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Herbalife turned my hair MAGENTA

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So I bought some herbal hair dye from Mrs. Green's. For a pickmeupper. Supposed to be "light copper auburn" or something. Well it was something else. My hair is magenta! Oh my. This stuff is permanent. Anyone have ideas to make it fade quickly? Help!
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Baking soda and strong detergent shampoo. Condition very, very well afterwards, or else the baking soda will make your hair feel like straw. This should strip your color out in time.
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You're awesome. Thanks so much!! Mrs. Green's just said "Redye it with some darker." Oh no. I've learned my lesson. I now accept my mousy brown for what it is.

Do you think that jojoba oil would condition it well afterwards? And do you have a recommendation for shampoo? All I have is Burts Bees and Aubrey Organics stuff... I think they're pretty mild. Oh... my husband uses that Herbal Essences crap.
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You CAN redye it darker, but I would wait a few weeks - your hair is fragile from processing right now.

DH's Herbal Essences crap should do just fine, use that.

Jojoba oil is fine for conditioning, you can even do a vinegar rinse before doing that (the baking soda and shampoo roughs up your cuticles and opens them up because it's pH basic, so you need to smooth it down with some acid and/or conditioning agents).
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Great! Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate it.
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Is this a chemical hair dye or henna?
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I wish I still had the box... DH took out the garbage. I have no idea what's in it, but since it came from Mrs. Green's, I'm thinking it's less chemical than most of the commercial ones out there.
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Did you apply it up like regular hair dye, or was it green goop that you put on your head for a couple hours?
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No, it was applied like regular dye.
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I don't have any advice, but just want to give you
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Whew, ok then I second everything Spastica said lol.
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i used that brand a couple years ago and ended up needing professional color correction, and i am pretty handy with dyes. i dyed my hair with it the day before my dh's work's holiday party. i had to go with frizzy, fried (it really did a number on my hair) orange hair. like, as in the fruit orange. :
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