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post #21 of 56
The toner process is more difficult than just going darker. It is just harder to get it right. Plus, you may find that your hair feels more damaged with the toner process because the bleach strips so much from the hair. Putting some color in it will add some strength back to the hair.
post #22 of 56
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Okay, it's actually (unfortunately) more light orange/yellow. I am not looking in the mirror much right now. I's lighter than it appears in this pic. The purple walls in that bath aren't as dark as they appear, either.
Hair after

It was light brown so it's a bit drastic.
post #23 of 56
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Originally Posted by thriftyqueen View Post
The toner process is more difficult than just going darker. It is just harder to get it right. Plus, you may find that your hair feels more damaged with the toner process because the bleach strips so much from the hair. Putting some color in it will add some strength back to the hair.
Okay. I'll go darker then. Can I do the process you recommended with a red without turning it pink? Sorry to ask so many questions. I appreciate your input, though.
post #24 of 56
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Okay, I read up on the red and it's a bad idea. I'm sticking to brown.
post #25 of 56
Ok I like it like it is, Its a nice strawberry blonde I think it goes well with your skin.
post #26 of 56
Oh, man, good luck! I was going to post about doing the first layer of dye with a reddish tint, then overdyeing with a brown, since I've read that an underlayer of red will keep the brown from looking muddy. But I digress to the stylist who went to school for such things. Listen to her.

I bet we could do a looong thread with tales of home-dyeing woes. I did a highlighting kit that left me with orange leopard spots. I WAS TEH HAWT.
post #27 of 56
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Ok I like it like it is, Its a nice strawberry blonde I think it goes well with your skin.
Thanks. I looked at the pic again and I blocked out my very dark brown and overpowering eyebrows so it actually looks...weird IRL.
post #28 of 56
Hehe. In 1993 I dyed my hair myself to try to save money (young, living on my own and broke!). It ended up costing me an arm and a leg to fix. I was going for a nice auburn shadeand ended up with "Bozo the Clown" orange. The perm I had didn't take away from that image, either. YIKES!! Cost me nearly $100 to get it fixed and when it was done it was maroon. Very maroon. As a matter of fact I had a special occasion a few days later and I had gotten a maroon dress and nailpolish to wear. Matched perfectly. Sigh. Good news, though, in a few weeks it had faded to a gorgeous color that was perfect on me. I also highlighted my brother's hair one night right before we were supposed to leave on a trip. Came out awesome. Unfortunately he then insisted that he wanted it buzzed. I tried to talk him out of it to no avail. Needless to say we ended up making a midinght run to WalMart to get brown dye to cover his leopard spots. It was BAD. He avoided the pool on our entire trip because he was so afraid it would bleach his spots back out. Ahhhhh, hair dying disasters. They're so funny. Now. Yeeeeeeeeears later!
post #29 of 56
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Originally Posted by DoctorGirlfriend View Post
Oh, man, good luck! I was going to post about doing the first layer of dye with a reddish tint, then overdyeing with a brown, since I've read that an underlayer of red will keep the brown from looking muddy. But I digress to the stylist who went to school for such things. Listen to her.

I bet we could do a looong thread with tales of home-dyeing woes. I did a highlighting kit that left me with orange leopard spots. I WAS TEH HAWT.
Yup. I read about using the red to fill then using a darker brown to finish. I think it's the same thing. The red is to keep the brown from turning green. They do it in the salon.
post #30 of 56
Yes, you can do it red with the same process. Just make sure to do the fill in color. The first step will probably make it look pink, but that's okay. Just keep following the steps. You can color your eyebrows with the color too!!
post #31 of 56
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Little- Maroon, huh?
post #32 of 56
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Originally Posted by thriftyqueen View Post
Yes, you can do it red with the same process. Just make sure to do the fill in color. The first step will probably make it look pink, but that's okay. Just keep following the steps. You can color your eyebrows with the color too!!
Thanks for all of your help.
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post #34 of 56
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I like the first one!
I'll post pics later when I've fixed it.
post #35 of 56
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Little- Maroon, huh?
Oh yeah. Bright maroon. It was pretty awful. I saw someone I knew when I was coming out of the salon and I told them I had just been in there getting a bad dye job fixed. She blinked a couple of times and said, "That's fixed?" All I could say was that she should have seen it before.
post #36 of 56
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LittleOne03- You know it's bad when a friend responds to it that way.

***UPDATE**** I bought 2 different Garnier Nutrisse reds. One was a lighter and I put that one in already (I look much much better at this point). I'm waiting a bit to put the auburn (final color) in. I have a clingy no-nap nursling today. I'll post later with a photo.
post #37 of 56
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Update

Okay, all done.
It's a lot more red than I was expecting, but I think it will grow on me.
It also looks a great deal more natural than that lovely orange/yellow.
My new hair color
For comparison, my original "after bleach" photos are in post #22.

I appreciate all the help.
post #38 of 56
I have been waiting to see how it turned out! I think it looks great! Looks great with you skin tone!
post #39 of 56
I think the red looks great on you.
post #40 of 56
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You reply like lightning. Wow!
I'm glad you like it. Sorry I'm not showing my face. It's a little weird I know.
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