Dark navy blue to light ash blonde help!by peachrehabPosted 4 years, 2 months ago
I've been searching for a few days for techniques to try and so far no luck. I've been dying my own hair for 10 years and I feel like I've gotten myself into something I can't fix myself haha. I dyed my hair a dark turquoise, I believe it was one of the ion colors. I wanted to go back to blonde but I could not get the blue out, it wouldn't fade or anything. I tried to use dish soap and baking soda but it dried my hair out so bad that I had to cut a couple inches off :-( I am searching For another job at the moment so I dyed my hair black because I couldn't get the blue out quick enough. The black has faded a bit but now it's a dark blue kind of navy color. Tonight I was going to try the vitamin c treatment and I am going to start washing my hair every day with head n shoulders and I plan on going to the beach a few times as well to get as much out as I can before stripping the color a couple times and then bleaching it? I'm not sure what the best way to go about this is and any help or advice is much appreciated! I know that this will be a lengthy process and I am prepared to spend a few months on this, I just need the color to fade as nicely as possible and also not kill my hair <3 thanks friends
by tokimisuPosted 4 years, 2 months ago
Um...they have products that remove old hair dyes from your hair. They sell the product on this website or Sally's Beauty Supply, CVS, or amazon/ebay. A popular product is "Color Oops". It's basically a hair color remover, so please research this up.
You are definitely just damaging your hair a lot by washing it every single day. The dish washing soap was a huge no-no. Also try to stay far away from shampoos that contain sulfates. They strip your hair of its natural oils and cause more breakage. I bleached my hair 4 times and I waited 2 weeks between each time. I also washed my hair every 3 days and used tons of conditioner as well as deep conditioner.
If you have an oily hair problem, try investing in a good dry shampoo so you can stay grease free for a few more days. In fact, washing your hair with shampoo only once a week is ideal, but most would rather not do that so just try to do it every 3 days.
If you are thinking of bleaching, you really need to make sure your hair is moisturized enough first and this will take some weeks of deep conditioning treatments as well as applying coconut oil too.
I manage my bleached hair with - moisturizing conditioner, deep conditioner, then I apply Argan oil serum on my damp, towel dried hair so it will dry softly.
Stay away from blow drying and other heat tools as well to allow your hair to repair.
by Wicked_PixiePosted 4 years, 2 months ago
I would suggest removing the black dye with colour removers, (assuming it was an oxidative dye) you may need to use them more than once depending on how many times you used the black. Then you can concentrate on fading the remaining blue. Bleach is not the way to approach it though, it can drive the colour further in Ions blues are incredibly difficult to remove, I wouldn't bother with vitamin c and dandruff shampoo treatments. I would do the bleach powder/shampoo/oils method. Then wait a week and repeat. It may take three goes, but it is likely to take as much dye out as is possible for the least amount of damage.
Start by soaking your hair in coconut oil for at least two hours. then mix 1oz of bleach powder with 4oz of sulphate based shampoo (clarifying or dandruff is ideal) and a teaspoon each of coconut and olive oil. Really work this mix into the oiled hair. Then cover with a shower cap and add heat from a hairdryer for 5-10 minutes. Then shampoo out with hot water and condition as usual. Finish with a vinegar rinse to seal the cuticle
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by AndyaPosted 4 years, 2 months ago
if looking for a job suggest bite the bullet and continue to dye the hair black until find a job and this job allows fun colors like blue, green, red, and purple. Lightening the ION blue will lead to green and eventually fingers crossed lead to yellow.
Using a color remover does help to remove the semi-permanent and permanent natural color, black/brown/blonde dyes. However the blue shade you had before dying black is likely the blue shade will have after using a color remover to remove the black. Also after using a color remove make sure to rinse out the hair thoroughly at least twice. This is to help ensure any color molecules from the black are not left behind.
ION Sky Blue or ION Aqua I have never been able to fully remove from hair. This is one of many reasons I have previously posted on this web site my negative experience with ION.
Humbly suggest since looking for a job dye the hair black and find out if one is able to have blue, red, or green hair many months after you work hard in the new job. Unfortunately getting acceptance for a job with born with hair colors like blonde, brown, and some shades of red is much more accepted among most people.
This is your hair and your choice. Best of luck with any interviews. You have my empathy for job hunting.
Posted 4 years, 2 months ago
Based on my own recent experience with the Ion Color Brilliance blues and greens, they have some serious staying power. After two hefty bleach-outs, I STILL have some residual blue ends that I just don't think would ever tone to a satisfactory blonde. I agree with @Andya and @Wicked_Pixie... stick with the darker natural colors until you're able to land a job.