The color isn’t the same as on the box
It rarely is. Haircolor is supposed to work with your own haircolor (natural or otherwise – basically whatever you have right now) to produce something approaching a natural enhancement or at least individual, color. Unless you strip your hair to a pale blonde, the color on the box is usually never the same color as what you wind up with. No need to panic, just figure out what about the color is wrong; if it is too dark, try washing it a few times to see if it lightens a bit; or strip your hair and apply a lighter shade in the same color family. If it is too light, go one darker. Not red enough get a redder shade. It’s pretty simple.
I want to take this color out of my hair
I have had reports that using dishwashing liquid like Dawn or whatever can help rinse out demis – this applies to semi-permanents as well. Try it if you want to, I haven’t tried it, so I can’t say if it really works on me. What has worked is a product called “UnColor”. It comes in an aqua blue/turquoise colored bottle and is designed JUST for removing semi-permanent haircolor. There is also an “UnColor” product for removing permanent colors from hair, but I have never tried it. Continue reading »