I am so super happy!! You have no idea!! Last year when I first bleached my hair it was with the intentions of doing teal over the bleached hair. Well the hair turned a disgusting form of gold so red went over it. A few months later I decided to go to the salon and get some purple streaks. Still not what I was looking for so I started bleaching myself again. It worked nicely but my hair was never light enough to go teal so I did purple. I loved the purple and everyone else did too, I got a ton of compliments every time I went out. I was content on keeping the purple and did for quite awhile now. Last week I decided I needed to do my roots. I am an old lady and the grays were looking a bit gross. So I went to Sally Beauty Supply and picked up Kaleidocolors violet based bleach along with Clairol Creme Developer in Volume 30.
I mixed in a little too much developer so I was afraid that it was not going to lighten my hair. I had a small section in the back of my head that was black still and never bleached. I put the bleach on that first and then realized I may not have enough to do my whole head. After that I did my roots and then applied it to the previously bleached areas. In the past when I put bleach on the pieces that were bleached before they would turn white almost instantly. This time they turned green. I was horrified and happy at the same time . You can see in the picture the roots also were not processing very light. In the end they turned a golden yellow color and the rest was green or teal. It was really strange.
Since I had been waiting, hoping, wishing and yearning for the day my hair was white/light enough to add the teal seeing the teal/green bleached pieces made me ECSTATIC!!!! I had a bottle of Raw dye that my gorgeous teal haired gem of a friend sent me last year waiting for me in my medicine cabinet. I had a sample of Loreal Sulfate Free EverCreme shampoo and conditoner so after I rinsed the bleach out I used it. OH MY GOSH.....My hair felt AMAZING. It really did not feel like it had been processed at it. In fact, it felt better than it did before bleaching!
Pictures do not do this hair justice!! There is so much color variation going on and my camera will not pick it all up. I have purples, greens, teals and blue and it looks so cool!! I am so happy with this accident!
My only complaint is touching it up is going to be a bit more of a pain now. Before I could just slop a whole bunch of purple dye all over and now I have to do it by sections. This turned out so awesome so I am okay with the extra work though. I have heard that teal/blues fade out really fast but since my bleached hair was green/teal maybe it wont fade so bad. I am going to try and wash my hair less and use a sulfate free shampoo so hopefully it will be vibrant in between touch ups!
Thanks for reading,