Growing out bleach - which Adore colour?by lorrainpPosted 5 days, 8 hours ago
My natural colour is a light-mid brown (I think maybe a 5-6 shade?) with copper highlights, and quite a lot of grey.
I'm looking to grow out my bleach but of course I don't want my greys showing, so I'm thinking to go with a temporary direct-dye brown to cover everything up. I'm not fussed if it's close to my natural colour, or darker or lighter, as long as it covers the greys and at least goes some way towards blending or hiding the bleach.
I tried using Wella Color Fresh in 3/66 (dark violet brown), which I used neat on my bleached hair (some of which was a faded pink from Directions Dark Tulip a few months back, and some was just a light bleached colour) for 30 mins, and diluted with conditioner on my roots for 10 mins.
The result was:
- Plain bleached areas ended up a dark sky blue, which has faded to pastel blue after three washes (quite nice actually!)
- The faded pink areas ended up a light muddy brown, now looking like an ugly brownish grey (not a good look!)
- Little difference to brown roots (I'm ok with that)
- Grey roots went a kind of strawberry blonde - I'd like them a lot darker really
So not the most successful!
I've been looking at the Adore colours but not sure which one(s) to choose? Mocha maybe?? Will that go dark enough over the bleach / grey? Mahogany? Do I need to go for two different colours between roots and bleached areas?
Thanks for any tips!
@Wicked_Pixie, you're pretty good on the Adore colours - any suggestions from you please?
by vivienne StaffPosted 4 days, 5 hours ago
Unfortunately, Adore doesn't cover unprocessed hair particularly well. In general, semi-permanent will struggle with greys, because their surface structure makes it difficult for dyes to get absorbed. Color Fresh is a toner and generally doesn't have as much pigment, so that's probably why it struggled to cover the greys. If you want to stick with Wella, I know they have a Color Touch Plus line of demi-permanent dyes that offer better coverage to help with greys. The developer volume is relatively low, so it's not quite as harsh as a normal permanent dye.
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