I NEED HELP PLEASE!!!! PRAVANA VIOLET FAIL!!Posted 5 years, 2 months ago
HEY GUYS! So I'm kinda new here so please bear with me! I really need help with my hair. I've been using Pravana Vivids in Violet for over 8 months now and to be honest I absolutely loved the color until very recently.
So Maybe some of you guys know that Pravana had a few bad batches of Violet & Blue a few months ago... (I posted about it here in more detail ----> http://www.haircrazy.com/forum/products-and-techniques/13005/)
Any who I was Unlucky enough to get a hold of a couple of these bad tubes. Worst of all is I had recently bleached my roots in preparation for the fresh violet only to find out that it was a bad tube! Well its safe to say my hair right now looks absolutely awful! My hair is patchy and uneven with Blond patches towards the front, dark purple at the ends and a lighter wild orchid/violet looking mix of color at the top. Basically my hair is a mess.
So because of this ordeal I really want to get rid of the violet, I wanted to change it to a dark teal/greenish color (Like the pictures I've attached) but im not sure how my hair will turn out! Or more importantly how to get rid of the Violet in the first place. I've heard that Pravana Green is more Teal than green & that if I bleach my Violet it will turn green?
Now If the violet turns green I guess it isn't a huge problem since I want to go Teal... but Im not sure if anybody could offer me some advice on what they think I should do! I would greatly appreciate it! Sorry for the long post btw! Thanks in advance! <3
P.s. My hair is in really good condition, its not damaged or anything.
by vivienne StaffPosted 5 years, 2 months ago
It's pretty common for purples to bleach green, but Pravana Green has actually shifted to more of a true green as opposed to a teal. I've been using Adore Emerald Green recently, and mixed with a bit of dark blue (like Adore Indigo) it gets pretty close to those shades.
However, if you're still keen on purple, there are loads of great deep purple shades that could even out your colour, so you wouldn't have to use Pravana. Special Effects Deep Purple and Adore Purple Rage/Violet Gem come to mind. If you still want to go teal, I'd try at least a few fading techniques before you bleach. There are loads of articles about it on this site. If you've been using Pravana for that long, you may have some build-up and it is quite difficult to lighten such a strongly pigmented dye.
Hey Vivienne, thanks for your reply! I actually did want to dye my hair teal but I got a job offer so I don't think I'll be able to do it now, however I would like to just dye my hair back to the color it was before I bleached it and dyed it violet. (Which was a dark intense burgundy out of a box)
I know I'm probably gonna need a filler in my hair before im able to apply the box dye because I did a test strand and my hair strand turned a weird green/brown however I'm not really sure what color my filler should be? Do you have any idea or advice about the shade of color the filler I need should be?
BTW: my hair had been bleached to a golden orange/yellow before the violet was applied.
If you want a burgundy, you shouldn't need a box dye, especially if your base is yellow/orange. You could always just fade the violet a bit (depending on how light/dark it is, because I know you said it's patchy) and then use a semi over it. Adore has good shades, and I remember doing something like that and mixing ultraviolet and that vampire red from manic panic.
dealinginsubterfuges wrote: If you want a burgundy, you shouldn't need a box dye, especially if your base is yellow/orange. You could always just fade the violet a bit (depending on how light/dark it is, because I know you said it's patchy) and then use a semi over it. Adore has good shades, and I remember doing something like that and mixing ultraviolet and that vampire red from manic panic.
Hey, thanks for answering! Well my violet has actually already faded a bit from the original darker violet color but since I only have a few days to fix my hair I can't fade it out much longer.
I'm using the box dye just out of sheer convenience at the moment however when i tried to used it on my test stand it turned my hair green/brown which made me realize I needed a filler. I'm just not sure what color of filler of semi permanent dye I should apply before I put on the box dye. Or what color to expect after I apply the filler.
I just want to use a Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color in Dark Intense Burgundy Box dye.
by BabyJPosted 5 years, 2 months ago
Well, if you have to buy a semi anyway, why not just buy a burgundy semi and save your hair from damage?
The box dye might be lifting the violet that's on your hair, and peroxide can turn violet green . . . so that may be the issue there. Not sure if a filler will fix that.
Do you have a picture of what your hair looks like right now? Violet and burgundy aren't far off, so it might actually blend pretty nicely if you use a burgundy semi. If you have a few days to fade, I'd suggest a vitamin c treatment left in for about two hours, followed by the semi.
dealinginsubterfuges wrote: The box dye might be lifting the violet that's on your hair, and peroxide can turn violet green . . . so that may be the issue there. Not sure if a filler will fix that. Do you have a picture of what your hair looks like right now? Violet and burgundy aren't far off, so it might actually blend pretty nicely if you use a burgundy semi. If you have a few days to fade, I'd suggest a vitamin c treatment left in for about two hours, followed by the semi.
Yes that's kinda what I figured when I saw my hair turn green! I Read that fillers fill in the hair and kinda balance the porosity of the hair to get a more even color... thats the why I wanted to use the Permanent dye after the semi. I just want to have something in my hair that would last a lot longer.
Before bleaching and using pravana I had been using Burgundy Permanent boxed dyes for YEARS and I really liked the colors I was able to achieve just through reapplying every 2-3 month or so.
And thats exactly what I was thinking with the violet and the burgundy being so similar.
Heres a picture of my hair now. http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/awesomesuck1/b7e6fbbc-1de2-46e9-9239-beeb8604443e.jpg
I think you could put a semi over what you have no with no problem. A semi can last a long time, depending on what brand you use and how long you leave it in . . . I have good luck with Manic Panic, but not everyone here feels the same. I cover mine with a shower cap and leave on for a few hours . . . and it's super conditioning and good for the hair, so if it does fade, it doesn't hurt to reapply.
A protein filler only helps even out porosity so that dye comes out more evenly . . . I don't think it help much with the green problem. If you absolutely want to use a box dye, I'd still dye with the semi first, because a strongly pigmented red semi might help counter that green stain. I'd also use the lowest volume peroxide so that you aren't lifting that green out.
by DizzineaPosted 5 years, 2 months ago
I think vampire red over that would go burgandy, and infa red over a purple base can look dark burgandy too, I ra red has a muddy orange base both are manic panic
Posted 5 years, 1 month ago
HEY GUYS! Sorry I've been gone for a bit but yes I managed to fade out my hair completely thanks to all of the advice you guys gave me! I actually used a semi burgundy red color and It worked out great! My hair is now back to a shade I'm finally happy with! Thanks!!