I have bleached highlighted hair with really bad roots. As it’s getting into the winter season I don't really want to get it bleached again, so I would like to dye it a medium brown colour.
I was just wandering if you would recommend a home-dye? I would prefer to have the advice from a professional than do it wrong. Also, what colours would you say not to get e.g. Ash colours or warm colours!
Thanks for your help, PLEASE get back to me soon.
I would never recommend that anyone colours their hair at home as the results are always so unreliable.
In your case, the hair will have to go through a double process to get it to the shade that you want. This is because if you just apply a colour over the top of your bleached highlights then you might get anything from green, mud, pink to orange.
You need first to pre-pigment the hair to the desired level with a warm shade then apply your chosen colour after this. Hair colour is not rocket science but it can get pretty complicated quite quickly so I strongly suggest you have it done with a colourist who enjoys colour correction work.
John Clark at Brooks+Brooks, London