Hair lowlights in blonde hair look gray now

by Leigh Ann
(Seattle, WA)

I had my hair highlighted and added lowlights at the salon a week ago and it looks gray. My hair was very blonde (bleached with a drugstore brand). I wanted to go a little darker, but still mostly blonde.


Now my hair looks gray because of the darker lowlights. I understand these fade, but how long does it take? I have been wearing my hair up all week cause I hate the color.

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Its hard to say how long the lowlights will take to fade because all hair colors have different bases and there are too many unpredictable variations in texture, health, and how porous your hair is.

Unless you or your hairdresser did a deep conditioning treatment on your hair before the lowlights were applied, you blonde hair most probably quickly absorbed the darker color.

From the information you've given, I suspect that the hairdresser used a darker ash color. These are infamous for turning blonde hair a gray color.

If I were in your position, I'd try using the same light blonde color you originally used on your hair. If you try this, you will need to watch it closely while its processing. It might be hard but if you target the areas that look gray first, (apply color to those areas first) then slightly water down the rest of the color, shake well, and apply it to the rest of your hair to freshen the color, it might just work. (The reason you water the color down is because you don't want to lift the blonde color you already have.)

However, it would be good for you to do a color test on a few sections first to see if it will work.

Best of luck!





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