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How to even out dark hair color to a light auburn hair color on short hair?

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My grandmother has made a huge mess of her hair. She has a short boy like haircut and her roots have grown in about an inch. She used to use a hair color by Loreal Dark Ash Brown. Now, a friend who is a hairstylist recommended a Dark Auburn because her hair was looking a dark tint of green as the color faded. My grandmother’s roots were white again and the ends were like an Ash Brown but you can tell there had been some leftover color building up from her previous colorings. She used an Auburn Coloring which made her roots a light maroon color and the ends dark burgandy. You can tell where the roots ended and the old color started.

I’d like to fix this for her but I don’t know how. Any suggestions???

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  1. You can do one of two things, to remove most of that dye.

    1. By using Tide detergent with shampoo
    http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Dye-from-H…

    or

    2. By shampooing you hair mix with a bit of Dawn.
    http://www.ehow.com/how_2139523_use-dawn…

    Here’s an example what hair stripping will do to your hair.
    It is worst than hair dyes. “I accidentally dyed my hair this awful black, stripped it, and now it is this crunchy crispy mess!”

    Hair strippers are chemical treatments which are intended to strip out artificial color pigment with less risk or damage to the hair. The chemicals used are called reducing agents.
    Certain ‘metal’ strippers containing sodium sulphoites are sold for reducing hair dyed with metallic dyes, as these dyes react violently with tint stripper containing hydrogen peroxide-the subsequent reaction may cause so much heat that the hair gets dissolved.
    Google hair dyes & cancer also. There are those who tan & smoke all their lives & do not get cancer, but there are those 2nd hand & 3rd hand smoke who do and are currently on oxygen because they can’t breath or have cancer. Same with hair dyes.

    Here’s a new article I found re: henna, which is supposed to be better for you than reg. box dye. It’s a good read!
    http://www.hennaforhair.com/ppd/pjackson.html

    Example of one who’s hair is falling and stopped growing:
    “my hair had been bleached many times and can’t grow past a certain length
    its also falling out . i stopped bleaching it.
    i just need to add lenght! but if i can stop it from falling out..that be great too”

    Source(s):
    I know hair. I have over 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80’s & 90’s. I’ve known people in their 30’s whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70’s.

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