How do I colour my hair without it turning green?

Isobel - posted on 01/23/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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being blonde comes with specific challenges...If I want to colour my hair at home...which exact shade do I choose?

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Nadine - posted on 04/18/2010

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No ash blonde colors. keep in mind these are also sometimes referred to as "cool" shades. Warm tones will be more red. I like to stick to neutral shades to avoid both and keep with a natural color. Also in the back of your mind know that there's always a chance when you color at home you'll have to go to a professional to have it fixed...

Tara - posted on 01/25/2010

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As a licensed professional (stylist/colorist) the best advice is to have it done professionally!!! Sorry, but so true!!!

Aubrey - posted on 01/28/2010

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DONT BUY DYE FROM A BOX! that is the first step. you need to find a store like a sallys beauty supply that has the developer for sale seperate than the color. Then you need to buy a color the matches the base of the hair you already have. If you have a blond with a blue base and you already have a ash base your hair will turn gree. If you buy blond with a red base and already have a gold base your hair will turn orange ect.. If you wanna go wicked bleach blond just littlerly go ahead and buy 40 volume bleach and on the scalp bleach and bleach it instead of dyeing it thats the only way to get that kind of result. Then make sure to get a 20 vol developer and your color of choice and a a squeeze bottle then mix according to directions on bottle and apply like the box stuff. The problem with the box stuff is you never know what the base is and they always use a 10 vol developer so your results are always inconsistant!

Elisha - posted on 07/06/2012

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I'd probably go to a salon first and let them do it and give you advice on what colors to look for and maintenance and whatnot. Good luck!

Amy - posted on 08/12/2010

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My question is are you dark haired...oh wait... it looks like from your picture you've already gone blond! I love it! If you need advice tho... i turned my hair from dark brown to platinum blond in 2 months. ~ But it looks like you got it!!!

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Stephanie - posted on 04/19/2010

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Aubrey - 40vol and scalp bleach are highly NOT recommended to be used on ur scalp unless you want it burnt!!!! yeh 40vol and tints are fine but NOT bleach!!!!

Amber - posted on 03/06/2010

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Go to a salon that has a store in it, they will have a bottle of developer, get that, and they will also have packets of powder bleach. this is what the professionals use. u dont have to get it done professionally, u just have to know what they use and how they use it! going there is too expensive! this is what I do. So get the packets of bleach (2 for thick hair) and a bottle of developer. for every packet, use 2 oz. of developer. also get toner! so your hair doesn't turn orange. you can always ask them how to do it too!

Toni - posted on 02/14/2010

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Stay away from ash colors and be sure that you have let it process fully..

Casey - posted on 02/13/2010

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Go to a pro. I have turned my hair everything from green to pink (pink, pink not just a hint). I have learned that the professionals are your best bet and you can often find one at a reasonable price.

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use pantine pro v silver expressions ( i think thats what its called, or silver something)
its a shampoo and conditioner, but it helps take the brassy-ness out of blonde hair, and grey. my hair was horribly green once, and orange! but this shampoo took all that out. you use it every day until the greens out of your hair, and then once a week after that. its the only thing that worked for me, other than going to a professional.

Stephanie - posted on 01/27/2010

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as a professional hairdresser and a mother i understand that alot of people cannot afford to get there hair done and have other prioritys but its the best solution to get it done professionally! specaillying being a bigger job going from blonde to brown!

Susanna - posted on 01/27/2010

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i assume you are trying to darken your hair. You need to put red tones back into your hair first before you can add adarker tone or colour. If you are darken your hair to get the best result go to the hair dressers as this is a very specialised area of hair colouring. but if you are happy with an ok result just put a red tone in first then the new colour over the top.

Melodie - posted on 01/27/2010

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What color is your hair naturally? If it's really dark then you might want to try a lightening product like blondessema before you use a blond shade. Stay away from anything with ash in the title. I use Lorel Dream Blonde in glistening magnolia. Its by far the best blonde dye I've found thus far. I also use a purple tinting shampoo (available at any salon) once a week to keep my hair from going brassy and yellow

Elaine - posted on 01/23/2010

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I use Whispering Blonde by Lorel. I was always told to stay away from colors that have ash in them. I have never turned my hair green listening to his advice. If you are not certain ask the person that cuts your hair they will tell you the best options for you.

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