How to fix bright yellow roots: 2 possible solutions

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There are two ways to fix your roots if they turned out bright yellow.

  • The first way to fix your roots is by using a dye with a purple tone.
  • The second is to wash your hair with purple shampoo.

What will determine if you should choose one option or the other?[/su_list]

 

It’s simple.

  • If your roots turned yellow after using a dye, then you should use the same dye with a purple tone.
  • If, on the other hand, your roots turned yellow after bleaching your hair, then you should wash your hair with a purple shampoo to fix them.

As you can see, the method you should choose for fixing your roots depends on how they ended up this color that you’re not happy with.

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Another aspect to keep in mind is how long it will take to neutralize the color at your roots.

 If you use a dye with a purple tone, then the solution is instantaneous. When you rinse your hair, the bright yellow color will already be toned. On the other hand, if you use a purple shampoo, it will take 2-3 washes to completely get rid of the bright yellow color.  

 

So, now that I already gave you a basic idea of how to fix your roots, I want to look at each problem and solution in depth.

  • Remember that if your roots turned yellow after using a dye, the solution is to use another dye, but this time with a purple tone.
  • If your roots turned yellow after bleaching your hair, then the solution is to wash your hair with purple shampoo.

Let’s take a look at the first situation.

 

I dyed my hair and my roots turned bright yellow. How can I fix them?

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If you used a dye on your hair and your roots turned bright yellow, then you need to use a dye with a purple tone to fix them.

But, of course, you’re probably asking yourself, which dye should I use?

 

It’s easy, you should use the same number of the dye that you used before, but this time it should have a purple tone, which is a number 2.

You’ll probably have noticed that dyes have a number associated with them, like for example:

Dark brown 3, light brown 6 or lighter blonde 9.

That number indicates the dye’s color or level, which ranges from black 1 to platinum blonde 10.

 

But, just like dyes have colors, they also have tones, which is the secondary color in the pigment, like, for example:

Dark ash brown 3.1, light beige brown 6.2 or golden lighter blonde 9.3

Each tone has a number that corresponds to it, and in the case of purple (a beige or marble tone), it’s the number 2.

 

 So, if you want to fix your roots, you need to go to the store and buy the same level or color of dye you used on your hair, but this time, with a number 2. 

For example:

  • 4.2 beige brown
  • 5.2 medium beige brown
  • 6.2 light beige brown
  • 7.2 dark beige blonde
  • 8.2 beige blonde
  • 9.2 lighter beige blonde

 

Once you have the dye, you can tone that unpleasant yellow color.

How do you use it on your hair?

 

 It would be best to just use it on your roots so that way you don’t alter the color of the rest of your hair which is already even. 
  • Comb through your hair so there are no knots left.
  • Mix together the tube of dye and developer included in the kit in a plastic container.
  • Use the color mix on your hair with a dye brush or your hands.
  • Cover all of your roots without leaving any area without dye.
  • Leave it in for 20-30 minutes.
  • Rinse and dry as you normally would.

 

When you dry your hair, you’ll see that your yellow roots have totally disappeared.

Like I said at the beginning of the article, this solution is instant and permanent.

 

Of course, you also can use purple shampoo, but it will take 3-5 washes for you to see its effects.

 

I bleached my hair and my roots turned yellow. How can I fix them?

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If you bleached your hair and your roots turned out yellow, you should use a purple shampoo to fix them.

Of course, you could also use a dye with a purple tone, but you’d need to use it on all of your hair, so it doesn’t turn out uneven.

Imagine how it would look if your roots were toned but the rest of your hair was yellow!

 

That’s why I recommend using a purple shampoo.

 Purple shampoo is an excellent tool for when you want to tone down an unwanted color since it deposits pigments in your hair every time you wash it. 

But, remember that this isn’t an instant solution. You’ll have to wash your hair with purple shampoo at least twice to see the change.

 

You use purple shampoo by replacing your normal shampoo with it. So, that means that every time you wash your hair, you should use the purple shampoo.

If you wash your hair every day, you’ll use the purple shampoo every day.

  • Wet your hair as you normally would.
  • You can use the purple shampoo in the shower.
  • Use the shampoo on your hair and lather.
  • Leave it in for 3-5 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair as you normally would.
  • Brush and dry your hair in whatever way you prefer.

 

Follow these instructions and that bright yellow color in your roots will disappear.

Also, by using it on all of your hair, your color will turn out uniform, without needing to use a dye to even it out.

 

Conclusions

And that is how you can fix bright yellow roots at home.

If you have questions or you don’t have a lot of experience with dyeing your hair, I’d recommend going to a professional salon to get this done.

 

Even though we tried to explain this process in the simplest way possible, it is true that when it comes to coloring your hair, every process has its quirks. Any kind of mistake or distraction during the process could result in it not quite turning out how you’d imagined it would.

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