What is my next step?Posted 3 years, 2 months ago
Okay, so I'm normally a white silvery blonde but I decided to do a root melt and I'm a natural dirty blonde so I put age beautiful 8a and 9a with a 20 vol on my roots and a bit lower 2 months ago.
Fast forward to yesterday. I wanted to be white again. We bleached my roots with blonde brilliance bleach with their 25 vol and left it for a while. I came out a bit more orange than normal mixed with yellow so we pressed blonde brilliance purple shampoo into the dark spots to see what would happen. Nothing. We then did a quick bleach again, same as before but much shorter. There was a bit of change but not a heck of a lot. We then tried the anti yellow kit from blonde brilliance and it helped quite a bit but I still wasn't the white that I wanted.
So today (saturday) I toned with t18 bottom to top on only the yellow spots for about 10 minutes and then pulled it through. It helpedal but I'm still not where I want to be.
My question is. Where do I go from here? I understand i will need to take a wee break but I don't understand what is going on.
PLEASE HELP MEEE! I've attached some photos, the first photo is after a purple shampoo, the second is after the toner and dried.
by vivienne StaffPosted 3 years, 2 months ago
Usually, you want to use a colour remover like Color Oops or Colorfix when taking out permanent dye, not bleach, because it's a bit better at getting those dye molecules out. I think the remnants of yellow you have there are probably from the dye and not your natural colour, so you could give the colour remover a try, but if that doesn't work, you might want to consider a darker grey to cover it.
Posted 3 years, 2 months ago
Do I have another option versus trying a color remover? Can I bleach over it again or tone it?
by lovewitchPosted 3 years, 2 months ago
Katelynjane2 wrote: Do I have another option versus trying a color remover? Can I bleach over it again or tone it?
Is there a reason you dont want to use a color remover? Another bleach would just be unnecessary damage and might not give you the results your looking for, since bleach is meant to pull out natural pigment, not color.
If you toned it with the wella and it gave you this result I don't think another toner will help.
Posted 3 years, 2 months ago
I just don't know what will happen if I use a color remover over my yellow spots at this point. Will they not get more yellow because of my under pigment?
by ZombiiPosted 3 years, 2 months ago
The reason you want to use a color remover is because color pigments can be unpredictable when you expose them to peroxide (in bleach or permanent dye) and will sometimes turn weird colors or not lighten correctly. Basically, it's easier to just wash out the color entirely than trying to fade it chemically.
Color remover takes out all tone without lightening your base. It will take out the toner but also take out any remaining color pigments from the root melt you had done. If the yellow is the color of your base, it may appear more yellow when you remove the toner (toners take yellow closer to neutral or ash). If the yellow is remaining pigments from the root melt, it may lighten.
In general, toners aren't going to work over an orange or golden-yellow base, you need to keep bleaching until your base is very pale yellow (inside of a banana peel) before toners will work reliably. Platinum/white is hard. Good luck. :)