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So hair is not my area of expertise but I’m really hoping someone can help me!

I had blonde ombré that, during lockdown, I stupidly decided to dye Purple using Directions dye.
It has now washed out but left my hair a pale Green and Yellow.
I tried to use a hair colour remover but it didn’t do anything.

ive read somewhere that 10vol bleach with Olaplex might work BUT this would effect my natural root colour right?

is there anything I can do to get rid of this green at home??
 

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Blue (from the purple dye) and pale yellow (hair colour) make green so that’s why you’ve been left with a green hue.
When removing hair colour you need to understand what you’re working with. Ordinary colour removers won’t work on direct dye fashion colours like Directions. You need a specialist remover but if the colour has been there a while, it’s probably stained the cuticle layer. Direct dye removers work best when the colour is fairly fresh, so I’m not sure if they will do much at this stage. Bleach will dry the hair out further and is unlikely to do much.

Red neutralises green but if you try to do it yourself you might end up looking like a tomato, so book in for a trim to remove those split ends where it’s very dry and ask for advice from a good colourist. Depending on the condition, I’d be looking at a warmer tone on the ends.
 

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Blue (from the purple dye) and pale yellow (hair colour) make green so that’s why you’ve been left with a green hue.
When removing hair colour you need to understand what you’re working with. Ordinary colour removers won’t work on direct dye fashion colours like Directions. You need a specialist remover but if the colour has been there a while, it’s probably stained the cuticle layer. Direct dye removers work best when the colour is fairly fresh, so I’m not sure if they will do much at this stage. Bleach will dry the hair out further and is unlikely to do much.

Red neutralises green but if you try to do it yourself you might end up looking like a tomato, so book in for a trim to remove those split ends where it’s very dry and ask for advice from a good colourist. Depending on the condition, I’d be looking at a warmer tone on the ends.


i. Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I have been for 3 hair consultations in my area and all of them say they cannot get the green out of my hair and my only option it to go darker.
SO.... I will have to attempt this myself.
I’ve seen on another thread, someone recommended Bleach London Rose Shampoo and also Crazy Colour Marshmellow, mixed with conditioner.
Would this work in your opinion or am I better off going with something redder?

I have a trade card and access to professional products but only a level 2 qualification from yeeears ago xx
 

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Blue (from the purple dye) and pale yellow (hair colour) make green so that’s why you’ve been left with a green hue.
When removing hair colour you need to understand what you’re working with. Ordinary colour removers won’t work on direct dye fashion colours like Directions. You need a specialist remover but if the colour has been there a while, it’s probably stained the cuticle layer. Direct dye removers work best when the colour is fairly fresh, so I’m not sure if they will do much at this stage. Bleach will dry the hair out further and is unlikely to do much.

Red neutralises green but if you try to do it yourself you might end up looking like a tomato, so book in for a trim to remove those split ends where it’s very dry and ask for advice from a good colourist. Depending on the condition, I’d be looking at a warmer tone on the ends.
Will a pink direct dye mixed with conditioner be a enough to neutralise the green??
 

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You could try it on a small area.
 

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