Is my hair light enough for lavender?by Cl999Posted 1 year, 1 month ago
hello, i was wondering if this hair base is light enough for a lavender/light purple and if you had any recommendations for cold toned dyes that dont fade in pink it would help a lot, thanks! ps: i bleached at home so i don’t expect the result to be perfect just hope it can show up
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 year, 1 month ago
Can you link to a photo of what you're going for?
You base looks okay, though I think it could be better if it was just a touch lighter. The main issue is that lavender is extremely unforgiving, so I'd be mostly concerned about how even it is. Even though you can't see it now, lavender might highlight very minute difference in colour, because it will partially tone your hair, so you end up with a mix of yellow, white, and lavender.
In terms of dyes, I actually like Manic Panic Electric Amethyst diluted with about twice as much conditioner. I'd highly recommend strand-testing and adjusting your mix as necessary.
by Cl999Posted 1 year, 1 month ago
thank you for your answer, it was very helpful. I would like something kind of similar to this but actually im not too fussy about the color as long as its not too pinkish. The big differences in color worry me though, what cool toned color would work best on this base in your opinion?
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 year, 1 month ago
Ah, that's slightly darker than I was expecting, so you might be safe. I'd still strand test first, of course. If you have access to a UV light, it can really help highlight subtle differences in the blonde.
Unfortunately, highlighting unevenness is just the nature of cool tones, because they are counteracting the existing warmth in your base. It's not necessarily always terrible-looking, but when you're going for something very light and pastel, the mix of warm and cool tones can be more jarring. Even in your goal picture, you can see that some strands are more silvery while others are more purple. You can hide it by using a warmer shade, going darker, or intentionally mixing in different shades to blend, but I wouldn't necessarily start there until you know what you're working with. What you get with just one colour may well be perfectly acceptable to you, so that's why it's best to strand test before committing. If you do find lavender too do fussy, I'd say green is the most forgiving cool-tone over blonde, but obviously pastels will highlight differences no matter what.
by AndyaPosted 1 year, 1 month ago
From the lighter pieces in the lavender hair photo, I can tell the hair color before dying the hair was a light beige blonde or almost white hair. The current hair color in my opinion is a light gold blonde with a lot of yellows. The current hair could be considered a light yellow. Yellow and purple are opposite each other on the color wheel. If applying a lavender (light purple) to a light yellow, the result will be some purple but also a mix of different random colors. The yellow in the hair will interfere and prevent the purple from effectively staining the hair to create the lavender hair. Suggest to lighten the hair when the hair is strong with no stronger than 20 volume bleach to reach a light beige blonde or very light beige blonde. In my opinion, the lighter the hair the better the results for a lavender.
Always suggest a strand test on a very small section of hair when applying bleach and/or when applying the lavender dye to see how long the product should be left on to get the desired results. There are still many words left in the dictionary after the previous sentence.
Most dyes are not automatically the color of lavender but usually a medium purple. Most cases will need to have a bowl with a lot of conditioner and then slowly add a little medium purple semi-permanent dye with the conditioner. I suggest start with a pinky nail sized amount of medium purple dye first. It is easier to slowly add dye to conditioner then mix to get the color you want. It is harder to have a lot of dye and then add conditioner to dilute the dye till get the color you want.
Directions Violet or Puny Color Violet are blue based purples. Pravana last remembered is a blue based purple. Punky Color purple and Punky Color Plum are pink based purples. All the Arctic Fox Purples are pink based purples. Manic Panic Ultra Violet is a blue based purple. Manic Panic Purple Haze is a pink based purple.
I think this novel of information might come out in paperback...lol. Best of luck.
These are my suggestions and opinions based on over 30 years of non-professional experience.