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Terrible Highlighting - How Can I Fix This?

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Old 03-28-2008, 09:17 AM   #1
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Terrible Highlighting - How Can I Fix This?

Hi All. Let me try to make a long story short...
My hair is naturally medium brown, very short. For the past year, it has been colored (by stylist) a dark red/brown, which I liked. I wanted to lighten it up for spring, so she suggested highlights. I think she went highlight crazy. They are very blond..not quite white, buty very blond, and way too many. It looks too patchy for me. I want to try to tone it down on my own. What should I try - toner, shimmerling lights shampoo/conditioner? Any ideas! Thanks

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Old 03-28-2008, 04:26 PM   #2
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definately call the salon back and tell them how you feel. most likely they will just put a quick toner on your hair to tone it down to a blonde that you feel comfortable with maybe even a light brown. Toners add a lot of shine and conditioners and makes your hair very soft. DONT I repeat DONT try somthing at home.. they colors from the drug store have a lot of harsh ingredients and can make your hair very dry and you might not know what color you will end up with.. hope this helps!!!

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Old 04-27-2008, 09:58 PM   #3
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Re: Terrible Highlighting - How Can I Fix This?

Hi Ruby......Don't do anything at home!! You will have a disaster. Go back to the salon and tell them exactly what you posted here. They will fix it. They can go back through your hair with the darker color you usually have and really tone down the highlights. Although, it may not turn out to be the same exact color, you will probably like it. They will not charge you again. Also get a good reconditioning after.
Hope this helps

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