I dyed my hair pink and it went wrong, it turned ugly! How can I fix it?

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  • If you don’t like how your pink hair looks, the first thing you should do is check what you don’t like about the color.
  • If the pink is too dark, it’s best to wait until it fades with washes. If the pink stays, you can fade it quicker with anti-dandruff shampoo.
  • If the pink is too light, you can apply a more intense pink hair dye. In a few moments, I’ll tell you the options.
  • If the pink is too red, apply a semi-permanent white hair dye to create a new pink shade.
  • And if your pink is salmon, or if it’s uneven, you’ll need to bleach your hair to a yellow base. Then, apply a new pink hair dye.

 

it seems like salmon color

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As you can see, sometimes what seems very simple can get complicated. One example could be applying a semi-permanent pink hair dye that has no ammonia or peroxide, and getting unpleasant results.

 If you’ve dyed your hair pink and you don’t like the way it looks, the first thing you have to do is stand in front of a mirror under a good light and look at your hair carefully. 

Are you in front of the mirror?

 

Very well.

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Now, identify what you don’t like.

  • Is your pink hair too dark?
  • Is too light?
  • Is too red?
  • Did pink turn salmon?
  • Is pink two-colored? For example, the roots are a light pink and the rest of the hair is a dark pink

 

Don’t take checking this lightly because  if you don’t know what you don’t like, you can hardly make a good decision. 

 

In fact, I’ll push your patience a bit more to suggest the following.

Before getting down to it, meaning working on your hair, allow several days to go by.

 Many times the color settles after a few days. The hair fiber takes a long time to absorb or expel the pigments of the hair dye. 

Wait a few days before making a decision!

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If you still don’t like pink after a few days, you can decide with a cool mind.

Have several days passed and you still don’t like pink?

 

Well, what you should do is modify the color to wear a pink that you want. Happily, there’s a solution.

Some will be as simple as reapplying the hair dye or applying another shade. Others involve bleaching. It can damage your hair.

Have you identified what you don’t like about pink in your hair yet?

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Then, it’s time to fix it.

 

Scenario 1: pink turned too dark. Solution: wash hair more frequently.

almost red

Do you know the saying, “Do not hoard what you can’t or won’t use?” In this case, I say, “Wash out the dark pink hair you got”.

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Why did the pink get dark in your hair?

 

Probably because it had an excess of pigmentation.

However, don’t worry. After 2 or 3 washes, you’ll notice that your pink color has gone down several tones. Remember that we’re talking about semi-permanent hair dyes that fade evenly with washing.

 

If, after a few shampoos, pink still seems dark, dandruff shampoo can wear it out. It contains sulfates, which are corrosive to color.

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Once the hair dye has faded completely, you can apply a new, lighter pink shade. But remember to moisturize your hair before applying the color, as dandruff shampoo tends to dry out the hair.

 

Scenario 2: Pink hair dye is too light. Solution: apply a new pink color.

This is the easiest solution because you only need to apply a new pink, darker color. Remember that semi-permanent dyes don’t damage the hair because they don’t contain peroxide or ammonia.

 

  • If you applied a pastel pink, you could try a bubblegum or flamingo pink, which will cover your light base.
  • If you applied a gum or flamingo pink, you could try a fuchsia or a deep pink.

 

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Scenario 3: the pink hair dye is too red. Solution: apply a white hair dye.

Start thanking the manufacturers that invented white dyes. They’ll make you save your hair from a bleaching session.

 

Best of all, you can apply it directly to your hair to lighten the pink that looks red.

Don’t be afraid because white hair dye won’t cover your pink base. It’ll lighten it and you’ll get the pink shade you’re looking for.

 

Scenario 4: The pink hair dye turned salmon or two-colored. Solution: bleach.

after applying a pink hair dye

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The only solution for both situations is to bleach. However, there are some differences. Let’s start with the salmon color.

Since we’re talking about bleaching, a very aggressive process for hair, take a look in the mirror. Does salmon bother you that much?

 

Salmon is one of the most popular colors in salons right now.

If the answer is yes, then you have no choice but to remove it. Before you applied the pink dye, your hair must have been orange. So, the resulting color was salmon.

 

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Before applying a new pink hair dye, you must get a yellow base color. That can only be done by bleaching.  Once your base color is yellow, you can apply the new pink color. 

 

different color between roots and ends

In the second situation, your hair is two-colored. What are those two colors?

  • Are your roots pinker?
  • Are your lengths pink but not your roots?
  • Are there areas where the pink didn’t take?

 

There’s only one explanation for this:  your base color was not light enough for the pink hair dye to deposit in the hair fiber. 

Most pink shades require a light, pale yellow, or yellow base color.

If your base color was darker or not evenly bleached, the semi-permanent hair dye won’t take properly and you’ll get two colors.

 

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  • If your roots are pinker, they were lighter than the rest of your hair.
  • If your lengths are pink but your roots aren’t, you didn’t bleach your roots well.
  • If your hair has areas where pink didn’t take, you didn’t bleach your hair evenly.

 

Any of these problems can be solved in one way:  by bleaching your hair to apply the hair dye. 

 

If you don’t want to go to the salon because you are experienced in coloring, I’ll give you some tips:

  • Start bleaching at the lengths and then on the roots.
  • Don’t use more than a 30-volume developer.
  • Apply coconut oil on your hair four hours before the process and don’t rinse it.
  • Add 15 or 20 drops of coconut oil to the bleaching mixture to protect your hair fiber during the process.
  • Don’t leave the mixture in for more than 30 minutes.

Once you are done with this process, you can apply the pink hair dye again.[/su_list]

 

Conclusions

As you can see, the first thing you have to do if you don’t like the pink hair dye is to identify what you don’t like.

The solution could be as simple as fading the color with a few frequent washes or applying a new, darker pink hair dye if the previous one was too light.

Remember that if your pink is salmon or looks uneven, you’ll need to bleach your hair. It’s a very aggressive chemical process.

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