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Arctic fox sterling awful green fade. Help?
« on: 15 Jun 17 / 04:35 PM »
This is the fade out from arctic fox sterling. It turned green after only one wash. It is supposed to be grey. Anywho. Trying to go either dark grey like I was trying to do, or back to white where I started any suggestions?

Ps. I'm allergic to coloroops. Ouch.
 

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Re: Arctic fox sterling awful green fade. Help?
« Reply #1 on: 15 Jun 17 / 04:50 PM »
I'd also do dark ash blonde which is what I am naturally. This  is a pic of where I was trying to go with this.

My strand test was great, and I left it in for 45 minutes, plus application time. it was grey like this pic for the whole 5 days it lasted before I washed it and it turned aloe vera plant dark green.

The above pics are of the darkest parts one month later. It didn't fade evenly, most of my hair is a light seafoam green almost back to white. I really think arctic fox sterling  is just a green dye that they mixed some wash in grey (the likes of fancifull's silver lining) to.  I mean I knew it was going to fade, but one wash? Lame.

Anywho. Any ideas?
 

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Re: Arctic fox sterling awful green fade. Help?
« Reply #2 on: 15 Jun 17 / 05:12 PM »
I don't have a suggstion on a grey dye, but strictly speaking, grey isn't actually a colour. The only way to make grey to black is to use another colour. So yes, it's likely this is a green or blue based dye mixed with maybe a pink... hard to say as I've not seen it in person. I would guess that if there is a colour toning it (which would be the pink) then that has washed out for whatever reason leaving you with this colour. Which is actually a lovely colour, though if it's not what you want I understand. But it's a colour that many of us actually go for, so try not to call any colour ugly :)

You can add diluted pink to what you have to tone it to a blonde shade. If you added some diluted pink toned purple it might come out grey. You need to tone out the yellow and blue tones, a pink toned purple should do that. If you take that photo and invert the colours in imaging software you should get an idea if the colour you need to tone it.
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Re: Arctic fox sterling awful green fade. Help?
« Reply #3 on: 16 Jun 17 / 07:57 AM »
  If you take that photo and invert the colours in imaging software you should get an idea if the colour you need to tone it.

Thanks so much I can't believe I didn't think of that!!  I have a basic understanding of color theory, but I couldn't figure out what color to opposite this would make grey. Duh! Grey is not a color, it's a hue. Jeesh. It is pretty. I just need something more 'work friendly' as my boss would say.  Eyerolls.
 

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Re: Arctic fox sterling awful green fade. Help?
« Reply #4 on: 16 Jun 17 / 08:11 AM »
So this is the inversion of where I'm at now, but I'm not sure what to call this inverted color or what product would be this color to add  to this. What do you perceive this color as?
 

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Re: Arctic fox sterling awful green fade. Help?
« Reply #5 on: 16 Jun 17 / 08:23 PM »
Ummmmm... peach?
It's hard to say really, some areas look more yellow/orangey, some more pinkish on my screen.
 

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Re: Arctic fox sterling awful green fade. Help?
« Reply #6 on: 16 Jun 17 / 08:35 PM »
Yeah, I'd say peach too. Makes sense really. Pink to tone the green and orange to tone the blue.

So, mix up a peach shade, slightly heavy on the orange I'd say as there is a lot of blue in the green. Dilute it with conditioner. then somewhere where it's not obvious, strand test it.
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Re: Arctic fox sterling awful green fade. Help?
« Reply #7 on: 16 Jun 17 / 08:39 PM »
Exactly what I was going to say, peach with an emphasis on the orangey tones as the colour looks quite blue now to me.
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