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I’m GREY

WHY IS MY blonde dye making my hair GREY???

so for about a year id been using SB1 natural light blonde, when in the last months its started turning my hair GREY??? i thought id be clever and go for a darker blonde to get rid of it using 101 natural baby blonde....only to find id gone GREY again!!?? what is going on?
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  • Yes I know what you mean, I have tried 2 blonde dyes in the last few days and both have turned my hair grey!
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  • Susie (Official Rep) January 05, 2012 11:04
    Hi Nikki and welcome!

    You do seem to have a similar problem as CherryA has experienced, as you have both used an ash shade on very light hair. Again, I wonder if your hair could be porous - if so this could be the reason why your hair has brought out the the ashy tones in 101 Natural Baby (Ash) Blonde.

    If hair is porous, the top cuticle layer stands open and this makes hair act as a sponge and the tone of the colour is soaked up showing through the already lightened hair. Hair can be porous if you apply colour on top of colour, instead of following the root application method. It is also caused by normal every day things such as brushing and using hairdryers and straightening irons. If you have had holidays in strong sunshine this will contribute as will swimming in chlorinated pools. To help prevent porous hair, make sure you have regular trims, care for your hair with colour shampoos & conditioners and a treatment once or twice a week.

    To get rid of this ashy tone, you can try 100 Natural Pale Blonde, this shade does not have any tones in it and will help to neutralise the ash. Please first carry out a strand test to see if it will be OK to apply all over and to work out the correct development time for your hair. Good luck!
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  • I’m FRUSTRATED
    I HAVE BEEN USING NICE N EASY SINCE I WAS IN MY TEENS, MY MOTHER AND SISTER ALSO USED IT. TO MY DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE PAST YEAR I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO COVER MY GREY HAIR WHICH IS ALL ACROSS THE TOP OF MY HEAD, BUT NO MATTER WHAT ONE I USE IT NEVER COVERS IT, I HAVE BEEN USING NATURAL PALE BLONDE BUT HAVE ALSO TRIED SOME DARKER AND SOME LIGHTER BUT AS YET HAVE NOT FOUND ANY THAT WILL COVER THE GREY AT ALL, IT DOES NOT EVEN BLEND IT JUST MAKES IT MORE OBVIOUS. I REALLY AM DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN THE BRAND I ALWAYS USED AND WAS NEVER LET DOWN BY IT, BUT IT NOW LOOKS LIKE I AM GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK ABOUT FOR ANOTHER BRAND THAT WILL COVER THE GREY. I WOULD LIKE YOU VIEWS ON THIS.
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  • Hi Margaret,

    Oh no! I am sorry to hear you have not been getting the results you have come to expect from our colours.

    I would have expected shades 100 and above would have given you a better coverage.
    You did not say which shades you have tried, please let me know so I can help further.

    In the meantime, take a look at shades 102,102G 103 which are all light blondes but with different tones. If these have already been used take a look at the medium depth of blonde shades, 103A, 103B, 104 etc again all these are different tones.

    Also remember that Nice and Easy colours can be left on for upto 45 minutes for resistant coverage.

    I await your reply :0)
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  • I’m really upset
    would like to know if the grey hair dilemma got sorted iv used ashy tones and mine id grey now. i dont want to rid my blonde and go dark .
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  • I’m blond
    Yeah, i now use the root top up for blondes and use the full dye kit once every 2 months...ull prob have to wait for it to grow out,dont dye over it it will fade
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  • i no... just the more u dye it will go greyer...i did try a darker blonde..mayb do strand test n see..i kept mine up for quite a while..n wash it as much as u can so it fades!
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  • I’m Sad anxious
    Please help I have very blonde hair and was told it was orange a little so I put a light ash blonde and it went grey I then put a golden blonde on but made no difference what nice and easy can I put on to get rid of the grey I don't want to go dark
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  • I usually use Nice 'n Easy 98 (natural extra light neutral blonde). I wanted to go darker and used perfect 10 "medium blonde" (number 8), and my hair turned gray! How can I fix this??

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Blonde hair turned grey!.
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  • I’m not a happy bunny
    I've dyed my hair blonde for years I tried a different hair dye brand and its gone grey I usally use nice and easy 103 and never had a problem help!!!!!

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    I've dyed my hair blonde and it has gone a grey colour, help please.
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  • I usually colour my hair with 11 and 40vol but wanted to go a darker blonde so used the 9, but now it has got a slight grey tone to it, how can I get rid of the grey tone?

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Need to get rid of ash tones.
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  • I’m sad & grey
    I always use nice and easy but have been having problems with it going grey, i usually use number 98 but went really grey so tried to cover it with a lighter blonde. No it was still grey so went darker number 106 which still has grey through it.I need to get my hair back to blonde. Can some one please help
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  • Hi sorry to hear of your problem.

    Thinking about the problems you have had when your colour result is going gray.....there are a couple of reasons this can happen. For example: using a cool shade, gives your hair an ash or grey tone. (Avoid shades with Ash or Cool in the description). Also repeatedly applying blonde shades all over your hair, rather than doing a root re-touch application, can make your mid- lengths and ends appear gray, this is because the hair is becoming over processed and porous therefore may pick up unwanted tones.

