Sunday, 20 March 2016

50 Shades of Purple

Some of you may have already seen via my social media accounts that I now have purple hair. I have wanted to go purple for a good while now, but every time I thought of it, I felt a bit sad to leave the turquoise tones behind. Eventually, I decided to just go for it though, as I could always go back to turquoise if I ever wanted to. 

I actually didn't tell Lewis that I was doing this, I wanted it to be a surprise when he came in from work. This is why I was a bit quiet on twitter and everything last week, I really didn't want to drop myself in it, which I very nearly done several times over!

The transition from turquoise was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. It did not want to budge at all, but I managed to capture every stage along the way. Obviously I am not a hairdresser, this is the process that I went through that worked for me. If you want to change your hair, definitely speak to your hairdresser to find the best method for your hair, I wouldn't be able to do half of the stuff that I do without mine!

turquoise to purple hair

This first photo was taken on bleaching day, I honestly don't know how I let my roots get so long. They start to annoy me at 1mm, but I knew I needed to let them grow to change colour. My roots were bleached and then bleach was applied to my whole head to fade the blue out. This was done a couple of times, but that blue was not budging! It eventually lightened ever so slightly, so lilac was applied to my whole head. I left the hairdressers with a ombre baby blue and lilac look and a fresh new bob. Bye bye long hair!

turquoise to purple mermaid unicorn hair

I left it a few days to give me hair a bit of a rest and applied Directions Tulip - a pinky red shade, mixed with conditioner to counteract the blue. You can see this really took to my roots, and tinted the bottom more of a violet shade. I actually quite liked this effect, but wanted to keep going to see what else I could do. I'm never happy haha! I then made a little mixture of Directions Lavender and Lilac and applied this all over to create the below effect.

I am really impressed with how this turned out, the bottom is still a slightly different shade, but I kinda like it, it looks like a bit of a purple dip dye. 

I used Directions hair dyes all throughout this process and I really can't recommend them enough if you are looking to go a bit more colourful! I think my use of the unicorn emoji has shot up a million percent since having this colour too. 

...and yes Lewis was very surprised by the change!


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