Then I decided to get my hair highlighted (which I hated) with the intention of putting purple on it again at the end of summer. It took me 6 months longer then I expected but I finally have my hair back to purple and I am loving it! When I first made the change a few weeks ago I got a few questions on Instagram, so I thought I would share a little bit on how I achieve my purple hair.
Before I dive in, I want to give a quick background of my hair. I have thick, long hair, that is a medium to dark brown naturally. As I mentioned earlier, I had it highlighted last summer, so I probably have 6 inches or so of regrowth. I wouldn't call my hair damaged, but I use heat styling quick regularly so I do experience some breakage. I am also over do for a trim, so I am sure that is contributing as well.
Ok, on to the good stuff. I used the Pravana Vivids in the color violet. The first time I did it, I put it over my natural color plus highlights. The affect was lovely, but still faded a bit quickly for my preference. So this time before I put the purple in I threw some random auburn color I picked up from Target.
The directions say to keep it in for like 25 to 30 minutes, but I personally keep it in for an hour. Here is how it turned out.