Black hair dye fading within 3 daysby aelisseuPosted 2 years, 9 months ago
Hello everyone! I've been coloring my hair at home for a while now, and managed to go platinum blonde for almost 2 years now. I decided I needed a change so I thought I knew what I was doing; I heard protein filler keeps color in hair (since platinum blonde hair has no pigment, it would prevent it from turning green/grey) so I bought a neutral filler and then black hair dye to put over it.
However, I clearly didn't do enough research because I found out I actually needed to put in an gold/orange/red filler or demi-permanent dye before proceeding with my black dye. I found out too late--3 days after dying, no washing in between at all, I'm already seeing it fade.
My question is, is it possible to put those gold/orange/red pigments OVER my black hair and then re-dye it black? Or would I need to use a color stripper before proceeding?
Also, would using a pigmented protein filler work better or a demi-permanent dye?
Thank you so much to anyone who can help me with this
by vivienne StaffPosted 2 years, 9 months ago
You can definitely put it over what you have now. You probably don't need to do multiple layers. You could just mix some red into the black and top it off again.
The idea of using a filler colour is usually just to make the fade more graceful. Very bleached hair generally has trouble holding onto colour regardless, and blacks can sometimes have blue/green bases. Usually, the natural warm tones in your hair would correct for this, but if you start from a platinum base, that won't happen. Doing a red/orange first just gives you the warm tones so the fade going brown instead of green.
By the way, I'm not sure which dye you're using, but my experience has been that semi-permanent dyes work better than permanent when dyeing bleached hair. They both fade, but permanent dyes can be a bit more patchy in unpredictable ways.
by ZombiiPosted 2 years, 9 months ago
Be aware that depending on how overprocessed your hair is, it's possible that it's too damaged to hold any pigment again ever. I've been there. I bleached my hair so light that the tips would always wash out, no matter what color I put on it (it looked pretty cool when it was red fading into platinum blonde, but not what I was trying for).
To get back to black, if you want something that doesn't fade, I've always had luck with Revlon ColorSilk 1N Black. If you put it over bleached hair, it will not come all the way back out, so be sure that's what you want, but it won't fade. I've also had luck with Ion Semi-Permanent Black or Blue Black, they both stick really well to bleached hair and you can fade them out if necessary, but otherwise minimal fading.
Good luck. :)
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