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How can I get rid of copper tones in my dark brown hair naturally?

kashlykashly Posts: 57Registered Users
Hello :)
Before i went completely natural with my hair I dyed it ALOT. All dark browns and blacks though, using semi permanent. But one time I messed up and accidentally used permanent hair color and it made my hair lighter with coppery reddish tones that i hate! I LOVE deep rich dark browns and i want so bad to get rid of this coppery stuff! But i tried to cover it with semi permanent again but it just faded after a while and the copper came back. I do not want to permanently dye my hair again with chemicals and i dont want to keep semi perm dying it with chemicals but i do want to get rid of these red tones. Is there any natural non-chemical way to do this? Other than henna please cuz i dont want to ADD more red :/
Thanks!
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  • MimsTXMimsTX Posts: 3,482Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Short answer? No, not really. Not that I know of, anyways.

    Red is one of those colors... it fades, even with permanent box dyes, RIDICULOUSLY fast from its original color, but still manages to hold on top that tiny bit of reddish sheen for forever. So short of stripping your hair (which is going to be infinitely more damaging than another permanent dye), I think you're kind of stuck with it until it grows out.

    You could try going a darker permanent dye on top of it... but honestly, it wouldn't surprise me if some of that copper still peaks through. The best and easiest thing you can do, short of drastic measures, would be to let it grow out and chop off the copper colored tresses once it's long enough :/
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  • kashlykashly Posts: 57Registered Users
    ok thanks! Its really not that distressing so Ill just let it grow out and keep trimming :)
    Curls are beautiful <3
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    I agree with Mimx. Here's an idea that might help a teeny bit - try wearing silver earrings and silver jewelry. I've found that anything gold picks up the copper color while silver tones it down. HTH.
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  • sew and sewsew and sew Posts: 3,443Registered Users
    I don't have advice but I hope you can figure something out that helps! I just wanted to post because I came here expressly to inquire about putting copper highlights into my brown hair. It cracked me up because this of all posts was at the top :p
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  • kashlykashly Posts: 57Registered Users
    sweet i have a ton of silver jewelry! and that is hilarious! well good luck to you! Because once you get them they pretty much NEVER go away! haha :)
    Curls are beautiful <3
  • sew and sewsew and sew Posts: 3,443Registered Users
    Thanks! I think it's such a pretty effect, but that figures as gold suits me better, so at least we're gravitating to what works!
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