I had just dyed my hair the dark red that I did a video on, the Revlon Colorsilk dye in Auburn Brown. Check out my youtube channel for that video. http://youtube.com/glitterinmyveins7 I will also post pictures for reference below of before and after.
Anyway, I loved the dark red when I first dyed it but then I washed it and it faded to a different auburn and I didn't like it at all. So I wanted to go lighter, I wanted a medium golden/ashy blonde, which is what I ended up with.
So here are the products I used and the process that I went through to achieve my hair color. It was a long process, and can be damaging depending on your hairs condition before coloring, as well as how your hair holds up. I'm not a professional, but this is just what I did on MY hair because I know how my hair works, and how the dye works on my hair. I recommend going to a professional if you don't know exactly how your hair will turn out.
1. Clairol Born Blonde Maxi (for dark blonde to black hair). I used this first to lighten the dark red. I put it all over and left it on for about 50-60 minutes, then washed it out. This left me with an orange color.
2. Revlon Colorsilk- 70 Medium Ash Blonde. I used this all over to tone down the orange, and I ended up with an ashy red color, but I wanted it lighter so I continued on to step 3.
3. Loreal Feria Extra Bleach Blonde Intense 1-step Lightening System (205 Extra Bleach Blonde). I mixed this up in a plastic bowl and with a tint brush, free-handed highlights all throughout my hair, this is so I would have different tones all throughout. This ended up leaving me with a light orange color.
4. Loreal Superior Preference- 8A Ashe Blonde (cooler). I used this all over to tone down any remaining orange and it left me with my final color, a medium ashy golden blonde.
So here are before and after pictures :)