Hey so I just brought directions carnation pink and directions violet, currently waiting for them to arrive,I'm just wondering if anyone knows what the result will be on my hair? I'm going for a half n half style. My hair still has some yellow and orange tones in it which I'm planning on bleaching over again to try get rid of it but I mean if I dont need to I wont? Lol do I need to bleach my hair once more or will it be okay? Thanks :D
carnation is not a strong pink i'd strand test because it will likely look very peach over those warm tones I don't know about violet but i'd strand test that too, blue violet over orange equals brown, i think your darker areas need to be lighter or you need stronger/different colors
Thankyou! I'll definitely strand test I didn't even think of that haha I wish I looked up reviews on the directions violet before I brought it, it looks like it turns out really bright blue D; I might dilute it a bit to try get a more pastel colour
A pastel blue on the current hair color will become green. Pastel shades of color require a level 10 or at least a level 9 (white hair, or the color of the inside of a banana peel, or light beige blonde, or a beige blonde). My estimate is you are a level 6 or a level 7.
Absolutely strongly suggest a strand test of both the violet and pink with the hair color as it is now on a very small section of hair. If happy with the results of the strand test then do not bleach. If you would like a pink or violet closer to the color of the dye then suggest bleach the hair once more before dying. Only bleach the hair when the hair seems too be in good shape. Do not dye the hair just after rinsing out the bleach. Bleach will remain and prevent the dye form staining the hair. Always after bleaching suggest not only rinse out the hair very well but lightly wash the hair with shampoo.. This will help remove any bleach that was left behind after rinsing out the bleach.
These are my suggestions and opinion.
After dying the hair also suggest a through rising of the hair and lightly washing the hair with shampoo. The washing of the hair will remove more dye from the hair then by relying on rinsing alone. Washing the hair after rinsing also minimizes the chance of hair to bleed.
doesn't directions plum turn green now when it fades? and isn't as red purple anymore? i'll say this if you did want a warmer purple, or maybe mixing a bit of pink in the violet it would cover better, as would as stronger pink like cerise, If your heart is set on pastel then more bleaching must happen
Thanks for the advice everyone! I bleached it one more time and it turned out really pretty :) the pink went a little peachy at the ends but I like it. pictures on my wall xx