HELP - dyed blue/green hair, want to go back to brownby hazelmeddPosted 2 years, 7 months ago
So i've bleached my hair a lot and its super damaged to the point i'm stopping bleaching it for a while. I've been planning to go back to brown but thought i'd have some fun with how light and versatile it is atm and dyed it a blue-greeney colour (directions, so not permanent, but because its blue/green its more permanent than other directions colours..) i'm letting it fade as much as i can and then I am planning to go medium brown.
I've heard that you should go orange/red before putting a brown on top so it doesn't have a green tinge. Is this true? If so, could i do this with a directions dye - or will that fade because red semi permanent colours do fade.. do you think the red could fade out even with the brown on top and still leave it with a green tinge? I would prefer not to use a permanent red because they often contain peroxide which my hair can't handle atm and if i mess i tup or its too red it'll be stuck there forever :0
( i think its slightly more green than the picture shows)
Posted 2 years, 7 months ago
I had blue/green hair for 5+ years, and I finally got sick of it. I tried to get the color out but it was stained beyond belief. after multiple attempts of bleach, vitamin c and clarifying shampoo, it was still a very bright green color. I decided to go medium brown, and I honestly just used a cheap box dye to do it. It’s been brown for a few months now, I haven’t redyed it and not even a little green shows through after it’s faded! I was really worried about it turning a mucky brown green.
by DizzineaPosted 2 years, 7 months ago
i would use a red orange semi over what you have as a filler then just put any demi brown on top as long as its darker or the same level as the red it should take and look nice, your hair looks almost silver so you do need to put some of the red and orange pigment back in if you want a nice fade, you could also look at a warm brown from adore like copper brown but i would strand test that to make sure you like it
by CidPosted 2 years, 7 months ago
Just a word of advice from an old member, if your hair resembles plastic, doing anything more to it other than direct dyes (Stains) will cause even more damage. It just takes 'That one time' to tip it over the scales of tolerable to dead. Also keep in mind that darker shades cover damage more than lighter shades.
by AndyaPosted 2 years, 7 months ago
In my opinion over all is a pretty shade of gray to silver. Not always necessary to have red or orange hair before dying the hair brown. Many times I had gold blonde hair and dyed the hair a medium brown.
Since trying to cancel or not enhance any greenish tones, I would suggest avoid any ash shade of brown. Ash shades are green based. Suggest instead a medium reddish brown dye or a dark reddish brown dye. Red is opposite green on the color wheel and will help to counter/cancel green.
Strongly suggest first perform a strand test on a very small section of hair with the product/dye. A strand test will let you know the results on a very small section of hair.
These are my suggestions and opinion.