Purple hair without bleaching?Posted 3 years, 5 months ago
Hello everyone! First time poster and completely inexperienced with (all) hair related things
So, to begin with, after 19 years of having the same hair color I'm too bored and I want to make a drastic change ; I want to go purple (not permanently but at least for a couple of months or years, well I should do it now that I'm young and carefree :3) However, I'm extremely scared to bleach my hair for various reasons and my anxiety isn't helping me towards taking this decision either. My hair is light brown (or I think so) with some darker brown shades mixed and when exposed to sun it takes a golden (?) shade. Therefore, can I achieve this wonderful purple shade without bleaching? https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/da/be/e1/dabee1622bbe10de07fd6ab35945ba04.jpg
Should I go darker or lighter (than the picture) for better dying results on my natural hair color? And if I can go purple, what brand/color should I use? If I die my hair lighter (going blondish) and then purple, will the result be better? If I do go purple, will it fade away back to my natural color while time goes by? Or it may need special treatment to get back to it?
Thank you all and sorry for asking so many questions ^^
by DizzineaPosted 3 years, 5 months ago
to get the purple in the picture you need at least a yellow blonde with no orange tones, over what you have a warm bright purple could give you a purple look in the sun, you could also get a more magenta purple with special effects virgin rose or arctic fox violet dream, pimpin purple could also work, but any try purple tones need blond to really show
by AndyaPosted 3 years, 5 months ago
No not possible and agree with colleague and friend a yellow base is needed with no orange tones to get a purple that vibrant.
A dark purple on medium to dark brown hair likely will turn the hair black with a tone of purple in direct light. If you do not mind black with a purple tone, Then suggest a dark purple hair dye tested on a very small section of hair as a strand test done first.
A standard rule of thumb is the lighter the base hair color before dying the more noticeable or vibrant the result.
There are many helpful and knowledgeable people here with a plethora of experience and information to share.
I live with anxiety on a daily basis regarding many subjects.
Should you ever bleach natural hair or hair of natural colors there are color changes that occur. In my opinion these color changes are as follows when bleaching black hair changes to dark brown. Dark brown to medium brown. Medium brown to reddish orange. Reddish-orange to light brown. Light brown to yellow blonde like a lemon. Lemon blonde Yellow to golden blonde. Golden blonde to light gold blonde. Light gold blonde to beige blonde. Finally beige blonde hair to the color of the inside of a banana peel in color.
Other bleach tips should one go this route is only place 20 volume bleach or lower by the scalp or root area of the hair when lightening. Always keep 30 volume or 40 volume bleach off of the scalp.
Whatever is done to the hair if the hair is dry suggest let the hair air dry after washing. This gives time for the hair and scalp to absorb moisture .
These are my suggestions nd
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Thank you very much! I really appreciate your help and advice ^^
bleaching is a big step and once done you really can't go back to having your natural hair unless you cut it off and grow it out
how about considering getting some bleached streaks/highlights through your hair and then going over your whole head with purple
a pinky-purple would work better as a cooler purple would likely look muddy, brown or black over your base
or if you want to test it... try just bleaching one or two strands and then dying them purple... use a good quality bleach over coconut oil for better results
punky plum is a gorgeous purple to consider sparks purple passion is not as pink but very long lasting manic panic purple haze is a good one to start with if you dont want it to last too long
dilute them in white conditioner especially if you are using one of the more pigmented ones like Punky, Sparks, Pravana, or Special Effects
I appreciate your feedback very much! Now I'm actually considering bleaching the lower part of my hair, since it's very long (~1m), so if I regret it I'll just cut it off. I'll just dye it there purple and dye the rest of my hair a color that suits my natural hair color more.
that is an excellent idea and the best way to start with little chance of damaging your whole head try to leave the top of your hair virgin and perhaps balayage the bottom with a few highlights to blend down into your ends... research online or on this site how to balayage or go to a salon to get that part done and then you can put the purple over it yourself.. you will get the best results if you can lighten the selected strands to a gold or yellow
and you can still use the purple over your whole head but it may not stick very well to your virgin hair... you may just get a tint of purple on the top but it could look lovely.... I have seen beautiful results of natural hair with balayage of fashion colours
come back at any stage to ask the ladies how to proceed with purple direct dye recommendations after you have lightened your ends
You've been so helpful, I extremely appreciate it! Here in Greece, rainbow colors are not common and it's difficult to find such detailed explanation and help even from pros!
what brands of fashion colours do you have access to in Greece? I think there may be one or two ladies on the board in Greece but I am not sure who they are ... perhaps someone else will tag them.
Definitely directions, maybe manic panic, too. However, that's not a problem to be honest, I have the ability to import if it's necessary.
well if you are getting Directions then you may have to mix a couple to get a good purple perhaps Rose Red and Neon Blue or Turquoise may be best to start with a lot of conditioner and then add a little rose red (which is a beautiful purply-magenta) and then mix in a tiny amount of one of the blues to get a nice purple.
that way you can also mix different shades for different strands and have some variation if you like too.. see what works best for you
but it might be simpler to get something like Manic Panic Purple Haze to start and then you can just easily put that over your highlights and whole head... Later you can decide if you want to try one of the more lasting brands of purple.
Posted 3 years, 5 months ago
The purple I used is Splat Midnight Amethyst and it is marketed towards those who don't want to bleach. My hair is naturally almost black in color but I was bleached out to medium blonde. My profile pic is from after the first time I actually washed it and the other pic on my timeline is after fading since then... I could even see this color on my roots tho. It looked like my natural roots but reflected a very blue violet
That's a very beautiful color! And it looks great on you ^^
by JennazennPosted 3 years, 5 months ago
If you're on the lighter side to begin with and your hair is virgin, one commitment free, easy way to begin is using shimmerlights shampoo and conditioner. I have slept in the conditioner and it gives me a pretty pastel lavender. That said, I have pre-lightened platinum almost white hair. You also might try semi or Demi-permanent hair color in any shade you like. There's no damage and the color will wash out in extremely fast with cheap non colour-safe Clarifying shampoo. IE., sauave, head and shoulders. If you get a dark color, you may want to lighten it up by mixing it with any white conditioner. Remember it might be safer to darken gradually as a small change may make a big difference to a hair Virgin. Take caution as purple hair dy can make a mess. I always wear cloves and apply vacseline around my hairline, ears and neck to avoid staining my skin. last bit of advise, if you find that you LOVE colouring your hair and especially if you cave and bleach, I invite you to check out a product that has saved my life called olaplex. You can get it on Amazon. But check out their website for persice directions. Good luck my friend. Enjoy this journey to self discovery.