Going from silvery lavender/blue ish to bright golden yellowPosted 2 weeks ago
Hey! So I used to frequent this forum as a teen & have always done my hair myself... until June when I finally went to a salon & was overall disappointed with what I got vs. how much I paid. So i'm skeptical of going back to a professional, but my current predicament seems very difficult: going from the greyish blueish lavender you see below to bright golden yellow. Any tips?
by AndyaPosted 1 week, 6 days ago
After tipping someone, I always make sure to set them upright again. The bluish gray is a beautiful color and would love to have a silver that dark or a gray that color. I am usually disappointed by how much I paid for what was received.
First would suggest thinking twice and three times about getting a dark mustard yellow like the one pictured before dying the hair this color. I achieved this mustard yellow once using Pravana undiluted on white hair about 5 years ago. After two separate applications of 40 volume bleach for 50 minutes each time the hair went from the mustard yellow to a medium/light yellow. The color was very very very hard to remove. Most semi permanent yellow dyes last almost as long as a medium or dark red semi permanent dye.
Second the gray as pictured is equivalent to a medium to dark purple. The right brand and a very light purple shade can create a silver effect on white hair. Purple is opposite yellow on the color wheel. So a light purple in the hair will interfere and prevent a yellow from trying to get onto the hair. Kind of like two monkeys fighting over the same banana. The result will be a lot of discoloration and a mushy banana. To prevent any purple from interfering with the yellow dye, strongly suggest fading the hair till the hair is a light silver or silver at the darkest. The less silver in the hair the easier the yellow will take to the hair because the purple/silver is not interfering.
The Articles section contains an article on 10 ways to remove color from the hair and suggest read this article.
Best of luck with achieving a yellow you like. These are my suggestions and opinions.