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Old 01-04-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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I have VERY dark hair naturally and after playing around with it, nothing- lighter or darker- looks *right*. I'm 20 and have dyed my hair a handful of times and don't think I'll be doing it again after next time- my hair is very auburn when lightened down even a fraction of a shade from it's natural almost black brown so right now my hair looks VERY red. Need to fix that ASAP. :P
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Really thinking of doing the same, do you have any problems with the skunk stripe thing?
I don't like it, but I think subtle highlights are nice.
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I have VERY dark hair naturally and after playing around with it, nothing- lighter or darker- looks *right*. I'm 20 and have dyed my hair a handful of times and don't think I'll be doing it again after next time- my hair is very auburn when lightened down even a fraction of a shade from it's natural almost black brown so right now my hair looks VERY red. Need to fix that ASAP. :P
There are additives you can put in the color before you apply it. It sounds as if you have a lot of red in your hair, stylists refer to it as brassy. You will need to add an "ash" color corrector, should do the trick! Also, any color that has ash in its name would correct it also.
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:09 PM
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Location: MA/NH
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I have black Chinese hair and I like to highlight bits of it. I have no desire to dye it jet black. It would look too flat and artificial imo. Then what about the lighter roots growing out?
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I don't like it, but I think subtle highlights are nice.
I am with you on that! I guess I called the outgrowth part on the top of the head the wrong thing, my bad.......
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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There are additives you can put in the color before you apply it. It sounds as if you have a lot of red in your hair, stylists refer to it as brassy. You will need to add an "ash" color corrector, should do the trick! Also, any color that has ash in its name would correct it also.
Even when I've gotten it professionally dyed with color correctors, it only lasts for a few weeks before the red undertones pop up.
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Even when I've gotten it professionally dyed with color correctors, it only lasts for a few weeks before the red undertones pop up.
Wow, that sucks! Dont know what else to suggest.....
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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There are additives you can put in the color before you apply it. It sounds as if you have a lot of red in your hair, stylists refer to it as brassy. You will need to add an "ash" color corrector, should do the trick! Also, any color that has ash in its name would correct it also.

Watch out with the "ash" tones too. They sometimes pull a green/grayish hue.
Sometimes it doesn't always happen right away. After a few washings it will show if you've used the wrong mix.
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Watch out with the "ash" tones too. They sometimes pull a green/grayish hue.
Sometimes it doesn't always happen right away. After a few washings it will show if you've used the wrong mix.
Have had that happen to me, it was the '80's though, and nobody noticed
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Az.
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I did blonde hair before (for 5 years), but it just wasn't me and was too much maintenance too. I've also done highlights and they looked great on me, but it's also maintenance. My hair grows so fast, that in 3 weeks, I see my roots growing again. So, it was too much for me.

I like my hair dark. AND NO, I DON'T LOOK GOTH. I wear all kinds of colors of clothes and makeup. It's just me. It fits me right. And it's low maintenance for me. I only color 1 time a year and that's good for me. But to each their own, you know.
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