Best dark green dyePosted 4 years, 10 months ago
Hi, I've just signed up to post this haha. I've been looking for a deep green hair colour and have fallen in love with these.
I wonder if anyone knows of a green that is close? I was thinking maybe Directions Alpine Green? possibly mixed with black or perhaps MP enchanted forest? I don't know but I'm worried about it looking too blue and not deep and dark enough so any ideas would be useful.
by vivienne StaffPosted 4 years, 10 months ago
Dark green is actually quite tricky because I don't think you can actually get something like the second photo straight out of a bottle. The other two seem slightly more blue-toned, so you might be able to get closer. The best greens I've gotten have been from putting a medium green over a faded turquoise. What will you be starting with?
Posted 4 years, 10 months ago
vivienne wrote: Dark green is actually quite tricky because I don't think you can actually get something like the second photo straight out of a bottle. The other two seem slightly more blue-toned, so you might be able to get closer. The best greens I've gotten have been from putting a medium green over a faded turquoise. What will you be starting with?
I'm starting with unbleached hair pretty much a 1/2. i'm considering a soft bleach bath to lighten but may just pop some 30vol on if i can get a dye mix that I'm very sure about.
by AndyaPosted 4 years, 10 months ago
Dark greens tend to be on the side of a dark aqua (blue/green). Suggest adding in some Directions Yellow to the Alpine Green and mix well to turn some of the bluish-green more toward the green.
Posted 4 years, 10 months ago
@missdaisychain, just a word of advice about your base before you apply the green, you might need more than a bleach bath on level 1 or 2 natural hair. I'm not sure how a dark green would go over with a base that's anything less than a level 7.
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but when starting with a really dark base, the red undertones in the hair would turn the green into brown. I know you want a dark result but to ensure it ends up green and not brown, you're going to need to lift the hair pretty light first at least to a yellow blonde stage to knock out the red and orange tones that could ruin your end result. Annoying I know, but I had to do the same when I went dark purple.
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by ZombiiPosted 4 years, 10 months ago
I've put MP Enchanted Forest over a golden-orange base (lighter than orange but not quite bright yellow) and it... mostly worked. The color came out a dark green but the fade went a little weird with brownish bits starting to show after a week, nearing intolerable at two. Also Enchanted Forest is a huge bleeder: it stains everything deep teal, including your scalp and hands when you wash it out, and I don't think the water ever runs clear until it's faded out.
If you're up for the bleeding/staining, I'd try it over an unbleached base. I used it on one of my friends in high school who had dark brown hair and it was gorgeous: kind of subtle under artificial light but outside it almost glowed a dark jeweltone green (closest to your second image). If you want to make sure it takes, maybe soak your hair for about 10 minutes in 10 volume developer but no lightening powder. This won't change the color of your base but it should raise the cuticle a bit to make the hair accept the dye better. (This works with any semi-permanent dye, if you just want a tint but don't want to lighten your base.)
Alternatively, take any really dark blue (Manic Panic After Midnight Blue or Rockabilly Blue, SFX Blue Velvet) and add a bit of yellow until you get a dark swamp green sort of color that looks nearly black in the bowl. Put that over a base that's at least golden (not orange) and you'll get a nice deep green---purple tones in either of those blues will neutralize the slight orange in a golden base but probably wouldn't be enough to neutralize a pure orange or brown orange base. Dark green is one of those colors where you actually want a darker base, and if it's uneven that's also good because it will give some natural variations in tone.
Good luck. :)
by heidilynnPosted 3 years, 7 months ago
Hello, sorry to post on an old forum but I'm planning on dying my medium-brown hair alpine green and I want it to be a pretty darker green, think it'll stay in long? and anyone have any knowledge on how long I should leave it in ? Any other tips appreciated too :)