How to get back to natural color after bleach blondeby HairIsArtPosted 12 months ago
I bleached my hair then realized it wasn’t for me and I got sick of touching up my roots my hair grows so fast. So I had level 9 Light Blonde hair. I want to grow out my natural color which is a level 2 dark brown.So I want a color slightly lighter like a medium brown. My natural color is a cool ash brown.So I put a dark golden blonde Demi dye over it. Then 2 weeks later I put a warm medium brown and so now it’s really brassy. It has a yellow tint.I want an ashy brown with no brass. But I’m worried if I put an ash dye over this orange color it will turn a weird color. What will happen putting an ash medium brown over a brassy brown? How could I achieve the color I want? I know you have to layer dye over blonde or it will fade strangely. I plan to grow out my roots for my natural color so I don’t want to use permanent because I don’t want to alter my natural color. What should I do? Much thanks in advance. :) Also The Emma Watson pic is more orange my hair looks like this but more yellow tint I had trouble finding a pic like my hair.
by vivienne StaffPosted 12 months ago
It's kind of hard to get a true ashy brown over hair with a lot of golden tones, as it usually just looks kind of like a flat neutral brown. Still, I'd just strand test an ash brown over what you have now and see how well it matches. You may need to add extra purple ash (not green) to neutralize the yellow if it's too strong, but if you're aiming a little lighter than your roots anyways, you may not need a perfect match.
A permanent colour would probably be okay, as long as you just applied it to your ends and avoided your roots, but semis a better for damage in the long run.
by BridgetSPosted 11 months, 3 weeks ago
I tried Matrix Colorsync on my daughter to bring her from blonde (9-10) to darker and it worked very well. I used 6WN and 8 WN but use only 6WN to go dark. it's a warm brown but it avoids any greenish tint. i guess you can start with this and then cover it with an ashy slightly darker tint. otherwise you would need to pre-pigment to add back golden and copper pigments before -using an ashy color.
by HairIsArtPosted 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the advice ladies I appreciate it so much. I tried a neutral medium brown now and the golden tones are still showing through, I don’t know what to do. How could I get rid of the brassy tones. Could I use a violet or blue toner? Or is that only for blonde hair? I am getting breakage from dyeing my hair so many times. Any ideas? I just want to get rid of the brassy tones so it matches my natural color my roots are cool so they really clash with the warm brown in the rest of my hair.