My At-Home Dye-Job Looks Reddish-Orange — Help!September 13, 2021
What Causes Hair to Turn Orange or Red?
“There are two primary causes of your hair color turning out too red or orange,” says Papanikolas. “Either the color you chose was too light, or you picked a color with warm undertones. Any time you go lighter than your natural color, you will bring up your natural underlying pigments.”
Reverse the Damage at Home“This is a relatively easy one to fix at home by going a shade or two darker and choosing an ash-based shade,” says Papanikolas. You can also remove unwanted hair color with a product like the L'Oréal Paris Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover.
Prevent Your Hair From Turning Orange or Red
“If you want to go lighter, stay within two shades of your natural color to get the most flattering tone,” says Papanikolas. “Also look for ash-based colors (blue or green) to neutralize the underlying red/orange pigments that everyone has.” Check out ash brown hair dyes from L'Oréal Paris here and ash blonde shades here.