I have kind of a big problem and I'm hoping there is an easy solution that dye-savvy craftsters can supply...
So, three months ago I went to a very expensive salon as a birthday present to me and got my waist-length brown hair chopped off to my shoulders and highlighted in brilliant green and blue (fudge paintbox colours). Very exciting, but way way too much money.
A month ago, the dye was badly faded and I bought a couple of tubes of fudge paintbox blue velvet to dye it again. My wonderful fiancee put it over the faded stuff without bleaching it again, and we were very disappointed when I rinsed it - the dye all slid right off! Didn't take at all! You couldn't tell we had done anything.
So two days ago we tried again and bleached it out:
And tonight my sister helped me with the fudge paintbox again, and...
Now I have baby blue hair. This stuff was almost navy when the salon did it with the exact same product. Has anyone else had this happen? Maybe I should try different dye? The problem is that I've basically rinsed $40 of dye right down the drain and I can't afford to mess up much more. Help!
edit: by the way, I left it in for a half hour, the upper limit suggested on the tube.