Green over pinkPosted 3 years, 4 months ago
Hi there dye nerds! I need your two cents concerning my next move. I wish to go back to my green gradient (Manic Panic Electric Lizard + Manic Panic Green Envy), but my hair are still fill with pink. Do you think the dye will be saturated enough to cover this pale colour or I should try again to lift some of it? I cannot afford another bleach as I tend to loose way too much hair. In fact I tried a bleach bath and it just scared me without actual good result on the colour. Here's what I did so far:
a) Had Manic Panic Vampire Red + Manic Panic Wildfire over bleached hair b) Faded it with: Colourless MaxEffect Colour remover c) Faded it 2 times with: Vitamin C and Dandruff shampoo treatment d) Did a coconut oil treatment e) Faded it with: bleach bath made with a 10vol. developper
I still have a bit of time as I need the get an haircut to equalize the mess left behind by the bleach mishap, but the sooner I can dye this pink nightmare, the better! Any advice welcome! Thanks in advance!
Posted 3 years, 4 months ago
green over pink will likely turn to mud, but your could go blue and then around the color wheel to teal then green, but a yellow green like that is going to go brown over that warm pink, but strand test a deeper blue , the bottom warm pink you may have to do purple and work your way through the color wheel unless you can get more pink out
Thanks for your answer! It got me thinking, perhaps I could put on a light brown permanent dye and then apply some blue-based green ( manic panic enchanted forest) on top ? My reasoning here is that I don't mind a darker shade of green and if I understand correctly: Pink + green = mud -> which is a good primer to brown i.e remove green tones Pink + light brown = brown + green tones Brown ( + green tones) + manic panic enchanted forest or manic panic green envy = dark forest green [?] Dark forest green = happy little me
Is this delusional?
i think you would just get a really really icky brown that was extremely ash toned, my best guess still go around the color wheel... purple to blue to green, try something like a bleach powder shampoo oils treatment, to get it all to a pastel pink, use fading treatments like head and shoulders soaks, and get it as light as you can, but a if you get to pastel you can do blue then when the blue fades start layering green
by AndyaPosted 3 years, 3 months ago
I applied a medium green, Special Effects Iguana Green over the light pink you have by the crown and after the dark roots. The result was 90% of my hair was a medium green to dark green. The other 10% of my hair was a medium purple as very thin streaks throughout the rest of the medium green hair. I was expecting complete coverage and nothing but green, I was wrong. I would suggest not even try until the pink is as light as the pink by the dark roots.
The pink on the ends in my opinion is almost dark pink to orange. The picture of green hair has light green ends. A dark shade of color covers over a medium shade of color more easily than a light shade of color covers over a medium shade of color. This is why black is very good at covering over almost anything.
Best of luck. This is my opinion and suggestions.
Thanks for your insights!
Yesterday, I did a recipe that removed a lot of the colour left in my hair. It was very effective (compared to vitamineC), non-damaging (compared to bleach bath) and non-expensive (compared to box colour remover). I got it from Nunekhiia on youtube - so props to her for this new favorite (but with a little luck I won't need to do that ever again)!
As for my colour goal - since it is now lighter I thought about covering it with a dark ash blond or light ash brown permanent dye. I know it may give it a weird greenish hue, but I don't mind since want to put some green direct dye on top of it a.s.a.p. I realised that the first time I had green, we dyed over a more darker blond than my actual bleach hair so this might just help achieving a similar, not too bright result. I think I will wait a while to dye my ends with Manic Panic Electric Lizard, just to be sure i can get an even green first.
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Thanks again to every one who answered. I will give some feedback if this all work out or not!
by AndyaPosted 3 years, 3 months ago
I think you will have slightly different shades of green because will be over a light pink and a light orange in my humble opinion. First strongly suggest a strand test on a small section of the light pink hair and a small section of the light orange hair.
If accomplish your goal and like the results when able please post in Timelines. We would like to compliment your accomplishment.
i think a dark blue toned green is worth a strand test on this, I wouldn't do electiric lizard yet the ends are still to warm toned
Well well! I did some strand tests with Enchanted forest (turned more blue than I remember it to be) and Green envy... and the green envy was perfectly emerald!
So in my case, it was not necessary to lighten even more that peachy pink prior to apply this vibrant green neither to dye blue before. I will try and add a few nuances to it later, but for now its a nice true green.
it came out amazing! YEA!! green hair happy dance!