Hiya, Can anyone recommend a blue or blue/purple that will fade to silver? (ideally not pink/lilac) I was hoping I could get a heavily pigmented colour that I could pastalise and then keep topped up by adding it to my normal conditioner. But I'm wondering if I've misunderstood how pastalising works. Could I pastalise say stargazer ultra blue and expect a more bubble gum colour?
I have tried crazy color bubblegum blue which was great, it then faded to a silvery blue which I loved even more but then very quickly went not very nice greenish blonde and has stayed like that. As I'm too lazy to be dying my hair every week I want something that would do this light blue (or medium blue) to silvery blue transition on a longer bases.
My hair isn't white blonde though I'm slowly working towards that so for now there are still some pesky yellows in the mix. The picture added probably isn't that helpful as in real life it looks more blonde with tinges of greeny blue but it was the best I could take.
Any suggestions would be appreciated :)
Try some of the limecrime colors
Ultra Blue fades down to a green in my experience, so I'd avoid that. I think Directions Neon Blue suits the bill as it goes down to a silver lavender. The greenish fade at the end is from the yellow in your base gradually peeking through, so there's no avoiding that eventually, but Neon Blue is quite pigmented and you don't need much of it to keep everything topped off.
I have received some success with pravana purple diluted to a lavender on a white hair base color. Then when the Prvana purple faded gave a light silver. This is my opinion.
Neat Directions Neon Blue fades blue (borderline green depending on base), Atlantic Blue kind of blue, and lingers on forever (which I hated). It dilutes to a tempting tonerish violet, but whatever formula changes it has overgone, different pigments do not fade equally fast. I’ve used Stargazer’s Ultra Blue long time ago, but I cannot remember what it faded to :( I believe it diluted down to a colour similar to Stargazer’s White (which is a toner kind of light violet), but a bit more blue (perwinkle... cornflower.... ). The thing I do recall is that there were no such issues as I had experienced with Directions Neon Blue, plus I kept coming back to it, while I’ve had regrets everytime after using Directions Neon Blue.
Thank you all for the replies. I've bought the stargazers ultra blue as I'm not a fan of purple/lilac and it sounds like the directions neon blue has more tendency that way. If it goes green I'll try lightly toning with directions violet which I have to hand. I'm hoping it will be easier to combat green than lilac but if it turns too early or fails altogether I'll buy the directions neon blue.
I'm guessing blue is particularly tricky as we all start with slightly different bases.
Thanks again I wouldn't have been confident enough to try such a dark colour without these replies. :)