I have natural light brown hair, although I may be fooling myself, it may be medium brown. I'm one of those 40 somethings that was blonde as a child and as I've gotten older my hair has gotten darker...and grey too! So, I've been coloring about a year with permanent dark ash blonde and 30 volume developer. A hairdresser told me, you probably don't need 30 you could get away with 20, so I've been using that the last couple of times. The problem is it looks SO red in the sun. I've even used one of those red out additives for hair color. To me it is still looking light brown but also some brassy, orange red, tones but mostly in the sun. I don't think I've been happy with my color for a while. Even when I use all ash colors I still get the red. So.two questions. If I want to go lighter like medium blonde, do I need to use a color remover? If I do stick with dark ash blonde why am I getting the red tones?





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    1. You can try a color enhancing shampoo to kinda break up some of the brassiness. If the doesnt work, a blue based toner left on for like 5 minutes should do the trick.