How to remove blue tint from hair
Pravana silver is one of my favorite colors that I’ve used to dye my hair.
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It wasn’t my workplace’s favorite, however.
After my first initial application of pravana silver. I mixed the tube of dye with a 1:2 ratio of dye to white conditioner to get a lovely pastel silver.
When it came time again to reapply my hair color, I decided to be a bit more adventurous and just apply the color directly to my hair strands without diluting with conditioner.
I got the prettiest color as a result. A dark silver fading to a lighter silver at the ends.
**This is the color in direct sunlight**
It was probably the prettiest, darkest silver I’ve seen and I was instantly in love. I figure it would fade the same as the diluted color did, and thought I had struck gold with this color.
Then I washed my hair.
This is the color I woke up to. Taken in direct sunlight. The color had turned purple and blue all over, with greenish roots.
The worst part was the fact I had to work in less than 7 hours.
My work does not allow unnatural colors of any kind, and I knew I would be sent home right away if I even tried to go in with this color
And my hair had been through so much in just a few weeks I almost dared to risk it.
But my judgement got the best of me, so I decided to tackle the blue tint and get my hair natural-ish before the workday began.
And so my journey began.
Frantically googling ways to remove blue tint, I’ve tried the highest rated results, and I’ve compiled a nice easy list on what works and what doesn’t
* Putting regular 40 developer straight on to hair dye*
Not sure why this was even an option, I put it on and waited and rinsed and the only noticible difference was the fact my hair was dryer than when I first started
*Baking soda in shampoo* (I mixed with dandruff shampoo for extra strength)
I can see this working if you had a slight tint to your hair, but all it seemed to do was lighten the pre-existing color, making my hair a light blue instead of the dark blue in the picture. Which still wasn’t cutting it
*Lemon Juice/Citric Acid*
No noticable difference in lift, but did make my hair dry out.
Finally with the clock ticking and my work-anxiety setting in, I darted to Sally’s to find a quick remedy to remove the tint and considered buying a cheap wig for the day.
Then I came across this beautiful product:
Seriously the. best. bleach
I’ve been bleaching and dyeing my hair since I was in middle school.
I’ve always used a powder bleach but I wanted something less-damaging, or as less-damaging a bleach can be.
This is it. This is the only bleach I’ll use now.
Not only did it not make my hair worse in it’s condition.
IT TOOK OUT ALL REMAINING BLUE TINGE
I could have cried with happiness
Even with powder bleaches I usually get spots from uneven lift
This product is a miracle-worker. I wish I had went straight to using it before doing all of the“home-remedies” for blue tint, which dried my hair out an insane amount.
My hair did come out an orangy-coral color from the lack of blue pigmentation, but I slathered on some copper-blonde dye I had stored away from previous dye-experiments.
My hair came out a bit more orange-y than I had wanted, my hair is extremely porous and soaks up color.
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The color matched my orange shirt for awhile until after a couple of washes and then it toned out to a nice strawberry/blonde
My managers ended up loving this color (surprisingly) and I had never felt relief such as that on that day.