I need help/advice ASAPPosted 2 weeks, 2 days ago
I was in Dollar General and found a new hair dye by Schwarzkopf Got2b Metallics. This one is called M66 Blue Charcoal. I took some pictures and posted them on a image site, and I am planning on dying my hair but I am worried that the orange and slight yellow tones in my hair will affect the dye. Should I add in some blue color booster, or should I try to lighten my hair a bit more to where it has no more orange?
Some history my hair's natural hair color is a dark brown black, and last year 2 days before Thanksgiving I dyed it red. In January 1 of my older brothers got me a custom shampoo/conditioner to help my hair strengthen/grow and block DHT as the stress along with my hormonal imbalance, and polycystic ovary syndrome was making my hair thing out a tiny bit to where you can see some of my scalp. I made sure to tell them to not use coconut things as coconut seems to damage/weaken my hair, and they said it wouldn't have any coconut. I used the product and the roots as well as the 1-2 inches from them all got stronger, but the lengths stared to get dry/brittle. I messaged them about it and they said that my hair should go back to normal after using the product for 2 months. So I bit my tonged and used it for another month making it where i had used it for 2 months fully. My hair didn't get better and felt worse, and out of worry I asked my mom to comb and check out my hair. What she saw and told me horrified me the center section of my hair had gotten so damaged that it broke off leaving me with short hair going to my shoulders. I was very upset as my hair previously was at the bottom of my back near my butt. I never had my hair feel and get so bad as i always took really good care of it, and always researched and consulted several professionals before doing anything. I contacted them about this and they apologized, and admitted that it had a coconut derived cleanser they thought wouldn't affect me since it was very very little in there and others with coconut allergies never had any issues. Needless to say I no longer use their products, and I am now constantly looking for products to help grow my short hair out again. I got my mom to even out my hair, and had professionals check it and they said the hair that was left is super healthy and had 0 damage so I'm ok to dye my hair if I wish.
1 Month ago i used Color Oops color remover to take the red out, and there was still a tiny bit of red left in my hair so i used Schwarzkopf bond enforcing color remover to remove the last bit of red. The schwarzkopf bond enforcing color remover removed the red and since its a very gentle bleach it lighten my hair to a level 5/6 level where its the mixture of the golden orange with it being slightly on the more orange side. I had gotten and used Garnier Olia 4.10 Dark Silver with a tiny bit of Ion 1C-HM (about 1/2 tbs) to help darken it a bit as this color is the same as the dark silver just a level 1 instead. Along with a tiny bit of CHI violet(1/4oz), blue(1/2oz), and double ash(1/4oz) to help cancel/tone the warm tones in my hair. It came out a lovey dark silver black color and the silver hue of it recently faded out leaving my hair a dark ash brown color. Now starting to fade more towards a medium brown ash color, and the ends that where the lightest color have kept some of the silver hue to them so my hair is starting to look a weird backwards ombre of brown's. I know I could get a silver semi permanent to refresh the silver hue but dark silvers are hard to find so I figured I would change it to a dark color I like, and that I know would be easy to upkeep.
I have always loved dark yet vibrant blues, and black so blue black has always been 1 of my favorite go to colors. My only issue with blue black hair dye is that because of the strong red undertones in my hair the blue is never vibrant enough and fades out really fast. When I saw the Schwarzkopf Got2b Metallics M66 Blue Charcoal in Dollar General and how it was noticeably more blue than blue black hair, but still dark enough to look blue black I fell in love with it.
My only worry is that when I take out the previous dye my hair will go back to that golden orange color and I know the orange will affect the blue. I don't know if there is enough blue in the dye for it to come out how it is shown on the box or not, as if it there is too much orange my hair could end up a black brown color which I hate. Here is a link to the site of the images, it has 2 pics of each as the 1st time I took them the flash of my cellphone caused the colors to not look as they do on the box. So I used a flash light to illuminate the box and took more pictures and they came out looking like the box does.
So I will repeat the question I asked above --- Should I add in some blue color booster, or should I try to lighten my hair a bit more to where it has no more orange?
I really want to dye my hair as soon as possible as I have some things coming up soon that I would like to look nice for instead of having this weird ashy brown mixture hair color, and all my professional friends are too busy to help. I only have about 1 week to fix/dye my hair.
by vivienne StaffPosted 2 weeks, 1 day ago
I have not used this particular dye, but in general, orange tones will severely mute the blue in this type of navy shade, so it'll likely go more of a muted black. I don't think the colour boosters will help as much as just lightening. A strand test is the only way to know for sure.
Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago
@vivienne Ya i figured lightening it would be the best choice its just I really rather avoid having to lighten my hair. The color booster I have is the Kenra Permanent Color Creme Booster in Blue. Some professionals have used it with silver dye and it turned it into a metallic navy color, so i know its a highly pigmented true blue additive/corrector.
What would happen if I used the schwarzkopf bond enforcing color remover thatis a super gentle bleach to lighten my hair and to remove whatever left over dye the color oops doesn't remove like last time. While also using the blue additive/color booster in the dye? Because if I lighten my hair again I know it should go up to the dark golden color with a very tiny bit of orange in it, and I don't want it going green, but I 100% don't want to bleach my hair to get it to a level 9/10.
In the past with level 5/6 hair i used a semi permanent dye to color my hair blue, it was Adore indigo, and another time was sapphire blue. So I know as long as the blue is pigmented/strong enough it can overpower the orange/yellow.
by vivienne StaffPosted 2 weeks, 1 day ago
A golden yellow is okay for navy blue, but if the orange tones are still strong, it'll have trouble. I haven't used those particular, products, but I've generally found this to be true with both permanent and semi-permanent products. I think it's fine to use the Schwarzkopf to remove colour, but just strand test to make sure the damage is acceptable to you.
Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago
@vivienne ok thanks.
The schwarzkopf bond enforcing color remover is very gentle, and the highest level developer they suggest with it is 10 volume developer. When I used it last time it left my hair very soft, and it honestly felt like 0 damage was done to my hair. I honestly highly suggest it for anyone who needs to remove color, or lighten their hair. When i used it to get the little bit of red stuck in my roots out i had put it on the mids/ends too lighten them some and it worked just as well as a normal bleach does for my hair, but unlike normal bleach the schwarzkopf bond enforcing color remover left my hair super soft, and honestly maybe even a bit better than it was before.