How can I get the swampy green out of my bright blue hair :(by ThemuganortPosted 1 year, 2 months ago
I dyed my bleached hair with manic panic, bad boy blue and the most part is perfect other them the ends. Because these wouldn't go as light as the rest of my hair after bleaching it, when I applied the blue the ends turned a real dark green.. How can I get these blue? I've tried everything.. Was even thinking about covering my hair in a turquoise so it would all at least match but if i put a turquoise over blue would it go that colour or would the blue change that too? Thanks for your help!!
by GivemepizzaaPosted 1 year, 2 months ago
What colour were the ends? I am guessing they were more yellow and blue + yellow = Green, if your hair is in good to ok condition you could do a hair colour remover (theres a good link on here for VIT C and Shampoo mix to fade colour), give it a good condition and then do a bleach bath on just the green ends with a low vol peroxide and see if that helps to lighten the green out. I think your probably going to have to lighten again if its dark green instead of light. I have read that pink or red toners can cancel out green so you could try that after lightening if it is still a light green (red or pink dye in a tinyyyy amount in some conditioner) Or you could just get a purple based blue and use that all over so it matches! I went from Ginger / Orange to Bright blue, I bleached my hair to almost white but some bits were yellowy and that caused a slight green tint when my bright blue faded which i am currently trying to solve! I have found that Purple shampoo can also help with light green tint because the purple cancels the yellow that is causing it, so you might want to get some of that as well if your ends dont go super light and there is still a slight green! Good luck - Blue hair life is so good x
by AndyaPosted 1 year, 2 months ago
The ends turned green because they were not light enough for the blue to dominate like the other areas of the hair. Yellow and blue make green. In my opinion if you want the ends like the rest of the hair is to make the ends as light as the rest of the hair was before dying the hair blue. An even hair color is needed before dying the hair to get even results thru the hair. The same color hair before dying the hair is no guarantee to get the same color evenly thru the hair.
The color of the hair before dying will have an influence on the resulting color. Turquoise on blue hair will not give a result that is the same color as the dye applied. My opinion is a darker blue with a hint of green. A strand test of a product on a very small section of hair is always suggested strongly.
These are my suggestions and opinion.
by CidPosted 1 year, 2 months ago
Loreal Effasol Color Remover. Mix with water, apply only to the ends. Repeat the process if needed then do a nice conditioning treatment on the ends. I personally would use a really good clarifying shampoo only on the ends first, like Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo (The clarifying shampoo will strip out a lot of the color first and give the Effasol a chance to do the best job), then the Effasol, it'll get you the best results. But only use it on the ends. Just keep in mind that the more products you put into it, aka color, to correct it, the more build-up you will have in the future if you change your mind and if you had an issue bleaching out the ends to begin with, you'll have a much harder time down the road changing it if you don't first correct the color indifference.