How to fix hair dye jobs that were botched in quarantine

In a story first reported in the Wall Street Journal, many took matters into their own hands amid the pandemic and now hair experts are helping would-be stylists get back to their roots.
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All right, we'll turn to a quarantine trend. Hair dyeing at home. A lot of people took matters into their own hands while the salons were closed. The results, questionable for some folks this. Is a story we first saw in "The Wall Street journal". Lara, tell us all about it. I will, Cecilia. You know, at first it probably seemed like a fun hair experiment but more than a few have become some do it yourself disasters. Take a look. this morning, that home hair dye so many tried during quarantine is getting a makeover. Kathleen Fairchild tried a new brand of light brown when her usual brand was sold out and her hair turned black. That was really not my goal. Reporter: Posting to Facebook, quarantine hair dye, this is what $8 buys you. This new Yorker died her hair pink. I've been pink since March and I feel ready to go back to blond. Reporter: But good news, celebrity stylist lacy Redway says all is not lost. The focus at home should be focusing on hair care as opposed to trying to cut and color our hair. Reporter: First she meets Kathleen. The first tip I'll give you, just need to touch up the root area. You could try a toner as opposed to just using a box color. Reporter: Next lacy helps Kate. I do not recommend coloring your hair at home yourself. It is so hard to remove box die out of your hair. The service you will need done is a color correction because we will need to remove the pink and then highlight your hair before then toning it to your desired blond tone. Reporter: Kate's hair will be a tough fix so we brought her to the mark Ryan salon in New York Now that you're here Lucille and I will have a chat about what we think will be best. Definitely wants to go back to blond. So I was thinking about doing some heavy highlighting on top. Reporter: Kate's lock so stained even a double process didn't do it trick. It's not blond but I love it. All right. So, again, beware of that box of color that you do yourself at home because as you just saw, firsthand right here it is really hard to get the color out. No matter what color your hair is. Michael, lesson learned. Yeah, no, I went blond. It didn't work out well, thank you so much, Lara.

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