Advice for dying hair silver
December 2, 2011 1:27 PM Subscribe
I'm going to bleach my hair and dye part of it silver tomorrow, and I've got a couple of questions.
posted by daisyk to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have short, mid-brown hair, a Directions 30 Vol hair lightening kit
and their white toner, silver and Atlantic blue dyes
. My plan for tomorrow is to:
- bleach my hair as light as it will go (a friend recommended leaving the bleach on for thirty minutes, absolute maximum);
- treat it with the toner to reduce the yellowness;
- dye a blue and a silver streak in it, using clingfilm to section off the streaks from the rest of the hair.
The white toner has a lovely lavender colour in the tub. I noticed that the silver dye has an even darker blue colour and specifically says "for bleached hair" on the packet, so it presumably has a toning effect by itself. If I use the silver dye on bleached and toned hair, will it turn out blue? Should I not tone the hair I intend to dye silver?
Is there anything else I haven't thought of? I've been a fan of Directions dyes for ten years but this is my first time trying for a really light blonde. (I don't intend to follow this previously recommended routine
but who knows, if things get really desperate...)