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Silver hair journey. (Finally DONE!)
« on: 17 Apr 16 / 09:12 PM »
Hi guys. I hope I'm posting this in the right place. I couldn't find a post similar to my problem, so I decided to make a new topic. Please forgive me if I made any mistakes, I'm still new to this.
Now let me introduce you to my ultimate problem.. I had a brassy blonde hair. I stripped my hair form green colour using Color Zap, so after that some strands were darker than others. Instead of bleaching the hair again, I just used Wella T18 toner, to remove brassy tones. The parts that were dark yellow, turned lighter, but still apparently not enough to be covered by silver hair dye. I used Pravana Silver to dye my hair and now the lighter parts turned silver, the yellow parts are light blonde. What can I do to fix those blonde parts? Do I have to use wella toner again? Or apply more Silver dye? I really don't want to bleach my hair again.
I'll be super thankful for any advice. I hope the attached picture will help. :/
Edit: If this will be in any way helpful for advice, I left Pravana Silver for 20 minutes only (as the box suggested). Should I have left it longer?
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Re: Silver hair gone wrong... FIXED, but need advice.
« Reply #1 on: 20 Apr 16 / 11:43 AM »
So I did a good conditioning and decided nothing would fix that hair except bleaching. Last time I bleached my hair was a year ago, so I decided to give it a shot. Now this is what my hair looks like. I still want to go silver. Do you think Wella T18 will work? Then I have Pravana Silver to apply on top. Of cource I am planning to wait a week or two to give my hair a rest.
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Re: Silver hair gone wrong... FIXED, but need advice.
« Reply #2 on: 20 Apr 16 / 05:20 PM »
Those wella toners are not for lifting, you need to lift to the required level first.
I would skip it entirely, it is just unnecessary damage, the Pravana silver will tone your hair.
The orangey areas where the bleached part meets the regrowth are still too dark though
Pravana silver is not damaging at all, so no need to wait.
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Re: Silver hair gone wrong... FIXED, but need advice.
« Reply #3 on: 21 Apr 16 / 12:57 AM »
Oh ok, thanks. But do you think it would be better if I give my hair a rest for at least 2 weeks and just spot bleach it? I mean only the dark parts. I doubt pravana silver will color those dark parts. And I've already had to suffer from gold-silver issue 😂😂😂
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Re: Silver hair gone wrong... FIXED, but need advice.
« Reply #4 on: 21 Apr 16 / 02:13 AM »
I would wait at least a month before bleaching again ideally. For a true pale silver you need an even light blonde base.
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Re: Silver hair gone wrong... FIXED, but need advice.
« Reply #5 on: 21 Apr 16 / 02:22 AM »
Ok thank you really. Since it's April anyway, I'll dedicate this month to university and bleach my hair again at the end of May. I'll dye my hair for Summer I guess. My hair haven't rested from dyes since June 2015, this is a good opportunity 😂
Thanks again. I'll hold onto that advice.  *1* *cheers*
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Re: Silver hair journey.
« Reply #6 on: 27 Apr 16 / 05:51 PM »
Hm, so I thought no need to post about it again, since it's the continuation of my silver hair journey. Today I decided to do a trand test with pravana silver. I mean why not? I'm planning to use it undiluted anyway, so what if I don't need any more bleaching? Previously I've already used diy purple conditioner 3-4 times, so my hair is not as yellow as it once was on some parts.

So I just took the darkest strand from inner layers of hair (right behind the ear) and applied pravana. I'll let it sit for about an hour until I watch some youtube videos and then I'll just tell you my results... Or in case my hair is dark and it doesn't turn out well, I'll just wait till the end of May to do some partial bleaching, only on dark areas and spots 😃

