My hair turned green. The ketchup didn't work. I dyed over it a darker color but it faded greener :(
I'm surprised I still have hair. It's been a journey. I'll try to shorten this as best I can...I'm a natural brunette. My hair inexplicably started lightening on its own. When I saw blonde, I dyed it jet black. It would fade out and I did this back to black dance for a while until I just said F it and let it be. I worked on reviving my curls. I got the DevaCurl products and used that unitl I developed an allergy to it. Early 2014 I chopped my hair off and it was looking better but once again started lightening. I don't take medication or vitamins, I avoid the sun as much as I can, and don't swim too much for blah, blah reasons. I came across red hair dye and loved it. I rocked it until it faded then went to a friend that did her hair and told her I wanted purple. She put some kind of blondish color on my hair which burned. She said it had to burn and two hours later, I couldn't take it and rinsed my hair out. Her hair looked good and she does the same to her so in my ignorance, I thought it would be okay. My hair was bright orange. I was devastated and went to Sally's the next day. I got a plum color and it came out okay. I made an appointment with a professional. She dyed it and only a random portion like maybe half an inch thick dyed purple and the rest was red. She said I had to wait for her to redye it. Two weeks later, she dyed it blue. Then hours later dyed it pink. It was purplish but not what I wanted. When it faded to an orange like color, I dyed it blue. Now in Summer, I kept the blue and dyed it when the green came in. I did this for a while and then just left the green since my hair faded in like 3 days. Didn't matter if I washed it or not. It just faded. I kept the green until I came across a colorist in a full salon place. She bleached my hair. OMG how it burned.She said I had a allergy to the bleach and rinsed it out. The top of my hair was blonde but the bottom was bright green. If it wasn't as short as it was, I would have just cut it off. Anyways, she dyed it pink and purple. I didn't like the pink in the front and dyed a section blue. Made the prettiest purple and I loved it. My hair was 2 different shades of purple and the bottom was pink. I just redyed the same parts as it faded. Early April I noticed my hair was green in some areas and decided to dye it with a permanent color in burgundy. Not even a week later I saw it was green. Once again, I said F it and let it be. I saw the post about the Ketchup and gave it a shot over the weekend. Nothing. I kept it on for like 45 and nothing. I don't know what to do and my hair doesn't curl anymore. I was told I'm just gong to have to cut it off and start over. If there is hope, please, please, please help.
I've had my hair turn green before when dying my hair with a blonde box dye after stripping bright red out of it. It was a horrible experience. I dyed over it with a semi permanent very dark brown from colorsilk. It slowly faded to a medium/ light ash blonde color and the green was gone for me and never came back. I've used vitamin c tablets crushed up mixed in shampoo to fade colors out of my hair in the past and it worked wonders, you could maybe try that. I have also heard that washing hair with baking soda a few times gets rid of the green tint hair gets from chlorine in pools. I'm definitely not a hair expert or anything but these are things I would probably try especially since they aren't chemically damaging. If nothing works I would go to a professional and have them fix it or go to a beauty supply store like sally's and see what they suggest (maybe a red based toner?). For your curls though I have no idea I'm in the same boat with you on that after years of heat damage and dying my hair. I hope you find something that works for you.