Dying to have blue hair!

curlicarlycurlicarly Registered Users Posts: 242 Curl Connoisseur
I really want blue hair. I'm a college student now, and I know this is the last time in my life I can get away with it. I also know that I'd have to bleach my 3b/c hair to get the shade I want (my hair is nearly black). Anyone have experience with bleaching their hair? Did you lose your curls altogether or what?

The attached image is about the blue I'd be going for.
3b/c coarse, porous (I think), and THICK! Mod CG since: 10/11/08
Avoiding humectants and protein!

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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    You will probably have to go dark to mid blonde to get a cool-toned colour like blue depending how much underlying red is in your hair, you risk hair ending up with stretchy or breaking hair not just loss of curl.

    Prep thoroughly by chelating (remove any mineral deposits that react badly with the persulphate bleach/ peroxide), overnight coconut oil soaks on dry hair (reduce structural protein loss), hydrolysed protein treatments, antioxidants (reduce oxidative damage).

    These would all work together to limit damage, not one or the other. It is possible to add coconut oil and/ or hydrolysed protein to the persulphate bleach mix, not just use them as pre and post treatments.

    Practice practice and practice some more on shed plughole hair, would be best doing a series of mid strength bleach treatments so you don't lift one area (eg. roots) too fast. That could mean you have auburn to orange hair for a few weeks, can you deal with that?

    Products to consider
    - ION swimmers shampoo or sachet (chelating)
    Ion - Purifying Solutions - Ion Swimmer's Shampoo 12 oz.
    - any plain coconut oil
    http://journal.scconline.org/pdf/cc2003/cc054n02/p00175-p00192.pdf
    - Colorful neutral protein filler
    http://journal.scconline.org/pdf/cc2007/cc058n04/p00405-p00411.pdf
    Colorful Products - Colorful Neutral Protein Filler 4 oz.
    - Komaza Care Matani repair treatment (protein, ceramides, panthenol)
    http://www.thenaturalhavenbloom.com/2010/08/ceramides-patching-up-damaged-hair.html
    Products - Komaza Care
    - Komaza Care Vitamin Reign (antioxidants)
    Products - Komaza Care

    HTH.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • lisawillsonlisawillson Registered Users Posts: 31
    The blue colour on your hair looks amazing. I never bleach my hair but I heard that it can cause hair loss problem or damage of hair.

  • JohariJohari Registered Users Posts: 673
    I did dark blue but it looked more black unless it was in the sun light but its fading away and leaving a green tint :/

    I did it over my orange toned hair. I tried to get honey blonde but it didn't go well.

    I only have a flat iron pic though

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  • BluebloodBlueblood Registered Users Posts: 1,748 Curl Neophyte
    Johari wrote: »
    I did dark blue but it looked more black unless it was in the sun light but its fading away and leaving a green tint :/

    I did it over my orange toned hair. I tried to get honey blonde but it didn't go well.

    I only have a flat iron pic though

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    Unfortunately dyed hair fades. Hence the shampoos and conditioners with colour enhancing properties on the market.

    When I use to dye my hair random colours blue, purple, pink etc I worked out that if I used a demi-permanent dye about every 10 days to 2 weeks then my colour would last longer.
  • FunnAndreFunnAndre Registered Users Posts: 2
    I also like to have a blue mixed black hair. Which brand will suitable for me?
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  • StacyracyStacyracy Registered Users Posts: 2
    You can try bleach baths! dilute the bleach with some shampoo/conditioner, water, maybe some oil and just gradually lighten your hair. in between each bleach bath do some sort of deep treatment. i've tried this once and it didnt damage my hair too much and I didnt lose my curls!

    A good blue hair dye that would show up nice and blue (not green!) on hair that's not really blonde is special effects blue velvet! it has purple undertones and at first shows up really dark. So you could probably just get away with lifting your color to a golden shade.

    Also, something you could do to make the dye last really long is to leave it in over night! colorful semi-permanent dyes like special effects have no ammonia or any chemicals that would harm your hair so it'll be fine :D hope this helps!
  • JohariJohari Registered Users Posts: 673
    Stacyracy wrote: »
    You can try bleach baths! dilute the bleach with some shampoo/conditioner, water, maybe some oil and just gradually lighten your hair.
    Would you say its less damaging than using a permanent box dye?? I usually do that but over time i guess it can be drying.