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Re: Silver hair journey. (Still updating)
« Reply #7 on: 27 Apr 16 / 07:40 PM »
Ok so this is what a strand test showed... You can see the comparison pictures to my blonde hair. I think there's not any weird yellow blonde between my natural hair and silver. pravana did cover yellowish tones. Do you think I should wait and bleach again the parts where bleached hair meets natural? Or can I just colour the whole hair now? I'm still nervous 😂😂 I do have a wella t18 toner too.. Just in case...
BTW this is not a diluted colour and I love it 😂😂 *loveeyes*
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Re: Silver hair journey. (Still updating)
« Reply #8 on: 27 Apr 16 / 07:53 PM »
If you are happy with the warmer grey, then go ahead. Be aware that it will fade to an ash blonde on the darker areas though. If you want an even fade, you need an even base.
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Re: Silver hair journey. (Still updating)
« Reply #9 on: 27 Apr 16 / 09:16 PM »
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I guess I'll just even out the base first. I'm not worried about fade and the colour after the fade... I'm just worried about what kind of grey it will become if I dye the whole hair 😃😃😂 Patience... Patience... Patience... I need a patience spell 😂😂😂 ;D
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Re: Silver hair journey. (Still updating)
« Reply #10 on: 27 Apr 16 / 09:31 PM »
When I say fade, i mean the colour it will be after a wash or two
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Re: Silver hair journey. (Still updating)
« Reply #11 on: 27 Apr 16 / 09:46 PM »
Wait, pravana fades after 2 washes? I think a need a permanent silver than 😂😂😂 That sounds terrible.
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Re: Silver hair journey. (Still updating)
« Reply #12 on: 27 Apr 16 / 09:54 PM »
All direct dyes fade with every wash.
With light and difficult colours like silver or pastels, it is possible to get the colour on a darker base, but as soon as it is washed the base starts to show through. So that is why i advise a level 10 base for light colours, it will stay silver longer.
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Re: Silver hair journey. (Still updating)
« Reply #13 on: 27 Apr 16 / 10:00 PM »
My manic panic hot hot pink and enchanted forest lasted over 2 weeks the same colour they were when I feshly dyed my hair. I don't use shampoo, so the dye doesn't wash out with only water (well yes, I wash my hair with 'no poo' method, only water and a baking soda once a week or 2 weeks). Well, if silver washes out so quickly even in just a water without shampoo or soap, I guess I need lighter base :/  *stars* *stars* *gun*
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Re: Silver hair journey. (Still updating)
« Reply #14 on: 28 Apr 16 / 12:29 AM »
I wasn't implying that pravana silver doesn't last long, it is pretty good as far as silver dyes go. The colours you had before were darker and would cover a less than perfect base, but this is not that case with silver. Any warmth in your base will show through, that is the nature of silver, it is pretty difficult for this reason. Even the most long lasting silvers require a fully bleached base to look good after a few washes.
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Re: Silver hair journey. (Still updating)
« Reply #15 on: 28 Apr 16 / 12:55 AM »
I really want silver/grey hair... I'm getting too impatient I think.... I have a very scary urge to buy a bleach tomorrow and screw up my hair 😂😂😂  *stars* I don't need any patience spell, I need chains to bind me down 😂😂😂
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Re: Silver hair journey. (Still updating)
« Reply #16 on: 04 May 16 / 02:06 PM »
Ok so this is the final result at the moment. I got impatient and only did a spot bleaching at some parts neqr the natural hair. I was doing the purple conditioner washes before, so my hair on the length towards theends has already been free of brass and major yellow tones. The left side is a picture of wet hair on a daylight (on the side of the house where sun is shining brightly 😂) and the right side is a picture taken after drying my hair (also in a daylight, but in the other side of the house where it's cloudy and sun is nowhere to be seen).
I'm planning to do some oil treatments and conditioning of the blonde part. Only after that I'll think about what to do about dying my hair. I'm still unsure about using pravana directly. what if it won't dye my hair and I end up with another disaster of silver-blonde stripes? Excuse me, I'm just deeply traumatized 😂😂
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Re: Silver hair journey. (Finally DONE!)
« Reply #17 on: 06 May 16 / 05:14 PM »
So I've reached my destination. Of cource there are some light brown parts close to my natural hair at some areas, but they are tolerable and don't look terrible. I think I might tone those light brown parts down by applying more pravana later. I was surprised people say pravana is dark if not diluted, because as you can see I left it undiluted on for almost 40 minutes and it's light silver (only dark on the inner layers where my hair was more yellow). I thought 'no more bleach' and just went with it. I absolutely love the results and my hair got a lot of compliments today when I was walking the dog. Usually my chihuahua gets more attention, but now it was me and a bunch of women/girls asking me which salon did I visit for these results 😂😂😂 Well, the reaction is too extreme, but my town is pretty small and colourful or silver hair is rare too 😂
I think I'm close to what I had planned since the start. I think I can handle some minor light brown parts as the time passes (until summer) 😂
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Re: Silver hair journey. (Finally DONE!)
« Reply #18 on: 06 May 16 / 05:46 PM »
I wonder if Pravana silver varies from batch to batch, because I have always found it quite light, no idea how people achieve deep charcoal grey from it as many claim.
I would definitely leave it on for longer though, 40 mins is not long for a direct dye, 4 hours is the minimum I aim for if I want a colour to last.
I also love Chihuahuas! We have five Smooth Coats: Harley, Delilah, Mouse, Bibi and Jasper. I get a lot of attention with coloured hair and tiny dogs lol
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Re: Silver hair journey. (Finally DONE!)
« Reply #19 on: 06 May 16 / 06:08 PM »
next time I'll leave it for several hours. I'm planning to do another application in a week.
Actually pravana does become dark grey, if you apply it on yellow hair, but dry (not towel dried as box suggests). I tried a strand test yesterday. I do have a strand that's dark grey sner my natural hair that was very light brown/orange. 😂
my chihuahua is a short haired type and applehead. I have the most beautiful puppy around the area I live in, so we get a lot of attention. 😂😂😂😂
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Re: Silver hair journey. (Finally DONE!)
« Reply #20 on: 06 May 16 / 06:15 PM »
I meant on a fully bleached base. I have had people argue that Pranana silver is almost black when applied straight from the tube, none of the tubes i have had have ever been that dark, or anywhere close. So either the batches vary, or it is possible to get very different results on different hair.
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I don't have a pic of all mine together, but here is one of Jasper and Bibi when they were babies, Delilah is in the corner
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Re: Silver hair journey. (Finally DONE!)
« Reply #21 on: 06 May 16 / 06:20 PM »
Probably that's the case... So if batches truly vary, than I think I'll have to do strand tests every time I order a tube 😂 Well, I think this is a safest way to avoid surprises 😂
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Re: Silver hair journey. (Finally DONE!)
« Reply #22 on: 08 May 16 / 07:31 PM »
Aww, those puppies are soo cute 😍😍 *loveeyes*


So finally I'm satisfied with the outcome. This is the final result of my hair. I love the coulour, so I plan to take a rest from vibrant colours and focus on maintaining silver hair 😂😂
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