Hello I wondered if anyone could help. In my 20s I used Directions Plum and returned to this colour some 25 years on to cover ‘a multitude of sins’. What I didn’t know at the time but have since read on HairCrazy is that they apparently changed the pigment around 2014 and now it goes bright turquoise at roots when bleached. This makes maintaining it a complete pain. I have posted 2 pictures. I have read the excellent article on getting turquoise out in this situation plus the other hair crazy article on fading methods but what I really want to know is, is there any dye that doesn’t oxidize to turquoise in the first place. Purples never seemed to do this years ago. Any advice would be much appreciates
Depends if the purple is blue based or red based. Also depends guess where you but it. The Punky Color Plum and Punky Color Purple I buy are red based while the Punky Color Violet is blue based. Manic Panic Purple Haze has always been red based for as long as I have been dying about three decades. While Manic Panic Ultra Violet is blue based. Any Arctic Fox Purple seems red based.
Suggest finding a red based purple semi-permanent dye.
Andya, thank you for your response it is genuinely helpful. So with the punky colour purple you buy and manic panic purple haze, you have never had this green root problem on using peroxide? Or perhaps you don’t need to use peroxide?
If you do and you haven’t suffered this same problem then I will definitely try these two makes.
My experience with bleaching Purple Haze from many years ago was that it did go green. I actually don't remember a purple that didn't go green when bleached, but I have also only actually bleached over purple about 3 or 4 times in my life.
Punky Plum doesn't go to turquoise like Directions Plum if you let it fade naturally, but I'm fairly sure it will go green when it oxidizes. I change my hair enough that it's hard to keep track of exactly what colours I've had, but Punky Plum used to be my go-to purple and whenever I had to re-bleach my hair after running out of colour-able space, I'd always get a few patches of minty green, which may have been from very old layers of Plum.
It's a real pain, but I've resigned to just keeping some magenta dyes on hand to mix in and counteract any unintended green that shows up after bleaching.
Thank you Vivienne Yes it is a pain. Honestly years ago I used Directions Plun, Violet and Crazy colour, bleaching my roots evey 5 weeks and never had these issues. I am experimenting using Directions Cerise to hide the green. It seems to have become a trap. Plum and then more plum to cover the roots. When younger I just bleached roots and let it fade when I’d had enough and it faded through the most lovely lavender tones. It’s comforting to know you ‘get round it’ one way or another!! Much appreciate your response in any case. x
You are welcome.
Never need to and should never use peroxide with semi-permanent direct dyes like Manic Panic, Special Effects, Directions, Punky Color, Adore, Pravana, Joico, Paul Mitchel Ink Works, Fudge Paint Box, Sparks, Splat, Crazy Color, Stargazer, N Rage, RAW, Arctic Fox, Urban Shock, Beyond the Zone, Ion, etc that come in the colors of the rainbow, black, or silver. Peroxide breaks down and destroys the color within the semi-permanent dye. I do not use peroxide. Usually when removing a semi-permanent dye like the brands mentioned, I use bleach in 20 volume. Never apply 30 volume bleach on or by the roots because too close to the scalp.
Every time I bleached Manic Panic Purple Haze has always turned pink. Also that pink is very hard to fully remove. Every time I bleached Manic Panic Ultra Violet has turned blue to green. The color the purple will turn depends if the purple dye I red based or blue based when bleached. Once when I bleached my medium purple hair the purple turned orange and do not remember the brand.
Best of luck. These are my suggestions and opinion.