For about a year I have been dying my hair with L'Oreal Excellence Creme Red Penny. It looked great and I loved it but I decided a few days ago I want to go back to my natural dark brown hair. So I thought some color remover (Color Oops) would be enough. And for the most part it was. My hair is a dark brown again but it has this slight red tint to it now. I do not want this red tint, I just want my brown.
I'm not sure what to do at this point. I am wary of the idea of picking up a dark brown hair dye because last time I did that it turned my hair black, like the fake looking kind of black. The 'are you wearing a wig' kind of black. I've read in places that picking a cool brown might help cancel out the red (cause apparently it has green in it?) but I'm still nervous about it going super black again. And I just think not getting anymore hair color involved would be for the best. Unless you all know something I don't, which is likely heh.
I'm also not sure if using another application of color remover would do anything besides traumatize my scalp and hair again ha ha.
Is there anything I can do besides wait for it to grow out? Any tricks or affordable solutions? I don't want a line to start appearing where one half of my hair has a red tint to it and other part doesn't. And my hair does grow fast, although not fast enough for me to tolerate the red. One of my friends thinks it'll fade but I'm not so sure. I just know it doesn't feel right with that red tint in it. :(
Well a friend recommended using Head & Shoulders (which I already got to try and fade it) and mixing some baking powder in then letting it sit in my wet hair for about 10 minutes before washing it out and then conditioning. They thought it might pull that bit of red out, they had heard of this technique before but had never tried it. So I thought "oh why not, I have both items anyhow".
Well my hair is mostly dry now and it does seem to be less red now. It feels closer to my natural hair color (or at least what I remember of it lol). I think I might do it one more time in a few days just to wipe it clean one last time. Waiting because I want to wait and see if it reverts back or not. But may be this is the solution I am looking for? Any thoughts on this?
- Removing red tint from dark brown hair?