Mermaid hairby LullykatyPosted 4 years, 3 months ago
Oh god. I promised myself I would leave my hair be for a bit. But I just can't. I really really really want mermaid hair for my birthday on July 4th. At the moment my hair is a horrid mush of Bleurgh and I just can't handle it ha ha. I used bleach powder/shampoo/oils to fade the last of pink from my hair 2 weeks ago, then rebleached about 4 inches of dark brown regrowth. Hair was damaged and a bit yellow so I stuck a Jerome Russel champagne blonde toner on it. Which resulted in my having yellow roots and orangey tinged blonde lengths. Since then I faded the toner with dandruff shampoo so I was back to patchy multi hued blonde and I've been using provoke purple shampoo desperately trying to make my hair look passable but honestly it's terrible. Some parts are almost silver. Some bits are a decent pale blonde, some bits more yellowy blonde. But the roots are a totally different tone and definitely yellow. I have no idea where to start but I want to get to a soft silver and I will then put pastel purple, pink and blue streaks through the ends to make silver / pastel mermaid hair. Any ideas what on earth I can do?!
by Jude StaffPosted 4 years, 3 months ago
The pic you posted is 1-2 shades lighter than your current colour (in some places) so you'll need to go a bit lighter if your hair can handle it.
I can see from the phtoos that you have a bit of unevenness and banding, e.g. the roots are light, then there's a darker band and then it's lighter still (maybe the bleach overlapped?). You'll need to try to correct it so that it's an even colour. To do that you'll need to apply bleach to the darkest areas first and then the other areas and process it until it's as light as the light areas you have.
Now I can't tell from the photos whether the lightest areas you have were bleached to almost white or if it's the toner. Either way, don't bleach until it's white - that's too far.
Correcting the colour will be easier if you do it in a couple of stages. Section out your hair and apply bleach (no more than 20 volume in your bleach mix) to the dark areas. Try to get it all done within 5 minutes and if you can't, then do one half of your hair one day and the other half another. It's important not to over-bleach one area because you're still applying bleach to another. Take your time and do it in stages. After that tackle the almost-light-enough areas and you should end up with a more even blonde.
I used to use a UV light to check my hair for dark spots when I had white. It can be helpful to show up any uneven areas
Once it's evened out you can have fun with the colour! The hair in the photo was toned white and then pink, lavender and lilac streaks were added.
Hope this helps!
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by LullykatyPosted 4 years, 3 months ago
I'm pretty sure the whitest bits of hair are from the silver shampoo as they were white before I started using it. My hair is not in the greatest of condition right now although it's not dire either! I've got a protein treatment to use and will do some coconut oil masks before I tackle it again. Thanks for the advice though, definitely helpful!