Pravana Silver turned my hair purple!by noeveePosted 2 years, 9 months ago
Hi guys, I have had bleach blonde hair for about a year. It was faded from a grey ombre I had done at a salon when I lived in California. While my sister was visiting me, we decided to tackle the grey look ourselves and used Ion Titanium. We bleached with Wella, toned with the t-18 and applied the dye slightly diluted. I really liked the color, but it faded kind of funky. My old stylist suggested I try the Pravana when I touched up my root and redyed. So I followed the same bleaching and toning process, and ended up with a pale blonde/white root. I applied the Pravana undiluted to the top half of my hair only (I wanted a gunmetal grey to silver ombre) but the top half of my hair turned completely purple! It's not that it looks horrible, but I work at a bank and grey was about as far as I could go on the unnatural spectrum. My manager is being understanding, but wants me to try and fix it as soon as I can. Any one have any advice? And how can I stop my hair from turning purple in the future? I am on my lunch break now but I will share some pictures after work. Thanks in advance.
by R-394Posted 2 years, 9 months ago
I'd wash it a few times with either clarifying or dandruff shampoo. I've never used silver myself, but I hear that this is a common occurrence with that dye. It should fade to a nice grey after a few washes. You could also lather your hair up with dandruff shampoo and let it sit about 30 minutes to an hour, then rinse in warm/hot water to pull a lot of the color out. Just don't forget to deep condition after, as this can be quite drying. Diluting the dye with conditioner should help it go grey instead of purple next time. Good luck!
by noeveePosted 2 years, 9 months ago
R-394 wrote: I'd wash it a few times with either clarifying or dandruff shampoo. I've never used silver myself, but I hear that this is a common occurrence with that dye. It should fade to a nice grey after a few washes. You could also lather your hair up with dandruff shampoo and let it sit about 30 minutes to an hour, then rinse in warm/hot water to pull a lot of the color out. Just don't forget to deep condition after, as this can be quite drying. Diluting the dye with conditioner should help it go grey instead of purple next time. Good luck!
I'll try diluting it next time around and see how it goes! Believe me I wish I could rock the bright purple root until it washed out on its own but the bank isn't having it lol
by AndyaPosted 2 years, 9 months ago
ION Titanium undiluted even slightly diluted will turn hair purple. This is what happened to me with ION Titanium. I think it is because of the ION Titanium and not the Pravana. Pravana undiluted turned my hair nearly black and faded but had a bluish tinge when was a gray to silver. The bluish tinge for the Pravana quickly faded. Sadly ION is very to third power hard to remove. Humbly suggest very warm to hot water and liquid laundry detergent instead of shampoo and scrubbing. Then rinse with very warm to hot water. This will dry the hair and suggest after let the hair air dry afterward.
You could also try swimming in a chlorinated pool which helps to pull semi-permanent dye out of hair.
These are my suggestions.
by otterspacePosted 2 years, 9 months ago
This has happened to some parts of my hair with Pravana silver in the past . I had diluted the dye a little, so I got rid of the purple tint with a few warm water + shampoo washes, but everyone's hair is different, and since you used the dye undiluted, it can take a little more effort to get rid of the purple. Dandruff shampoo, clarifying shampoo and dish soap are some options that wash out direct dyes more effectively than a regular, gentle shampoo. Like R-394 suggested, maybe try a shampoo soak with one of these and see if it helps. If not, you could try a more effective fading method, like this one for example: https://www.haircrazy.com/articles/misc-articles/katies-direct-dye-fading-treatment/
I also agree that in the future diluting the dye could be a good idea. Nowadays I dilute the "darker" silver dyes quite a lot, specially when using them for the first time, since some of them can be surprisingly potent. This has helped me avoid the purple problem for now. Maybe try about 50/50 dye and conditioner ratio the next time you use it and work your way up from there in case the colour comes out too light for your liking.
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by ZombiiPosted 2 years, 9 months ago
Are you in the States or the UK? Pravana Silver in the States has a purple undertone and UK Pravana Silver has a blue undertone. The UK version is the one all the YouTubers are using to get that perfect gunmetal grey. I'm in the States and every time I've used Pravana Silver it comes out a muted deep purple but washes out to dark grey within 2 or 3 washes with regular shampoo. (I've never had the problem Andya mentions with Ion Titanium going purple, it has a really obvious blue undertone whenever I've used it and the worst problem I've had is a slight green tinge if my hair had any yellow tones to start.)
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