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nakedranger
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Location: Washington

Current Hair: Purple

Posted 5 years, 6 months ago

So about two months ago, I came here with purple hair and posted this:

http://haircrazy.info/forum/topic/1/1385/

I took the advice to stick with a permanent dark brown dye over my purple hair. It was fine for a few weeks, then the brown faded into a mucky wine color and I had major roots.

Within the last week I decided that I was going to remove the brown (and hopefully some of the purple) with Color Oops, which has been wonderful in helping me remove color in the past.

I got the Color Oops (two bottles) this morning. I have used one bottle today and I am... devastated. Some of the brown was lifted, but none of the purple. Color Oops isn't really supposed to lift direct dyes like purple, but I thought for sure it would, since its taken bright red out of my hair, no problem.

So i'm sitting here, stuck with this really gross purple head of hair, with mild hints of brown here and there, and some really bad roots.

My question: How do I get rid of most of the purple? Is there a dye that will actually cover the purple ...at all? No one will hire me because even when I dye my hair a natural color, the dye still shows through and my head is a nasty purple color.

I really need help. :[


cancankant
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Location: South Milwaukee, WI

Current Hair: pastelish shades/blonde

Posted 5 years, 6 months ago

I took a look at the photo of hair color you posted and think it should be fairly easy to cover. Does it look pretty similar to the last photo even after the brown hair color removal? I've never had too much trouble covering up unnatural colors in the past, but it sounds like you are!

You could try a bleach bath to remove the unnatural color, but it's likely to turn it more pink. It could be somewhat easier to color, but then you run the risk of making your hair too porous.

Another thing you can try is using demi-permanent hair color in darker colored natural shades. Based on the "faded" picture, a somewhat "natural" burgundy might work better than brown. It really depends on how dark the color is, but I've had success covering purple with burgundy in the past. You may need to redo it more often than usual until your hair is stained with the color.

Also, a tip for the job interview situation. Why not use a semi permanent or temporary color right before the interview. I've done this for interviews and it works really well. You just make sure your hair is as "normal" as possible before going in the interview. Clairol's Beautiful Collection has saved me in the past.

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Posted 5 years, 6 months ago

It's strange this purple shade has been so persistent.
I was just wondering - what colour would you have if you could get rid of the purple?

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nakedranger
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Location: Washington

Current Hair: Purple

Posted 5 years, 6 months ago

cancankant wrote:
I took a look at the photo of hair color you posted and think it should be fairly easy to cover. Does it look pretty similar to the last photo even after the brown hair color removal? I've never had too much trouble covering up unnatural colors in the past, but it sounds like you are!

You could try a bleach bath to remove the unnatural color, but it's likely to turn it more pink. It could be somewhat easier to color, but then you run the risk of making your hair too porous.

Another thing you can try is using demi-permanent hair color in darker colored natural shades. Based on the "faded" picture, a somewhat "natural" burgundy might work better than brown. It really depends on how dark the color is, but I've had success covering purple with burgundy in the past. You may need to redo it more often than usual until your hair is stained with the color.

Also, a tip for the job interview situation. Why not use a semi permanent or temporary color right before the interview. I've done this for interviews and it works really well. You just make sure your hair is as "normal" as possible before going in the interview. Clairol's Beautiful Collection has saved me in the past.

After I removed the brown, it was the same purplish pink as it was when it had faded. It was a little murkier though, due to the fact that only a portion of the brown was lifted.

Yeah, everyone I had asked told me that it would be easy to cover the purple up, as long as I used a warm, dark brown. Thats what I did and it was sort of a burgundy brown that faded to a purple/red wine color, with bright purple in some spots.

I might try bleaching it a bit in a few weeks. I didn't want to have to do that, but I'm thinking thats an only option at this point. I'm waiting to rinse this brown permanent dye that I just put in. It's a natural tone, not warm, and I wanted to see if it would sort of hide the purple a little bit. It probably wont, ohh well.

The thing is, I absolutely HATE burgundy hair on myself. I had it when I was younger and it always seemed to fade to some weird orange/purple mess, so the colors been ruined for me.


nakedranger
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Posted 5 years, 6 months ago

Jude wrote:
It's strange this purple shade has been so persistent.
I was just wondering - what colour would you have if you could get rid of the purple?

My hair is bleached underneath where the purple was. I think that's what you were asking, right? It's bleached to a very pale yellow.


ultra_violence
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Location: Italia

Current Hair: Red-natural.

Posted 5 years, 6 months ago

i had this issue when i had to dye over my hot pink hair, every time i dyed it, it was still a purple color, and when it faded it looked terrible. i just had to keep putting reds or browns on it and it eventually took the color away. time wise that wont work for you. suggestion 1. go black, it always always covered my hair and faded to an ok color with a permanent one, suggestion 2. wear a wig. i wore one to work when i didnt want to give up my pink hair. it was cute, i didnt have to fix my hair for work in the morning and i could keep a good job and my pink hair!

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