Q: When coloring my brown hair to a light-beige blond it ends up a beige-pink. What are the possible causes? What should I do?
What tone, developer strength and (if any) additional products do you recommend.
A: It sounds like the major problem you are facing is that your natural (original) color contains red tones that are revealed in the
lightening process. Your solution is a traditional color correction process, or switching to a hair color formula that uses a green color
base in the shade that you desire.
Since red and green appear in opposite points on the color wheel, the green color in the applied
formula will neutralize the red tones and leave your hair a more natural looking shade. If you are looking to find a way to remove
pink-tones from your hair at the moment, you can create a correcting toner by mixing 1 ounce of a pale hair color that uses a green
base color, 1 ounce 10-volume peroxide, and 1 ounce of your favorite conditioner.
If you cannot find a haircolor with a green base, use ˝ ounce of a color with a blue base and ˝ ounce of a color with a gold base. Mix these as mentioned previously, with one ounce of
10-volume developer and 1 ounce of your favorite conditioner.
If you’re not comfortable with the idea of doing your own color correction, you can always visit
your local salon, and it will be a simple matter to have them adjust your color for you. Afterward, if you look for a color that will
account for the potential to be too pinkish you can avoid the undesired color effects.