    Because you have used a blonde hair dye, you may be able to lighten your hair by using a slightly lighter blonde shade (make sure you perform a strand and allergy test first!) If the result you want is much lighter than you are now I would recommend you visit a professional salon to achieve the colour you want - you can then maintain it at home by using a similar shade.
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  • I have found in winter I use a lighter blonde shade of hairdye as there is little sun to lighten it naturally ...then in the summer I use a darker blonde, the sun lightens it to a lovely golden blonde. Therefore keeping the same hair colour throughout the year...I have grey to white hair and sometimes I find using a tint instead of a dye saves my hair from ware and tare of repeatedly dying it. Hope this helps...
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  • this has happened to me so many times.Hooray after years i stumbled across the solution on the internet one night works a treat and i now have baby blonde locks .Solution 6 squeezed lemons mixed with lots of conditioner .Lather on head and cover with shower cap for 1 to 2 hours.Go on you have nothing to lose and i absolutely guarantee perfect results.Wash off condition and go to a whole new you.
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  • My hair turned really grey yesterday, first I faded it by leaving washing up liquid with a little bicarbonate of soda to really fade it. Then this morning I did the lemon trick (3/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup of conditioner)...leave it on 1-2hours...and wollah! Grey tones gone :)
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  • Susie (Official Rep) August 27, 2013 12:52
    Hi ladies,

    I am sorry to hear that some of you are still seeing this happening.

    The reason why you may be experiencing the grey tinge may be because the application is all over, rather than doing the root touch ups as it would cause a build up of colour on the mid-lengths and ends. Other reasons could be that the colour was left in too long or using a cool shade on colored blond or lightened hair,

    What can you do once it has happened? With regards to your lemon tips I am pleased that it worked, but is not something we could recommend - we would suggest using a neutral colour on top (strandtest first). Depending on the color used and the condition of your hair, it may fade a little with washing. Semi and demi-permanent hair colors are designed to wash out over time. Remember it is important to always to a strand test (and allergy alert test) at least 48 hours before you color your hair.

    If these tips haven’t worked, it is best to visit a professional hairdresser.
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  • Hi, today I put 103b on my already blonde hair, I always do a root touch up whenever I dye my hair, however today my hair has turn out with a grey tinge. I have been using 103 b or 103 a for over two years. Can you please tell me what to do to get rid of this grey tinge without going to dark.
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  • Hi Debbie,

    Oh no! I’m sorry to hear about the grey tinge you have. The last thing we want is for grey to appear when we are trying to cover them by colouring!

    It is very puzzling for this to happen after using 103B as Champagne is a warm tone. To enable us to understand why this has happened, I would need some further information from you, such as how long the colour was applied for, the outcome of your strand test and the condition of your hair.

    The best thing to do would be to strand test with 103A in a few weeks to see if this will take you back to your normal colour, If you apply it too soon, it may cause a colour build up and your end result may could be quite dark.

    If you really can't persevere, then I would speak to your hairdresser to see what can be done immediately to get rid of this grey tinge.

    I hope this helps! 
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  • Hi Kayleigh, I got the colour wrong that I have been using over the last two years, the ones used are 103 or 103A not B as I said yesterday.

    I applied the colour to my roots for twenty mins then to the rest of hair for 10 mins. I didn't do a strand test as I thought I was using the colour I always use. My hair is in fairly good condition apart from the ends which are dry.

    I washed my hair 3 times using a clarifying shampoo and it has took some of the grey out. The hair that has the grey tinge would be my own grey hair. Whenever I colour my hair using 103 or 103A my hair looks like it has been highlighted, I took this as the colour not taking as well on my grey hair.
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  • Hi Debbie,

    Ah I see what you mean; you must have just seen the 103 and got a bit mixed up. It happens to us all at some point.

    It does sound like your grey hair and the ends of your hair are quite porous. When your hair is porous, it absorbs colour very quickly which can result in the colour being darker or it can pick up unwanted tones from the colour. Porous hair does lose colour very quickly too, this is why you have noticed an improvement when using the clarifying shampoo.

    Like I mentioned earlier, I would strand test with either 103 or 103A in a couple of weeks and see if that returns your hair to its normal colour. You mights also want to try using a deep conditioning treatment on your hair once a week to help with those dry ends. My favourite at the minute is the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle; it smells delicious and leaves my hair very soft.

    Also treating yourself once in a while to a quick trim will help to keep those porous ends at bay.

    Good Luck!
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  • I’m thankful
    Thank you, I will wait and try again in a few weeks
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  • I need some help! I usually use natural medium blonde and wanted to go lighter so I tried another brand dye in a lightest ash blonde colour. Needless to say my hair went grey! I ended up bleaching my hair then using my normal colour (natural medium blonde) and the result is a lovely baby blonde colour.... Now my roots are growing through and I have no idea what to do... My roots are unbleached so if I use natural medium blonde they will only go a shade lighter but be considerably darker than the rest of my hair. Is there a colour in the nice and easy range that I can use on my roots to match the baby blonde of my hair? Or shall I visit a salon? Thank you :)
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