|Dee asks: |
How can I remove green from blonde hairlights? Iíve had some success with home remedy but not full removal, and it looks worse as the highlights look pale green so show against my overall brown tone. I am unsure whether it is my water supply with copper and or other heavy metals that have discoloured the highlights or if it was the Manic Panic violet toner I used with Olaplex after doing bleach highlights. Could be a combination. So I have been rinsing my hair in heated bottled water post home remedies. And I have purchased a shower head with vit C and beads to remove heavy metals, but this will take a day or two to arrive. From online research it looks as if I left the manic panic violet toner on mixed with Olaplex Plus far too long. I did this because post highlights my highlights had a copper tinge. I washed my hair afterwards, shampooing a couple of times with a highlights shampoo and conditioner. At first after drying my hair post highlighting and condition with violet manic panic toner it looked fabulous: my usual light brown with light blonde highlights as desired. But after going for a walk in the sun within a few hours it had developed a green tinge and this morning the highlights seemed more green. I have tried to remove the green with natural remedies washing my hair a few times post applications of ketchup, then baking soda and lemon. After it didnít seem to budge x3 shampoos later, so then I tried pure vitamin C powder and cling film. The latter did show quite a bit of green on the clingfilm but my hair still looks green, just a lighter tone, I guess because the hair is blonde underneath and some of the green has removed. I could go to a hairdresser but most are closed on Mondays and I am keen to try and fix it myself if the colour removal - such as Louise Galvin Colour Removal would work. I have some in the cupboard but wanted to try a softer approach first. Hence I need to check if thereís anything in the LG Colour Removal that could cause yet another reaction / undesired effect? I am wary of going to a hairdresser as they might try to do a bleach wash. Any advice here about what treatment I should be looking for from a hairdresser would be very welcome. I havenít always had good experiences with salons hence keeping trusty LG Colour removal in the cupboard! For highlights I used Daniel Field Natural Lights which I have used before without issue. This time I did add Olaplex to the mix as I thought this would lessen the bleach damage. I did the highlights on Friday and tried to wash out the green on Sunday as was too busy Saturday. Probably should have done it Saturday if leaving it longer has seen the green set in? Please let me know what you think I should try next. Budget is no problem to fix this.Many thanks in advance.
|Answered By: |
Hello Dee, This may sound totally bonkers but please try shampooing your hair with high detergent shampoo or washing up liquid, leave on the hair for 5 Ė 15 mins before rinsing. The foam from the high detergent will hopefully be discoloured as it should be removing the green residue. Rinse your hair in warm water and repeat, really massage the detergent into the affected areas, leave again for 5 Ė 15 mins before rinsing. This should truly resolve the issue, and it works in a similar way to clarifying shampoo but can make the hair feel brittle so please use a treatment mask as well as conditioner. This is a really common problem and is probably a combination of all the mentioned in your email, I have my fingers crossed for you. Good luck
|RosaLevi asks: |
Iíve being dyeing my ash light brown hair with black-blue permanent box dye for the last 3 years. I know...it really suits me though, because Iím pale with cool undertones. But Iím over it. I want my natural hair colour back. My hair is finally long (30 inches) and I donít want to bleach it, so Iíve been trying to let the dye fade on its own. In order to speed the process, Iíve been washing my hair with dandruff shampoos, using vitamin C, using heat, and basically everything you ought not to do if you wish to preserve your colour. So now, the top 1/3 of my hair is this reddish brown colour that is completely deep red in the sunlight, but of course the bottom part is pitch black. On top of that, my roots and baby hair seem almost blonde in contrast. Should I use a good colour remover? If I do that, will my hair turn orange? Will that continue to be a reverse ombre orange? Lighter on the top? And of course: will I be able to cover that orange with a 5.0 or 6.0 light brown, ash brown, dark ash blonde dye? Iím looking for advice in general, so Iím open to the suggestions of a professional. P.S. Even though I have fine hair, the condition I think is great. Iíve never bleached it and rarely use heat. What do you think?
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Hi RosaLevi, I suggest you use a colour remover on the dark ends, then you need to evaluate the whole look and probably use a 6.0 all over as a semi to even the overall colour result. Use a 6.1 if you want to neutralize the warm tones. Good luck
|Haya asks: |
Iím at a dead end with my hair at the moment. Iím Middle Eastern but live in the UK, and as a child my hair was bone straight, black, smooth shiny and glossy, now in my teen years my hair has completely changed. I used to swim from the age of 8-12 - I donít know if this is a factor, but my hair started to get more dry and frizzy from the age of 13 and onwards. Now itís rough, I have no significant curl pattern or hair pattern it just looks like a scribble. My hair is puffy, frizzy, high porosity and very very thick. The weird thing is when I oil my hair or apply any moisturising cream to it (at home) and braid my hair then sleep with the braids in, when I wake up and take them out my hair looks shiny smooth and soft. But as soon as I step outside in the cold rainy English climate my hair completely frizzes up into a cloud of tangles and knots. I have never dyed my hair and I rarely straighten it. I have tried everything from keratin protein masks to not shampooing my hair at all. Nothing works and I have no idea what to do. Maybe itís the hormones? Not sure. Please if you have any idea why itís happened and how I can either deal with it or get my hair to itís original state that would be amazing. Thanks.
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It is difficult to say with certainty why your hair has changed in texture over the years. A drastic change in hair can occur as a result of illness, lifestyle change, age, a change in product use and/or a change in diet. Hormones definitely play a role in the way our hair behaves, with pregnancy and the menopause having a potentially drastic effect on our hair, so it may be that going through puberty altered your hairís natural structure.
The best way to treat your hair right now is to deal with the type of hair you are currently experiencing. It sounds like your hair is highly porous, resulting in it becoming frizzy very easily. Highly porous hair has a raised cuticle and as a result tends to suffer easily from breakage. I would therefore prescribe products that will protect it from further damage and breakage, while injecting lost moisture. The Kťrastase Rťsistance range is ideal for your hair type, designed to target the symptoms of damaged, weakened hair that has become brittle and prone to knotting. As at-home keratin masks havenít worked for you in the past, I would recommend trying a professional keratin treatment instead. This would inject your hair with much-needed moisture, smooth the raised cuticle, reduce frizz and make the hair more manageable. The Nanokeratin Hair Smoothing we offer at SJ Forbes for example smooths the hair, while locking keratin deep into the cuticle, to repair damaged locks, and leave them deeply nourished, conditioned and shiny. Due to its concentrated formula and professional application it would be far more effective than the masks you have already tried at home. I would also discuss with your hairdresser whether there are any cuts that would suit your hair type better than your current style Ė internal layers, for example, can help to reduce the weight in your hair, leaving it looking less thick Ė as this will help to make your hair more manageable on a daily basis.
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