Hair turns green after dyeing because of uneven pigment absorption or exposure to high levels of chlorine. This problem usually occurs in bleached blond hair as a reaction to a darker dye with cool undertones. Green hair is easily preventable but difficult to fix without professional help.Continue Reading
Bleach strips hair of its natural pigmentation and reduces its absorptive capacity. When colored with a cool, ash-brown dye, the damaged hair only retains certain pigments. This preferential absorption of ashy tones creates a seaweed-green effect that worsens over time.
Proper hair care makes this problem easy to prevent. Before dyeing, the stripped hair requires a pigment filler. This product restores the pigments removed through bleaching. After filling, the hair is ready to absorb the darker dye.
Bleached hair also turns green after repeated and prolonged exposure to chlorine-rich swimming pool water. The chlorine causes a chemical reaction with the stripped hair, turning it bright green. It also fades red and brown dyes. Individuals with dyed hair may prevent this problem by wearing a latex swim cap.
The only way to fix green hair without cutting it is to cover the green with a warm-toned dye. The reddish hues counteract the green, producing a neutral brown shade. Twice-weekly warm-toned rinses keep the green at bay until the next dyeing session.Learn more about Chemical Hair Treatments
Hair appears brassy when there are orange, orange-yellow and yellow pigments in the hair. In the salon, stylists tone down brassy locks by coloring the hair with pigments found opposite on the color wheel, namely blue-green, blue and blue-violet. This same color theory can be applied at home to counteract brassiness.Full Answer >
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To remove chlorine from your hair, immediately rinse and shampoo after swimming. Once hair is washed, create a baking soda paste and apply to damp hair. Allow the solution to rest and rinse with shampoo and a protein-rich conditioner.Full Answer >
Yellow-tinted shampoo and conditioner, chlorine, chemicals in water, and excess sunlight exposure can cause gray hair to turn yellow, according to Oprah. Gray hair has very little pigment and easily picks up the pigment from things in the environment.Full Answer >