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  • JohariJohari Registered Users Posts: 673
    FunnAndre wrote: »
    I also like to have a blue mixed black hair. Which brand will suitable for me?

    For blue black you can try Clairol's jazzling in blue-black, it looked mostly black to me though.

    For the one thats more dark blue for my picture i used Adore. I'll post a pic of the bottle l8r :)

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  • StacyracyStacyracy Registered Users Posts: 2
    Johari wrote: »
    Stacyracy wrote: »
    You can try bleach baths! dilute the bleach with some shampoo/conditioner, water, maybe some oil and just gradually lighten your hair.
    Would you say its less damaging than using a permanent box dye?? I usually do that but over time i guess it can be drying.

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    umm i'm not sure haha....bleach can be pretty damaging if youre not careful with it, but most box dyes arent as powerful and may not lighten your hair as much. i've never tried using just box dyes to bleach my hair so i cant really give you an accurate answer to that XD :dontknow:
  • SadieBlueSadieBlue Registered Users Posts: 1
    I have some rainbow-haired tales. I also figured I may as well experiment while I am younger. It was fun while it lasted, but I will say concerning bleach, proceed with caution, and/or investigate getting help with it professionally. I made the mistake of not waiting long enough in-between to bleach, and coloring too much in general over a few years and it completely ruined the integrity of my curls. My natural color is a medium gold blonde. My hair is relatively fine, even in its virgin state, so you can imagine what bleaching did to the strength of it.
    Basically, the only way I could get it to look decent was to proceed to heat style it. DOUBLE whammy. In my experience, there is really no true return from bleaching, but there are precautionary measures one can take, as some others suggested.
    I ended up chopping it all off and deciding to let my natural color and curls return, and I've been 'recovering' for about one year now.

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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    Johari wrote: »
    Would you say its less damaging than using a permanent box dye?? I usually do that but over time i guess it can be drying.

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    Damage from lightening is a function of how many shades you lift and how many times you repeat the process, bleach baths are not less damaging them a well done single step lightening, the only benefit is that you are going slower so reduce the chance of overprocessing a section (or the whole head). Sulphate shampoos in themselves are damaging to hair and skin, there isn't a cat in hell's chance I'd leave that soaking on my head repeatedly.
    An Indepth Look at Porosity | Curly Nikki | Natural Hair Styles and Natural Hair Care
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • kjellykjelly Registered Users Posts: 7
    The bluish colour on hair looks good. Mostly I used reddish brown or blue. Bleaching can harm your hair. So try to avoid bleach your hair.
  • april.southeapril.southe Registered Users Posts: 24
    I would like some more information on this adding coconut oil to bleach? I will be going with green hair here soon and as bad as I hate to will have to bleach or do a hi lift blonde to get back to a light base since I have hot pink hair atm. I always change my hair and I treat it like a baby during all of this, I just never heard of adding stuff to the bleach process.
    Does it make a huge difference? I might just use a hi lift blonde because there is no where near the damage in my opinion. Although if anyone out there is looking for a low damage bleach, Roux Sheer Delites is amazing. Their bleach is wonderful.
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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    I would like some more information on this adding coconut oil to bleach? I will be going with green hair here soon and as bad as I hate to will have to bleach or do a hi lift blonde to get back to a light base since I have hot pink hair atm. I always change my hair and I treat it like a baby during all of this, I just never heard of adding stuff to the bleach process.
    Does it make a huge difference? I might just use a hi lift blonde because there is no where near the damage in my opinion. Although if anyone out there is looking for a low damage bleach, Roux Sheer Delites is amazing. Their bleach is wonderful.

    Can you get some of the pink out with a peroxide free colour remover like Color Oops?

    I had heard of others doing adding coconut oil to the mix, there is lauric acid (the main fatty acid in coconut oil) in the product I use anyway, so I just chucked in a couple of teaspoons of melted oil and it worked fine. I do it as well as treatments on dry hair in the days before not instead.

    Remember that a lot of the damage is not visible to the naked eye and not on the surface, the hair is weakened from the inside. Even if you notice no difference it doesn't mean it hasn't had an effect.

    http://journal.scconline.org//pdf/cc1999/cc050n06/p00327-p00339.pdf
    http://journal.scconline.org/pdf/cc2003/cc054n02/p00175-p00192.pdf
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect

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