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How to Dye Blonde Hair Without It Going Green?

Dying blonde hair can be a tricky process – especially when you are doing it at home or alone.

Green is a great shade if that is what you’re going for. But when it is not, the dyed hair is awkward, splotchy, and uncomplimentary.

Well, you may be asking Why does blonde hair turn green when it is dyed? This weird outcome can only be explained scientifically.

And even better, hair experts have gotten tips about How to Dye Blonde Hair Without It Going Green.

Read below to find out!

Why Does Blonde Hair Get Green Tints with Dye?

Hair experts explain that dying blond hair turns green because of the nature of blonde hair.

Blonde hair is very porous in nature. This type of hair’s porosity means that it doesn’t have a lot of natural pigmentation, a characteristic that is needed to convert hair from one color to another properly.

Another important reason why blonde hair becomes green is that people bleach it in the process of dyeing.

Bleach causes the hair to lose its natural absorbability and tone. (You can read How to Bleach Hair Blonde Without Damage?)

When the hair is dyed to cool tones like light brown or dark colors like black, it may present with a green hint.

Perhaps you have also noticed that after you’ve had a long day of swimming in the pool, your hair looks a little green. That is the work of the chlorine reacting with your hair in the pool.

Usually, this green tint goes away after a thorough session of shampooing your hair.

A Step-By-Step Tutorial on How to Dye Your Blonde Hair Without Green Hues

Here is a step-by-step tutorial for dying your blonde hair correctly every single time.

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Step One: Begin by Prepping Your Hair

Do not begin the dyeing process until your hair is healthy enough to withstand it.

The safest blonde hair to dye is healthy blonde hair. Spend weeks consistently treating your hair by washing, conditioning and moisturizing it.

If you have previously dyed your hair, ensure that the time between dyes is a minimum of 3 months and do something to remove toner from hair.

This is because already dyed hair prevents new dye from taking hold of the hair and spreading evenly. If you do not want to wait for the old dye to fade away completely, you may cut it off.

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Step Two: Choose the Exact Shade You Want

Hair expert’s advice that for unskilled home dye jobs, it is easier to dye blonde hair darker colors.

Then, from the darker colors, a lighter shade may be chosen. However, this advice depends on the shade of blonde hair.

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Step Three: Choose Pigment Fillers

Hair loses the ability to absorb dye when it is appropriately damaged. Pigment fillers are great for helping blonde hair absorb hair color.

The outcome of the dye is more wholesome with pigment fillers.

Tips on How to Fix Blonde Hair That Has Turned Green?

So, you’ve dyed your hair at home, and it’s green again. Here are hair expert tips on how to fix it.

  • Stop the Dyeing Process 

Once you notice that your hair is turning green, stop the dyeing process, and do not allow your hair to get dry.

Drying your hair will make the green tint more challenging to get rid of. The best thing to do is rinse your hair right away, which will help correct the green tint.

  • Reapply A Neutral Dye

Correcting the color of your dye begins with a reapplication of a neutral dye.

The neutral coloring should have a similar volume and a neutral color to neutralize your green-tinted hair properly.

  • Choose a Good Shampoo

It would be best if you used a good quality shampoo for natural blonde hair to make sure that your hair is thoroughly washed out. Another option is to make a homemade shampoo that works too.

You can also use a homemade dye correction shampoo to remove the green color. Homemade shampoo can be made using white vinegar and aspirin, tomato paste, and powdered lemon mixed with water.

Another option is to mix baking soda in your store-bought shampoo. Apply it to the regions of green tints on your hair.

Lastly, some experts advise using red dye (that should be temporary) and mixing it with a good quality shampoo. Red dye balances out the green tints in green-tinted hair.

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Tips for Taking Care of Dyed Hair

  • Moisturizing Hair Dyes-Always use hair dyes that have moisturizing ingredients. Natural oil, such as coconut oil, makes the hair remain a healthy glow and keeps it moist.
  • Do Not Shampoo After Dyes- Avoid shampooing your hair immediately after a dye job. Give the hair a couple of days rest first. It will help the dye hold the hair better and longer. Wash your hair only 3 times a week.
  • Shampoo Your Hair with Warm Water- Use warm of moderately cool water when you wash your hair. Your shampoo should be primarily for dyed hair.
  • Avoid Sulphate Shampoo- Sulphate shampoo wears out hair dye more quickly. It takes apart the color on the hair follicles.
  • Use Hair Supplements- Hair supplements contain hair vitamins. Although you can eat these vitamins in food, you may apply them directly to your hair to keep it healthy, glowing, and strong.
  • Protect Hair from Sun-Ultraviolet rays are damaging to all hair, and most especially to dyed hair, which may be weaker because of the dyeing process. Wear a hat when you go out in the sun to cover your hair. Also, trim damaged hair and regularly trim spit ends.


Dyeing blonde hair often goes wrong and produces an awkward, asymmetrical green tint in the hair instead.

With these tips to How to Dye Blonde Hair Without It Going Green, we hope that you will be able to avoid such instances, especially when doing home dyeing.

We hope that you can fix the green tints and, even better – take great care of your gorgeous hair. Hair dyeing is fun and beautiful, especially when it is done rightly.



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