Hi, lots of people have blue problems going green!
SFX blue or directions midnight blue are the bluest blues. Often I think bleached hair reacts badly with blue and can go green and you just need to find one that matches your hair type. Sorry I can’t help more.
I know my bestie uses SFX blue velvet to combat the greenmeanies
Here’s my post on oils and healthy hair after bleaching
hope that helps!
My trifecta of great products for dry and damaged hair are
- Aussie three minute miracle deep reconstructing conditioner
-Joico Kpak deep penetrating reconstructor (Protein treatment)
for more info read my bleaching guide, or go through the bleach tag :)
Sorry the reply is so late.
Your natural hair is light so the dye will work but without the bleach to make the hair a little porous, it will wash out very quickly and likely stain (it will stain bleached hair also, but you were worried about it washing out)
Maintaining lilac is a hard, and takes dedication. You’ll need to re-dye it or use a toner probably once a week to upkeep the colour.
Top tips for maintaining colour are:-
Wash in cold water
Wash only once or twice a week
Don’t over use products or heat treatment as these fade colour quickly
Don’t use medicated or clarifying shampoo
Hi I’m so sorry my reply is so late. I love your icon :)
Copper/orange tones are opposite blue on the colour wheel so you need a blue toner, however lilac ones are much easier to find and they should work on your hair :)
Green toners are what cause the ‘ash’ tones. Left on too long blue and purple toners create grey tones.
Hello, so so sorry my reply is so very late.
Firstly, well done for finding lizard green, its often impossible to get hold of. Sorry you didn’t like it.
Green and red are likely to make mud if its very bright, however since they are opositte on the colour wheel, if you fade your green out to a very light colour, red will cover it perfectly as it will ‘neautralise’ the colour.
Hello sorry its taken so long to reply.
That dye is a blue based purple, so that colour will sometimes turn up that colour.
You can wash it out with vosene or add a little tiny bit of pink dye to make it more purple. I usually suggest using a diluted dark purple instead of a bought lilac dye.
If its the toner that turned you blue then as you say, you left it too long. Toner is meant for a three minute use only otherwise it deposits visable colour. Its nothing shampooing with anti dandruff shampoo shouldn’t sort out quickly.
Hello! Some blue based dyes are super hard to remove, you’ve already tried the magic bicarb mix, so you can either keep trying that with vosene shampoo, or use a bleach bath. Search how to do that on my blog here.
Sorry it took so long to reply.
I’m so sorry its taken me so long to get back to you. Life has been very hectic for me.
Pastel colours just don’t stay I’m afraid, its because they’re a very diluted dye so they wash out quickly.
The uneven fading will be due to the bleach damage to your hair, bits that are more damaged will fade more quickly (even if it looks and feels super healthy)
The easiest thing to do is put pink dye in some white conditioner and use it once a week to top up your colour (five mins then rinse). Otherwise you should use a darker dye.