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Brenna84Brenna84 Registered Users Posts: 55
I got my hair colored between dark brown and black with red streaks. even though I got some expenseive hair retention hair products, my hair is now fading. i have greys showing after only 2-3 months later, and my red is now orange.


arghhhh.

She told me its ok to dye hair when its damaged. I think shes wrong.

I think I might need to do some henna until my hair is less damaged.



and how do I know when my hair is good enough to get a chemical treatment?

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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    Permanent red is notorious for fading, IME colour retention products are next to useless. Water is your enemy. By trial error I learned to:
    - conditioner only wash
    - use cool water only
    - leave in instead of rinse out conditioner
    - all acidic products
    - dry shampoo to stretch washes.

    For colour damaged or porous hair use proven ingredients such as coconut oil, hydrolysed protein, ceramides, 18-MEA and panthenol.

    You can touch up the previously dyed hair with semi permanents without further damage. Henna is very permanent, you cannot bleach it out, only grow and cut. It's not something to use with the intention if dying over it later.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • Brenna84Brenna84 Registered Users Posts: 55
    okay, I am not sure what I want done right now cuz its pretty messed up. as much as I'd like red hair, I think I'll stick with blue black for now.

    funny thing - the boxed stuff stays in my hair longer and better than the stuff at salons, especially the ends.

    maybe next time i'll have the top dyed blue black and my ends dyes red
  • claudine191claudine191 Registered Users Posts: 8,221 Curl Connoisseur
    I find that a product by "Davines" does a good job of refreshing reds (conditioner and shampoo), but I can't promise it won't affect your browns ands blacks as well.

    I henna my roots, and Firefox is correct in that it's permanent. You'll also get possibly weird effects given that it will affect your different colors in various ways.

    Although you mention that boxed color stays in your hair longer, a professional colorist may be able to advise you on how best to get the new effect you're seeking. (I'm not a colorist.)

    HTH
  • Brenna84Brenna84 Registered Users Posts: 55
    awesome thanx.
  • HtBlackHtBlack Registered Users Posts: 292
    I don't know if this helps, but when I had my hair coloured bright blue, I usually mixed some of my semi-permanente hair dye to my conditioner to refresh the colour each wash. Think you can find some semi-permanent dye to do the same for yours, too? It wouldn't damage your hair further because it's deposit only.

    Blue-black isn't a very simple colour, but maybe you can find something.
    A 2C, wishfully thinking of being 3a. Sometimes I get there. CG since October 2013, Eurocurly (just for a few months more!), completely low-porosity now. SBL, wanting elbow length.

    --
    Routine:
    CW-LI: Garnier Ultra Doux (Cocoa+Coconut Oil/Mango+Tiaré) or my own products.
    DC: Biofficina Toscana Maschera Nutriente Protettiva, or my own product.
    Homemade FSG, L'Oreal Styling Gel.
  • Brenna84Brenna84 Registered Users Posts: 55
    well my hair was dyed brownish black, not blue black and they didn't give me as much red high lights as i would have liked. yeah - now its orange. even though I did everything they said to do

    so right now I'm looking for a home dye I can do myself at home, that won't be too too damaging
  • HtBlackHtBlack Registered Users Posts: 292
    Red dye is like that. Unless you henna your hair, it's never permanent.

    And well, go either for a semi permanent or demi at the most. I had great results with loreal casting creme gloss, if that helps. They used to have a blue black dye.

    However doing roots a colour and tips another on your own sounds difficult and far from foolproof...

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk
    A 2C, wishfully thinking of being 3a. Sometimes I get there. CG since October 2013, Eurocurly (just for a few months more!), completely low-porosity now. SBL, wanting elbow length.

    --
    Routine:
    CW-LI: Garnier Ultra Doux (Cocoa+Coconut Oil/Mango+Tiaré) or my own products.
    DC: Biofficina Toscana Maschera Nutriente Protettiva, or my own product.
    Homemade FSG, L'Oreal Styling Gel.
  • BluebloodBlueblood Registered Users Posts: 1,748 Curl Neophyte
    As HtBlack indicated get someone else to help you dye your hair if you are doing your roots.

    As a kid I use to touch up my mum's roots.
  • Brenna84Brenna84 Registered Users Posts: 55
    okay thanx all. if i color myhair, its going to be red maybe,

    just not sure what to get
  • HtBlackHtBlack Registered Users Posts: 292
    Henna is so your best option. But once you do it it's permanent, you can't get it out, so you need to be sure.

    However, henna is an amazing choice.

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk
    A 2C, wishfully thinking of being 3a. Sometimes I get there. CG since October 2013, Eurocurly (just for a few months more!), completely low-porosity now. SBL, wanting elbow length.

    --
    Routine:
    CW-LI: Garnier Ultra Doux (Cocoa+Coconut Oil/Mango+Tiaré) or my own products.
    DC: Biofficina Toscana Maschera Nutriente Protettiva, or my own product.
    Homemade FSG, L'Oreal Styling Gel.
  • Brenna84Brenna84 Registered Users Posts: 55
    ok thanx

    nowi i'll just have to find some
  • HtBlackHtBlack Registered Users Posts: 292
    Depending on where you live there are tons of websites that sell it. Get some info around the interwebz first and then decide which brand and shade you want.

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk
    A 2C, wishfully thinking of being 3a. Sometimes I get there. CG since October 2013, Eurocurly (just for a few months more!), completely low-porosity now. SBL, wanting elbow length.

    --
    Routine:
    CW-LI: Garnier Ultra Doux (Cocoa+Coconut Oil/Mango+Tiaré) or my own products.
    DC: Biofficina Toscana Maschera Nutriente Protettiva, or my own product.
    Homemade FSG, L'Oreal Styling Gel.
  • Brenna84Brenna84 Registered Users Posts: 55
    thanx again. i have decided to stick with henna first. especially as it strengthens my hair (yay, cuz its damaged and then I can get it permed curlier hehe)

    so now I'm looking up concoctions here pretty soon

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