From: BAnn (126.96.36.199)
This is so long, and is for those who know lots about hair color : )
I've been told that with hi-lift blonde colors if you mix ash color in with it, the brassy effect from hi-lift will be eliminated or greatly reduced, since I have light brown hair with lots of reddish/gold undertones.
I've never tried Aveda hi-lift blondes but in the past Goldwell was used on me and it still looked not right. Other brands of hi-lift were also used, and it was kinda brassy still and I hated it. I'm trying to avoid bleach if I can.
I've heard Aveda's hi-lift blondes in Eclipse and Dusk are better than lots of hi-lifts but I don't know, never tried.
So Aveda said they could give me very light blonde hair with their hi-lift color by mixing in ash with their hi-lift blonde color.
Does anyone know if it really works? My hair is baby fine and color lifts really easily, but usually lots of brass/gold.
Because what I'm thinking is all my red/orange natural pigment in my hair would have been lifted out by the hi-lift previously, and when my color is refreshed over and over again with the ash blonde color then the green or blue in the ash mixed with the natural yellow tint left in my natural hair would equal greenish or grayish!
I don't know how to explain it. So I'm wondering when touchups are done on the roots, would they use ash blonde hi-lift on the roots, and put a demi- in a natural blonde on my ends?? so many questions.
Or would they do a mixture of shampoo with the ash blonde color and put it on my ends so my ends won't be having too much color deposited on them and go darker??