How to Cover up Orange Hair Tone
Orange hair is usually an unwanted condition you face while lightening your hair color. Fortunately covering the orange color and converting it to other colors is not as hard to process as you think.
Why hair gets orange tone
Your hair does not have a single color tone, if you look in the mirror you will see a lot of color tones in harmony. If you have dark hair, the pigments in the underlying red tones will add depth to the color tones of your brown and black hair. When you apply dye and color lightening processes, that will reveal the underlying reddish tones.
When you do not bleach your hair well, you will get orange hair tone. If you want your hair to turn blonde, you should be sure that the underlying reddish layer is fully blonde tones.
If you can not reach the blond tones, you should not dye your hair blonde. If the orange hair appears as the result of any action, there will be 3 options in front of you;
- Destroy the orange color
- Turn into a darker hair color
- Bleach your hair color more
1. Destroying Orange Color
You can change the tone of the orange hair color as you change the tone of the blond hair color. The difference is that you should use a blue-based dye instead of orange, purple and use a stronger hair toner. When you remove the orange color with this method, your hair will be in light brown tones. The best thing for your hair that has already been damaged after applying the coloring on your hair is to return to darker shades.
While darkening hair tone;
Unwanted Tone – Corrective Tone
- Blonde – Violet color
- Orange – Blue
- Red – Green
To be able to eliminate the orange hair coloring, you will need a light brown hair color in ash tones. Mix the 10-volume oxidant with the color of your choice by a brush to prepare the dye in a bowl. Then apply the mixture to your hair which you divided into 4 regions. Wait till the orange hair color disappears and your hair gets a natural response when the dye is in your hair. You can wait until your hair gets the tone you want. Later on, you can use the hair cream for dry areas.
you will need a light brown hair color in ash tones. Mix the 10-volume oxidant by a dye brush with the color of your choice to prepare the dye in a bowl. Then apply the mixture by dividing the mixture hair into 4 regions. Wait till your orange hair color and your hair get a natural response when your paint hair is working. You can wait until your hair gets the tone you want, or you can stay in that color by washing your hair with a hairline you like. Later on, you can use the hair cream for dry areas.
2. Turn Your Orange Hair into Blonde
Actually, getting orange hair color occurs because you want to get blonde hair color. You can turn your hair to blonde by stepping on this step. If your hair is orange, you have not been able to lighten it enough or you have removed the hair bleacher early. You can add more hair bleacher to continue this process. The important thing here is that you have to rest your hair for at least 1 week in order not to ruin the natural appearance of the hair and then you need to apply it again. Otherwise, your hair may burn. If your hair is burned as a result of these operations, you can examine the of “how to maintain burnt hair” article.
If you have spent the waiting period and your hair is well rested, you can start working to transform into the blonde color. Your hair may need a little more hair bleacher and you can wait until you are sure that this time it turns blonde. Conversion to blonde from your current color may last about 20-30 minutes, after that, you can rinse your hair.
If your hair is bleached too much than you want, do not worry, you can easily turn it into blonde shades with blonde hair coloring. Here you can also use ash and pearl shades, but it will be more natural tones that we recommend. If you want a blonde color in beige and gold tones, you need to use lighter shades of dye to look natural.
3. Returning to a Darker Color
If turning your hair into a blonde tone became a struggle, and all that you get is orange hair tones, the most guaranteed method may be to return to a dark hair coloring. Here, the best guarantee is to return to the previous hair coloring. If you want to do this or want to turn into different hair color, the only requirement is that the hair color is you will use should be darker to cover the current orange tones.