Heyo! I've been stalking this forum for years for hair inspo, but I've always found the help I needed from existing threads without having to make a new one. But for the first time, I've been trying to dye my hair a color I just can't seem to mix right. I've been dyeing my hair since I was in middle school, and my boyfriend is a cosmo student, but together we just can't seem to get this very specific shade of turquoise mint that this girl has. Ref:
I even tried to find the exact dye she used, but it sounds like from her blog post it's formulated for a salon in KL, so we tried to mix our own.
My natural color is a super dark brown- I have asian hair, so it always takes a lot of lifting. Most of my hair growth was virgin, except for the very ends that had been pre-lightened about a year ago and toned to grey, then dyed over green about 4 months ago. It had faded back to a very faded greyish brown color.
We lightened with 20vol developer and wella bleach, which got me to about a level 9 for my virgin hair, and a level 10 on the ends. We didn't tone, since we thought the yellow would help get us the greenish tint the hair color has. (That was probably the mistake we made, probably should have toned.)
First attempt, I used Sparks Mermaid and Sparks Totally Teal. They swatched way bluer than they looked on the bottle, and the color came out a pretty patchy turquoise. I don't have a picture of that original color, but I faded that almost immediately after dyeing it with some sulfate shampoo until it was a pale green.
I bought Arctic Fox Neverland, Aquamarine, and Cosmic Sunshine (I work at Hot Topic so arctic fox is just easily accessible, I don't really feel strongly about it either way) I used almost an entire bottle of neverland for the base, and then a dab or two of both aquamarine and cosmic sunshine. And my hair came out completely green, other than the ends which came out a dark turquoise.
I don't dislike the color, I actually think it looks rather nice, but it's a color I've had before and pretty far off the mark on where I wanted to be, and now I'm not sure where to go from here to try to get to the color I'm aiming for.
Any suggestions on where to start? Recommendations for other dyes that are closer to the color above, tips on getting it to a better base to make this color? Should I just wait and rebleach entirely and start over in a month when my hair is a little more repaired? Since the color looks nice I'm not desperate to fix it immediately and I can wait, but your girl wants to look like that japanese virtual diva hatsune miku. I've heard that you can put a diluted pink over faded green to get to lavender, which will eventually fade to silver for a cleaner base, but I've never tried this on my hair before. Any help is appreciated :)
Hi ^U^ Awwwe I've had that bright Hatsune Miku turquoise before. Just fade the color by shampooing ^U^ Aquamarine from Arctic Fox will give you that shade, just dilute the color with white conditioner.
Unnatural hair colors are not to be looked down upon, but embraced.