Seaweed to ruby redby LothirielPosted 5 years, 3 months ago
I've had blue-green hair for about 2 months now and I'm already DONE with it. It looked great, and it was fun but I'm tired of it.
For the past few weeks I've been trying to fade it (clarifying shampoo) so I can dye red over it. I've tried bleach bathing it, I've tried a color remover (that's worked amazingly well in the past)... But it just won't go any lighter than a weird seaweed-avocado colour and it looks super ugly. I'm honestly desperate! I just want it G O N E!!!
Can I dye over it with some permanent red box dye? will it turn uglier or what?
by DizzineaPosted 5 years, 3 months ago
It might be stained I would no go the permanant route it will get weird. Can you post a pic? If it's not too dark I'd get a burgandy/plummy semi then dye it with that and let it fade working to brighter red each time
by AndyaPosted 5 years, 3 months ago
A picture would help a lot to know the intensity or lack of the blue-green mixture. If able to get the hair to a light yellow, this would be a good base for red hair.
I would not add red to what you have now, because red and green make a muddy mess. Red and blue make purple. If add red currently, and guessing, would be a purplish brown result.
by LothirielPosted 5 years, 3 months ago
Okay let's see if this works!
So, when I first posted my hair was something like this: http://i.imgur.com/5b3CFpz.jpg a colour I call 'avocado salad' it was sliiiightly lighter but it looks darker in this one because it was still a bit damp. BUT not that much lighter, just slightly, so it's still a pretty good example of how it looked.
As I said I wanted it gone fast so even though you people told me not to... I did it. I dyed with box red over it. Like that. I did a strand test first and within 10 mins it was already a coppery red which I thought I could use as a base and work my way up to the red I wanted. And it actually worked on most of my hair excepting a few strands and the tips. It looked like http://i.imgur.com/XnlF5hr.jpg so as you can see there was still some greenish-brown in my hair... still I didn't mind that much. I called this colour 'Heinz red' because it kinda looked like ketchup to me lol.
I did all of this on Wednesday afternoon. Thursday morning I went out and got Directions Vermillion Red and Directions Pillarbox Red, mixed them up and put the mix all over my hair for 2 hours... The end result is this: http://i.imgur.com/oMqvw6T.jpg and tbh- I quite like it!!! it looks redder in real life, and it took the green out COMPLETELY.
Basically, I guess I was lucky it didn't end up a mess
by vivienne StaffPosted 5 years, 3 months ago
Glad it worked out! I wouldn't typically suggest box reds, since they are frequently unnecessary damage since there are loads of strong semi-reds that are actually quite good at covering green. If it's stubborn though, sometimes you need a bit of lift from the peroxide.