Hair Color Advice (Going Darker, Pix Included)

Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2014 12:22 am
Hi! Here is my hair journey and what I need help with!

My hair as a child/younger was dark brown, almost black with flecks of gold and red.

This is my natural hair color around December 2013 (undyed for ~1.5 years): http://i61.tinypic.com/30adr8k.jpg

About 4 months ago I decided I wanted some highlights so I used Revlon Frost & Glow.
See here: http://i57.tinypic.com/9a5n3t.jpg

It ended up being too much for me so I used an Ash Brown color to counter the brassiness and got this (which looked great! but faded quickly:( ): http://i59.tinypic.com/21c8t2c.jpg

I haven't touched it since and here is how my fair faded/is currently, my roots are grown out ~1 inch: http://i61.tinypic.com/kcjmnq.jpg AND http://i59.tinypic.com/1f6yab.jpg

I would like to get my hair to this color, the girl in the picture went from blonde to the color shown using Loreal Preference Mega Browns Chocolate (From Sally's) with a 20 developer: http://i57.tinypic.com/2qv7fgx.jpg AND http://i61.tinypic.com/rupul5.jpg

Does anyone have any experience with this line/color? Do you think using it is a good idea, is there a chance of something going terribly wrong? Will it last? I know anything can happen, so I know to take everything with a grain of salt, just looking for experienced opinions! I am in no way a hair dresser and am a beginner. I have green eyes and tan fairly easily. I definitely don't want my hair to be fire engine red. Thanks!
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2014 06:51 am
Standard box dye uses 20v developer/peroxide which ensbles a little bit of lift for the general publics use. You do not need the lifting process & need deposit only. For a 30 min dying process total, the first 10 mins lift, the next 10 deposit the color & the last 10 stabalize. The first 10 open your cuticle making the color easy to fade quicker.

Mix up your color as usual & let it oxidise(sit in the air) before applying for 8-10 mins. Then apply like normal you should see the formule go from cream colored to a darker color, this means its @ depositing stage which is when you want to get in on your hair. You can time it 25-30mins after you apply it without harm as color stops processing about the 30min frame if you feel its not been on long enough.
You can call around salons & price out a "clear coat" which is a demi, peroxide free coat like a top coat for your nails but for your hair that shouldnt be to pricey & locks in fresh color adding shine!
Good pick! I always tell clients to use L'Oreal if they do a home job because they have a pro line for salon & know their stuff!
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