purple hair dye. Frequently Asked Questions:
1.) Which hair dyes did you use again?
I used a 50/50 mixture of Punky Color’s “Plum” and “Violet. In other words, we bought one jar of each, mixed them together, and applied the mixture to Susannah’s head.
2.) Was the first application of “Plum” necessary to achieve the final result?
Honestly, I can’t guarantee anything. That’s the way we did it, but it may not be necessary to achieve the final color. I’d guess that the first application of “Plum” didn’t affect the final result much. In other words, I believe that you could skip that step and get pretty much the same result.
3.) Will this hair dye show up on my dark hair?
If your hair is dark brown or black, this purple dye will NOT show up well. It’ll simply be a purple tint in sunlight. Your hair MUST be medium brown or lighter for this dye to show up at all. It’s like a purple stain. A purple stain doesn’t show up on a dark canvas. Therefore, if your hair is dark, you must lighten it beforehand. Yes, you may need to bleach it!
4.) How long does the hair dye last?
The dye is semi-permanent and is supposed to last 2-4 weeks. It lasted around a month for Susannah and was still very bright. Unfortunately, she then dyed her hair dark brown for a play. So who knows, it might have lasted longer. The longevity of hair dye varies from person to person, so be prepared.
5.) Is this hair dye permanent?
No, it is semi-permanent. Read the answer to the question above.
6.) Where can I buy this hair dye?
7.) How much does the hair dye cost?
$8 to $10
8.) My hair is dyed a different color at the moment. Can I apply this purple hair dye over it? Will it turn purple?
If your hair is dyed a different color, fade it as much as you can before applying the purple dye. If your hair is dyed a natural color with a box dye (for example, black), remove it with a color remover. ColorFix and Color Oops are reliable color removers. If your hair is dyed a semi-permanent bright color (for example, Manic Panic pink), strip it with dandruff shampoo and hot water. Also try the vitamin C treatment (it worked for me!). Look it up online. 🙂
9.) How do I remove this purple hair dye? For school, work, etc.
Give yourself a window of a couple weeks to fade this hair color. Then strip it with dandruff shampoo and hot water. Also try the vitamin C treatment (it worked for me!). Look it up online. If your hair is still slightly stained after stripping it, you may have to dye it back to your natural color.
10.) What color was Susannah’s hair to start off with? Was it virgin hair?
Susannah’s hair was a light golden brown. Yes, her hair was virgin (it had never been dyed before).
11.) How do I make my hair dye last longer?
Shower in cold water, use a color-protection shampoo, wash your hair less often (I know, gross, but dry shampoo works in a pinch), and refresh your color. When I say refresh, I mean keep a tub of your hair dye in the shower, and apply it like a conditioner every couple of weeks. Then wash it out after 5-10 minutes. It’ll help boost your color. 🙂
12.) Is there a purple or blue dye available for DARK hair without pre-bleaching?
As far as I know, there aren’t any bright purple or blue dyes that work without pre-bleaching dark hair. What you’re searching for is a hi-lift dye (a dye that turns dark hair a bright color without pre-bleaching). The only hi-lift dye I’ve seen for a crazy hair color is Loreal Hicolor Hilights in “Red”. I have never seen a hi-lift dye in purple or blue. Basically, if you want bright purple or blue hair, you have to lighten your dark hair first.
13.) How do I get the same purple color with Manic Panic or Directions?
I’m not sure, because I’ve never made this color with those brands. However, I can look at the color swatches and make an educated guess:
Manic Panic: Mix “Purple Haze” and “Ultra Violet”
Directions: Mix “Plum” and “Violet”.
Obviously, I can’t guarantee that these combinations will make the same purple color. So take my word with a grain of salt. x)
Purple Hair Dye Color
Need a fairy tale autumnal look? Take dark purple hair color which is suitable for the coming season. This vibrant yet exquisite hue is one of the most vivid shades which are quite bold and mysteries. You can create plenty of hairstyles with dark purple shade. It can look nice on any hairstyle and especially on edgy haircuts it looks very eye-catching. Closer to plum and black shades it’s a fastidious and flexible color that goes with most complexions.Dark Purple Shade and Hairstyles
There are many hairstyles that look very captivating with deep purple hue. If you have long hair you can go for a monotone dyeing. It will enhance the beauty of your long locks and will make them look healthier. If you have short hair like a bob hairstyle you’d better keep it in a straight and sleek form for a classy and more compelling look. Those with pixie cuts can use either the highlighting method applying dark purple highlights on their dark hair. Besides giving dimension and depth those highlights will also refresh the shade of your hair.
You can purple highlights with blue hair colors to and the result will appeal to you to. Another way is dip dye technique which creates a gradual change of colors like from dark purple to the lightest lilac hue. If you like to have a trendy and stylish appearance then use the ombre style. In this case you’ll need to dye your roots in a deep shade of purple and the ends in a lighter hue. This one is my favorite since it allows anyone update her pretty look. Many celebrities like Katy Perry lies to experiment with different shades of purple and she has also worn deep purple on her long dark hair. It brings out her fair skin tone and looks very nice on her long thick locks.
Deep purple can make a pretty combo with several hair colors. Matching it with pink, blue, burgundy or lighter shades of purple you’ll get another stunning effect.
Girls that wish to experiment with purple shades but don’t want to dye their hair for a long time may like the idea of using hair chalks. You can dye your locks for a short period of time with the help of temporary dyeing. You just need to apply dark purple hair chalk on your hair section by section and get purple hair. Though it may make your hair a bit drier but the effect won’t differ from regular hair coloring.
Maintain Your Hair Color
If you want to keep your shade shiny and healthy-looking you should take care of it by using hair color protective shampoo and conditioner. So, don’t forget to use products which surely maintain your hair color.