After hours of research on how to get a pastel pink, I finally took the plunge and it did not work out! I can be impatient and impulsive with my hair, I'm sure it would have been better if I waited but I expected it to come out better than it did. I started with a faded dyed red base and bleached white tips, I bleached the hair 3 times over a few months, alot of the hair was white like I've read you need, but a good amount of hair just wouldn't budge from yellow or gold. I toned my hair awhile ago and that helped but some I guess was too dark and needed more bleach which I did, still not budging. This whole time I've left my roots, I like the look of dark roots with the pastel. In a last attempt to get rid of the yellow spots,I did a bleach bath and in a moment of weakness, against better judgement, slapped it on my whole head. Orange roots, as expected, I planned on dying them, stupidest mistake ever I think,followed by slot more white but still some yellow ( getting extremely frustrated). Applied toner but this time messed up the color, all different shades from white, to silver, to purple,to just muddy looking :-( I actually didn't mind the bottom of my hair,looked more silvery purple blonde than a mess I guess,but the BIG issue was my now orange roots!!!!!!!! After more research decided to slap the pink dye on, to look human, knew it wouldn't be my original desired outcome but I couldn't walk around d like this. I applied a darker pink to my roots, following with the pink that I mixed with conditioner, left it on about an hour, was pretty confident, washed it out, dried it and barely anything took! My ends came out the perfect pastel pink,the hair just below my roots slightly less pink and the hair in the middle almost none at all. The pros... my roots are still orange but blend in better at least and all the silver, purple dark shades are gone, the whole head has a slightly orangey pink tone which was expected, not desired but expected. Sigh, how do I fix this? I really don't want to go dark again and not sure about more bleach!
What dye did you use and what colour are you hoping to achieve?
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I used ion color brilliance rose on my whole head and mixed manic panic red to my roots. My original idea was a dusty pink with deeper roots. The ends of my hair came out beautiful, however, the next day, seemed to be almost gone without washing. At this point, I guess I just want to know how to fix my orange gold roots. Can I put maybe a purple over them? Ugh it looks sooooooo bad!