Green hair disaster, please help!Posted 3 years, 10 months ago
Hi all, I've had to make a new account as I can't seem to get into my old one but anyway. After a disaster with one of those colour stripping kits, I had to dye my hair permanent dark brown to even the colour out. Six months later I've been gradually lightening my hair with bleach (mostly bleach baths) and thought I'd gotten to a point where a dark green would work; my roots were yellow and my lengths at the darkest parts looked very much like my natural colour, dark ash blonde. I went ahead and applied the dark green (war paint brand, the only one the shop had in stock for good reason, I've never had a good experience with it) and ... Disaster. My roots have an almost golden hue despite, my ends - which used to be white back when I had pastel colours but grew out - are a decent green and the middle of the shafts range from a gross murky green to a black. My hair has been breaking off like mad during this ordeal so I don't want to bleach it yet again but I'm entirely at a loss here. I've managed to deal with every hair accident I've ever had but I've never had anything this bad happen. Photo attached.
by vivienne StaffPosted 3 years, 10 months ago
You could possibly try a darker green, but it looks like that middle section has too many orange tones and it seems like that's probably from the permanent brown. Trying to do more green over that section will probably just end up with a darker brown. It could be possible that a colour remover like Colour B4 or Color Oops could remove some of it, but since you've already bleached over it, it might not yield great results. Also, while colour removers don't do the same type of permanent damage as bleach, the dryness could easily cause more breakage. I think you might need to go back to a brown at this point. If you do, I'd highly suggest avoiding permanent dyes, as the peroxide will cause more damage. Adore makes some great natural brown shades and the majority of them are warm-toned (Medium Brown is the exception) so they should be able to cancel out the green.
I don't think putting a brown over green is a good idea tbh especially a semi perm, that would turn murky, and colour stripper didn't work at all last time I used it (which is why I'm in this mess in the first place) so I think a bleach (maybe bleach bath) with a low volume developer would be better. If a darker green could cover it that's definitely my first choice, I've coated two foils with the current dye to see if this can be improved with another coat since it looks a bit washed out. I'll post updates when it's done.
Edit: it's a little better but the coverage of War Paint is atrocious so I'm planning to return the second tube and buy a similar colour in another brand elsewhere
by WretcheDollPosted 3 years, 10 months ago
I wouldn't try a bleach bath or any bleach to remove the green since the bleach will just drive it deeper into the hair and cause staining. Just so you know a color stripper is different than the color remover Vivienne was suggesting. I second her idea of the brown semi. Using anything with peroxide will damage your hair. I don't think adding more green will help with the murkiness, maybe you can try a dark blue to cover and still have an unnatural color. (That's how I usually cover my mistakes) Whatever you do definitely strand test, especially on the murky areas to make sure you end up liking it.
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I've been to the hairdresser and she feels that the only options are to dye it with a red to get it to brown (which will still look murky), dye it black to cover it up or to fade it and then try to get it fixed since the strand test wasn't promising at all. Right now i'm just fading it with a colour stripping shampoo because none of those options are even remotely appealing. I'm tempted to put a dark blue over it but at this point i'm terrified that anything I do will make it worse.
hi all, i managed to track down some Joico peacock green and my hair looks a LOT better. The dye job I did wasn't fantastic - it's VERY thick dye, i've not used a product like it, and I struggled a bit in applying it - but it still looks amazing. I'm not sure how to post pics in reply unfortunately!
by katoxPosted 3 years, 10 months ago
Make a thread in the show-off gallery? Orrr you need to use a image hosting service like Imageshack or Photobucket! :)
I was thinking if you were still suffering a strong green-blue may help relieve things, as it might sort out the yellowy tones, or else a strong orange to take it to a neutral brown.
So glad you have got it sorted (and stay away from rubbish brands! ;) ).
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