Mixing Bigen Permanent Color w/ Semi-permanent Rinse?

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  1. DivineNapps1728

    DivineNapps1728 Well-Known Member

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    The best hair color I've used since going natural has been Bigen; I love the predictable results, but I'd like more color options. Has anyone ever mixed a Bigen permanent hair color with a rinse, indigo or something similar to achieve a unique color ? If so, what'd you use & what was the result ?

    I'd like to achieve jet black hair with a visible blue cast or jet black hair with a visible plum cast. I'm thinking of mixing a bit of Manic Panic color into my Bigen to see what happens, but I'm not sure how the two formulas will react.

    Any suggestions of products, all tips & wisdom are greatly appreciated !!

    (Just as a caveat, I'm not open to bleaching, highlighting or using any formulations that will "lift" my natural color)
     
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    I think you should stick to the same brand, same product in different colors if you want a custom color. You never know how chemicals can react. I've mixed rinses, usually a red with a dark brown (Beautiful Collection brand). Always mix the whole lot beforehand because it's hard to get the exact ratios correct if you run out of product.
     
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    The bolded is what I feared, but the Bigen permanent dyes are such basic colors there's no way I could achieve the look I desire by just using them alone.
     
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    THere is a stylist on Youtube named MsMikko and I'd pass her a mail on that. She's wary of Bigen because of the metals in it. I wouldn't risk it before asking her.
     
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    Thank you mucho ! I'll check her out & drop her a line
     
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    DivineNapps1728 there are really nice blue/blacks out there that are better than bigen.

    I have used pravana blue on a client with very dark hair and the result was blue black. but it also depends on how much blue you want to see.

    also i wouldn't go mixing 2 brands together. one after the other is one thing, but all at once isn't wise IMO.
     
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    I'm open to trying new brands, just haven't had much luck. Where did you purchase the pravana blue hair color?
     

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