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How to fade/remove red? :)

zoesaysnozoesaysno Posts: 15Registered Users
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It's been red for 4 months. Bleached once all over and dyed it probably twice. I put a little dye in my conditioner and topped my hair with every other wash, though this was probably so unnecessary for my hair. I haven't done this in weeks but also don't use shampoo!

I attempted to fade this 3x with clarifying shampoo, vitamin c powder (makes my hair feel icky tho) and I swear it only makes it look brighter. It does get orange/yellow near the roots but everywhere is the same!

Bleach is not an option.
Color Opps is but ugh, egg smell!

I think if I do that it'll be a ginger color. It'll still have red in it, how do I neutralize it? Ash brown ?

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  • cg0617cg0617 Posts: 27Registered Users
    Wow. That is really a stunning color. May I ask what you used?

    Ash will neutralize some of the red, BUT- what color would you like to be in the end??
  • witeowlwiteowl Posts: 4Registered Users
    Sally has an additive you can mix with your color that's supposed to help get the red out. Other then that, I agree that an ash brown (if brown is your ultimate goal) would help cancel out the red.

    BUT, that is such a powerful (and stunning, to steal cg's apt choice of word) color that I would only really recommend an expert colorist. As they say, color won't lift color, so if you really want it gone, you'll need someone who can do a high lift and then place the color you want.
  • mbeckhhpmbeckhhp Posts: 153Registered Users
    zoesaysno wrote: »
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    It's been red for 4 months. Bleached once all over and dyed it probably twice. I put a little dye in my conditioner and topped my hair with every other wash, though this was probably so unnecessary for my hair. I haven't done this in weeks but also don't use shampoo!

    I attempted to fade this 3x with clarifying shampoo, vitamin c powder (makes my hair feel icky tho) and I swear it only makes it look brighter. It does get orange/yellow near the roots but everywhere is the same!

    Bleach is not an option.
    Color Opps is but ugh, egg smell!

    I think if I do that it'll be a ginger color. It'll still have red in it, how do I neutralize it? Ash brown ?
    Wow!!! now thats a red...awesome!!your hair looks in great condition, so
    I agree, with the whiteowl If oyou really want a change, seek out a color specialist.Ive ronald mcdonalded myself a few times, (and kinda liked it,actually)A professional,will help you with options, which way to go, without damage, very much like the red, though. I keep telling my colorist someday..its brilliant.
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  • finallylikemyhairfinallylikemyhair Posts: 219Registered Users
    I love that color. You are my color idol. I would love to do that but I chicken out every time

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  • zoesaysnozoesaysno Posts: 15Registered Users
    cg0617 wrote: »
    Wow. That is really a stunning color. May I ask what you used?

    Ash will neutralize some of the red, BUT- what color would you like to be in the end??
    First it was a mix of Loreal's hilift Red & Magenta then refreshed the color with some RAW Ruby Red. Such a less damaging dupe! haha

    I'll like a brown, even a gingery color would be alright.
  • cg0617cg0617 Posts: 27Registered Users
    When you're ready to cover it, you can deposit a neutral or ash color over it- demi. The tricky part will be matching the color up in the future when you're ready for a retouch.