Silver hairby MuffincatPosted 2 years, 6 months ago
I’ve been trying to dye my hair silver now for a few weeks, I had light brown virgin hair so when we bleached my hair it just went white pure white so the hairdresser thought this would be easy because it’s white, we have tried to add the silver twice now and my hair just stays white or, gets a tint of green to it? Can anyone help me figure out why my hair won’t accept the silver?
by AndyaPosted 2 years, 6 months ago
One can never bleach the hair to white. Though hair the inside of the color of a banana peel still can be a good beginning color for silver. What brand of silver dye was used (Wella, Redken Shades EQ, Paul Mitchell Ink Works, Adore, Sparks, Pravana., Joico, Pulp Riot, Urban Shock, Manic Panic, ION, Arctic Fox, etc)? How soon after bleaching was the silver applied?
There are many factors why hair will not take color? Some people have hair more resistant to staining, the brand of hair dye used, the length of time dye is applied to the hair, the porosity of the hair, age of a person? Hair changes on a person as we age and gray hair is harder to color? Bleaching the hair opens the plates on each hair shaft to release color or remove color pigment from the hair. Bleaching makes the hair more porous. When the plates on the hair are fully open any color will not be accepted easily. Some dyes work better on some people than on other people. Maybe not fully rinsing out the hair or not washing the hair after bleaching left some of the bleach behind. Bleach destroys and removes color. Conditioner will block or prevent the dye from effectively staining the hair. So suggest do not condition the hair if intend to dye the hair immediately after. After conditioning the hair suggest wait two to three days before dying.
From personal experience Arctic Fox Silver left a nice shade of dark silver to light gray on my white hair. However the Arctic Fox Silver faded to a olive green. Also from personal experience, I wanted silver to gray hair another time. Pulp Riot Smoke was applied to my white hair. The result was not gray but a dark green. With these brands a person could have a different experience. Some brands work better for some people than for other people.
These are my suggestions and opinion from three decades of non-professional experience.
Strongly suggest next time dying silver perform a strand test on a very small section of hair