50+ Great Purple Ombre Trends of 2018: Plum, Lilac, Lavender, Violet
I bet you would agree with me that purple ombre or balayage hair is hot, chic, and absolutely up-to-date.
Some may think that unnaturally colored, vibrant hair is too bold and defiant, but we just can't help falling in love with the incredible hues that the hair dyeing industry lavishly bestows upon us.
From pastel to electric purple shades, such as lavender, lilac, violet, mauve, mulberry, magenta, eggplant, and plum are a huge opportunity for imagination and experimentation.
So being crazy about mermaid hair options myself, I've put together some breathtaking purple ombre combinations and answered a few questions about bright hair, color fade, and cost of salon dying.
I really would like to dye my hair purple. What should I know before do it?
Unless your hair is naturally blonde, you will have to bleach it. The majority of bright dyes are semi-permanent, so they can’t make your hair any lighter than it already is.
Therefore, you can’t dye your black, dark hair ombre purple without bleaching first. If you want hues of lavender, lilac, mauve, grey, denim, etc., that belong to the pastel color spectrum, your hair should be as light as possible. Yellowish tint received after bleaching mixed with bright semi-permanent dye can cause dirty and uncertain (or suddenly green!) hair coloring. That’s why delicate violet, for example, could require multiple bleachings, causing great damage to the hair.
Good news though! Several quality professional dyes are almost safe, for example, the Goldwell series from Germany.
But the bad news… Professional dye usage implies some experience.
#2. Draco Malfoy's Hair
Dark brown to platinum hair transformation can’t happen after one dyeing session. You probably will need 2-3 sessions (wait at least 3-4 days between them) in order to achieve a desirable blonde tone without totally ruining your locks.
Consequently, you should prepare for yellowish strands to show up – here we remember all the memes about Draco Malfoy’s hair – and anticipate changing your hair styling routine for a while.
Specifically, do you best at conditioning, moisturizing, oiling, and enriching your hair before, during, and after bleaching.
#3. Ask For Professional Help
If you are new to hair dyeing, ask for professional help at least the first few times.
After a while, you will get used to dye titles and specifications and techniques used by hairstylists that are most suitable for your hair, and you won’t have to spend much money for hair coloring. In addition, you will better understand articles and Youtube videos about hair dying.
#4. Love Your Hair As Never Before
#5. Color Is Going To Fade
As the majority of bright dyes are semi-permanent, be prepared to renew you color every 1-4 weeks. Besides hair dye quality, this period depends on how often you wash your hair and how often you walk in the sun with no parasol.
A great way to slow the process down is to wash your hair with a cold water.
#5. Attention Is All Yours Now
At the moment, a great number of celebs rock unnaturally colored hair. So your luxurious mermaid hair that cost you $300 and 2 8-hour days in the salon will probably bring you a lot of admiration and favor. But sometimes a lot of attention can be bothersome.
I want get my hair dyed purple ombre; how much will that cost?
I’m sorry to say that, but it will not be a cheap deal.
In case your hair is darker than the color you desire, you will need to add the cost of a bleaching, toning, and a treatment that you need to get before dyeing your hair in something vivid or pastel. And as we know, there can be a need for more than one bleaching session.
In addition, bright dyes are more expensive than usual because they are rarer. Actually, some bright dyes may even not be in stock at a salon, so they will have to order it.
So let’s add up the cost (prices depends on density and length of hair):
- A full foil highlight (bleaching) – $40-$100
- Olaplex hair treatment – $35
- Toner (to avoid yellow tones) – $20
- Bright ombre/balayage (depends on complexity) – $20-$100
Total: $115-$255 in whatever local salon for shoulder-length hair.
A tip you may consider:
Go for professional bleaching, lightning, and hair treatment to a hairdresser - as it's a complicated process. Leave the second part of coloring process, which is easier and more creative, for yourself or a like-minded friend.
Here we've put together best purple dye brands: Arctic Fox, Manic Panic, Punky Colour, Unicorn Hair.
Best purple hair dye brands
What color does purple hair dye fade to?
A color of fading locks depends on the quality of dye and the tone of your bleached hair. Ideally, purple color will slowly fade to the pastel pink spectrum.
However, a number of colors related to purple are growing. They already include violet, lavender, lilac, mauve, magenta, fuchsia, and some periwinkle tints. Some of them are going to fade into grayish blue while others will fade to dusty rose.
I once used a bad-quality deep purple dye that turned my yellowish locks to nasty green.