Help with green mess but dreams of blondeby Novanova_86Posted 1 week, 3 days ago
Hi there! Long story short, I dyed my hair black for 7 years but wanted to go blonde. Went to a professional, had it bleached twice, got to a dark blonde and then dyed it purple/red with pravana. Then decided in a moment of defeat to dye it back to black with adore semi-permanent black (green base), and box dye black on my roots.... THEN realized I still want to be blonde someday, did an oops color remover to remove the permanent dye, then radical color removal twice with 20 vol developer and it left me with a minty green and orange roots which I toned down to a little ashier color. I don’t hate what I have currently but am wondering if I can get it closer to a blonde on my own, or even out what I have.
Ok, I know I’ve done A LOT to my hair. It is obviously damaged but with deep conditioning, leave in conditioner, hair oils and bio silk, my hair feels ok. It’s not yet breaking but some sections are a little sticky when wet.
My question is: radical color remover seems like a gentle bleach, do you think it’s worth it to do it one more time to even it out? I could go to a professional but I’d rather do this myself slowly over time. I could also try a red based toner to get rid of some of the green.
Just wondering what steps I can take to get this a little more even, or a little more blonde.
Thanks in advance!
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 week, 2 days ago
I'm not sure how much you can do without going a bit darker and/or warmer. Hair doesn't really heal over time, so you can really only process it with lifting treatments or permanent dyes a limited number times on each section. Though products can make it look and feel better, the actual structural integrity will become more compromised with each process and though bond-builders like Olaplex can help with feel and appearance, they do not restore strength in a way that allows you to process more than you could without them.
That said, if you don't mind something a bit warmer, you could try toning down the green tint with a very diluted pink shampoo/conditioner left on dry, clean hair with no other conditioner in it for 10+ minutes. I'd try a strand test first to be sure you like the results before committing fully.
by Novanova_86Posted 1 week ago
Thanks for your reply! I tried mixing magenta with conditioner to tone down the green but it just added pink streaks to the green. I’m not sure why.
I’m now thinking I might try covering everything with lunar tides slate grey. I’m not sure it will cover it fully but I’m open to going a little darker.
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