help fixing a blotchy blue green messPosted 4 days, 20 hours ago
I dyed my hair with ions permanent light charcoal and it turned a blotchy blue green brown mess. It's super blue at the roots, then goes into a bluish grey, the last inch to inch and a half is a light-ish grey green brown. I added the ion absolute perfection step 1 into the dye and used step 2 after rinsing the color out. I used used ion sensitive scalp 20 vol developer. I got the dye itself at a Sally's store. The manager working there said my hair was lightened enough to use the light charcoal shade. I'm not sure if the developer they sent me was old. I ordered through Sally's online and when mixing at first it had a weird consistency. I also got a wella t18 with that order that seemed old and it turned my hair a bit green, but I corrected it with several purple shampoo washes. Could the bottom parts be like that because they are a bit fried?
How can I fix this? I really don't want to bleach it again. I have a L'Oreal Paris Colorist Secrets Haircolor Remover I can use. But will that take the blue out? Or would something like the Color Oops extra conditioning be better since I have some process damage? Is it going to fuck me over since I used the ion absolute perfection 2 which locks in hair color? And should I go get that inch and a half cut off so the light areas are gone? (I really don't want to unless it's absolutely necessary.)
I can't get a pic on my phone to fully represent how bad it is and the true colors. But I',m including a few so you can kind of see.
Thanks in advance.
by vivienne StaffPosted 4 days, 8 hours ago
First, a couple things regarding the products you mentioned. I wouldn't worry about the step 2 of the Absolute Perfection Booster. It's just a conditioner. You can just use a clarifying shampoo if you really needed to get rid of it, which I don't think is even necessary. Secondly, I think the T18 was probably fine, but you just need an extremely light base (basically a level 10) for it to work as intended. It has a very small amount of blue-ish pigment to it that can turn green if you have too much yellow in your base. The purple shampoo probably helped wash it out a bit and also toned your hair slightly. Third, I would not use the Hair Color Remover. If you look at the ingredients, you'll see it's pretty similar to bleach and used developer (peroxide), so it's going to do a pretty similar level of damage. If your ends aren't feeling great, it can bring them into the gummy hair/breakage stage. Color Oops works differently and may be an option here, but it will depend on your end goal. Note that it can still be drying enough that your hair will feel terrible afterward, but it's not the same type of damage as bleach, which is permanently changes the protein structure on your hair's cuticle.
Now, as for your Colour issues, it sounds like a lot of what's happening is a result of an uneven base. I'm guessing your end goal was a darker charcoal shade, but what were you starting with? It seems like your roots were a bit lighter, but were your ends darker or lighter than the middle section? You can use Color Oops, but it will take out a fair amount of the charcoal (not necessarily everything though), so you'll need to colour it again.
Posted 3 days, 13 hours ago
posted it wrong. sorry
Posted 3 days, 13 hours ago
Maybe the t18 wasn't bad. It just seemed the products I got were older. For example I also got ion titanium by mistake and it had a weird texture and was in an older box.
After the several purple sessions I was a light blonde. If I would have bleached once more I could have been platinum. Which I thought of, but didn't want to risk more damage my hair more. I don't have pics though.
I'm not sure on a end goal now. I'm not sure about a dark grey after this experience. I don't want to lift it with bleach again and damage it more. So I want to go with something you don't need to develop (like manic panic, arctic fox). I'm not sure how much clarifying and color oops will lift the blue out. How much would I have to lift it to go a dark green or dark teal?
by vivienne StaffPosted 2 days, 8 hours ago
Dark teal is actually pretty forgiving, so if you can get to at around a level 7 or lighter after the colour remover, you should definitely be okay. You don't need your hair to be 100% even. Ion Titanium is actually a pretty decent grey and doesn't require developer either. It should be a super thick texture like toothpaste, but they give us a pretty small amount in each box, so you might not have enough to cover your head with just one tube.