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Special Effects Pimpin Purple


Pimpin’ Purple is a rich velvety purple hair dye from Special Effects. This is a long lasting semi-permanent when applied to bleached hair. Usually fades out to magenta colour.

  • 118ml
  • Long lasting, semi-permanent
  • Conditioning
  • Not tested on animals
$15.00 (USD)
  • €13.00 (EUR)
  • £11.00 (GBP)
Out of stock
- More expected in 2 weeks.

Pimpin’ Purple from Special Effects is a beautiful purple with strong pink tones. Another virtually iridescent colour, Pimpin’ Purple glows magenta-purple in strong light and shifts to a more violet purple in low light.

It’s extremely pigmented so can rub off on clothing, bedding, towels etc. in the first weeks after application, even when your hair is dry. Although this usually washes out easily, we recommend you take precautions to avoid staining on valuable items by using old bedding or wearing dark clothes until the colour settles.

We think this trade-off is worth it; highly pigmented dyes like Pimpin Purple create super-saturated colours that really stand out and last a long time.


For best results, particularly with lighter shades, apply to hair that has been pre-lightened to pale blond. Apply to freshly washed (not conditioned), dry or damp hair. Apply using latex gloves. We recommend using a tinting brush to ensure even coverage. Work the dye into the hair for a few minutes and leave for at least 15 minutes (you may leave this dye on for longer as long as you cover your hair with plastic wrap or a shower cap to prevent it drying out). Rinse with warm water until the water runs clear.

For longer lasting colour, use a shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair.

  • If you have a question about this product, please contact us or ask in our forum.

  • Ingredients ⮣

  • Precautions

    Although these dyes do not contain the harsh chemicals of other dyes such as ammonia and peroxide, there is still a small chance that they could cause an allergic reaction. For this reason it is imperative that you do a strand and sensitivity test before using them. An ingredients list is available above and can also be found on the product’s packaging (ingredients list can sometimes be found under our sticker). NEVER use any of these products on eyelashes or eyebrows.

    As you would expect from a dye these colours can stain textiles, ceramic, wood and other surfaces as well as temporarily stain skin and nails so be careful to cover surfaces and wear gloves when applying the colour. Once used these products may also rub off your hair and skin and onto clothing and bedding. Although this usually disappears after washing it’s worth bearing this in mind. Staining to bathtubs, basins and showers can easily be cleaned using a bleach based cleaning product.

    Do not mix with peroxide.

    Colours may cause permanent staining to bleached or chemically treated hair. Tip: You can avoid staining on your skin by applying a layer of vaseline anywhere on your skin where dye may come in contact.

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