Okay, prepare yourself! Here is my situation...
Over Christmas, I put ion color brilliance aqua and 2 Beyond the Zone blue/purple colors in my hair. I have dyed platinum blonde hair- naturally dark brown.
So I need to be platinum again in a week for an interview.
This is what I have done: on Feb. 16th, I went to a salon that tried to lift my hair and f^#%ing failed. Gold band of brass and only turned my color to pastels instead of bleaching them out. They used equal parts bleach, 20 vol developer, and conditioner.
So yesterday I went to Sally's and got pre-dye spray for even coloring, an anti-brass remedy to mix in the dye, ion brand bleach, and ammonia free ion brand 40 vol developer sensitive scalp. I put it all over my hair with a bleach/developer ratio of 1:2 and left it on for an hour. I STILL have pastel colors.
My thoughts now are... Do I buy a high lights cap and only pull the colored hair through and do bleach/developer ratio 1:1? Do I do bleach and peroxide? Do I buy a highlighting kit and try to zap the color that way?
What do I need to do to get this color out?! I have never ever had a color hold to my hair like this. Also, I have been saturating my hair in oil from Sally's a few times a day since I dyed it at home on feb. 28th. I have incredibly, thick and strong hair that takes A LOT of abuse. Is there anything I could do besides oil to keep it that way? Just thinking because with this color still hanging around, I'll have to do something damaging most likely! ;)