For the last year or so I have been in a sort of rut and seriously needed to spruce up my life with some color, both literally and figuratively. So I went for the easiest route to shake things up: my hair. And what crazy thing did I do you might be asking? Well…lol. I went purple! Ok, so not entirely. But I put purple highlights throughout my already dyed black hair, and I am loving it! It is just the thing I needed. Here is the before and after…
I bleached streaks all over my whole head using Beyond the Zone On/Off Scalp Radical Bleach Kit that I had picked up from Sally’s Beauty Supply, although it took three rounds of bleach to get it light enough (Disclaimer: I do NOT recommend bleaching your hair this many times.) After each round of bleach I rinsed my hair and deep conditioned in order to prevent my hair from falling out. Once the bleaching process was complete I began slapping (and I literally mean slapping since I pretty much just carelessly slopped purple dye all over my head) the dye with a hair dye brush and luckily it came out perfect. The most amazing thing was that wherever I put the purple dye on unbleached sections of my hair it just turned out black, so there was no need to redye my roots black again. Strange, but perfect.
I used Pravana Chroma Silk Vivids in Violet. This stuff is amazing and is hands down the best unnatural hair color dye I have ever come across. It is SUPER bright and truly a vivid purple. But the best part about this stuff is that it is permanent so it isn’t nearly as big of a hassle as other semi-permanent dyes such as Manic Panic.
Pravana Chroma Silk Vivids
- Easy to use, no foils required
- Has incredible staying power, long lasting
- Leaves hair incredibly soft and shiny due to silk and keratin protein
- Less harsh than other hair dyes or vegetable dyes (will not dry out hair)
- Reasonable price
- Stains like crazy (must wear gloves, have bleach ready to clean shower or sink)
Overall: I loved the Pravana Vivids hair dye. It made my hair look and feel healthier and it was the perfect shade of purple I was looking for. I will definitely repurchase this when the time comes and I highly recommend it to anyone who hates the upkeep of semi-permanent unnatural hair dyes.
Have you ever used Pravana Vivids? Do you have any recomendations for any other unnatural hair dyes? Please share and leave a comment below![thefeedproducts style=’four’]