ARGH! Hot roots! :0(

sweetpeacurlisweetpeacurli Posts: 343Registered Users
Really just complaining here, but maybe someone can comiserate...

6 weeks ago: dyed with Colorsilk Medium Golden Brown. No hot roots. Gorgeous, even color.

Last weekend: dyed with Colorsilk Medium Golden Brown. I have 3/4 of an inch of light auburn roots, and the rest of my head is dark brown.

AAARGH. :(

I'll wait a few weeks and see if it somehow blends in on its own (maybe the dark brown will somehow magically fade?), but this means that I'll have bright light auburn roots in all the pictures I'll want to take at my 30th birthday gathering (on Thursday) and the pics from my trip to Tampa next week.

Oh, and the icing on the cake? I tried to lighten my brows a little, and I could have SWORN that I left the bleach on for 7 minutes the other times I'd done it, but nay, I have light, light brown eyebrows.

Bright auburn roots, dark brown ends, and light brown eyebrows. I'm a walking freakin' rainbow.

AARGH.
Sulfate and Silicone-free since 2005
CO-wash convert since October 2010
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/54501272@N04/
Website: http://healthycurls.net
Twitter: @sweetpeacurli

Currently loving:
  • Vo5 tea therapy conditioners
  • Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner
  • Giovanni Direct leave-in
  • Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
I am now completely out of the closet as the craziest of crazy cat ladies. I own it. I embrace it. I am one with the crazy.

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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Aw sweetpea... :( So sorry. Did you just do the roots or the whole head? Sounds like the color grabbed the previously-colored hair too much. Bummer on the eyebrows too. Can you pencil them in a little to darken them?

    I see another name change... sweetpearainbow! ;) j/k

    Happy early Birthday! :D
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  • sweetpeacurlisweetpeacurli Posts: 343Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote:
    Aw sweetpea... :( So sorry. Did you just do the roots or the whole head? Sounds like the color grabbed the previously-colored hair too much. Bummer on the eyebrows too. Can you pencil them in a little to darken them?

    I see another name change... sweetpearainbow! ;) j/k

    Happy early Birthday! :D
    Bwahaha! Now I'm tempted to change my name for a couple weeks!

    I did my roots for 15 minutes, then pulled color through to the ends for 5 more minutes, just like I did last time.

    I'm trying to pencil in my brows a little, but it looks really fake and tremendously red.

    Oh well. It'll be a month of my life, maximum. And the people whose opinions I care about will think it's as funny as I do, I'm sure! :roll:
    Sulfate and Silicone-free since 2005
    CO-wash convert since October 2010
    Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/54501272@N04/
    Website: http://healthycurls.net
    Twitter: @sweetpeacurli

    Currently loving:
    • Vo5 tea therapy conditioners
    • Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner
    • Giovanni Direct leave-in
    • Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
    I am now completely out of the closet as the craziest of crazy cat ladies. I own it. I embrace it. I am one with the crazy.
  • mus2mus2 Posts: 11Registered Users
    How do you get hot roots? I have not yet colored and this is kind of scary. How do you keep this from happening?!
    password: curly
  • sweetpeacurlisweetpeacurli Posts: 343Registered Users
    mus2 wrote:
    How do you get hot roots? I have not yet colored and this is kind of scary. How do you keep this from happening?!
    Dye can't make old dye lighter. So if, like me, you typically dyed your hair dark and then chose to try a lighter hair dye the next time, there's a very good chance that the new hair dye will only be able to lighten the hair at your roots, and not the hair that's been previously dyed. Thus, the phenomenon we like to refer to as "hot roots."

    If you've never dyed your hair before or are using a dye the same color or darker than your existing shade, there's no danger of this happening.

    (*edited to correct stupid typos*)
    Sulfate and Silicone-free since 2005
    CO-wash convert since October 2010
    Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/54501272@N04/
    Website: http://healthycurls.net
    Twitter: @sweetpeacurli

    Currently loving:
    • Vo5 tea therapy conditioners
    • Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner
    • Giovanni Direct leave-in
    • Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
    I am now completely out of the closet as the craziest of crazy cat ladies. I own it. I embrace it. I am one with the crazy.
  • mus2mus2 Posts: 11Registered Users
    Thanks for explaining that for me. I feel better now.
    password: curly

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