Fuck that sounds awkward. It's late. Ten whole minutes before 9pm.
Anyhoo, I started with Extreme Green. My tub looked like a curry took a bath in it.
My hair is a medium-dark blonde with strawberry highlights.
The green took out the red, and made my hair look like a dark blonde.
I then ordered Purple for Brown Hair, and Blue for Brown Hair.
Better results for sure. Purple stays in your hair longer; even after it's all faded out, there's a slight purple undertone to it.
Blue was less likely to stick around, and my husband claims that it makes my hair look grey. As it fades out, it certainly does.
I actually used some Extreme Green (daily conditioner) to colour-correct back to a more natural shade towards the end of the week. That worked out well!
Quick note on the hubby: when we met, I had a horse, got dirty, never wore makeup or painted my nails, etc. etc.
My horse died, and I still get dirty (camping and gardening are great), but now I'm decorating myself for fun. I've discovered great makeup (www.buffd.com), and occasionally like to paint my nails (with as chemical-free a polish as possible), and, now I'm dying my hair. When I have time. Like, once a month or two or three.
So, Hubby is okay with the hair dying as long as I don't go Old-Lady Burgundy.
Purple puts me in danger of being Old-Lady Burgundy.
And makes the tub look like I tried to make wine.
And, if you ever want to stage a "Smurf was murdered and chopped up in the bathtub" event, dye your hair with Blue for Brown.
So then I figured that I'd try Ginger since I have naturally occurring red highlights. Hello, Anne with an "e"!
As it fades (I've stopped using the daily conditioner - I think if I did, I'd still be very orange), it's heading closer to an Auburn.
This one is easier on the tub, by the way.
I now have Golden Brown on order so that I can mix it with some Ginger; maybe I can reach an Auburn.
Regardless, know that if you fuck up with this product, it washes out within a week or so, and that it is truly kind to your hair.