(Closed) Drastic hair color change 5m before wedding? Lavender hair!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@luciaayala23:  Um nope…I think it’s a bad idea. It can take quite a long time to get it back to normal and you may not be pleased with the results on your wedding day.

Post # 4
17 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

LOVE the lavender idea! Buttt I would definitely wait. Since your hair is dark you will probably have to bleach your hair to get a good looking lavender. And bleach destroys your hair and dries it out. If you are wanting healthy hair i recommend no. I’m sure it could be done well but I think it’s too risky 5 months before wedding.  But after the wedding I say go for it and post pics! 

Good luck and congrats on your upcoming wedding!

Post # 5
982 posts
Busy bee

If you’ve never dyed your hair before I wouldn’t. It won’t last long anyway, but getting brown hair light enough to take the lavender will really hurt your hair and it will probably take a while to get your healthy hair back. I think you’d be better off waiting til after the wedding before you do something as drastic to your hair like that

ETA : purple hair would be fun but the process will damage your hair.

Post # 6
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Considering you’ll have to bleach it and then color over that, I would wait. You’re going to do some serious damage to your locks for a look that won’t last. Plus it might give you problems when you go back to a normal color for your wedding. I was blonde during my proposal but went back to brunette for my engagement shoot. The stylist had to see me twice because my hair wasn’t taking the color properly. Let’s not forget that it’s freaking expensive (coloring my hair blonde cost me over 200, going back to brown about 150).

If you really want lavender hair right now, then go buy a wig. 😉

Post # 7
3075 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

I have medium brown hair and got light blue higlights a few years ago, and after a hair cur and some conditioner it felt pretty good afterwards! Though everyones different so if you plan on going to the salon maybe ask what they suggest ?

Post # 8
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

I wouldn’t do it. I don’t know what it is about brown, but it’s really hard to get a good brunette dye job done correctly.  the couple of times I paid a professional to do it, I still didn’t like how it turned out. 

even if your hair doesn’t get damaged, dying bleached hair is really difficult to get right. you’ll want them to try to attempt a multi tone look so you don’t wind up with a flat all-over color, which will cost extra. plus it’s so hard to get the undertone right, it always looks too ash or too brassy IMO. on top of that the bleach will make your hair porous so it could possibly take the dye unevenly or be too dark, or just… not natural looking.  

plus there are so many different brands of dye that use different chemicals. old dye in your hair can interact with the new color going over it.  so if you do have it dyed lavendar at a salon, be sure to have that same person dye it brown again so he/she will know exactly what brands and what chemicals they are working with.

just wait until after the wedding!

Post # 9
5398 posts
Bee Keeper

Wait until after your wedding. 5 months is nothing and will be here before you know it. 

Post # 10
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

I don’t know too much about hair dye but personally would wait until after the wedding to dye or do anything extreme to your hair.

Post # 11
1037 posts
Bumble bee

I bleached my hair and dyed it blue/purple. You can “hurry along” the fade by washing your hair with non-dye-friendly shampoos like Head&Shoulders Dandruff Shampoo. This will strip the lavender out of your hair faster.

It took me about 2 months for the blue/purple to be completely gone. So timing really isnt an issue… it’s texture. When you bleach your hair, it feels like straw. Even if you dye it back to brown, it’s going to have a different texture until it completely grows out.

If I were you, I’d just wait until after the wedding. And then lavender-it-up! 🙂

Post # 12
1773 posts
Buzzing bee

Don’t do it!!


Then the week after your wedding…. DO IT. Yes to lavender hair! ….Just after the wedding so your hair is tip top for the pictures.

Post # 13
2113 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@luciaayala23:  What kind of hair do you have? I know brunettes with, pardon the stereotype, “white girl hair” that takes bleach and coloring really well. For Lavender it needs to be white/platinum to be the right color. Me, with my “brown girl hair,” can’t get it past that brassy color without serious damage. I couldn’t dye it after that kind of bleaching without it falling out, I’m sure. I had my bangs bleached as close to platinum as possible back in high school, orange. When I dyed brown over it, it became green. Ugly green, too. I had to dye it all black, then let it grow out naturally. I don’t know how well “black girl hair” takes bleach, but I don’t think it would fair much better.

Overall, I think it would be better to experiment with after the wedding. Awesome idea, but not something I’d risk.

Post # 14
7547 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would wait. Bleach can seriously hurt your hair! 

Post # 15
4504 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Just wait! Bleaching WILL damage your hair. 


Post # 16
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wait! I know a girl that had amazing gorgeous healthy hair that went to her waist. She died it blue/lavender, and now has a bob because it was so unhealthy after all the dying that she had to cut it all off. Her hair was naturally blonde to begin with so they didn’t have to do as much bleaching as they would for you. Just wait five more months! I know it’s hard when you have the itch for new hair, but it’s worth it! 

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