5 Best Colors to Dye Over Blue Hair (yes! there’s even a color for you)

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Can you dye over blue hair? Of course you can, and I’ll tell you which colors are the best for doing it.


If you want to stick with bright colors, the 3 best colors to dye over your blue hair are:

  • Purple
  • Green
  • Turquoise

These colors have a blue base, so it should be easy to change from one color to another.


The best traditional colors to dye over blue hair are:

  • Brown
  • Red


All the colors above have blue in their base, which will help you change from blue to the new color you choose.


 The trick to it is choosing darker colors. If you use a bright yellow or a traditional blonde, it won’t work. 

To change from blue to another non-traditional color, you don’t need to take too many steps. All you need to do is wait until the blue fades and apply the new color.


Another detail to keep in mind is the kind of dye you choose, then you’re picking out a new color.

If you want to stick with a non-traditional color, then you should use a dye made for that.

You’ll see, there aren’t any permanent dyes for pastel pink or turquoise.


There aren’t many semi-permanent dyes outside of brands specializing in these kinds of non-traditional colors, and the ones that exist are just part of a marketing scheme to sell more products.

They have the same duration as a dye made for the kinds of bright colors you’re looking for; they just call them semi-permanent dyes.


If you decide to opt for a more traditional color, you can use either a permanent or a semi-permanent dye.

You have a lot of options when it comes to these kinds of dyes.

They range from black 1 to platinum blonde 10.

So, you need to choose which of the colors you’d like to have in your hair.


Now I’m going to tell you more about dyes for vivid, bright colors, as well as permanent and semi-permanent dyes that you can use on your blue hair.


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Do you want to use another vivid color? I’ll give you a few color options

If you want to continue with the most extravagant, fun colors, then you should use a dye made for those kinds of colors.

As I’m sure you know, there are many, many different colors out there, from pearl to glitter.

But, in your case, you’re starting with blue hair, so you’re a little bit more limited with color choices.


  To change your color, you should go for a shade that has blue in its make-up and that isn’t too light. 

I’d recommend purple, green, or fuchsia if you want to stick to a bright color. You should choose the darkest option available in any of those colors.

If you go for a pastel purple or sea green, your hair might end up with some blue showing through, making it look uneven or messy.



Purple is a color that looks good with all skin and hair types.

It has blue in its make-up, so your blue will be a good base for this change.

You can choose a dark purple or even an intense grape-purple if you’re up for it.

You should always choose a dark color, though, because it won’t completely cover your blue base if you don’t.




Green is one of the most requested colors in hair salons.

Like purple, it contains blue in its make-up, so your blue can also work as a good base for this change.

You can choose a medium green like olive or darker forest green.

In your case, it isn’t so necessary that the color be so dark since blue is such an important part of green’s base.



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This color has a lot of similarities with the process of changing your hair to green.

Turquoise is almost entirely made up of blue, so it doesn’t need to be such a dark color.

You can choose anywhere from medium to dark turquoise.


Some tips for dyeing your hair a bright color

  • Remember that to switch between these kinds of bright colors, you don’t need to bleach your hair since you bleached it before you used the blue dye.
  •  You should wait until your color fades as much as possible and then use the new color. 
  • This kind of dye usually starts to fade after 4-6 washes
  • Remember that you should use this dye on damp hair, it doesn’t contain either peroxide or ammonia, and it’s 100% vegan


Do you want to go from blue hair to a more traditional color? These are your options

Now, the other option you have is to go for a more traditional color.

These dyes are the ones that you know from seeing them just about everywhere.

Permanent and semi-permanent dyes.


They both have the same end goal: to add color to your hair.

 The most important difference between them is that semi-permanent dyes don’t contain ammonia, while permanent dyes do. These dyes come in most traditional colors. 

They range from black 1 to platinum blonde 10.


If your hair is blue and you want to change to more traditional color, I recommend brown or red.




Brown is the most traditional color in the world; statistically speaking, 56% of the female population has brown hair.

It’s a beautiful color that will perfectly cover the blue in your hair.

You can do it with either permanent or semi-permanent dye; it doesn’t make a difference.


You can choose between three shades of brown, depending on your shade of blue.

  • Light brown 6 if your hair is light blue
  • Brown 5 if your hair is neither dark nor light blue
  • Dark brown 4 if your hair is dark blue


 That way, all traces of blue will disappear when you use the dye, and your hair color will be even.  

The other option for traditional colors is red.



In this case, the shade of blue you currently have doesn’t matter.

Red has a lot of pigmentation, and your hair will absorb it quickly, eliminating any remaining dye from your blue.

 It doesn’t matter if you use semi-permanent or permanent dye; if you use red, the blue will disappear from your hair.  


Many brands have entire lines dedicated to red with fun names like:

Fire red, passion red, intense red, temptation red.

All you need to do is swing by a haircare store or pharmacy and choose the red that you like best.


Tips for using a semi-permanent or permanent dye on your hair

  • To use semi-permanent or permanent dye, you shouldn’t bleach your blue hair beforehand.
  • If you use a permanent dye, you’ll need to touch up your roots in 4-5 weeks.
  • If you use a semi-permanent dye, you’ll need to touch up your roots in 2-3 weeks.
  • You use semi-permanent and permanent dyes on dry hair.
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions included in the kit



Changing blue hair to another color can be an adventure.

 Take your time to choose the right color and kind of dye to apply to your hair.  


The colors I’ve recommended are based on years of experience in the salon fixing colors that went wrong.

Read this article thoroughly before choosing a new dye.

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