I can tell you a few things that may help you out.
First off, just about every color you pick to put in your hair seldom comes out as it shows on the box. It usually turns out too dark if is a brown; to light, not light enough, or even yellowish or greenish if is a blonde; too red or brassy if is a red; or in your case, reddish brown, more red than brown.
Now, to be quite honest, the only way you will get your hair to the color you actually want, especially now after you have colored it to this red color, you should go to a salon to prevent it from looking worse.
I understand that this is probably not an option for you. It is expensive to go to a salon. So- the next best thing for you to do (though I know you aren't going to like this) is to just leave it. I promise you, the red WILL fade. Red is hard to keep in your hair, so after time it will be the reddish brown you wanted.
The best way to do this is to just be patient (which sucks, I have been there) and wash your hair twice when you usually just wash it once. Shampooing fades any dyed hair color, but you just have to give it a week or two weeks at most.

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dimond_holmes answered Friday December 8 2006, 4:18 am:
i think you should just go get the cheap dye from family dollar or walmart or something and dye it your self or have a friend dye it it only cost 3 to 7 dollars and if your mom wont give you money for it say you need it for something ulse i meen it better to get stuff from stores instead of just leaving like it is you caneven get dye that wont damage your hair as badly just read the boxes

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