Frosted Hair

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Q: I have been coloring my hair for years in a dark blond to light natural brown and tonight I decided to frost it for the first time in years. The problem is the person who helped me pull it through the cap evidently used every hole in the cap and now I have 85% of my head in a blond tone.
It is too much I want to recolor it and at least get it back somewhat to what I usually do. If my sister-in-law was not getting married in a few weeks, I would just live with it for a while and then color it but because of the wedding I do not have that luxury. If you have any advice I sure could use it.

A: Well, It sounds like you could use some low lighting to bring the "frosting" back under control. You could simply get another cap, and a hair color that matches your hair's base color (before the highlighting) and pull the frosted hair through the cap and apply the color to blend the excessive lightening back into the natural color level.
As an alternative, you could use a color toner to mute the overly blonde level of hair. Select a shade a few steps darker than your highlighted hair, but still lighter than your natural color and apply it for half the amount of time you would normally process the color. This will give the hair a little darker tint and make the difference in hair color less notable and look more natural.
Either of these steps are things you can do at home, but if you are concerned about overprocessing or damaging your hair, please consult a professional before you do anything. By this I mean see a salon stylist who can assess the level and condition of your hair and can tell you if what you want to do will cause any damage to your hair in its current state.
See also:
How to dye hair
How to highlight hair with a highlighting cap
How to choose natural-looking highlights
The difference between highlights and lowlights