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Author Topic: Going strawberry blonde from blonde, root issues!  (Read 258 times)  Share 

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Going strawberry blonde from blonde, root issues!
« on: 19 Feb 17 / 01:40 PM »
Hello!

I am new to this forum, I thought it would be a great idea to gather some wisdom from all of you lovely ladies, as going to a salon in London is very pricey!

I am planning to go from cool blonde to strawberry blonde, and I would like to even out my dark roots and very light blonde lenghts in the process.

My natural colour is mousy blonde, however the lengths have been bleached with box dyes (usually Nice'N'Easy's lightest blonde shades) multiple times and are much lighter than the roots. Currently some of the root length is totally virgin as I havent dyed it for over a month, and the some has been dyed only once so it is still significantly darker than the length of the hair. As you can see from the pictures below, it is clearly time for me to stop box dyes (even though I know to apply to roots first and only keep the lenghts in dye for few minutes only).

I was thinking of trying a professional hair dye eg Wella's Koleston at home - I am comfortable mixing and applying different mixtures to different areas - I would just like some guidance on how to even out the roots and the lengths so I can achieve a consistent light stawberry blonde! Like Koleston's 8.04 or 8.34.

Thanks so much,
Hristina



 

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Re: Going strawberry blonde from blonde, root issues!
« Reply #1 on: 19 Feb 17 / 01:50 PM »
The pictures did not attach to the previous post - I've attached them here!

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Re: Going strawberry blonde from blonde, root issues!
« Reply #2 on: 19 Feb 17 / 03:49 PM »
You might be better just lightening your roots a bit and then just diluting one of the Adore direct dyes with conditioner to make a strawberry blonde. the Wella Koleston would probably fade where it had previously been very light anyway.
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Re: Going strawberry blonde from blonde, root issues!
« Reply #3 on: 21 Feb 17 / 06:34 PM »
Whenever we need to even mine out......(because i am a lazy slacker and only dye my hair like every 4-6 months) we just mix different volumes with my hair dye. I professional tube dyes not box, not sure how you would do it with box dyes.

We mix 30 volume and color for the roots, then we do 20 volume and color for the dark chunk between the roots and the light lengths, then we do 10 volume for the lengths. Hope that makes sense. We apply roots first and then dark chunk area and then lengths...then comb it all throw so there is a blend of volumes so you dont get color blocks in your hair. Process and shampoo/rinse etc per normal after that.

To be fair this is the process we use for my red hair color, which is lightest red blonde mixed with intense red blonde and a boost of red semi-perm dye all mixed together lol. i have never tried using it on another color or blonde or with just bleach itself.
 

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Re: Going strawberry blonde from blonde, root issues!
« Reply #4 on: 25 Feb 17 / 09:59 AM »
The problem with that strategy is that the 30 vol is likely added to give you the high level of lift you need to achieve the brightness for your red; this is something that depends on how many levels of lightening you need, then the 20 vol is the 'regular' volume for those professional dyes when you are just going a few shades lighter or darker and the 10 vol makes it into a semi permanent on the lengths. It is hard to say whether you would need to use the 30 vol to get the level of lift you want for your roots as on some of the photos your roots look quite dark but on others not so much.
Using that process means that all of your hair is being treated with some form of peroxide every time you colour, which can cause cumulative damage. If you do want to go the route of using the permanent dye with the different levels of developer you will probably need to do some strand tests to see if you can get the right level of lift with the 20 vol or if you need to move up to the 30.

As somebody who has been using Wella Koleston over previously bleached hair I can tell you that the ends will fade! Even if you do use the Koleston to achieve the colour you want I would recommend investing in some adore dye that you can dilute with conditioner so that you can top up your colour and save having to use developer so frequently on the ends! (or learn to love an ombre effect!)
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