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I was bored sunday and decided to change my hair color. Myself ! I bought the bleaching stuff. I wanted to go blonde.

Ok. fast forward hair is done and I want to cry. It was Orange :eek:. Really really orange.. I freaked out and went to walgreens to get some more hair color. Went with dark blonde. It came out better, I am just telling people I wanted strawberry blonde. But now my hair is fried and very dry. :eek:

Any suggestions on some treatments to save my hair?
 

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Go to a good salon and have them fix it for you. My best friend's daughter did the same thing to her hair and the salon did wonders repairing the damage.
 

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First - You've definitely zapped your hair, so go to an Ulta III or a Sally's and get some moisturizer that is loaded with protein. Slather your hair with it, wrap it in a towel, and leave it for half an hour. Do this 2 or 3 times a week for a week or so.

Second, if you ever decide to do this again, REMEMBER:
#1: Go to a Sally's or somewhere you can get professional products and ask the person there to show you a brand that contains NO Bleach or Hydrogen Peroxide. (I am a dark brunette, and yes, they are out there. I've never had bleach in my hair, and I've been blonde in the past)
#2: Also buy a little tube of "NO RED" or something like that. You add this to the product to eliminate the potential for red in your hair. My hair will turn red easily, so I always use this. It works very, very well.

Third, for now, to get this damage repaired, you need to see a professional. But use the protein in the meantime. When my daughter did this same thing while she was out of state on vacation my hairdresser told her to do this three times that week then to see her when she returned to fix the color.

You can achieve blonde hair on your own, but you have to be very, very careful.

Good Luck.
 

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NEVER BLEACH YOUR HAIR! Okay, now that I'm done yelling...lol It would be best if you went to a salon and got some of those dry brittle ends cut off, and get some sort of conditioning treatment.
 

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Thanks. I need to find a new salon. I don't like anyone left at mine. I will go look for the conditioner.

I will never bleach my hair again.Ihave it up and I can still see the orange. Plus I am going on vacation soon and wanted to look really cute..**** it.
 
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Get the new pantie stuff that has the oil enriched color treated hair. When I was going blonde all of the time I used this for the first couple of days and my hair was back to normal.


Also wash your hair with regular shampoo and conditioner and then once you are done with that still use the condtioner that came with the color to help your hair.
 

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Mambo said:
I was bored sunday and decided to change my hair color. Myself ! I bought the bleaching stuff. I wanted to go blonde.

Ok. fast forward hair is done and I want to cry. It was Orange :eek:. Really really orange.. I freaked out and went to walgreens to get some more hair color. Went with dark blonde. It came out better, I am just telling people I wanted strawberry blonde. But now my hair is fried and very dry. :eek:

Any suggestions on some treatments to save my hair?
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Unfortunately, hair is dead and cannot be "fixed". It can however be made to look less damaged than it is. You have gotten some great suggestions on how to hide the damage. It will grow, don't be too hard on yourself. :)
 
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Does getting new "pantie" stuff take away from the damage that the color treatment did? ha, ha, ha! Getting new panties always makes me feel better too!
 

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Aww, Amanda, I wish I would have read this sooner, because I am the queen of changing hair color and the one thing I would have told you is NO ONE CAN GO BLONDE without a color specialist. At least not nicely while preserving the integrity of your hair. I agree that the best thing that you can do at this point is go to a color specialist and get it corrected. Good luck, I hope it works out for you! :)
 

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Oh no, it's awful when bad hair things happen! You poor girl, I've been there, but with really bad haircuts (think a curly version of the Mrs. Brady).

Go get something really chocolately! That's my remedy for everything...
 

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I read get new pantie stuff and wondered what hair you bleached. :eek:

You've gotten great advice and I will chime in with another vote for going to a color specialist to repair the damage as best as possible.
 

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I kinda did the same thing to my daugther, it came out RED, shes a dirty blonde to begin with, and what we used made it bright red. To tone it down a little we were told to wash it with dawn dishsoap, we did about 4 times. That was hard on her hair, but it really did work to lessen the color. Its been about 2 months and is starting to look good now.
 

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Oh I have been there in college when I thought it would be a good idea to buy some 3 dollar hair color, myhair has always been blonde and that night it turned SILVER! I basically tried to recolor and fried my hair - soooo, I did the conditioner thing and went to the salon to get it fixed...My hairdresser said to use Tide to wash your hair - I Have NEVER tried it but you could read about it online I suppose!
 

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I did that too and actually I let a hair student do it. I'm originally auburn. More brown than red auburn. Well I went in for blonde highlights to this girl because she was a friend of a good friend. So...she asks me if I want my hair to whisper talk or scream. I told her talk. Well by the time she got done with my hair I was screamin at the top of my lungs. And so was my hair. :eek: (We're talking Madonna Vogue period) Fast forward 2 years and I'm just getting to the point where I can use nice and easy auburn every 3 months and it doesn't look too bad. :p I can tell a dif but su cant. I will admit that the friz ease stuff products have worked wonders after that episode took place. ;)


Btw...I usually don't admit to things like this but you caught me after having a pitcher of margaritas for dinner. Don't judge....I babysat 5 kids today(from 6am-8pm) ranging from 2 five year olds to 13. (The 13 year old alone is enough to make a person drink!LOL!)

edited by me because I don't drive when I drink and I really shouldn't type either from the looks of it. ;D
 

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Oh no. A friend put a colour in my hair once and I looked like an orange pot mit.

The hairdresser cut a lot off then for the next 3 weeks i have a special conditioning treatment done.
they lather conditioner on your hair and leave it for 1 hour. I guess it is special conditioner, not normal stuff. It did help.
I used a hot oil conditioner on it after that.
Growing out did the rest.

Good luck. I guess you tried to save money doing it yourself, so don't want to spend much more on hairdressers. Maybe try the conditoner treatment already recommended.
 

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Oh no. A friend put a colour in my hair once and I looked like an orange pot mit.
that made me laugh ;D...sure wasn't funny at the time, I am sure...

got some great advice. Hope you can fix it Amanda.

I highlight my own hair every couple of months and I hold my breath everytime, afraid that I will damage my hair or do something like forget to time it.
I have been lucky so far.
 
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