It means you get an answer straight away as I can only answer questions every two weeks usually at the moment.
You need to use a colour remover like colouroops or colourb4 to strip the built up dye out of your hair before preceeding. Then deep condition and leave for a week so your hair can recover.
Then depending on what shade it comes out at, you can use a box dye to go to light brown (make sure the dye has enough of a lifting agent to get the colour right)
Hello :) coconut oil AFTER bleaching is a good idea, before hand it’ll probably just stop the bleach working properly and leave your lift patchy. I’ve not heard of a soak before hand before.
Don’t worry about damage too much on your first bleaching, you should be fine. Grab some Aussie three minute miracle reconstructor for deep conditioning afterwards :)
Your salon knows what they are doing! Also you’ll only need to bleach up to a orange tone to get dark purple to cover it as that dark purple shade is one of the most hard core, cover-all shades! It covers nearly everything.
Dark purple dye bleeds a lot as a heads up, so get a dark pillow case and some baby wipes on hand, for the first few days you’ll have purple everything!
Purple dark dye also stays for ages which is a bonus :D yay!
You can go a dark purple from the level you are at now, it won’t go pastel I’m afraid unless its white.
Here’s my guides on white hair and lilac hair
If you don’t want to bleach any more (and trust me that’s a good idea) then you’re best trying for a darker colour, you may love it anyway!
Hi, your hair is stained honey! However, please don’t do the whole “I’m past caring” thing, because trust me, when you come away with handfuls of snapped hair, and you can’t brush it without breaking more, you’ll care! Its not just an effect on the bleached parts either because the damage can spread upwards through split ends.
Anyway! Asses the condition of your hair. If its at all gummy or stretchy when wet, do not proceed.
a) try washing up liquid
b) try vitamin c powder, baking soda and shampoo, leave for twenty mins, wash and condition really well
c) try a ketchup toner, sounds mad I know, but apparently works very well for green tinted hair. Green is toned out by red, and ketchup is the easiest and least harmful way, can’t hurt to try!
You could last resort d) try a bleach bath. Don’t use a kit for this, use bleach, peroxide and shampoo. You use one part bleach one part peroxide one part shampoo and leave for 20 mins at the most, check the colour all the time.
Best thing is to pop along to a salon. Grey hair is very course and dry and works differently to ‘normal’ hair, especially when it comes to dye. Oddly, the problem is usually that grey hair won’t hang onto colour.
If you’ve tried colour oops I don’t know what to suggest. Did you use the dark one? Did you rinse very well? If so your hair is probably stained, and to get the black out you’d need to bleach, or use a series of box dyes in stages to get back to near your natural colour.
You won’t be able to get the colour all out of your hair and back to natural as underneath the dye, your natural colour probably no longer exists as most box dyes have lighteners to make the colour deposit even.
Sorry I can’t really help further on this one as any progress from black will be damaging, especially if the removers aren’t working.
Please do pop to a salon if you can, they can give you advice for free, then its up to you if you can afford it, or have to let your colour grow out.
Hi Honey, if your hair is fragile, then a box dye might not be the best idea especially if its high lift as you say.
Try waiting a month, looking after those locks carefully with deep conditioning and protein treatments before seeing how the condition is then lightening up.
Hi Honey, wait until your blue fades before trying to go turquoise as it wont work, but you *could* put a green dye over the blue and see what happens! (Strand test first).
Mixing colours is one of the great things about vegetable dyes. You can mix them all up and have no problems at all, its like alchemy. Just make sure you mix enough for your whole head as its hard to mix the same colour twice sometimes.
You could always ask what dye suddenlyoutoftheblue uses! I know the directions terquoises are much more blue in person than they say. Might be a SFX jobby or something home made.
I’m not familiar with kool aid dye because I live in the UK! I knew you could do it, but I thought it only lasted a little while.
Was your hair dyed with another dye (natural colour) before the kool aid, if so, that is more likely to have caused the strange colours when bleaching up.
Its likely your hair has stained, and the kool aid colours are dispursing slowly so you went from green to pink. You might need to bleach bath the ends to get this staining out, but try washing it with clarifying shampoo, vitamin c powder and baking soda first!
Lemme know what happens, as its a new one to me!
(You could also try a green toner/ash toner very quickly over the pink)
Like with any dye, over unbleached hair a) the dye won’t stick as long and b) its unpredictable.
Think about colouring green pen over brown paper. However! Enchanted forest is a good bet because its DARK and dark colours work much better on unbleached hair. Green is opposite red in the colour wheel and I can see in your profile pic you have strawberry tones, so this should cover pretty well too.
ALWAYS do a strand test before doing your whole head to see what it’ll turn out like, and beware of staining. Six weeks wash out is never actually a thing with vegetable dyes.