PRAVANA SILVER MIXING IT WITH PURPLE SHAMPOO? AND OTHER Q'Sby dealwithitxoPosted 3 years, 11 months ago
Hi all, I've been lurking this forum for a long long time but decided to finally make an account because I have a few questions I'd love you hair experts to help me with!
Firstly I'd like to say that currently my hair is a seaweed colour, green and blue in some bits but...
1.I will cut most of it off but if some do stay in the ends will the bleach lift it up to a yellow colour still? 2.Going silver I've read that I need to go at least to a level 10, naturally I have black hair and how light exactly like level 10? Just a light blonde? 3. So I bought 2 tubes of pravana silver and I've posted pictures of the kind of silver I want, any tips or tricks would be helpful! So I'm thinking to dilute it can I use purple conditioner instead of normal? Since I have read some people's hair went blue and some bits yellow I'm thinking if mixing a purple conditioner would help or will it totally stray away from silver? (The conditioner I'm thinking of using is the purple one from brite organix which is supposedly super strong.) 4.Quick question about the coconut oil hair bleaching method, does it really work and well? Any other stuff I can use as a replacement since I DESPITE coconut oil and everything about it. Is it hard to wash out after and ready for the dye to go in or does it take a few washes. 5.Lastly when dying with silver, should i use foils to get a good coat in at every layer or should I just slab it all in my hair?
Any tips and tricks is much appreciated! Thanks. xx
by AndyaPosted 3 years, 11 months ago
Black to silver are on opposite sides of the scale and takes multiple bleach attempts. Three weeks at least suggested between bleaching or lightening the hair.
A Level 10 is about the same color as the inside of a banana peel. Once achieve this shade suggest using a purple based shampoo and leave on for ten minutes but check a strand every two minutes.
Then can use Pravana Silver. If in the states strongly suggest using a lot of conditioner in a bowl and adding maybe a thumb nail size amount of Pravana Silver into the conditioner and mix very well. Then with this mixture perform a strand test on a very small section of hair to determine if need to add a little more dye or not to the mixture. Pravana Silver if in the states straight out of the tube on white hair will be a dark gray almost black. This is based on my non-professional experience.
Suggest do not use purple conditioner to mix with Pravana Silver. You would not be able to see the depth of the color or how intense the Pravana Silver is within a purple based conditioner. Strongly suggest using a white conditioner when mixing with Pravana Silver.
I have not used the bleach and oil method.
Foils are good for getting color in certain places and not other places. if your goal as mentioned to get a good coat at every layer then suggest do not use foils. Suggest apply to each section slowly, then once the hair is completely covered comb through with a wide tooth comb.
These are my suggestions and opinion.
by vivienne StaffPosted 3 years, 11 months ago
In terms of the coconut oil, it's primarily there to help you retain moisture and it may help draw out some other pigments that don't dissociated readily in just plain water. You could use argan oil as well, but it's much more expensive.
I've never had much of a problem washing out coconut oil in just one wash, but if you're having trouble, perhaps try a silicone-free conditioner instead of shampoo.
by Wicked_PixiePosted 3 years, 11 months ago
If you are only using coconut oil when you bleach, you won't have issues washing it out. It really does help to protect the scalp and hair whilst bleaching. I would stick to diluting the dye in white conditioner unless you want more of a lilac tone to the silver
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