Dying hair from a faded blue/green to a red/brown?by RyoumaPosted 5 days, 9 hours ago
Hi, this is my first time posting so sorry if I make a mistake.
I dyed my hair a blue/green (mostly blue) color on August 4th. It’s faded quite a bit now and I honestly just decided I don’t want to deal with the upkeep of that color. My hair is naturally a dark brown and the roots have already grown in quite a bit.
I’m wanted to go to a darkish red/brown color instead, because at least it’ll blend in with my roots more. The underside at the back of my head is a darker blue than everything else. It hasn’t faded as much, but isn’t really much of a problem because it isn’t super visible anyway.
I’m wondering what I would need to do exactly to get there? Do I need to strip color first, wait a couple of days, and then apply the red/brown color? Can I just apply it over the top of this color as is? Will I need to be doing a treatment of some kind?
The blue was the first time dying this hair, as I had dyed it previously, grew the entire thing out for over a year, cut it and then had new hair left over.
I’d love to go a bit lighter than a dark brown red but I’m not sure if that’s possible with my current hair. To be honest I’m not sure if brown/red is possible at all with my current hair. If I need to go more brown and less red, that’s ok too. I’m not incredibly picky, as I mostly just don’t want to deal with this faded green shade I have going on.
by AndyaPosted 5 days, 9 hours ago
If attempt to put a reddish dark brown over the current color, then strongly suggest a strand test on a very small strand of hair first. In my humble opinion, trying to reach one extreme from another extreme is not possible with the current hair color. Better chances of getting the reddish brown color if the current hair color was a gold blonde or a dark blonde in my opinion. In time it would be possible to reach or get a reddish brown like the second picture. Again better chance of getting a reddish brown if the hair color before dying was a gold blonde or a dark blonde.
These are my suggestions and humble opinion.
by vivienne StaffPosted 5 days, 6 hours ago
I'd also suggest strand-testing, but that overall shade of red is actually pretty forgiving. I'm not sure if it'd be easy to get any lighter, but I think that darker red is pretty doable without any additional fading. That said, the red itself will also fade with time, so if your issue is with the upkeep, I'm not sure if that you'll be able to completely eliminate the maintenance.
by RyoumaPosted 5 days, 4 hours ago
Thank you both. I’m not concerned with the upkeep of the red because I know that red is used to cover up blues and greens. But afterwords I should be able to then just go back to a permanent brown until my hair grows out again, which is easy.
Thank you again.