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FAQ: I Colored My Hair And It Turned Out Orange Instead Of Plum Red

Question:
I bleached my dark hair so I could color it plum red color. But after I colored it  it turned orange. When I tried to fix it it is still orange. What should I do to fix it?

Answer:
You must understand the pigmentation in order to achieve what you want. Since you bleached your hair - you also removed a pigment needed to balance your plum red color. If you will try to fix your color yourself you may end up with a muddy color instead, which you will have to fix again with color removal. Then, with so many chemical processes, you could end up with very little or no hair (it could start breaking). You should find a colorist that KNOWS what he/she is doing. Trust me there are colorists that understand pigments just as much as you do and could ruin your hair. You really need a colorist that specializes in color correction. Good luck.



Note: 
This post should be taken as a first step for a discussion with your hairdresser and/or colorist about your ideas, desires or problems with your hair. Under no circumstances, you should act upon this post ONLY. I strongly advice you to have your hair done by a skilled and reputable hairdresser/colorist in your area.