Help!!!by Pickles80Posted 1 week, 6 days ago
Hi there, I'm growing out my natural hair (dark with slight grey) so was looking to lift the rest of the hair to help with the process and still have the virgin hair roots, I've been growing roots out for a while so don't want to dye them at all. My ends were copperry/auburn. I've lifted twice with bleach and got it to a yellowy orange then used blue shampoo and then a dark silver toner (my ideal is to have the midlengths to ends dark grey) the toner has worked well but its still a bit brassy near virgin hair roots and greeny/ ashy through the midlengths to ends. I am aware this means my hair wasn't blonde enough. Now my issue is, do I bleach again and lift up a bit more and run the risk of further hair damage? Or will my blue shampoo sort out the brassy whilst i also have the option of using a pink shampoo to sort out the green?
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 week, 6 days ago
If your base was too dark to start, the only real solution if you want to go with grey is to lighten it. Even darker greys will want a blonde base with no orange tones, as they tend to gift a green cast to the colour, as you're experiencing now. Honestly, I wouldn't touch the bit that's close to your roots, as lifting that part is likely to reveal more warmth, which will be a pain to cover. Natural hair pigments will tend to lift warm, because the warm melanin molecules react more slowly with bleach that the cooler-toned ones. I'd just use a semi-permanent black or something darker to cover that warm bit.
You can try some pink shampoo for your ends and see if that gets you anywhere, but if not, you'd just need more lift. To be honest, I'm not sure I'd do more lifting either, as it sounds like you had previous permanent dye in the area and they can usually get stuck at a brassy yellow phase that you'd have to overly damage your hair to remover.
by Pickles80Posted 1 week, 6 days ago
Thanks yeah i didn't really want to lift again. Just need something to make it look a bit better ?