Hi everyone! So i know this is stupid but about two weeks ago I decided to make a change from my natural black hair to blue hair. I obviously bleached it but it turned out be a yellowish color which I didnt even like. Afterwards I bought two of Manic Panic’s blue moon and put them on my hair and left it on for about 2 hours which made my hair kind of greenish like turquoise so I asked what happened and I was told what went wrong. Now I’m thinking about removing the greenish color with Color Oops and toning the bleached yellowish color under to a lighter color almost platinum to then apply the Blue Moon so I can get the blue shade I want. Here are some pics. What do you guys think?
Color Opps will NOT work on manic panic dye you shoud either go online or beauty supply store and find a hair color remover for non-oxidative hairdye (Joico intense color eraser, Malibu DDL color remover, ION color brilliance color remover) manic panic and other ready to use hair dyes are whats called a direct deposit dye and doesn't need to be mixed with developers. They only stain the outside of the hair and can be very difficult to remove. If the color removers dont work you can bleach out manic panic but i would recommend doing a bleach bath because it more gentle on hair than plain bleach BLEACH BATH INSTRUCTIONS 1-mix up your bleach with developer no higher than 30vol 2-Mix shampoo in equal amount to bleach 1:1 ratio (1part bleach to 1part shampoo) 3-Wet hair and towle dry so hair is damp but not dripping 4-Section hair so its easier to apply 5-Apply bleach shampoo mixture to wet hair starting at ends -once hair is saturated in bleach cover hair with plastic bag or shower cap and wait about 30 minutes or how ever long is needed no longer that 50 minutes you can use a hair dryer to apply heat that will help the bleach work better. The bleach might leave you some light blue patches in your hair but it will lighten the hair color under the blue to a lighter color and that should make your hair light enough for the blue to be dyed over I hope this helped you get to your hair goals. Best of luck to you :)
Can you link to a photo of the blue you're aiming for? Blue Moon is a relatively light shade and I think that if your base was yellow (not orange) you'd probably still be able to get a darker blue without more bleaching. You'd just need to fade the green down a bit and just pop a more purple-based blue to Shocking Blue over it.
I'd try Shocking Blue then once you fade it down a bit. It's a violet-based blue so it won't fade down to green.
Heyy! So I took your advice and I was able to fade the green down a lot,I also bought 2 bottles of the Shocking blue, do you think it’ll look blue this time instead of that weird green? because I dont want to have to apply it and go back to the same thing. thanks!
Since you already have the Shocking Blue on hand, I suggest doing a strand test that way you'll know exactly what to expect and you can adjust your plans if need be before you commit your whole head of hair. Good luck and I hope you get the results you want! :)
When applying the blue the hair had too much yellow. As in first grade rubbing a blue crayon over a yellow area made the blue look green, because blue and yellow make green. Any yellow remaining can turn the blue toward a green or aqua shade. For light blue dye suggest a white or very pale beige blonde. For a medium blue dye suggest white to a very light gold blonde hair. The less yellow the less chance the yellow will interfere or affect the blue.
Changing from black to light blonde takes two applications of bleach.
Humbly suggest in about three weeks reapply the bleach to the aqua area till about a light beige blonde. Then rinse thoroughly and lightly wash the hair before any dye application.
These are my suggestions.
You said the blue moon went rather cyan, but how did the shocking blue come out in your strand test? You might be more likely to have less "green" if you're using a darker/more pigmented blue. The shocking blue will likely fade to a blue moon type color after a few washes anyway, but it might not be as likely to be swayed to another shade.
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