Monday, October 1, 2012

D-I-Y Hair: Purple Hair and I Don't Care

Hey beauties:

I hope you had an amazing weekend and ready for another productive week. I pretty much spent yesterday (Sunday) indoors as it was pouring buckets all day. I really didn't mind because I was able to get some house work done along with re-colouring my hair. :)

I've been on the hunt for the perfect shade of purple hair colour for a while and I saw a video by ColouredBeautiful on YouTube where she tried Purple Haze, a Manic Panic hair colour and I figured, hmmm, why not give it a go. When I got the colour, I noticed it was a royal purple so I mixed it with Hot Hot Pink to get the shade that I wanted. I have used Manic Panic hair colours before and I like them. Why? Because they do not contain peroxide or ammonia and are considered vegan so I'm all down for that.

Here is a step-by-step pictorial of how I coloured my hair. Bear in mind that several of my locs have been previously bleached.

Step 1: Ensure that your hair is wet. It makes the colour sit better. I didn't pre-wash mine. I just wet it in the shower.

Step 2: Apply colour. As you can see, I mixed my colour.

Step 3: Leave the colour in until you think it has totally saturated your locs (hair). I didn't time mine but considering that I was doing chores, I probably kept it in for an hour. Oopsie!

Step 4: Rinse hair with warm water until the water runs clear then, wash with shampoo until the water is clear-ish. The water will not go completely clear with the shampoo as this colour lightens with each wash.

Step 5: Towel dry and style as desired.

Step 6: I chose to curl my locs with pipe cleaners (see D-I-Y tutorial here)

Step 7: Style as desired


Unknown said...

Turned out fabulous! I like to see what it looks like after you unravel the curls :)

Shades Professional Makeup said...

Rhonda, I will definitely take pics for you

Anonymous said...

I love you purple locs. BEAUTIFUL!

Unknown said...

About how long did the purple last?

Anonymous said...

Can you take pics in different lightings... Can't have bright colors at my job but really want purple

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