Having a bad Britney moment. I'm a natural brunette. Sometime last year I died my hair black with a box dye, and then over this past summer I let the majority of it grow out to the point where it looked like I had a brown to black ombre. A few months ago (November) I decided I needed something crazy, so I bleached two strands in the front of my hair (I'm guessing I had no problem with the bleach because it was my natural hair grown out? I didn't need to tone at all) and then dyed them green with Arctic Fox (I'm almost 100% sure I used the shade Phantom Green). I then went over the dark brown with another black box dye and cut most of my hair off making its length just above the shoulder. I've been keeping up with that routine since then, the Arctic Fox faded really quickly after each wash leaving me with a nasty vomit green color so I would touch up the green strands way more often than I touched up the rest of my black hair. I also trimmed my hair around two times because I always feel like my ends are so damaged.
Now yesterday I decided I was bored of the green, and that I wanted pink hair. And I very stupidly, and impulsively, bleached my hair. I did one round of bleach using SalonCare's Prism Lites Blue Powder Lightener with a 40vol creme developer. It left my roots and the strands that were green almost platinum, and everything else a very dark nasty red-orange. I dried it and then went for a second round of bleach on just the red-orange area, and it somewhat helped making the orange around two shades lighter. I then toned it using Wella's T11 liquid toner (not sure why I thought that would help because it didn't). THEN I made a very VERY horrible decision and put "L'Oreal Paris Feria Absolute Platinum Advanced Lightening System with Anti-Brass Conditioner" over everything I did. It did lift the orange to a lighter more ginger color. I'm really not sure what was wrong with me last night because then I cut more of my hair off and after that I put Manic Panic's Cotton Candy Pink right on top of it. Shade looked way darker in the bottle.
Finally, I'm left with bubblegum pink roots and two platinum blonde strands in the front of my hair, and everything else is still that ugly light ginger color, of course with some of that light bubblegum pink mixed into it. After reading a lot on this website I decided that the best thing would be to go find a dark pink, like a magenta, and put it over my entire head just for the time being. I don't care if my hair is different shades of pink, I'd rather it be different shades of pink than different shades of blonde. I guess I'm asking for advice on how to, over time, achieve that light pale-pink blonde hair color. I need advice on how to fix the damage I've done and what my next steps should be, like the next time I should bleach and so on. I have thick hair and I would love if I could get at least some of my natural curl pattern back. Thank you!
you need to take extra good care of your hair - I would use a dark pink (Magenta looks nice) with a touch of purple to neutralise the ginger; you could have asked for advice before... if you use masks and oils (I use a home made mixture containing vine-seed oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, castor oil and some essential oils) good luck!