if it wasn't for the fact that the job i'm applying for at the end of the summer requires professional looking hair, i would do the exact same thing....not that what i'm sporting right now qualifies in ANY way as professional looking. i had faded salon color. about a month ago i attempted to blend the roots and the ends with something that matched the fading. that turned out ok but the roots were a little brassy. my hair grows fast and tonight i noticed that my hair was now three colors. i've used natural instincts non-permanent hair color before to blend all my hair back to my natural color when it's in this condition. i bought a box of neutral (emphasis on neutral....my hair amplifies any undertones to the nth degree) dark brown hair color, left it on for the prescribed amount of time, rinsed and blow dried expecting the results i've always gotten before....instead what i have is red roots and black ends. i've washed my hair at least 15 times with dish soap and another 10 or so with anti-brass blue conditioner....is there anything else i can do? i can't really afford to go to a salon (hence all the box coloring) but is that the only option at this point even though i used demi-permanent color?