Were you aiming for beautiful blond, but ended up with butt-ugly brassy instead? Thankfully, there's a fix for that. All you need is the right products and you can tone that orange-y brass right out of your hair. Now, "orange" you glad you don't have to walk around with brassy roots anymore?
Head to your local beauty supply store and purchase a semi-permanent hair color that has a blue base and is a level nine or 10 (10 if your current hair color is a level nine). You'll also need 10-volume developer, a color bottle and some latex gloves.
Mix the semi-permanent color with the 10-volume developer in the color bottle according to your specific product's directions. Screw the lid on the color bottle, place a finger over the open tip of the nozzle and shake it up, baby, until the mixture is totally blended. Now is a good time to slip on those protective gloves.
Apply the color to the orange roots only. Start at the back of the head (where the hair is usually a little darker) and apply the toner in 1/2-inch sections at a time. Keep at it until all those crazy orange roots are covered in the color.
Set a timer for 10 minutes and let that toner tackle those brassy roots. When the 10 minutes is up, use a wide-toothed comb to comb the hair from the roots to the tips and spread the color to the rest of the hair. Squeeze any color left in the bottle on your hair and use your hands to work it all in. Set the timer for another five minutes.
When the bell rings, it's time to rinse. Saturate the hair with lukewarm water and keep rinsing until the water runs clear and all traces of the color are gone. Apply a little conditioner to seal the deal, rinse again and you're done. Those horrific orange roots are now a thing of the past.
Use a level nine or 10 color so that your current color isn't made darker. You're just looking to boot the orange, and both of these colors are light enough that you'll get the toning effects, but without the darker color.
To avoid a repeat of this color disaster, use a stronger developer with your color next time. Use 30-volume developer if you need to lift your hair up to three levels lighter, and use 40-volume if you need four levels of lift.