Black to dark gingery brown using Adore dye?Posted 2 days, 20 hours ago
Having a hard time choosing from the natural Adore colors....The girl in the second photo said she used Honey Brown, which i heard negative things about on here, and Cajun Spice, which makes me nervous because last time i used it on bleached hair it came out BRIGHT orange!
I go back and forth between Sienna Brown, Paprika, Cinnamon, etc. If i lightened my hair using just Vitamin C, do you think i could use a gingery dye over it? Any experiences with Adore similar to this color would be appreciated! I plan on mixing two but i just love getting input! Thank you :)
by vivienne StaffPosted 2 days, 8 hours ago
I think Honey Brown is a good mixer with Cajun Spice for this shade to tone it down a little. Sienna Brown may work on its own, but Cajun Spice would be a good add in to bring out a little more of the auburn tones. The other two colours are a bit too red, I believe.
All of this is assuming you can get your base to at least a level 5 though. Is the black dye you're using permanent?
Posted 1 day, 18 hours ago
Yeah i was using permanent Garnier, which really killed my hair. I need a break from box/permanent dyes :[
But i really miss Adore, so if i was gonna switch to semi/demi i'd like to use one of their more natural shades!
I debated trying Dark Chocolate for an easier transition...but really miss the "different" colors like red or ginger. And i work with two redheads so i figured i could get away with it.
So i guess i'll have to lighten it with maybe a Color Remover? Or a light 20 vol bleaching? Which i didn't really want to bleach...but
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 day, 8 hours ago
I'd start with colour remover like Color Oops or Colorfix. It's likely you'll still need to bleach afterward, but hopefully the colour remover takes out enough that you can use a gentler bleach. Bleach alone just isn't great at taking out permanent black. Just be sure you rinse extremely thoroughly before you bleach so the colour doesn't re-oxidize. You can strand test with a little bit of developer to check if you've rinsed enough. If it darkens within a minute, you need to rinse more. The rinsing process is honestly quite annoying, as you also need to agitate the hair, almost scrubbing it, so be sure your hair can handle that if you're a worried about damage.