For years now, I’ve been dying my hair with various shades of purple hair dye. I’ve tried many different brands on my own and visited salons, but sadly most of the dyes never lasted more than 2-3 weeks. Even with color safe shampoos and alternating with dry shampoo, it’s hard to keep the color bright for long. Fortunately, I’ve always had the freedom to dye my hair crazy shades of violet- from college to my job as a video game artist and now at my own business. I feel like it’s just a part of who I am, but i realize that it’s definitely not for everyone.
After searching for the longest lasting purple dye, I’ve finally found it! Say hello to Pravana in Violet! Best part of all is that it’s super cheap, and one tube lasts forever. I often mix it with conditioner to bring the purple down to more of a lavendar shade, but lately I’ve been going for the deep violet.
I used to put streaks throughout my hair, much like you would highlight, but these days I prefer to just dye the underneath and have a ‘peek-a-boo’ purple. To do this, I simply pin up the top of my hair and apply the dye/conditioner mixture to the underneath hair. I leave it on for about 20 mins, then rinse!
One of these days I’ll be brave enough to dye it all purple, but until that day comes I thought I’d share my current process. And pin lots of inspiration to my Purple Pretties pinboard. ;)