Hi, my hairdresser said she could give me silver ash hair, bleached it and then toned it but I’ve now got orange patches, used purple shampoo but it just sticks to bits of my hair and you can still see the orange patches, I hate my hair at the moment, so tempted to buy a box dye and do it myself. Help please
i would just do a spot bleach bath on the dark spot , and just be patient it may take some time to get it to an even color but i think you only need to lift like two levels only on the dark spot
One thing to note: Hairdressers have to get your hair to a level of white that makes them nervous when you're going for silver hair. It's beyond platinum. The fact your hair got to this level is pretty darn awesome. How dark was your hair before hand?
You can find a few videos on YouTube where hairdressers talk about why they hate silver hair. It may help you understand why you have some platinum blonde patches in spite of that promise. Your hairdresser didn't under-deliver, but just doesn't want your hair to succumb to chemical burn and fall off your head, lol.
Some advice (and I'm not trying to assume you know nothing at all!): Please avoid box dyes. It's not that they all completely suck, but if you've already had your hair processed, box dyes are kits don't always cater to what you need. Dizzinea's idea of doing a spot bleach bath is a good idea, but I'd go with a 20 volume developer with that bath. If you don't know, bleach powder and developer are two separate items. Manic Panic kits only come with 30 or 40, so you'd have to buy powder & developer separate. You'd have to mix well until you have a texture of BBQ sauce.
The reason why the purple "sticks" to your hair in spots is because it's more porous in those areas. It happens to everyone. People raved about Gaga's hair being lavender/blue, but it was actually patchy from color toning. xD We all do the best we can, but bleaching isn't always perfect, so you're going to have patches at times.
Sorry for the TL/DR. Once my brain gets started on info, I also think up related info that might help. So hopefully... it does help. >.<
Thank you for your replies. It’s not just that part that looks orange, it’s underneath as well. Will add a picture, can’t add a pic of hair underneath but I does look orange.
Agree bleaching is not perfect and some areas can lighten faster than others. Also depends on how dark the hair was before bleaching and the if the hair was natural or previously dyed. In short there are many variables.
I would compliment the hair dresser to get this light from a shade of dark blonde or darker in one bleach application. Suggested next step is await three weeks to let the hair rest and regain lost oils and moisture before doing anything again. Then suggest bleach, spot bleaching, only those orange/darker areas. Be careful not to overlap the areas already very light. Bleaching hair to the point of Level 10 the color of the inside of a banana peel can be damaging to the hair. Hairdressers want results and with minimizing damage or preferred no damage.
My humble non-professional opinion of 30 years experience am puzzled how silver ash is obtained. I never heard of silver ash hair and would suggest bring a picture of the silver ash hair color desired. Silver is purple based tones. Ash is green based tones. My view is two different colors of purple and green fighting over the same strand of hair. I do not know if two different colors can occupy the same space at the same time. Again suggest bring a picture of the desired silver ash color.
Best of luck. These are my suggestions and humble opinion.