Can I apply pink dye over my green hair or will turn out horrible?

  • The first thing you have to do to go from green to pink hair is to use a clarifying shampoo to fade the green pigments.
  • Once your hair has a yellowish shade, i.e. there are no more green traces, you can choose any pink shade, from pastel to intense. But, if you still have some very faint green highlights, you should only choose the strongest pink colors.
  • To turn your green hair into pink, it is vital to fade the previous color. If you don’t do it properly, you run the risk of ending up with brown hair. And I’ll tell you why later.


first remove the dye

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Do you want to turn your green hair into pink?

Pink hair is in fashion, don’t you believe me?


Take a look at the window, and you’ll see golden pink hair, pastel pink hair, and even a more daring lady wearing chewing gum pink hair.

Nowadays, pink is a trend, both in teenage lovers of Japanese manga, as in not so young ladies, who opt for a more informal look.

However, now, your hair is green. So, you ask yourself: “Can I dye my green hair pink, or is it an impossible task?


 The truth is that it’s absolutely possible to go from green hair to pink, but you have to take some fundamental aspects into account. 

Green is a pretty persistent color. So, it’s not just a matter of pouring pink dye into your hair and thinking that is all. I wish it were that simple!


Look at your hair.

Does it have a very intense green or rather a pale green?


You must know what shade of green you have so that you know which pink to apply.

 It’s not the same to apply a pastel pink over a faded green as it is to apply it over a deep or dark green. 

Do you know why?


Pink is formed with two colors: white and red.

Red is the color that neutralizes green.

So, if you don’t completely fade the green, your hair can end up brown instead of pink.


If you want to wear the pink of your dreams, stay with me, because I will tell you:

  • How to fade the green color of the hair to apply a pink dye
  • How to choose the right pink color for your hair

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How to fade the green color in hair to apply a pink dye

Whether your hair is light green or dark green, the most important thing is to remove as much green pigment from your hair as possible.

You can expect the dye to disappear completely with washings, or you can speed up the process. How?


By using a clarifying shampoo for more intense greens or dandruff shampoo for pale green hair.

What is the objective when washing your hair with one of these shampoos?


To make your hair as yellow as possible or take it to the color you had before applying the green. That way, the pink pigments will penetrate better and look as pink as possible.

If you don’t use any of these shampoos, and your hair is dark green, for example, you can end up with purple hair.

What’s the difference between the two shampoos?


Remove green dye with clarifying shampoo

remove toner from hair

You should use it to replace your usual shampoo and leave it in for 5 to 7 minutes. After a few washes, you will notice how the green will have disappeared. Only then you can apply a pink dye.


Remove the green dye with antidandruff shampoo

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  • Anti-dandruff shampoo contains sulfates, so it is also corrosive to the dye. However, it is a little softer than the clarifying shampoo. So, if your hair is pastel green, use it to fade the color faster.

In this case, you should wash your hair every day and leave it in for five minutes, approximately once a week.


The important thing is that, after using any of these products, your hair is in the yellow color, so that the pink color you choose looks great afterwards.

And remember, you should avoid applying pink directly to green to prevent your hair from turning brown.


How to choose the right pink color for your hair

semipermanent color

Once you’ve used the clarifying or anti-dandruff shampoo to remove the green, it’s time to look at your hair again.

Is your hair completely yellow? Does it have green or blue residue?


The shade of pink you should choose will depend on that.

  • If your green hair is completely yellow, you can choose any pink, from pastel pink to hot pink.
  • If your hair is still green, you’ll need to think about intermediate or stronger pinks so that the green parts of your hair don’t turn brown.
  • If your hair has blue residue, you should apply the strongest shades of pink, even fuchsia. This way, you will avoid your hair ending up purple.


Once your hair is dyed pink, you must wash it with special shampoos for pink hair to help the color last longer.



  • Going from green hair to a pink one, the first thing you have to do is remove as much green pigment as possible, washing the hair with a clarifying or anti-dandruff shampoo.
  • You can use these shampoos as many times as necessary until your hair turns yellow. At that point, you can apply a pink dye.
  • Remember that if your hair has some bluish or greenish highlights, it’s always better to choose the more intense pink colors, such as gum pink or hot pink.

Tell me, what shade of pink will you use to look at life?

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