HELP! Silver/grey lengths of hair but ginger/golden rootsby lola12345Posted 3 years, 3 months ago
Hi, I originally had blonde highlighted hair, but decided wanted to go for a more overall silver colour so bleached my hair all over, and put in a silver toner and silver shampoo. Lengths looked great but top two inches of my hair went really platinum colour but orange tinged, so decided to put an ash blonde box dye on the roots to even out the colour - BIG MISTAKE, went golden, now have been trying to tone it with silver shampoo and brassyness is slightly reducing but still have golden roots with silver lengths. Does anyone know of anyway to get rid of the ginge with the least amount of damage (want to avoid bleaching if at all possible), don't mind not having silver hair just want an even hair colour without damaging my hair any more than I have too or going back to my natural dark brown colour! Would putting a stargazer violet semi -permanent hair dye mixed with lots of conditoner on my roots and spreading down slightly towards the silver lengths be a really stupid idea or would that achieve an overall purpley/silver hair colour? P.s. will try and add a picture later, thanks soo much x
by otterspacePosted 3 years, 3 months ago
Hi! @lola12345 You could strand test with the violet dye+conditioner as you suggested and see if it makes any difference. If the roots are quite brassy, it probably won't do much though. Depending on what you have now, a black shadow root (with semi-perm black) to silver could be possible if brown is not an option. It's difficult to say for certain without seeing a well-lit picture of your current colour. Could you add some to your timeline? This would help others give much better and more detailed advice on what you can do :)
Edit: also what colours would you be ok with having?
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by purklePosted 3 years, 3 months ago
It depends how strong the ginge is.. a brighter violet semi could work, strand test it. If not, I used a permanent but not very damaging dye on mine with the same issues, because it only uses 3% developer it's not damaging, and deposits quite a bit of ginge-cancelling colour. You may need to redo it as it may not be completely permanent. I used Rusk intense ash 8.11aa with 3% developer, it's available at Sally's in UK. It's a very strong ash violet, on gingery blonde hair it comes out neutral, slightly silver. On white hair it comes out a beautiful grey/silver/purple.