Getting rid of orange/yellow tones on faded purple hairPosted 2 years, 7 months ago
Hello everyone, so here’s the thing....I had green hair awhile ago, then I bleached it and got a nice blonde but with a greenish hue on it, so I dyed it with a mix of Arctic Fox “girls night” and “purple rain”....so far so good.....it canceled the green somehow. Now the purple/pink is fading, of course my bleached hair is not even, so it got pastel in some parts and others have an orangey/yellow shade, to me it looks patchy and weird. I really don’t want to bleach it again cuz it got kinda damaged the last time, so I’m taking my time. My question is...should I try and tone the orange parts (most of it is on the upper part of the head) with a wella T14 maybe....or would it be best to use a semi permanent hair dye like Arctic Fox “purple rain” diluted?? I’m posting pics....I kinda like the shade I have....just don’t like the parts where the purple is gone! ;)
by AndyaPosted 2 years, 7 months ago
Confused on the end goal because several are mentioned. One goal understand is "tone" down the orange and assuming to make the orange look like the lighter areas of hair. Second goal understand is get a light purple hair on the ends that is like the purple currently in the hair.
For a shade of light purple like in the pictures needs hair that is white or the same color of the inside of a banana peel before dying the hair. Yellow and purple are opposite each other on the color wheel. The little yellow in the hair will prevent the purple dye from staining the hair purple.
Toners do not lighten the hair or change the hair color. Toners help to mask or hide tiny bits of unwanted color like when the hair is the color of the inside of banana peel. A toner like a purple based shampoo is applied to help hide the remaining bits of yellow within the hair to make the hair look white.
A diluted purple dye will not tone the orange parts. Purple and orange are not opposite each other on the color wheel. Blue and orange are opposite each other on the color wheel. Arctic Fox Purple Rain and all the Arctic Fox purples are red based. So applying a diluted Arctic Fox Purple Rain to the orange parts will add red to the orange which could make the orange darker. Orange is red and yellow.
From the variety of dark blonde, orange, yellow, gold blonde, beige blonde, white, very light pink, very light purple, copper red shades of hair seen uncertain how to make the ends all the same color. 20 volume bleach is an effective way if used properly to remove unwanted colors and get the hair to one similar color. Though mentioned bleach is out so will need to find another way to remove the variety of colors reaching hair color similar to the inside of a banana peel. I heard lemon juice when applied to hair can lighten hair but I do not know the process or procedure.
Based on the current variety of hair colors suggest apply a medium shade of purple maybe like the mix of purples from Arctic Fox mentioned above.
These are my suggestions and opinion from over thirty years of non-professional experience.
Posted 2 years, 7 months ago
Thank you @andya for the intel, sorry I didn’t make my statement more clear, I understand my hair has so many shades right now, for some reason the bleach works better from half of my head down, leaving the top part a darker blonde. My goal is to get rid of the orange parts I still have, the rest of the hair is pretty much lighter almost white. So....would it be best to bleach those orange spots still visible? Maybe 20 volume so It won’t do a lot of damage? I guess I can still use the purple mix weather I bleach or not, but like you said the orangey parts would just reach a peachy color more like a dark orange maybe.
by vivienne StaffPosted 2 years, 7 months ago
If you want to stay pastel, you really need to lift the darker regions. Wella toners do have some lifting capabilities, but honestly, I don't really find them less damaging than bleach. You're better off trying to spot treat the darker orange spots. If that's not working or will cause too much damage (strand test to check if that will be the case), you'll need to choose a darker colour. I think you can still get a medium or dark purple over the more orange sections, just not the soft pastel lavender you have now.
Posted 2 years, 7 months ago
Thank you all for the insight....I’ll go with the spot bleaching using 20 vol and see how it goes! :)
by Eva11319Posted 2 years, 7 months ago
Bumping into the topic I immediately recall a review about removing yellowishness from hair that I've read nearly a month ago. Seems like it may be in use for you too.) Here it is -- https://mystraightener.com/best-blue-shampoos-for-gray-hair-stylists-picks