Author: Karen Marie Shelton - HairBoutique.com
Originally Posted on: November 3rd, 2011 at 3:15 am
Last Revised: November 3, 2011
Copyright HairBoutique.com - All Rights Reserved.

Post to Twitter Post to Yahoo Buzz Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to LinkedIn Post to Reddit

Shoulder Length Auburn Hair With Sideswept Fringe

Shoulder Length Auburn Hair With Sideswept Fringe

Question

Hi,

I have dyed my hair myself for over 20 years.  I have always dyed it blonde.

I just recently dyed it a darker brown with a deeper red, almost auburn color.  I really wanted more of a strawberry blonde instead.  Can you please let me know what I need to do to go from auburn to lighter strawberry blonde and how fast can I do this?

Thanks,
Linda

Answer

Dear Linda,

I would suggest you consider waiting at least two weeks before dying your hair again.  Most reds will fade quickly in the first few weeks after the dye has been applied.

You can speed up the natural red dye fading process by washing hair in very warm water with a volumizing shampoo.  Volumizing formulas used with very warm to hot water will pop open the cuticle and cause the dye to be lifted up and washed out.

Strawberry Blonde With Long Hair

Strawberry Blonde With Long Hair

Some deep conditioners will also help to speed up color loss along with frequent use of hot blow dryers, hot irons or similar hot tools.

If your hair doesn’t fade to the lighter strawberry level you like within a few weeks then you can work on achieving a more strawberry hue.

Keep in mind that when you go from darker to lighter your hair may need to be lifted first to remove the darker color before applying a lighter strawberry blonde shade on top of your newly lifted base.  In essence you will most likely need to do a two step coloring process.

Don’t forget to give your hair time to recover from each process.   Keep in mind that as you work on lightening your current shade to apply a deep conditioner as needed to keep hair from becoming damaged or dried out.

Best wishes,

Karen Marie Shelton
AskKaren

Post to Twitter Post to Yahoo Buzz Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to LinkedIn Post to Reddit

By submitting your question, you grant full permission to HairBoutique.com to publish it. Due to the volume of mail we receive, Karen regrets that she cannot respond to every question personally.

To AskKaren a question, send an e-mail to: askkaren@hairboutique.com

Social Media Network Information

Please follow me on Twitter at: http://Twitter.com/HairBoutique. I look forward to meeting new people from all walks of Twitter and learning from their Tweets. Visit us at Hairboutique.com, on Facebook, MySpace and YouTube. We would love it if you would Friend us or Favorite us.

Thank you for visiting us at Ask Karen and for leaving your comments. They are very much appreciated. We apologize in advance but must remove any direct advertisements or solicitations.

One Response to "Dyed Hair Auburn But Wanted Strawberry Blonde"
  • Danielle February 26, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I am a hair stylist and I had a client who was unsure of what they wanted, she knew she wanted highlights but not sure what color. Her natural color was a level 4 but she put black color on it, she kind of wanted red highlights but decided to go with blonde instead. I told her before starting the process that it may not pull the color she desired because it was so dark through the ends. After finishing her highlights she was pretty light at the roots and through most the hair shaft but towards the ends she was still in the reddish stages. So she decides to wait a couple of weeks and come back and put red over the bleach highlights. What can I do to avoid her blonde turning pink?

Leave a Reply:

 characters available

Tweet This

Categories

nails ad
Copyright 1997-2014, hairboutique.com, All Rights Reserved. Terms of Service, Privacy Statement, Advertise, Contact Us, Press, Disclaimer