As a beautician, one of the most common questions is whether to put pink hair dye over the green. Many people experiment with different hair colors, but sometimes it can result in an unexpected outcome, leaving you with a color you didn’t intend. Don’t worry; you’re not alone.
In this post, we will discuss everything you need to know about fixing hair color mishaps and how to put pink hair dye over the green.
Understanding the Hair Color Wheel
Before we get into the specifics of putting pink hair dye over the green, let’s first understand the hair color wheel. A color wheel is a tool used to help colorists determine which colors complement each other and which ones do not.
It has three primary colors: red, yellow, and blue, and three secondary colors: orange, green, and purple. When you mix primary colors, you get secondary colors; when you combine secondary colors, you get tertiary colors.
Green is made up of yellow and blue, which means it sits opposite red on the color wheel. Pink, on the other hand, is a tertiary color made up of red and white.
Therefore, pink is the opposite of green on the color wheel. This means that pink can cancel out green and vice versa.
Tips for Putting Pink Hair Dye Over Green
Now that we have a basic understanding of the color wheel, let’s dive into the actionable tips you need to know for putting pink hair dye over green.
- Pre-lighten your hair: Before putting pink hair dye over the green, you must pre-lighten your hair to a blonde or pale yellow shade. Green hair color can be stubborn, and if you try to put pink dye over it without pre-lightening, it may result in a muddy or dark color.
- Choose the right shade of pink: There are many shades of pink, and not all of them will work to cancel out green. Choose a bright or pastel shade of pink that has a cool undertone. Warm pinks may not be effective in canceling out green.
- Mix the pink dye with a small amount of green dye: To ensure that the pink dye cancels out the green completely, mix a small amount of green dye into the pink dye. This will create a custom color that will effectively cancel out the green.
- Use a color depositing conditioner: To maintain the pink color and keep it from fading quickly, use a color depositing conditioner. This will also help keep your hair healthy and shiny.
Pros and Cons of Putting Pink Hair Dye Over Green
As with any hair color process, there are pros and cons to putting pink hair dye over the green.
- Pink can effectively cancel out green, creating a beautiful new hair color.
- It’s a fun and unique way to experiment with hair color.
- It’s a relatively easy fix if you’re unhappy with the green color.
- Pre-lightening can be damaging to your hair if not done correctly.
- If the green is too dark, it may not cancel out with pink, resulting in a muddy or dark color.
- It may require multiple dyeing sessions to achieve the desired pink color.
In conclusion, putting pink hair dye over green is possible but requires some pre-planning and patience. It’s important to understand the color wheel and choose the right shade of pink to cancel out the green.
Pre-lightening your hair and mixing the pink dye with a small amount of green dye can also help achieve the desired result.
As with any hair color process, there are pros and cons, but it can create a beautiful and unique new look if done correctly.