From: Jan Norris (75-166-208-222.hlrn.qwest.net)
In Reply to: too red or gold posted by hard2color on October 14, 2007 at 2:14 pm:
I agree with Raydine that you may have mineral issues. This can be eliminated from the hair prior to coloring with a salon treatment. Different parts of the country have different minerals in their water system. A shower filter will help reduce the amount, but won't eliminate them entirely. You say you have had thyroid issues, so I am assuming you are taking medication. If the hair is properly prepared, I find medication to be irrelevant.
Another thing to consider is that I have talked to many stylists who claim to be a "Certified or Master" colorist when in fact, they have taken a 4 hour class or an online quiz. I am not saying this is the case with the stylist you saw, but it happens frequently. A good colorist understands how to manipulate peroxide and ammonia to achieve a truly natural looking hair coloring with just enough warmth to be flattering and completely cover gray without the gold or red you refer to. I would strongly suggest you make your complaint known to the stylist. If you are still unhappy with the result, seek out another professional.
While I have seen a FEW women in their 50's who look great when they let their hair grow out to gray/silver...most just look like they have given up.