Trying to correct ginger hair to blonde!! please helpby 2000okPosted 1 week, 5 days ago
SO, I have been getting my hair blonde balayage/foils for years now and but havent been able to get to the hairdressers since August 2020. I inserted a photo of my hair after it was done. In October 2020 I used the bleach london hot pink semi-permanent dye. In December I decided I wanted to try remove the pink. So I searched online how to remove pink hair and found a recipe of baking soda, purple shampoo and developer. I used 20 volume developer. I did not realise at the time that this would 1. Lift my natural colour 2. Probably severely damage my hair. Clearly this was a bad idea. It did remove most of the pink and leave my hair blonder than before but it also did lift my natural colour to GINGER. Since the blonde was still quite far up my head and the ginger roots didnt have regrowth to compare to - It did not bother me that much. But now - It looks awful. I want to give myself some babylights around the crown (i have done this successfully before) but I am realising that the ginger is all over my head and in all the places left unbleached during balayage so it will be so hard to fully correct this :( Considered doing a bleach bath to encompass all the ginger but avoid my natural root regrowth. Worried this will turn out a horrible colour and/or fry the pre-lightened areas. ANY ADVICE IS greatly needed on where i should go in terms of at home correction - considering i will not reach a hairdressers until mid-late april and i cannot stand my hair any longer. These are the supplies I have bought: Schwarzkopf BlondMe powder + 30vol developer Schwarzkopf BlondMe Toner in ICE Schwarzkopf 2%/6 volume developer Wella colour touch in 6/71 (for a root shadow if I decide to go with alot of highlights/babylight)
My initial thought is: DO some highlights/babylights - avoid bleaching full strand if i see blonde, continue bleaching full strand if i see ginger?:( Use wella colour touch for a little root shadow Use the blonde me toner all over and hope it evens out the mix of pre-lightened blonde and leftover ginger??
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 week, 4 days ago
I wouldn't really recommend a bleach bath as it will do a little more damage to your bleached portions and it's likely you'll still end up with some orange at the end of it either because you didn't target all of the existing warmth or because you overlapped with your dark roots and lightened them slightly. I think either some highlights/babylights plus maybe a root stretch to cover any remaining warmth would help the most, though it'll be a pretty finicky and time-consuming process. Some of the warmth looks pretty far down, so you'll mostly likely get some overlap. I'd just do a strand test first to make sure the damage is acceptable to you. If it's not, I'd probably recommend just waiting to get the salon, even though it'll be a while, because if you cause a lot of breakage, that will make things much harder to fix.