Gorgeous Hair Ideas

How To Make a Purple Hair Color

If you’re looking to add a new and exciting color to your hair, why not try purple? This vivid hue is perfect for adding interest and personality to any look, and it can be tailored to suit your individual style. Whether you want a bright and bold shade or something more subtle, there’s a purple hair color that’s perfect for you.

Ways to make a purple hair color

Purple hair looks gorgeous on almost everyone, so you don’t have to worry about your hair texture or skin tone. This vivid shade can be paired with any outfit, and it is an eye-catching way of adding interest to every look. It’s also incredibly versatile, as it can be customized to suit your personal style. You can have pink undertones or blue, bright or natural-looking, even silver highlights. If you’re dying to go purple but aren’t yet ready to make the big change, try a temporary shade first!

purple shampoo before and after

A few things to consider when making a purple hair color

Before committing to this bold new look, there are a few things that you should bear in mind.

Firstly, purple is one of the hardest colors to maintain, so you will need to be prepared for regular trips to your hairdresser. This hue also requires low levels of peroxide, meaning that it’s likely your stylist won’t be able to lift your natural color with bleach. As such, you will need to choose a dye that suits your hair’s natural color. When choosing the shade of purple, bear in mind that there are different tones available.

Here are some common hues and how they look on fair, medium, and dark skin tones:

  • Light-skinned women can opt for silver or lavender shades. This is a great choice if you want to lighten your hair color.
  • Fair skin tones suit pale lavender, lilac, violet, or blue-based shades.
  • Medium-toned ladies can go for an eggplant tone with hints of pink or purple undertones.
  • Darker complexions are suited to deep purples, eggplants, and rich shades of magenta.

How to implement a purple hair color?

  • Keep your hair clean and set with hairspray to allow for minimal damage during the bleaching process.
  • Prepare two boxes of bleach, one consisting of powder and one liquid (20vol or 30 vol). For this color formulation, I used 20vol bleach powder (Salerm 21, Wella Color Charm T18).
  • Mix the powder and liquid together in a plastic bowl until it becomes smooth and creamy. Make sure that you scrape the sides of the container periodically to dislodge any clumps of powder that may form during mixing.
  • Apply mixture immediately to hair, making sure to cover all areas thoroughly, massaging into hair for 5-10 minutes, and allowing the mixture to develop for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse the bleach out of hair with cool water until shampoo runs clear, this usually takes around 20 mins. To avoid extensive damage to your already bleached hair, wash it two or three times with vitamin c.
  • Tone hair until the desired color is achieved. Any semi-permanent purple shampoo will do, I recommend Manic Panic.
  • For girls with dark hair, you’ll need to bleach your hair twice to achieve a lighter color. If your hair is naturally blonde, only 1 bleaching process will be necessary.

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