how to remove faded Green hair?Posted 3 months ago
I have very faded green hair (first image), so how i got to this point, and why im on here:
My hair was (second image) and I used color remover, 2/3 times to get where i am, reasons being, I used color remover, took a lot out, did a second time got more out, I didn't want to do a 3rd color remover so i did a bleach bath, and then the color came back idk how, but it did, ended up having to do another color remover just to get it back to a faded green, blonde. I haven't touched my hair in a week, because I wanted to leave it be.
I figured I'd explain how i got to where i am with my hair, and then ya'll can hopefully help me, what do you guys think I should do to get the rest of the green out. I'd like to go platinum blonde, or even whiter. I'd go to a professional, but im poor, and just figured I'd try myself and if it doesn't work, I'll dye my hair blue, and wait till i can go go a professional in the future when i can afford it.
but even if i can't go blonde blonde, I'd prefer to try to get as much of the green out as possible, so when i dye my hair pastel blue or a baby blue/ (the blue in 3rd image)
any advice would be welcome. and I do plan to get deep conditioner to help with my hair. I might wait another week, if I'm gonna bleach my hair again. but if theres something i can do that doesn't harm my hair as much, possibly tomorrow or the following day. Thanks for any advice <3
BTW, I used 20 volume developer when I use my bleach. I already tried bleaching a strand of hair, and it did nothing. NOTHING!
gonna go to sallys tomorrow (4/15) to see if someone there could give me advice, if i don't get anyhwere. but might leave this up, for future people having the same issue. I'll update when i figure out how to get green out, or if i decide to just dye my hair blue.
by AndyaPosted 3 months ago
When a person has trouble removing a color I ask, which brand did you use? Knowing the brand is easier to offer suggestions on how to remove, because some brands are more difficult and require a different process. One of the many reasons will not use ION is because took two separate application's of 30 volume bleach to go from a medium blue to a light green like the first picture.
A reason the green came back has been shared/posted on this forum several times in the past. After using the color remover, the reduced green color molecules were not fully removed from the hair. Applying bleach after using a color remover, caused the green reduced color molecules that remained in the hair to re-oxidize and color comes back. Bleaching is an oxidation process. Suggest next time using a color remover rinse the hair at least twice and wash the hair at least twice.
In my humble opinion, if used a color remover twice to get from right picture to left picture, a color remover was not very effective. Color removers are more effective at removing permanent dyes that come form a box in natural hair colors like reds, browns, blondes, and blacks.
Suggest check the articles section for hair color removal techniques. One I use is liquid laundry detergent instead of shampoo, which works better than a clarifying shampoo. However, this will make the hair more dry. Using hot water helps to open the hair cuticles and remove more color. Using cold water to wash hair helps to keep a color.
Applying a light blue to the current light green likely will result in blue-green like teal, aqua, or turquoise. Suggest fade the hair color more so the green does not interfere with trying to get a true blue. A medium blue or dark blue would cover over the current yellowish green. A pastel blue requires hair either white hair or the color of the inside of a banana peel.
It is possible just takes time and patience. Best of luck. These are my suggestions and opinion.
Posted 3 months ago
thanks for the opinions. and I couldn't find anywhere about the color remover and bleach, so i figured I'd make a post. I must of not looked hard enough.
I ended up buying n rage cobalt blue, I even talked with the sallys worker there and she was saying, it'll cover it, but it'll be darker then the blue that i want. but honestly, right now i should just go blue, because i love blue, and I always aim to dying my hair blue most times. and its best if i just dye my hair blue, and not touch my hair until i can get a professionals help with getting my hair white.