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Old 05-12-2010, 01:21 AM
 
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I dye my blonde hair a nice rich, cool burgundy-auburn, but it never lasts. I've been trying to maintain the color with a color-depositing conditioner (using Aveda Madder Root), but it deposits a coppery red, which is way too warm a shade. I've searched all over and found a few products that might help, but they are always out of stock (for example, Amazon sells L'Oreal Cherry Bark Conditioner, but even though it says they're in stock, they're not).

Does anybody know a good product for me, or a good forum where I can ask this question to experts who can help me?

TIA!
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:10 AM
 
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You are in the right spot for answers & I, too, am anxiously awaiting reponses! I just went from natural (salt & pepper) to red & am looking for tips to keep it vibrant. I used Redkins Shades EQ which is a demi-permanent, as my hair is super short & I have to color it often to hide roots. I like the way the demi gives me different highlights, but it does fade - even with a red/color shampoo. I use the shampoo & conditioner from Sallys that is just for red hair.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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Red color is the hardest color to keep fresh looking because of the size of molecule your depositing in the hair....I would suggest to both of you a red filler before color... Sometimes light/grey hair lacks primary pigments. So I would go with that first...or an "intensifier"...

The #1 reason reds fade is overshampooing. Even with the color enhanced shampoos! Next is thermal styling,,,sun exposure, chemicals in water ect ect...

Don't shampoo your hair everyday...Try a filler before you color.
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:27 PM
 
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I don't shampoo everyday & I don't use thermal styling, style products, etc., as my hair is so pixie short. Thanks so much for the tip on using a filler!! I'm going to look into it right now!
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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What about using a perm color instead of Shades?
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:15 PM
 
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I'm afraid that a perm color will give me an allover, same color, "helmet" hair look. I like the way the demi gives it varying shades depending on the underlying shades of the grey. My style is way too short to do highlights/lowlights, as they would be all cut off within a few months.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:34 AM
 
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My hair is colored with permanent color, a gel my stylist uses. I don't shampoo every day (with a 6 mo old there's no time anyway, LOL). And still, the color fades from the rich burgundy to the copper my conditioner leaves in.

Like I said, I found a color depositing conditioner that would be great, if only it deposited the right red. I'm really surprised that these products aren't more common -- I think the L'Oreal stuff is probably perfect, if only I could find it. It's not cheap, but I'll pay $20 a bottle, if necessary.
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:53 PM
 
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Get a water filter for your shower head.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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Are you open to plant dyes or does it have to be out of a box?
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