Time for a re-do - Best way round the color wheel?Posted 3 years, 2 months ago
So, I've had this combo for quite some time now, and love it! It works out really well that all of the colors blend in a way that when I wash, the yellow and green washing down to the blue doesn't really mess anything up. The blue starts leaning toward teal, but not a big deal. The color lasts months and months, only needing to add more blue to the ends now and then if I think it's gotten too green.... if I am careful about the shampoo and heat of water used for washing, there's almost no discernible fading (I start washing in clarifying shampoo/hot water a couple weeks before it's time to touch up the roots, and do the whole thing again at that point... so I've never actually seen it fade without fading it on purpose)
The thing I don't love is that - because the top is yellow - when my roots start growing out it's really obvious, so even though the dye stays nice and bright for a long time, I still have to touch it up all the time because of the roots. First thought was to reverse it... except for one, I'd have to re-lighten the ends, which I absolutely cannot touch with anything damaging again (I had a near-melt at one point in the past and it breaks off if I look at it sideways), and for two, the blue and green running down onto the yellow wouldn't work very well.
Sooooo... I was thinking of combos that might work well with a darker top, and how I might go about that without doing a fading treatment (before you say 'use Katie's fading treatment!' ... that's how I almost melted my hair. I seriously can't touch it with anything but direct dye). Maybe a blue fading up to a magenta? Or a dark magenta fading down to purple? I think something that will take on my roots if I just dumped it on top between re-do's, so it'd be really dark on the roots but still a crazy color, and look good over the lighter version of it below... and mix well with the colors below that as it inevitably runs.
I've been doing the 'slow fade by washing' thing for a couple weeks now, and have attached how it currently looks. I'm fine doing the slower method to a goal by color wheel, but not sure what would be best to get there without turning one of the colors muddy. Maybe dumping pravana neon blue over the whole thing for a while until I can get to a point of blue to start putting magentas and purples?
I should say - I'm only sticking with pravana. It's the only dye that hasn't done me wrong yet and I'm amazed by its staying power. So shades of pravana are what I'm looking for.
Posted 3 years, 2 months ago
I think if you just gradually fade it out a little more put Magenta over top of the yellow and it would cover fine. It might lean a little more red at first but should show up true to color by the first touch up. A fade from magenta to blue would look awesome IMO and be practical.
Thanks! But won't any magenta running into the green areas turn muddy?
by blu123Posted 3 years, 2 months ago
You can buy the Pravana "Locked-In" dyes that bleed less. I would just work with your roots and give them the new colour. You don't have to fade too much then, but I don't really have any specific colour ideas though.
Just wanted to show the results!
I kept washing in dandruff and clarifying shampoo, then day before bleached the roots down to a creamy yellow (slightly more yellow than inside banana peel). It was still very, VERY bright in the lengths, especially the green.
Stylist said no prob - she trusts pravana to do its job and would gradient the color so it worked best with the wheel to cover everything with truest color (I had pravana violet, wild orchid, and magenta, and she added blue topaz to the tips). The spots that were the most green are slightly more plumb or maroon than violet or orchid, but it adds a nice bit of dimension. :)
by LoonPosted 3 years, 2 months ago
by wimsey70Posted 3 years, 2 months ago
by blu123Posted 3 years, 2 months ago
what a big transformation, you have a great hairdresser.
Thanks! Yeah - she is absolutely amazing. Have not been disappointed yet! She's willing to try anything I ask, and knows I won't get upset if something I bring her does something weird to my hair (but will tell me if something I want to try is stupid, and knows I won't get upset that she's telling me it's stupid). Of course she's not cheap, but not nearly as up there as I've seen some color specialists (and cheaper than - really crappy - dye jobs done on me before XD ). She's also a teacher which makes me really happy about the kinds of stylists that'll be entering the work force in the next few years.
She's a cool lady in general too. I'd hang out with her even outside a hair setting :)
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