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    Bleach blonde roots and red hair??

    Asked May 31, 2008, 02:21 PM 3 Answers
    I've been dying my hair for about 13 years or so. It's natural dirty blonde. I was blonde, but not my natural color until about 6 months ago. I dyed it like a burgundy color with a red-violet base. Then I went black about 2 months ago. I've stripped my hair before and it worked, I've had a salon do it, it's worked. I tried stripping it yesterday, twice, and I did my roots too early so now my roots are bleach blonde and my hair is like a red color. I can't get the red out. Is there anything I can do? Going to a salon isn't an option because my hair is thick and pretty long, it will cost so much money and I seriously don't have the money. I don't really know what I expect to be able to do, but is there anything?

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    May 31, 2008, 10:52 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by RockChick27
    I've been dying my hair for about 13 years or so. It's natural dirty blonde. I was blonde, but not my natural color until about 6 months ago. I dyed it like a burgundy color with a red-violet base. Then I went black about 2 months ago. I've stripped my hair before and it worked, I've had a salon do it, it's worked. I tried stripping it yesterday, twice, and I did my roots too early so now my roots are bleach blonde and my hair is like a red color. I can't get the red out. Is there anything I can do? Going to a salon isn't an option because my hair is thick and pretty long, it will cost so much money and I seriously don't have the money. I don't really know what I expect to be able to do, but is there anything?

    Thanks...
    I am not a hairdresser. Perhaps one will be along in a bit. I was Vice-President of a Beauty Supply Company and have worked with a lot of hair problems but take what I say under advisement from a licensed hair dresser.

    Stripping generally leaves a lot of brassiness to hair anyway at best. Since you took your roots on out to a blonde, I would purchase a hair bleach with oil. I like to use Wellite Cream Bleach. Two applications come in the box. That should be enough to do your hair since your hair is long, using both applications.

    I use 30 volume developer. DO NOT apply to root area and use only on other hair if it is healthy hair that still stretches without breaking when wet. You could wet a small strand then get just three hair or so and pull them apart. If they break easily rather than stretching then going back when you release the pull on them, I would not suggest using the method I am suggesting.

    Apply only to the hair that is darker, working from close to light roots but not on blonde roots, work through to ends of hair. Let process 15 minutes then take a paper towel and rub off the bleach just in one area and see if it is same color as roots. If it is, shampoo out then, if not, reapply a bit of bleach to that area and let process another 10 minutes. Check again. It might be wise to check every 5 minutes.

    PLEASE UNDERSTAND NOT BEING ABLE TO ACTUALLY SEE YOUR HAIR, I COULD BE MISUNDERSTANDING SOMETHING SO YOU MIGHT WAIT FOR EXPERTS TO ADVISE.

    Once the hair is to the same color as roots, shampoo, apply a light conditioner. You don't want the cuticle of the hair to close so much that it will be resistant to receiving color. I like to use a product that stops all chemical action as there are still traces even though you shampoo that can keep on working the hair a bit. Towel dry.

    Choose a color that you want (this is per understanding you would like for the hair to be the same color all over), (I like to use Miss Clairol, mixing 2 oz. bottle of color to 2 oz. of 20 volume cream peroxide - less harsh on the hair.) With long hair, you will need at least two bottles and 4 oz. developer.

    Apply on root area 15 minutes, let process, checking to make sure you didn't miss any places. Then apply through all the hair and leave on additional 10 minutes, 15 if hair seems stubborn receiving color but keep in mind if ends of hair are dry, they will take color much differently than root area or even middle part of hair so if really dry, apply roots, as discussed, then mid section, then on ends.

    Best to you!
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    Jun 1, 2008, 11:04 AM
    Wow... Thank you so much
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    Jun 1, 2008, 10:14 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by RockChick27
    Wow...Thank you so much
    My pleasure! I hope all works well for you. I do always suggest consulting a licensed hairdresser in any case perhaps just to confirm the process I mentioned will work well for what you described you are wanting done.
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