So...my hair is naturally a medium ash brown on the darker side of the spectrum and I thought I would dye it with a demi-permanent to spice it up. I chose a medium auburn, which, on the box, should have come out to a medium-dark auburn brown (again, it's a demi-permanent, so no ammonia or bleaching). Let's just say it lacks the medium-dark or brown end of it. I could have applied a fire engine red demi-and gotten about the same color. I don't mind some red, but it had a bit more orange than I would like. Looking at the color wheel, I can use a green base to get rid of the red to a blue-base to get rid of the orange. But, somewhere online said a violet strips red well too. I don't mind red undertones on a darker shade (I have dyed my hair dark burgundy before and liked it) or the violets (I have also dyed my hair a dark violet brown, which I really like). My question is....which is the best base color to reduce the red, but not go completely ashy again. I will be using a demi- again, so in about 2 months, it won't matter....but until then!! I will likely go a shade or two darker than my natural medium to help it as well (not quite a dark-dark brown though). Meanwhile, I am going to go shampoo and condition the daylights out of hair! This color is horrendous! (looks nothing like the box section that says "if your have..., then it will be..."