When you decide to dye your hair blue, you have an idea of what it might look like. However, many people dye their hair only to find that it has turned green. If your hair has turned green after dying blue, you don’t need to panic. There’s a good reason why this happened and some things you can do to fix it.
Why did your blue hair turn green?
If you have dark hair to begin with, you probably bleached your hair before you dyed it. Since bleached hair often looks yellow, it can make your hair turn green when you add blue dye to it.
When you dye your hair a dark shade, it will look perfect when you’re done. Over the next few days, the color will lighten as it washes off. Eventually, the color will become so light that you will have to repaint it to get the same level of darkness.
The same is true for hair dyed blue. You bleached your hair before you dyed it. So after washing it a few times, the yellow of your bleached hair starts to show. The shade of yellow looking through faded blue will be green.
Fixing hair that has turned green after dying blue
If you’re upset about the green tint in your hair, there are a few things you can do to get rid of it. First, decide if you want to cover the green or if you want to try a few different colors. You may also decide to return your hair to the bleached shade so that you can dye it a darker, more traditional color.
Although your instinct may dictate bleaching to see if the green is gone, bleaching your hair again can damage it because it strips away so much moisture.
The easiest way to get back to this color is to wash it off with an anti-dandruff shampoo or brightener. The corrosive chemicals in it that help get rid of dandruff will also dissolve the paint. However, it won’t be an instant fix and can take up to six washes, so be patient.
Maybe try a baking soda treatment. Mixing baking soda with water and massaging it into your hair can remove the color. It may take several times to achieve the desired result, but the method is proven. Baking soda and dandruff shampoo can dry out your hair and cause damage. Be sure to condition your hair well afterwards.
#3. Use toner
Using a toner can help correct your hair color. It adds tones to your hair that will help cancel out the ones you don’t want. You should choose shades that are on the opposite side of the spectrum on the color wheel for the best results.
A color fill will create a base for your hair, turning yellow bleached hair into a blue shade. Then, when your blue color starts to fade, the color seen through will be blue. This will save you a lot of embarrassment and help prevent you from panicking.
The thing about coloring your hair is that you have to keep doing it if you want to keep the look. If the color in your hair has faded enough to look green, then dyeing it all over may be your best option.
Maybe repaint it the same shade of blue, or try something completely different. Another shade of blue will cover the green well, but so will other colors like red, orange, turquoise, violet or fuchsia.
It can be jarring to look in the mirror and see that the blue hair you were so proud of has started to turn green. However, it is scientifically normal for this to happen. Don’t worry because there are quite a few things you can do to fix the problem and prevent it from happening again.
Here are some of the most common questions when your hair has turned green after being dyed blue.
To get rid of the green tones, add a little pink tone conditioner. The pink shade is on the opposite side of the spectrum from green and will cancel it out.
Ketchup is a solution to get green out of your hair caused by chlorine after swimming. It won’t help in this situation.
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