Is my mint hair pale enough to try a pastel pink dye over to create lavender?Posted 3 days, 15 hours ago
Hello there, everyone!!!
This is my first post. I have had various shades of teal/aqua/seafoam/mint/blue-green spectrum for many years now. While I LOVE the colours and do eventually intend to come back to it, I would really like to switch things up a bit, and lavender is my most coveted hair colour other than a lovely pastel colour melt that I cannot do myself! I already purchased two bottles of Arctic Fox Girls Night thinking that it would be a bright, vibrant purple that fades to a lovely lavender and was then going to maintain said lavender with Overtone daily conditioner... (I do NOT wash my hair daily, but weekly, or as needed) But my hair REALLY seems to want to keep the mint in it (I did not dye it mint, this is just about as light as I can get it without doing Vit C or massive rebleaching)
These are pictures of what my hair is currently like, and I am wondering if it qualifies as light enough to try the pastel pink over mint to create lavender trick. If people think it is, are there any particular brands and shades that you would recommend??? I am thinking Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink diluted a little with conditioner, and then using the actual Arctic Fox Girls Night on my roots. Please, share opinions! Also, as far as maintaining a bright purple/lavender... if I do pink over mint, can I just use the Arctic Fox and Overtone pastel purple daily conditioner OVER that, for maintenance????? Or will I continue to have to use pastel pink over it to maintain?
Many, many, many thanks in advance for any solid advice and opinions! I have been doing the blue-green for so long that I kind of don't have confidence anymore with what to do with other colours!
by vivienne StaffPosted 2 days, 7 hours ago
I think you could get a lavender over that green with pink, but it might go silvery instead. You could top it off with the Girls Night again if that happens to try and pull it to more of a true lavender. Cotton Candy Pink should work fine for this.
Maintenance-wise, it depends on what you end up with, but you might need to switch off between a purple and pink conditioner to keep things leveled out. You could also mix your own by just putting a little bit of pink dye into the purple conditioner.
Posted 15 hours, 54 minutes ago
Thank you!!! I did a strand test of Girls Night on the green, and it turned it just a little more blue. But it was such a small strand of hair that I did the thing where I let the dye stay on long enough to get dry and comb out instead of rinse. I think Girls Night, when actually rinsed may not affect the green at all, other than slightly toning it... which, hey, with the cotton candy pink, which I am going to do a strand test of, this evening... I may be able to do an ombre of lavender at the top, melting into the mint, or depending on how the strand test goes with the pink, I'll do a "colour correction" ombre LOL... I will have to do a video of this! But thank you SO much, for your feedback. Soooo appreciated! Cheers!
by rhybexPosted 13 hours, 14 minutes ago
You could always consider a bleach bath if it is throwing off the color and you haven't dyed your hair yet! And then see if that allows you to deposit the pastel!
Posted 12 hours, 41 minutes ago
@rhybex Is that the method where you mix bleach in with shampoo??? I was thinking about this, as a possibility! I have never done it before, though. I did just do a pink strand test and a lavender/pink mix... Posting a pic. The cotton candy pink (amplified, i only buy amplified from manic panic lol) looks pretty promising over the mint! I did another strand that was somewhere between a 60/40-70/30 of more Girls Night to CCPink... they are still wet in the pic, but are currently looking the same as the pic (looks bad if you have a screen warmer on for late night) I might wash my hair tomorrow to have a super fresh hair canvas to work with... but could be convinced to try a bleach bath and then shampoo... However, I was also thinking of doing bleached roots with just girls night, then reversing the ratio to more pink than lavender mix, and blend it with maybe a few full streaks through the mint to have a funky lavender/mint thing going on... and if it looks bad just covering all of the green with the pink... This is actually a really fantastic distraction for me, right now! :D
by vivienne StaffPosted 6 hours, 4 minutes ago
I think a gradient would look nice with what you've got going on. Personally, I haven't found bleach baths that helpful with stained minty green. It might fade it a little bit, but my experience is that it sometimes makes the green even brighter, because it lifts your base instead of the green.