Ever made a dark grey?by AnnitiaPosted 7 months, 2 weeks ago
I've been thinking that a dark grey colour might be boring enough for my office job, but a change from a brown/ blonde. I wondered if anyone else has ever made one that turned out good enough to recommend (or bad to avoid :D) from a mixture as there don't seem to be any dark grey swatches.
I was thinking about mixing pravana silver and a bit of pravana black together and trying out my new drying hood. Thoughts?
Also, how light do you think I'd need to go to stop my base colours coming through? (My hair is currently dyed some faded peroxide pravana brown over faded auburn over platinum blond)
Thanks in advance, Annitia
by AndyaPosted 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Pravana Silver last had used was a dark gray. Adding black to any color can result in the black dominating and ending with black hair. Suggest a strand test on a very small section of hair when changing hair color.
Silver or gray hair suggest a Level 10 or hair the color of the inside of a banana peel before dying.
by vivienne StaffPosted 7 months, 2 weeks ago
There are loads of options for darker greys nowadays, but I generally do something similar to you and just mix in a black with a silver shade. I use One N Only Chrome as it has less of a blue tint than Pravana Silver, but both should be fine.
Even for a darker grey, though, you'd generally want your base as light as possible, since greys really highlight any unevenness in your hair. I'd say an absolute minimum is a level 7 with no orange tones at all, but it's definitely preferable if you could get to a level 8 at least. If you currently have dye in your hair, this might not be feasible, so I'd try a strand test with whatever you're planning on using to remove the dye first before committing to the whole head.
by AnnitiaPosted 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Okay, thanks a lot guys! I guess I'll come back to it once I've had a chance to lighten up a lot. You may well have averted a disaster here!
- Salon didn't give me what I want at all! Asked for pastel blue, first they made id a dark blue green, when I complained, they made it grey! Can I fix it at home?
- Can I dye my brown hair dark grey?
- Extremely faded pravana violet to silvery grey
- I was a hair model and now I need your help...
- What made you decide to dye your own hair.