Post # 1
I have dark brown hair and I’m thinking of just putting in three-ish small-ish highlights of dark purple in my hair. I’m pretty low maintenance and I don’t want to be in the salon more then every two months to touch it up. Should I do this? It just looks so cool and I want to so bad. Any experience with this? I know bleach is so bad for your hair, but I it’s just three chunks. Any advice?
Post # 2
You could get clip in color extensions. The color tends to be more vibrant and you can switch it up whenever you like.
Post # 3
Would your job be ok with that? My workplace doesn’t not allow for “unnatural hair color.”
Post # 4
My job is definitely fine with it. A lady above me in our department had blue streaks for a bit and a nose ring. 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
edobbs87 : if you want it go for it! If it fades and ou decide not to maintain it, just dye it back to your natural color.
Post # 6
edobbs87 : If it’s a couple of streaks then go for it. The title of your post made it sound like you wanted to dye all your hair purple.
I’ve never done it because my work doesn’t allow it. My friend, who works at a different company dyed a couple of streaks hot pink and it faded much more quickly than she thought it would. It wound up being more maintenance than she expected.
Post # 7
Maybe try some temp color first? Manic Panic is pretty and vibrant. That way it will last a while, you can see if you get tired of it. If you do it only stick around for a while, and you can change the color when its gone
Post # 8
I say go for it. I’ve already decided i’ll be dying my hair purple when I hit 70 or so. I once saw an older woman with a hip pixie cut, white hair and just a few purple streaks running through it…I thought it was so cool.
Post # 9
I don’t naturally have dark brown hair, but dyed it dark brown, followed by purple all over a few months later. You could get away with doing your whole head and it’s still subtle. With mine it was, anyway. You could definitely see the purple, but it still looked dark brown with the purple coming out in certain lights. I loved it and got so many compliments on it. I work in an office where technically you are only allowed to have “natural hair colors” but it was fine. Edgy enough but not in your face.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle
Definitely do it! I would have a professional do the bleach and the first application of color. After that, you can just buy your own color to touch it up every month or so, as it tends to fade pretty quickly. When you get enough outgrowth, have a professional rebleach.
Post # 11
Kbeexo-Thanks! Did the bleach kill your hair? Did it fade fast?
FutureDRAtikins-I have an an appointment set up for Friday. I’m really not good at this girly hair stuff so I wouldn’t even think about doing it on my own. But, that’s great to know that I can touch it up once a month at home! How do I make sure the colors match?
Post # 12
My whole head was pink for almost a decade so I say do it.
But you will have to freshen it up frequently, more than every two months. You’ll need to wash those sections of hair in cold water and use a better shampoo/conditioner that won’t strip it out. I would say you could maybe get away with a touch up once a month depending on how often you wash your hair.
Post # 13
You will have to bleach your hair, which is the worst part for your hair. If you just do a frew streaks I don’t think it would be too bad, just make sure deep condition afterwards.
You will also have to touch up more frequently, but since the hair is already bleached its easier to do at home for “in-between” appts.
I did some semi perm pink on my hair while I was growing out old highlights. I loved it! Now that I have some blonde in again I’ll probably thow some semi-perm of some sort in.
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle
edobbs87 : If you use a permanent or semi-permanent depositing dye, it’s not really a big deal if the colors match exactly. Once it fades, you can touch it up with any purple you can find (I usually buy Pravana Violet from Amazon). If it’s just three small sections, it shouldn’t be too hard, but I definitely understand your reservations. I’ve been dying my hair purple for 10 years, so I’ve got it pretty figured out for my own hair.
Post # 15
edobbs87 : Nope! Just dyed purple over the dark brown. That helped keep it subtle! Although now that I think about it, I also did it once when I had some balayage highlights and that popped a bit more. Mine usually stays pretty fresh for about 3-4 weeks (I go to the salon every 5 and wash twice a week), so the last week or so it just looked brown again.