I had ombre hair (dark at the top with blonde middle and tips) and decided to have highlights to go back to blonde. I've now been left with white roots (where my natural hair has come through) and the rest looking brassy. It still looks like a dodgy ombre job with orange stripy highlights, white roots and my usual blonde from mid to tips. Can anyone HELP please? :)
As a stylist for 20 years and master colorist I do agree with sarahn. It will take time to get back to all blonde if you want to keep your hair healthy & it not fall out. Your orange is probably damaged. You should NOT apply highlights over the old ones or you will have breakage! If you came to me, I would recommend a deep conditioning treatment to get you hair healthier & the porosity back to normal to accept the color. I would then have to mix up different formulas for the different areas of your hair. From there it would depend if you wanted to keep some hilites or not. I would tone them as Sarahn had said with a blue based tonor to eliminate the orange.
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going back to all blonde will take time. In order to keep your hair In good condition you will need to gradually introduce the highlights back as they will need to be bleached. The reason you have brassy blonde is because the new highlights has to bust through the brown you had, I would tie it up and go back in a couple weeks and get more highlights through it (over the ones already done) to lift it to a cleaner blonde. Sure you can go on and put more highlights through it but will probably cause damage if done too soon. In the meantime use silver shampoo and good hair treatments to prepare for the next appointment.