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Last week my friend and I decided to highlight my hair, we got the stuff at Walgreens and took it back and started to do it. Now my hair where I part it is blonde, red, and orange all in one. I live in a small town and my hair dresser is very blount and doesn't like the girl that did this to my hair so I really don't want to go to my hair dresser. I have tried baby shampoo and that turns it red. I have really dark brown hair and it looks really weird, please help me.
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Celtic Daisy
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Yikes, this has to happen to everyone at least once i think. Unfortunatly, i'm not too sure there's much more you can do, then strip it at a hair dressers, or try some hair products specified for getting out dye.

I think you'll just have to learn to live with it for awhile though.

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what a small world! i had a hair disaster last night, too. used a bad product and burned the hell out of my scalp before my hair finsihed bleaching. so my bangs are orangish-yellow.

here's what i can recommend:

Never let someone you don't trust 100% to put caustic chemicals in your hair. Heck, i did my bf's hair last night and it still came out blotchy (i've never done this wrong before, either -- but it was a crappy product)

Don't use a cheap brand. Go with something you can trust.

hmm, okay, for now, put up with the hair until you can get a different color to cover?

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Yup, that happened to me. My hair turned orange when i tried to die it blonde. But i know how you are feeling. Is there anyone in your family or friends that have experience w/ dying hair? Because you can pick up a darker color die (one near your natural color) and try dying it, but if you don't know anyone who is well experienced in that, then leave your hair alone until you can get a hairdresser to do it. And i totally agree w/ Gumdrop girl, don't use a cheap brand. For now you'll have to live w/ it, or get the guts to go to your hairdresser . I hope everything works out for ya
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Might want to try using a color conditioner close to your natural color until your hair has time to heal.

The golden rule of hairdressing is this: you can never effectively go more than two - three shades lighter in a single process. if you do, that's what happens. Brunettes who ant blonde, even streaks, usually need a double-process, done by a pro. In general, dark-brown-haired folks really should aim away from blondes. It's just too much of a departure, unless you don't care about it looking unnatural and funky.

Don't redye it right now, you'll just damage it more. use a color conditioner for a month or so, until you get some regrowth. Then talk to your stylist.

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