Best & Longest Lasting Teal/Turquoise/Blue-Green Dyeby NarconiaPosted 5 days, 14 hours ago
I am wanting to dye my hair a Teal/Turquoise/Blue-Green color, you know one that has hints of blue and green in it where its evenly balanced not too green or too blue type of color.
I am hoping to get advice on some good semi permanent ones, as well as permanent ones as I know there are a few permanent ones out there.
I have heard Ion came out with a new permanent color called Blue Spruce that looks like its a blue green color that's a little towards the blue side. I also heard Ion Emerald can sometimes come out a blue green color as well.
As for semi permanent brands I don't know which ones are best but I'm looking for ones that last a long time, and can show up on dark brown hair that has been bleached or a level 6 orangish color. Though if there are any that can add a hue/tint to natural dark brown hair I would be happy with that too.
Here are a few photos of hair that is kind of like what I'm talking about. Also any advice on achieving the perfect blue-green color balance is welcome, just know that I refuse to lighten my hair past a level 6 as I don't want to try to go lighter at home since that is where I'll be doing it unless there is a safe way to do it without risking hair issues.
by vivienne StaffPosted 4 days, 19 hours ago
It's going to be pretty tough to get that shade over a level 6 base. You might get kind of close to the bottle two photos in the first image, but it's probably going to look a bit more green and muted and fade down to more of a swampy green. My personal experience is that Ion blue shades (haven't tried Blue Spruce) last quite well, but only at their faded level, so that will likely be a green-y brown. I use and enjoy Punky Turquoise, but again, I don't know how true the colour will look over anything darker than a 7.
by NarconiaPosted 4 days, 11 hours ago
@vivienne I can go lighter than a level 6 i just prefer not to.
If i do decide to lighten my hair to whatever level necessary. Any suggestions for getting the other medium and lighter colors?
by vivienne StaffPosted 3 days, 23 hours ago
I remember trying and enjoying Manic Panic Venus Envy, but it wasn't as pigmented as Punky Turquoise and did fade down quicker. I'm not sure about Pravana's turquoise shades, but I'd guess they are decent, because everything I've tried from them that wasn't a pink has been quite nice. Sally's has a new line of dyes out right now called Snow Leopard, I believe, which is recreating Arctic Fox shades, but I believe they are much more pigmented. Again, haven't tried the turquoise specifically.
In general, I personally find turquoise pretty forgiving as long as you don't have orange tones, but for the lighter shades in the second picture, you probably need a level 8-9. The upper photos in picture 1 can definitely be done over a level 7.