Constantly conflicting advice regarding getting my hair from turquoise/green to yellow.....eventually orangeby mindbearPosted 1 week, 6 days ago
Hi there, i hope you can help! I am deathly allergic to bleach, after 20 years i started getting anaphylactic shock so it's absolutely not an option for me. My hairdresser told me that I should get it to yellow, then I can finally get to orange (i'm a bit bored of blues, greens etc as i'm forty now and feel like its a bit too 'instagram'). The attached pictures are my hair a few months back and my hair yesterday. I've done my best to lighten it with dandruff shampoo, vitamin c etc. Anyway I asked advice from a colourist at Bleach london that I know, and he said I should go to purple and go round the colour wheel to orange that way. What would people suggest because I just want to get my hair to orange sooner rather than later, and I don’t know what to do!
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 week, 6 days ago
I'd strand test over what you've got, but my experience is that orange is super sensitive to green tones and goes muddy pretty easily. I've done orange over a similar base using Adore dyes or my own mixtures and while they've looked okay, they don't have the pop I prefer and tend to be more of a muted shade and the green tones pop up more as it fades.
Personally, I'm not sure how much going around the colour wheel will help you. In my experience, it helps by giving more time to fade down the last tint of dye and eventually, by the time you work your way around, your base might work better for your goal shade. However, in my experience, some staining persists through lots of colours, and green is definitely one I have trouble with.
I think I'd personally try a strand of the orange first, and if that doesn't work, I think a red should cover it for now. See if the base looks any better for orange after it fades down. It's basically a hybrid of both strategies, but if you just don't have to work all the way around the colour wheel.