- Feb 19, 2005
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Hey guys, any advice on this?I have naturally dark brown hair. I started coloring it to cover grays about 2 years ago. I decided to go lighter and have been using L'Oreal True Brunettes or something like that, which is a high-lift color. I went about 3 or 4 shades lighter than my natural and I realy liked it but noticed my hair was getting very reddish and brassy. Well, last time around I decided to use a medium neutral brown from the L'Oreal Preference line, to try and transition back to my darker hue. Well, the color initially grabbed on like crazy and I came out totally dark brown, not medium brown. It was pretty, and actually matched my natural color, but it was unexpected since I had intended to go back to dark gradually. Anyhoo...the color faded really fast and 3 weeks later, it's almost as light as before. The red tones are back too. My gray hairs are waving and saying hi to me in the mirror. How annoying! What should I do next time I go to color my hair? Switch brands? Leave the color on longer? Is there a certain shade to look for? I know to stay away from anything with "warm" or "golden" in the title. I thought I was doing good with picking "neutral" brown but it didn't stick. I think "ash" tones are only for lighter shades right? Any help is appreciated! I'll be coloring next weekend. TIA!