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    Default Hair Colour after baby - what went wrong?

    DS is 4 months old
    My hair before baby was very fine but also had a tendency to be oily.
    My hair post baby is still very fine but now prone to dryness.
    For anyone in the know- I've used redken colour for years and something like a 5N or NB I can't remember (semi permanent). My natural colour is much lighter.

    Anyway - 3 weeks ago I had my first colour since bub. I lashed out and went to an Aveda salon for a bit of pampering. The hairdresser was lovely and hard to get into so I assume she's pretty good!
    The hairdresser chose a chocolate brown with not too much red and not as dark as my previous colour but said we would blend it through.

    Fast forward 3 weeks and something has gone awry. My hair now has 3 very obvious colours.
    The really dark hair on the ends.
    The medium dark hair in the middle
    Really light hair at the roots.

    What has gone wrong?

    Is this a hormonal post baby thing? Is it an Aveda colour thing? Is it a technique issue?

    I've never had this happen before and what do I do? Do I call them and ask advice (not complain. I'm not sure they did anything wrong), do I just hang out a few more weeks and get it done again? Do I complain?
    Should I get a permanent colour next time? Although I've never used permanent colour before.

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    This can be a technique issue, but maybe your hair just isn't holding the colour? Did she put it on your roots and leave it, then put through to ends and rinse out pretty quickly? I had this happen after a few semi perms at a hairdresser. It kept on getting worse and worse. I then started to do it at home with no bleach colour and that was better. If you paid a bit I would go back to the salon and see what they say.

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    I know NOTHING about hair dye and techniques but I know a lot of women have a hormonal change when there baby is about 4 months old that results in massive hair shedding, could it be something related?

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    Id call and ask, they will prob ask you to pop in so they can see it.
    Seeing as they recommend a colour every 6wks its a bit early for it to have washed out so much so i think you should def ask them about it

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    I think I'll call on Monday and ask if they can take a look for me.
    I really don't want to book in and pay another exorbitant amount in 3 weeks time just to have it do the same thing!

    If this is what my hair is going to do for now, I may as well buy a colour from Priceline and do it myself and spend the money on more make up instead!

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    Hey @GucciDahling, the texture of my hair has changed completely over the last month. I'm thinking it's partly hormonal. It hasn't held my last colour very well at all and I've been going to the same hairdresser and using the same brand of colour for years. Plus before my hair was silky smooth but now seems dry and rough and knots easily. The summer weather probably doesn't help either.

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    Around a month ago, my hair started falling out terribly. I will be bald very soon if it doesn't stop. It started falling out around the same time I had my hair done post baby, and worse, around the same time I started taking ferro grad c (iron + vit c) for low iron. I read online that too much iron can cause hair loss. But I had a blood test before hand saying that I had low iron.
    I went to the doc the other day for a blood test (get results on Monday) I hope to god it stops soon. I stopped the iron tabs around a month ago too. But now I read that mums' hair falls out around 4 months. My bub was 4 months 1 month ago. Ahhhhh!!!

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