View Full Version : henna-dyed, then vitamin c-ed, what's next?

October 17th, 2018, 04:32 AM
hi there!

a while ago i posted a thread about my henna-dyed hair, and how it became a mess more and more. i was told to use the vitamin c method to get the henna out (i used LUSH caca brun mixed with noir - which has a lot of indigo in it - the first few times, later i switched to just caca brun). the henna started giving very patchy results, and added more and more of a green hue to the ends of my hair. also, the ends started getting really dark so i skipped dyeing them the last few times.

now, the vitamin C method is definitely working, but i'm ending up with not the prettiest results ofcourse. i'll add some pictures where the colour difference can be seen. i blowdried my hair straight so it can be seen better. i'm now at the point where the top of my head is getting very reddish en further down to the ends more blonde and even greenish. also, the back of the hair near the neck is getting brighter red, even brigther than the rest.

my question: what is the best step to take now? i really want a nice even colour again, but i don't want to cut my hair since it took a long time growing it this long. i also don't think i want to dye it very dark, since my skin is very pale. but my options are probably limited. i'd love to hear if anyone has an idea or solution!

these are the pics (in real life there's more of a green hue where the dark blonde is):
https://i.postimg.cc/QtZxzrFp/IMG-4935.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/Fz9F9ggz/IMG-4937.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/FzDr1dDZ/IMG-4942.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/rmGFXY47/IMG-4946.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/Pf4rS9Tw/IMG-4951.jpg (https://postimages.org/)


October 17th, 2018, 05:07 AM
You could probably use red henna (Lush Caca Rouge for example, no indigo), it might counteract the green, but then you're running a risk of having red roots and brown ends. But hey, at least no green! Besides, there's not that much green in your hair, so maybe color differences wouldn't be as visible.

You could try going to a hairgresser and they might try and balance things out with color-correction, like, they can use different tones on different parts of your hair. I believe a good enough hairdresser can do it, but then you'd have to go to them regularly for touch-ups until this hair grows out.

Nothing will ever take this green out of your hair, I'm really sorry. Those are the only options I could think of that don't require scissors. Maybe other members here know better ways. I would have probably tried the red henna method and then wore buns for a year or so until it all grew out.

October 17th, 2018, 06:13 AM
It doesn't look bad for having partially removed henna. That green is *not* going to come out unless you put red over it. You could do a semi (but don't do henna, trust me on that here, BTDT, and 100 times over, hard lessons were learned).

I would leave it! It's not that bad. I would join the microtrimming thread here to get the green out gradually.

October 17th, 2018, 06:19 AM
I second the suggestion to make peace with the green. I bet it looks cool when you can highlight the color differences in an updo. Maybe some bright green hairsticks would help you love it?

October 17th, 2018, 08:40 AM
I'd go to a hairdresser and have it color corrected. You are at the point that diy just isn't going to work.

You could always try heavy oiling on the green bits, sometimes that helps pull out indigo but I really don't think it will do much.

October 17th, 2018, 08:56 AM
I went to a hairdresser once to have the green "dealt with" - they couldn't do a thing but put red over it, which I didn't want. So it ended there. There is nothing you can do about that green hue (and luckily it's not that bad).