CAN YOU DYE YOUR HAIR A FASHION COLOUR WITHOUT BLEACHING IT?




I love expressing myself through my appearance and I love having fun and doing something different with my look- so I decided I wanted to have a go at dyeing the ends of my hair green. However, my hair has always been pretty fine and thin and after speaking to my aunt/ hairdresser bleaching was out of the question. I couldn’t risk using bleach on my hair and ruining the condition it is in anymore. So I decided to experiment and see if there was any way I could get green hair without having to bleach it first.

First I decided to just have a go at putting the dye on the ends of my hair, wrapping it in cling film and leaving it for 1-2 hours gently heating my hair every 30 minutes to activate the colour. I wasn’t expecting much and I was right not to. Nothing changed to my hair! It was as if I hadn’t even put the dye in and the only way you could tell I had even attempted to dye my hair at all was the colour it had turned my skin…

After speaking to some people on Twitter they recommended using B4 to remove the build-up of black dye in my hair and try to get it light enough that the green dye would take. I brought some B4 and I was actually really impressed with how B4 lifted the colour from my hair. I put the solution on my hair, left it for an hour and then used their conditioning treatment to shift the stubborn black colour from my hair. As you can see from the pictures it did a pretty good job and this was the lightest I’d had my hair since I was fifteen so I was really impressed. The only thing I will say is that this stuff stinks! I mean my roommates complained about the smell and I could still smell the foul stench of rotten eggs in my hair a few days after I had put it on.

Okay so finally I tried adding the green back into my hair and it did take slightly this time. It was dark and really subtle but in certain lights you could definitely tell my hair was green. Was it the shade I had hoped for? No. Was it worth all the effort I put in? Probably not. I was glad it took but the colour didn’t make me want to keep it and two days later I caved and dyed my hair back to black.

So the answer to this question is no. No you can’t. I tried and failed. If you are wanting to dye your hair a crazy colour the only way you’re going to get there is if your hair is naturally blonde or if you bleach it. If anything this process has just made me appreciate how much I love my black hair and I am so glad to have my gothic hair back! I’m still on my mission for green hair and hopefully one day there will be a dye made specifically for dark hair like mine. 


Till next time, 


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3 comments :

  1. Ah well I hope that you're able to find a dye that will work on your hair one day! Your hair is lovely though x

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  2. I know you weren't completely happy with the results, but I really like how it turned out! The colour your hair is at the bottom is actually the exact colour I want for my hair haha. Dark, but green in the light. I'm glad you went back to what you're comfortable with though!

    Kelly // Velvet and Vibranium

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  3. I think there's a new dye out that doesn't require bleaching hair but I haven't tried it out just yet. I had gotten a copper balayage done so I feel your bleaching pain!

    S .x ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

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