How do you get orange color out of hair?

United States
July 30, 2009 9:23am CST
I dyed my hair last night. It was very dark brown and lots of gray in it. I decided to go with a light brown. My girlfriend said that she would dye my hair for me. I now have orange highlights. I don't know how to get these out without doing another coloring on my hair. I know that one of mylotters might have the answer. HELP PLEASE
5 responses
@Wizzywig (7859)
30 Jul 09
I'm no hairdresser but I do experiment with colours on my own hair and, from experience, I'd say wear your orange highlights with pride and pretend you meant them to be there. Otherwise you could cut it all of and start again (??) Failing that, I suspect you will just have to colour it again. Of course, if it was not a permanent colour, you could keep washing it till it tones down.
• United States
30 Jul 09
For my mistake it is a permanent colour solution. I like the way you think. I meant to do it that way. I can't cut any more hair off. I had just got it cut about a month ago. Short!!! I heard that I can't colour again for about 48 hours. Is that true? Thanks again for your response on my dreadful situation....
@Wizzywig (7859)
30 Jul 09
Yes, I believe there is a recommended waiting time between colours. I like the way the grey in my hair picks up the colours I use quite vividly but I'm guessing you wouldn't want yours to be cerise and turquoise??? I hope you can either sort it out,live with it or find a tasteful hat
• United States
31 Jul 09
It's kinda at the end of the day and It is growing on me. I do however like the way you think. HAT..That would differently work for me, and they have some cute hats out there.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Aug 09
you should go to hair-stylers..they may remove the earlier color and the apply another one on it...i am not so knowledgeble person in this case...may others here help you in your problem. Good luck !!!
• United States
2 Aug 09
I wanted to stay away from the hair dresser if I could. I brought the solution myself and had a friend to put it on. You know the hair dressers real frown on that. I was told about using Dandruff shampoo on dry hair and letting it set for 30 minutes before rinsing out. I have done this twice and I think it is working. The shade is getting lighter.
• United States
31 Jul 09
Oh my gosh, girl... That sounds awful. But from reading your comments to the helpful replies you have already received, hopefully you will have solved this problem... before you even see this response of mine! Plus, that's way cool of you being open to the idea of wearing a hat. *wanting to insert a grin here* Since I have yet to find the right one which I'd care to wear. haha Am just not THAT into hats. Have never colored my hair though it is a "dirty" blonde, even when I DO wash it! However, quite a few years ago I tried one of those shampoos supposed to lighten one's hair color, but had an allergic reaction or something to it. Since then, I have not dared color or lighten my hair. Yet have SO wanted to, as most other folks can. But I do have a real time friend who is also blond and has way lots of experience of not only doing her hair plus many others and I know she had a similar experience with discoloring. Sorry it's too late for me to call her now and ask what she did do. But will get in touch with her tomorrow and let you know whatever advice she has to offer. Am sorry but at present I can't really offer any constructive advice to help your problem. It is kinda funny though not in the haha sense, that you mentioned in your discussion... "I know that one of mylotters might have the answer."... Well ya see, I did happen upon a discussion here at the lot yesterday about hair care and wanted to share the link with you in case it might help. Hope the link posting is allowed. The title was about sharing hair care beauty tips. So I read and also noticed a person responded to that original topic, who is a user here & said she is a licensed cosmetologist. Not sure if mentioning her name is permissible, so I won't. But instead, will just enclose a link to the main topic. Perhaps you could reply to the hair care stuff & hopefully find a more definite solution to YOUR problem, or maybe you could get in touch with the one who replied about the hair problems... So here ya go... http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2072892.aspx Will get back to you from whatever I learn from my real time friend. Take care. firefox333
• United States
2 Aug 09
I think you for your response. Yeah I was looking a bad pumpkin on a rainy day. Since I have put colour on my hair I was told from someone to wash the hair with dandruff shampoo on dry hair. I believe this had worked. I have done this twice now and the hair is starting to calm down to a lighter shade of blonde. Just think I was trying for a golden brown not looking like a pumpkin head.
• United States
30 Jul 09
Hi I have had this happen to me before, but I went to the hair dresser and she fixed me up. I searched on the internet though and you might find some of this interesting and helpful. http://funadvice.com/q/bleaching_hair I know it says bleaching, but one girl that is going to beauty school talks about having a blog on all these color fixers.
• United States
31 Jul 09
Oh Great..Im glad to know that there is a website that I might be able to fix my problem with. I'm trying to fix the problem without going to a hair dresser. I hope that I can do so. Thanks a bunch for your response.
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
you have gray hair and you used light color, of course it will not blackened the gray hair, use dark brown again and just cover those with lighter shades.Leave for one hour to really sip in the color then shampoo and conditioner.
• United States
30 Jul 09
I know I made a mistake. I just wanted to go with a lighter colour. I have dark dark brown hair with lots of gray that has delveloped over the last couple of years. I wanted it a little lighter, but not with a brassy shade to it. I think your ideal might work. Thanks for your kind response.