Do you dye or color your hair any "artificial" colors? Any problems?

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Do you dye or color your hair any "artificial" colors? Any problems?

Bignuf Bignuf
Our daughter likes to dye her hair different colors..but went "over the top" with striped hot pink and blue, while studying abroad in Scotland. She always uses the 28 washes colors, so it comes out of her "BLOND" hair. She figured this was a last "hurrah" before letting her hair be natural for her wedding next year and going off to medical school....HOWEVER, while the PINK came out...the BLUE did not...at all. Dish soap, "hair color ACCIDENT fix"...NOTHING worked. 128 washes later, NO change. Finally she ended up paying $265 to have her hair completely stripped and "recolored" to her natural tone.

Anyone else color their hair to "artificial" colors, and ever have a problem doing so?
08/15/2011
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Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Our daughter likes to dye her hair different colors..but went "over the top" with striped hot pink and blue, while studying abroad in Scotland. She always uses the 28 washes colors, so it comes out of her "BLOND" hair. She ...
I never use washes so I wouldn't know. But I've dyed my hair every imaginable color, I have really dark almost black hair so I always had to bleach it first. Maybe she didn't grab wash but grabbed a permanent or semi-perm color accidentally, because I've never heard of anyone having problems with color staying in only the opposite colors not staying in long enough. So it is weird.
08/15/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I color my hair artificially all the time, and the only problems I've ever really run into were overprocessing parts of my hair and having to dye my hair brown 3 times right before my wedding because the blue green I had dyed my hair shortly before Thanksgiving had managed to leave a somewhat green tint in certain lights. My wedding was New Years Day and everything came out ok.

I haven't used the temporary dyes like that since I was younger though, but I never had problems with those washing right out.
08/15/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I have had her -exact- problem. I have platinum blonde hair (bleached, of course) and I've had blue stuck in it.

From my background in cosmetology and my own personal experience, I've found that blue/green colors are the ones that tend to last the longest without fading. Red generally fades faster because the molecules don't stick to the hair as much as other colors. Green and blue are at the other end of the spectrum with explains why they might stain hair.

Hair that has been artificially lightened, or is naturally very light, is usually a lot more porous than darker, natural hair. Because of this, the hair strands tend to suck the color up and semi-permanent can become permanent.

I had my hair done with blue and pink. I put bleach over it and the pink disappeared, while the blue hung around and turned into a pool-water color. I had to dye my hair to a medium brown to take it out. The blue hasn't always stained. It does seem to rely on the quality of the dye. Now, I'm always super careful. I'm contemplating going blue again, but don't want to have to go back brown to get rid of it.
08/15/2011
Jaimes Jaimes
I had purple hair the first time I met both of my future in-laws. I dyed it for some random Halloween convention or something, and just happened to get a chance to meet them both while it was still bright purple. It did wash out over time, and luckily my hubbie's folks are amazing, and thought it was cute and daring. But it did take two good months to finally get all the purple out of the hair at the back of my neck.

Regards,
Jaimes
08/15/2011
Callisto Callisto
Pink likes to stay in my hair like crazy. I didn't really have problems with my blue or green cause I dyed over them but yeah.. I had pink in the ends of my blonde hair for the longest time.

My hair is red right now and it's staying pretty nicely (a natural red). After being a brunette I bleached it to a copper-y blonde and put a natural red over it. You'd think i was a natural redhead..

Also.. i want pink hair again :x
08/15/2011
Miss Jenn Miss Jenn
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Our daughter likes to dye her hair different colors..but went "over the top" with striped hot pink and blue, while studying abroad in Scotland. She always uses the 28 washes colors, so it comes out of her "BLOND" hair. She ...
What brand, and where did she get that blue color!? I need something that doesnt wash out. The pink I have in my hair now, it doesnt have a set amount of washes that it will come out in, it slowly rinses out each wash. That blue sounds awesome.

I would not have paid that much to get the hair bleached. You can do that for $10 a bottle, its pretty easy to do. Then I would have went and gotten the hair recolored to a color closer to the natural color.
08/15/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I knew a girl in high school who colored her hair blue with green leopard spots. It was pretty creative (this was also a performing arts high school, so no one was surprised by it).

The most I've done was a cranberry-grape in high school (permanent), then some purple streaks in my mid-20's (wash out type). Never had any problem with getting rid of hair color since I stick to reds and those fade rather quickly. Although once my red had been over-processed and I had 'Leeloo from 5th Element' bright orange hair. Had to end up wearing a wig in the theatre production I was in because of that (most maids in the 1940's don't have bright orange hair).
12/07/2011
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