**what should I do?**Posted 7 months, 1 week ago
Okay, so I'm a natural red head. Almost auburn. I dyed my tips almost an evergreen color in December over my red. It has faded a bunch and you can see a reddish brown peeking through. I would like to go back to either my natural or darker red/brown.
I was told to strip the green but I'm worried that would damage my hair more or strip the red as well.
But I was also told I could dye over it with my preferred color and it'd be fine.
Which option would have the better outcome?
by vivienne StaffPosted 7 months, 1 week ago
It looks like the green is still pretty significantly in your hair, so assuming you don't want to just gradually wait for more of it to fade out, you'd probably need some type of lightening solution to get it out if you want a colour that relatively similar to your current shade. I don't think you'll be able to cover what you have up without going to at least a dark brown.
Lightening over the green will most likely also lighten your base a bit and you'll probably still have a bit of green staining, but auburn shades are relatively forgiving, so it shouldn't be too terrible as long as you get the green mostly out. I'd just strand test every step along the way so you can determine how long you want to leave the lightener in and also so you can determine if you need to make some adjustment in the shade of the final dye to accomodate your base.
by Mrs_LoonyPosted 7 months, 1 week ago
Bleach powder mixed with water/shampoo lifts unnatural colors first. I used it in my hair and it didn't lighten my roots at all but stripped out the blue from my hair. I'm no pro but it's worked pretty well for me.