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From Yellow to Blonde: How Hair Dye Can Transform Your Look


         Are you tired of your yellow-toned hair and dreaming of a luscious, blonde mane? Well, you’re in luck! Blonde hair is a classic and timeless look that many people aspire to achieve. Whether you have naturally yellow hair or your hair has turned yellow due to various reasons such as exposure to sunlight, chlorine, or chemical treatments, hair dye can come to your rescue! In this blog post, we will delve into the world of blonde hair dye and explore how it can effectively cover yellow hair, giving you the blonde locks you’ve always desired.

Yellow to blonde


Understanding Yellow Hair

         Before we talk about how to cover yellow hair with hair dye, let’s talk about why hair turns yellow. Oxidation, which happens when the hair’s natural pigment is exposed to air and starts to break down, is available on the market, ranging from permanent to semi-permanent options. Let’s explore some of the most common types:

  •  Permanent Hair Dye

            As the name suggests, permanent hair dye provides long-lasting results. It contains ammonia, which helps to open the cuticle and penetrate the hair shaft, allowing the color to penetrate deeply into the hair. Permanent hair dye is ideal for covering yellow hair and achieving a lasting and vibrant blonde color. However, it’s important to note that permanent hair dye can also be harsh on the hair and may require regular touch-ups to maintain the color.

  •  Semi-Permanent Hair Dye

           Semi-permanent hair dye is a gentler option that does not contain ammonia and does not penetrate the hair shaft as deeply as permanent hair dye. It typically lasts for a few weeks and gradually fades over time. While semi-permanent hair dye may not be as effective at covering yellow hair as permanent hair dye, it can be a good option for those who want a temporary change or are looking to experiment with different shades of blonde.

  • Demi-Permanent Hair Dye

         Demi-permanent hair dye is a middle ground between permanent and semi-permanent hair dyes. It contains a low level of ammonia and can last longer than semi-permanent hair dye, typically up to 12 weeks. Demi-permanent hair dye provides more coverage and color deposit compared to semi-permanent hair dye, making it a suitable option for those looking for a longer-lasting solution to cover yellow hair.

 How Hair Dye Covers Yellow Hair

           Hair dye contains color pigments that work by depositing color onto the hair shaft, effectively covering up the yellow tones. The color pigments in the hair dye can counteract the yellow tones through a process called color theory. Color theory is based on the principle that colors opposite each other on the color wheel cancel each other out. Yellow is opposite to purple on the color wheel, which means that purple pigments in the hair dye can neutralize the yellow tones in the hair, resulting in a more balanced color, including shades of blonde.

           When hair dye is applied to yellow hair, the color pigments in the dye attach to the hair shaft and coat the hair cuticle, effectively covering the yellow tones. The pigments in the hair dye interact with the existing color of the hair, neutralizing the yellow tones and creating a more even and balanced color result. This is why choosing the right shade of blonde hair dye with the right undertones, such as ash or cool tones, can be particularly effective in covering yellow hair and achieving the desired blond look.

Tips for Achieving the Best Results

To ensure that your hair dye effectively covers the yellow tones and achieves the best results, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Choose the Right Shade

         When selecting a blonde hair dye, it’s important to choose a shade that complements your skin tone and features. If you have yellow undertones in your skin, opting for color shades of blonde with ash or violet undertones can help neutralize the yellow tones in your hair more effectively.

  •  Follow the Instructions

        Different hair dye brands and types may have specific instructions for application and processing time. It’s crucial to carefully follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer to achieve the best results. Additionally, overlapping or leaving the hair dye on for too long can result in uneven color or damage to the hair.

  • Prepare Your Hair

          Preparing your hair before applying the hair dye can also impact the results. Make sure to thoroughly shampoo and condition your hair to remove any styling products, oils, or residue that may interfere with the hair dye’s performance. Additionally, if your hair is severely damaged or porous, using a hair mask or a pre-treatment can help create a more even color result.

  • Seek Professional Help

         If you’re unsure about applying hair dye on your own or if you have particularly challenging yellow tones in your hair, it’s best to seek professional help. A trained hair colorist can assess your hair’s condition, recommend the right shade and type of blonde hair dye, and apply it skillfully to achieve the desired result.

  •  Maintain Your Color

          Once you’ve achieved your desired blonde color, it’s important to take steps to maintain it. Using color-safe shampoos and conditioners, avoiding excessive heat styling, and protecting your hair from UV exposure can help prolong the life of your hair color and prevent yellow tones from returning.


        In the end, hair dye can be a very effective way to turn yellow hair into a beautiful blonde mane. You can cover the yellow tones in your hair and get the blonde look you’ve always wanted if you choose the right shade, follow the directions, prepare your hair, and, if you need to, get help from a professional. Finally, with the right care and maintenance, you can enjoy your beautiful new blonde hair and show off your new, confident look. So go ahead and use hair dye to get rid of your yellow hair.


Olivia Loveden
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