What you don’t understand about hair color can hurt you! What happened to turn your dark hair orange/yellow?
Mary asks this question recently after reading my article Coming Back from a Hair Color Catastrophe:
I dyed my dark hair and it turned orange-yellow can you please help me.. I don’t want to go out anymore. I used the quick blue powder bleach by L’Oreal with 30 volume developer and then used a permanent color by L’Oreal , Hicolor Shimmering Gold and Honey Gold. How can I take that orange-yellow out?
I want it blonde.
You would never see a hair color client come out of a reputable hair care salon, with hair the hair color you described. . . unless of course, that’s what they were going for. Why not? Because it is fixable.
“If money is an issue, go to a credible beauty school”
Even if a hair colorist in-training did this to your hair . . . and it does happen, they would have the resources to know how to fix it. You don’t need to go around looking like a carrot top.
The only reliable option you now have is to find a professional hair colorist to get it right for you, or, suffer possible irreparable consequences. Your hair turned orange/yellow because in trying to bring it up to a lighter color, the 30 volume developer did not lift enough color out of your hair before you put a permanent gold hair color over it.
Even in professional training, it takes some time to develop an eye to see when the developer has done its job in lifting the hair to a light enough color to then tint it back to the desired hair color. Then the hair colorist will also use a formula, in the tint back, that involves the color that your natural hair color contributes to the color that they will choose to use, to get you to the end shade that you desire.
If you have any regrowth, it makes matters even more complex, but not irreparable for an experienced professional hair colorist. Don’t try to fix this one yourself, unless you are prepared to cut it all off for truly getting it to a unfixable stage. If money is an issue, go to a credible beauty school, where the instructor will make sure the student understands the correct way to handle your unique situation. This way you will not only, save the health of your hair, but you will do so at a significantly lower cost!
Your best bet for finding a reputable hair colorist is by word of mouth, however, if you need a resource for qualified hair colorist in your area try these sites;
Good luck Mary, I am certain you can have a beautiful hair color and save the health of your hair if you leave it to the professionals at this point.
For further discussion on hair color correction you might want to check out these other articles:
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