Prevent Color Bleeding into the Blonde Partsby gardenwitchPosted 1 week, 4 days ago
Hello! I have found this forum recently and read great help among people and decided to ask some things on my mind.
I have bleached hair and gotten green underlights. My hairstylist said that the color would bleed into the blonde parts, so I'm washing these colored parts separately. This takes some time, and I just wanted to know if after 2 weeks, is bleeding still a risk or should I just shampoo everything without separating at this point?
My second question is kind of similar: My friend wants to use some pink at the ends of her bleached hair, so it's not at an easily separable part. What can she do to prevent bleeding?
I read somewhere about using cold water, I haven't tried it yet.
If anybody had any other suggestions, I'd love to hear them!!
(PS: Do you suggest going for a brand like Manic Panic or start with something like L'Oreal Colorista? There aren't many alternative colorful hair dyes in the market in our country. We have Manic Panic and some very few similar brands (I'm not sure if all of them are international brands??), but most of the other mentioned ones on the internet are not available to us. :( This is why some people want to try out L'Oreal Colorista first, but I really haven't read any great reviews about that, so I wanted to hear if there are any opinions on this.)
The photos are from Pinterest. I tried to choose the most similar cases to what I'm explaining here. I hope that's ok.
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 week, 4 days ago
When you stop seeing too much run-off in the shower, you should be relatively safe from bleeding. I'm not sure what it was like at the start, but if the water is running clear or only slightly tinted with green (barely there), you're probably okay. Once it gets to the point of the first photo in terms of fading, it's very likely you wouldn't have to worry about it. Cold water does help a bit, but I've found that you still need to rinse off the excess colour on the surface of your hair to really stop the bleeding, do I don't usually bother with it.
For the dip-dye style, if you're going to pastel-ish shade, it shouldn't really be much of an issue, since those dyes don't have a lot of pigment anyways. Even if you're going darker, you don't need to be overly careful, because when you rinse your hair, the colours tend to bleed downward from your roots to your ends. The only thing would just be to make sure you just shampoo your scalp and maybe comb down through your ends. If you use a very strong colour, just don't pile all of the hair on your head when you shampoo, as the colour may rub off that way.
For L'oreal Colorista, I've only used a couple of shade (the teal and a blue one, I think?) and it's okay, but just not very pigmented compared to other options at a similar price range in my country. Manic Panic is a bit better, but I know it also tends to be quite expensive for the quality. If you can get European brands, I think Directions is a good option, but if not, I think it's fine to start with Colorista. You just need to make sure you get a good base on your ends (a clean level 10 platinum) and leave the pink to develop on clean, dry hair with no conditioner in it for at least an hour. I usually do two myself.
by gardenwitchPosted 6 days, 22 hours ago
Thank you for your answer!
Then, I think it's safe to rinse both sides together for me now :))
I'll convey your answers to my friend as well~ To be honest, I was really worried about Colorista, because I've seen mutiple videos of people having tints of green on their hair, months after trying teal or blue tones. They were really unhappy with how little the dye stayed on hair and then left fading pigments for months. However, maybe pinkish tones would be less of a problem than colors with blue-green tones in them. Also, I just checked and we have Directions getting sold here as well! I'll offer both options to them for now.
Thank you very much once again ^^ Good day~
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