Help with bleached mint green hair please!by ScardustPosted 3 months ago
Hi, I dyed my hair for 2 yrs with crazy colour aubergine and rarely bordeaux and although I did 2 hair colour removers and also 3 vit c treatments prior to bleaching, it turned green. I now know this is staining from the purples but what I need help with is toning.
I bleached with 30 vol and it turned green, few days later I did a colour remover but it didn't take any of the green out. I did 2 more vit c treatments for an hr at a time and a day apart but again it made little difference.
I bleached again a week later with 30 vol and i have now got it to a light mint green with very light yellow roots and some orange/brassy ends, hairs in good condition. Top layer of hair went brassy/yellow but just underneath theres alot of minty green.
I don't know what is best to do, I really really want to keep as close to blonde as possible but its a few different tones. Im uber new to toning but I've read pink/red can neutralize green but I also need to tone the yellow with purple, is this going to be too hard and difficult to get even? Can you mix the 2? or is that a no no lol. I wash my hair daily so anything more permanent or longer lasting would be better for me. Should I wait and bleach again in a month or so to even it out more or could using something like a permanent rose gold dye neutralize the green whilst keeping the high lift work?
Any suggestions and advice would be great and muchly appreciated. I've included a before 2nd bleach pic to show the lift I got, thanks.
by AndyaPosted 3 months ago
Not certain what the end result would is desired. Is the end result a gold blonde or back to a medium brown like in the third picture?
If the end result sis a medium brown then suggest use a semi-permanent or permanent dye in reddish brown. The red in the reddish brown will help turn the green to brown, because red and green are opposite of the color wheel. The hair is too dark both the green and yellow to tone. Toning works most of the time when the hair is the same color as the inside of a banana peel in color and that is to hide or mask the last bits of yellow in the hair. Applying red/pink to the green and then applying purple to the yellow likely will cause a mix of many different colors.
Color removers work okay on permanent dyes that require a developer, which is like your box dyes in natural colors.. Color removers reduce and shrink the color molecules and then the hair is thoroughly rinsed at least twice and washed at least twice. This is done to fully remove the reduced color molecules. As found color removers do not work well to remove color that was applied without a developer. I have let professionals apply a color remover to a semi-permanent green dyed hair so they can learn for themselves how ineffective a color remover can be.
If the goal is a gold blonde, suggest apply bleach only the strands or areas that are greenish-blonde. Never apply 30 volume bleach by the roots.
If trying to "Neutralize" a color like green , then strongly suggest test the product to change the greenish hair on a very small strand of the greenish hair. Then check the very small strand of hair every few minutes to view the results over time.
In my humble opinion is a pretty combination of hair colors in the third picture.
These are my suggestions and opinion.
by ScardustPosted 3 months ago
Hi, just an update, I tried a few different strand tests with diluted reds in conditioner such as crazy colour fire, schwarzkopf semi permanent grapefruit burst and schwarzkopf piller box red stay bright colour booster shampoo but the one that worked the best was crazy colour rose gold. It worked so much better than i thought it would.
I whacked the rose gold onto washed and dried hair starting with the darker green bits at the bottom for about 10 mins then the rest of my head. I only had it on for about another 5-10 mins as i was scared it was making my roots too pink When I washed it out it was so much better, much more even tone. Its now a golden blonde and Ive kept the lift. Im pretty sure I could tone it again with purple to make it more cool but im just happy not to have that green dominating my hair. I found candyfloss worked well too on the very light/neon green in a strand test.
I hope this helps someone else as I couldn't find hardly any vids or info which didn't say to go dark brown, another crazy colour or cut it out lol. My hair is a level 8/9 blonde with buttery roots so there was no way I was going to go dark when Im this close to platinum, now i can wait and bleach again in a month or two.
by AndyaPosted 3 months ago
Nice results and thank you for the update. In my opinion looks better now then before.
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