Hair isnt holding color for even 2 days? Trying to get to dark greenPosted 1 week, 5 days ago
My partner has naturally brown very curly hair, pulls red, weve bleached it to remove a previous color, which worked, and got it to level 7/8 at the roots and 10 at the ends.
Then we dyed it with Arctic Fox phantom green, but it didnt take well, the roots were like neon lime green and the ends were a medium green at best. (Picture one)
So we waited for it to fade some, which only took a week with literally no effort into it other than standard showering practices. Then we dyed it with One and Only Emerald green last night, and it seemed to even everything out. Then he woke up this morning to his hair again, medium green at the ends and neon green at the roots. (Picture 2) ummm???
We're trying to get to deep emerald green/dark moss green (picture 3)
So, the question is how to we get this darker?
He had an idea to dye brown over top of it and maybe it will be a darker shade. Would that work or no?
What do you guys think will work?
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 week, 5 days ago
I wouldn't put in any brown just yet, as that may just make your life more difficult trying to make sure the green shows up properly over it. Are you applying the dye on clean, dry hair with no conditioner in it? How long are you leaving it in for? I usually do at least two hours, but you can do it as long as you'd like, even overnight. You can also try using a different shade of green. I've used Manic Panic Green Envy with some success. That sort of mossy shade may require you to mix in a little orange to make it a bit more muddy, but I'd just start with the green first to see if it sticks properly.
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