Did you dye your hair and it ended up green?
Don’t worry, it happens to about 75% of women that are looking to go ashy blonde.
And the good news is there is a solution.
Yes, don’t worry. They won’t cast you as the star role of the Incredible Hulk’s girlfriend.
Although, I can understand your desperation.
And I can understand it, because the same thing happened to me.
Dyeing your hair on your own has its risks.
After all, people study for years to conquer the theories of colorimetry.
It’s just that the art of colors isn’t limited to just artists with oils like Picasso or Dali.
What’s more, the natural color of your hair hides other tones, called underlying tones, which even though you don’t see, are there.
And they are the little scoundrels that are at fault for that shy color you were looking for turning green.
Do you want to know why?
All hair has underlying colors, subtones that are invisible to the naked eye, however, they are there.
When you dye your hair, or even during bleaching, chemical products interact with these underlying tones.
Blondes, for example, have underlying yellow tones, and brown hair has orange pigments.
In most cases, when we dye our hair, those of us that aren’t experts in color theory forget to think about not only the tone that we want to get, but also the tone that we have at that moment and the underlying tones.
Have you ever seen that in the salons they prepare the dyes by mixing various things?
That’s what I’m referring to.
It can even appear a few days after having gotten the perfect ashy blonde and even more so if you go swimming because water with chlorine and water from the tap leave green tones in your hair.
Well, I think that we have talked enough about the topic of color theory, so let’s move on to not one but various solutions so that you stop hiding and you shine like the blonde that you should.
Do you want to finish off those green highlights in your ash blonde hair?
Here I have three solutions for you.
I personally chose the first, which seemed the most natural and gave me results.
But just in case, I had two other possible solutions up my sleeve, which from what I researched, also give very good results.
Tomato juice or Ketchup
Yes, just as you read it.
Ketchup, in addition to dressing hamburgers, is also an effective natural remedy for making those green highlights disappear from your ash blonde hair.
What do you need?
- Plain and simple: a bottle of ketchup and a shower cap
What, you don’t like ketchup?
Then you have two options: buck up and imagine that you have a luxurious hair mask on your head, or continue on with green highlights.
If you are like me, meaning, one of the buck up to the unfortunate situations in life, follow my instructions:
- If only a few pieces of your hair are green, apply the ketchup to those areas.
- If you see that green is invading your whole head, then smear it all over.
- Once you’ve applied the ketchup, cover your hair with a shower cap and let it sit for 40 minutes.
- After that time has passed, rinse your hair with plenty of warm water.
- After, wash you hair with a sulfate-free shampoo and use a deep conditioner to nourish your hair.
At this point, you should have eliminated those green streaks. At least in my case, that’s how it was.
Why is ketchup able to eliminate the green in your ashy blonde hair?
For two reasons.
- First, because on the color wheel, red is opposite green.
- And secondly, because ketchup has acids that neutralize the chemical reaction that causes the alien effect, meaning green.
Although it may seem horrible to cover your hair in ketchup, for me, it’s much more horrible live your life with unwanted, green hair.
Are you allergic to ketchup or anything derived from tomatoes?
Don’t worry, I have other alternatives for you, because I know a lot of people that usually develop an allergic reaction to anything made of tomato.
That’s why the next thing is to ask you if you have aspirin in the medicine cabinet of your bathroom.
No, my head doesn’t hurt. We are going to use the aspirin to finish off the green in your hair.
To use aspirin paste and finish off the green in your hair, you will need:
- Two aspirin
- Normal amount of your shampoo
Step by step:
- In a morter, crush the two aspirin until it turns into powder.
- Once you have the pulverized aspirin mix them with the normal amount of shampoo that you generally use to watch your hair.
- Distribute the mixture on the areas where your hair is green, always when your hair is wet.
- Let it sit for five minutes and rinse with plenty of water.
- After, proceed to wash your hair again with your normal shampoo.
- Condition your hair.
Why does this mixture work?
Because aspirin contains salicylic acid and when you use it on your hair, it counteracts the alkalinity of the chlorine to neutralize the green quickly and easily.
Are you allergic to tomato and you don’t have aspirin?
Then you can use baking soda.
Well, for this solution, we practically turn into biochemists.
Because you should mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.
- Baking soda
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Normal shampoo
Step by step:
- Mezcla una parte de bicarbonato de sodio y una parte de peróxido de hidrógeno.
- Añádelo a una parte de tu shampoo habitual.
- Una vez tengas los tres ingredientes bien mezclados, aplícalo en tu cabello y realiza un masaje para distribuir el producto uniformemente.
- Déjalo actuar por dos o tres minutos.
- Enjuaga con abundante agua.
- Lava tu cabello con tu sahampoo habitual.
With respect to this solution to eliminate the green in your ashy blonde hair, I should warn you.
Due to the properties of the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, you might notice that your hair feels dry after using it.I suggest that once you finish getting the mixture completely out of your hair and wash your hair again, use a deep conditioner with a hair mask or coconut oil.
Now you know how to combat the green color that can appear in your hair after dyeing it blonde.
Which of these methods will you choose?