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Hair Turned Green After Dyeing

I recently dyed my hair golden blonde to a medium natural brown and at the ends it turned green! My natural hair color is the medium natural brown. How do I get rid of the green without dying it again? Please help.

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By Coral

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September 13, 20136 found this helpful
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I was a cosmetologist and color was one of my fortes; what has happened here is you chose a brown with an ash base. Additionally if the ends turned green they are extremely damaged or porous, and have grabbed the base color from the hair tint you used. There's nothing that can really be done that would last on your ends to correct the issue, because they won't hold color correctly for long. A temporary fix would be to purchase a reddish color like a light auburn or strawberry blonde or similar in a semi-permanent color like Clairol Jazzing, and color just the ends to neutralize the green. But, because the ends are damaged it will not last as long as it is supposed to, and you will have to do it frequently.

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You could also use a permanent color in a medium tone which contains red as well, but that will only make the damage worse. Your best bet outside of seeking a professional stylist would be to use a reconstructor and a moisturizer, trim off as much of the damage as you can, and correct any leftover green with a reddish color at the ends.

Don't worry, the green won't turn red, the green will just be neutralized. Realistically, I wish I could tell you a good trim isn't needed, but in this case since the green took at the ends, that tells me the ends are somewhat beyond a permanent fix. Unless you do not like golden or reddish tones in your hair color, never choose a 'natural', 'neutral', or 'ash' hair color, always get a 'golden' color, or a red undertone like an auburn or something.

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A little color theory: red neutralizes green, just as those violet shampoos neutralize yellow in a head of white hair. They cancel one another out. Good luck, and in the future trim more often; doesn't have to be a whole lot of hair trimmed, just often enough to prevent this damage.

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January 7, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks for the information and you are absolutely correct . I have worn my hair platinum blonde for so long and just recently I decided I was sick of this color and wanted a change for the new year. However only 1/2 of the top of my hair has grown out and thus giving me the greenish color on the ends. This is really messed up due to the fact I do not want to walk around with damn green hair not to mention that I work in Corporate America automotive. Just peachy

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March 8, 20180 found this helpful

Tomotoe sauce or if you haven't got that red food colouring will neutralise the green try it it works honest

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August 3, 20180 found this helpful

My hair is light brown dyed it to a light blonde and it came out a golden blonde now a month had gone by and tried to dye it back using a light brown no ash and now it has a light green hue to it what can I do to get rid of the green hue

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May 25, 20150 found this helpful

If had the same problem but I stripped mine and it turned green. So I've tryed the tomato ketup you put it on the hair that's turned green.

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Wrap it in cling film leave it on for half and then was it out.

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Anonymous
October 31, 20150 found this helpful

Hey , my hair was recently a medium red color . I wanted to go black ,so I put adore jet black over it and it turned green within a couple days . I used a couple other brands and it wont go black . Help ? How can I get the green out ? I wanted to try blonde , can I do that ? I just gotta get this green out !!!

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Anonymous
December 2, 20150 found this helpful

I can only use vegetable colour as I am allergic to PPD and MEA in hair dyes. I have white hair on my crown and this turned a light green on the second wash after using a brown hair colour with a lot of ash in it. I will take your advice Kat and try the golden chestnut next time.

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Thank you
Margaret

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Anonymous
September 5, 20160 found this helpful

The EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME! THE EXACT

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Anonymous
December 9, 20160 found this helpful

Cut where it is green

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July 7, 20170 found this helpful

Try putting tomato ketchup on the green spots (yes I know, gross). Then wrap it in tin foil and wait about an hour and a half to two hours. If it doesn't work the first couple of hours, wait a while longer. The red from the tomato will offset the green. I've seen it work (laurdiy on youtube).

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June 28, 20180 found this helpful

vinegar, lemon juice, ketchup or tomato juice. mix it all up, put in hair for half an hour to an hour, wash out in shower.

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