Permanent medium cool blonde over faded purple turned out just as bad as you would imaginePosted 3 years, 2 months ago
Hello Everyone! I will add a shortened version of this all at the end, if you want to skip ahead. I'll start with a brief recent history of my hair, it was long and brown, then I went to the salon and had it cut to shoulder length and dyed "gray", which, was really some streaks of pretty silver and chunks of navy blue and some pieces of green-blonde here and there, so I bought arctic fox hair dyes in shades Violet Dream and Purple Rain, Mixed them and added a teeny bit of conditioner so it wasn't as dark, then I had bright bright purple hair. I wanted to take my hair back to a color close to my natural shade, so I bought the supplies for two sessions of katie's direct dye fading treatment and a permanent medium cool blonde (clairol soy4plex from sally's) with 20 vol developer. After two fading treatments, my hair was mostly a rose gold-ish color, but it wasn't even, some parts were more purple and some parts looked closer to the bleached base. I know I should have done another treatment and achieved an even base, and I know I should have used a semi-permanent dye, but I didn't. I just plunged in with that medium cool blonde this morning and I'm aching with regret. It's not fully dry yet so I can't post pictures, but I will later if it means I can get some help. So in short: I had faded my purple hair, which was dyed over shades of "gray" hair dye, to an uneven head of rose-goldish colored hair. This morning I applied a permanent medium cool blonde dye, and it hasn't dried yet, but I can already see the lengths of my hair are a rosey tinted dark blonde or light brown, and the first 2-3 inches of growth at the top are like, green tinted strawberry blonde looking? I just want to get close to my natural shade (that dull, drab, mousy brown/dark blonde color) but I'm not sure how much more my hair can take. I have protein and moisture treatments on hand. I also am being a bridesmaid in my sister's wedding in 9 days, and, I would like to fix the problem before then if possible but, I care more about my hair's health than I do how it looks for the wedding!
Posted 3 years, 1 month ago
here is an updated picture of my hair color right now, i hope this works: http://imgur.com/a/yXTrY
by purklePosted 3 years, 1 month ago
I can't see the uploaded pic, but it sounds like you'll need to a) do a load of moisturising, b) use a bit of very diluted warm colour on the roots to neutralise the green tinge, c) use more ash colour on the lengths.
For the roots either a direct dye or one of those cheap shampoo-in temporary toner things they sell at boots+superdrug should help, in a pinky/red/slightly orange shade should help.
For the lengths a very diluted green may help to neutralise the pink, use a direct dye diluted in conditioner. Strand test it defo!!
Once you've got the same tone/shade all over, and let it settle for a week or so, u might be able to use a semi dye in your natural colour over the top, but again defo strand test on both the root area and the length x
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