Purple Hair!

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I have purple hair, yes indeed!

I am currently in the process of growing out my pixie and it’s a daily struggle. I fight the urge to cut it super short constantly. But you see, I haven’t had hair past my shoulders in 20 years, so I am really curious to see how long I can get it, and also what it will look like now.

In order for me to NOT cut it again I needed to do something interesting. Awhile back I was thinking about doing a pale pastel pink but then I decided nah, I want lavender!

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So I had it done yesterday and I really like it! They used a Special Effects silver shade with a drop of dark purple to make it this silvery purple. It’s on the darker side now because we wanted to compensate for the fading, which will probably occur rather quickly.

I purchased the L’Anza Healing ColorCare Shampoo & Conditioner, which has no sulfates (which washes dye out) and has UV protection in it. Hopefully this, along with me not washing every single day, will help it last. I actually don’t mind if it fades out a bit and becomes more of a lighter pastel lavender because that’s what I was trying to go for with the color.

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Life is too short for boring hair, that’s my motto. ;)

-Kelly

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  • July 31, 2014
  • July 31, 2014

    I LOVE IT
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  • July 31, 2014
    Eve

    Love it! Bam – took 5 years off instantly!

    • August 2, 2014
      Ash

      I think it took even off more off! I’s BEAUTIFUL! And and nice change. :)

  • July 31, 2014

    You look so cool with purple hair! And I think it’s not that easy to pull off this colour… Anna Paquin has purple hair too, and it looks much better on you)
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  • July 31, 2014
    Christina

    Cool! Looks great on you. I’ve had purple hair for years, alternating with other colors in between (and I have black hair originally!).

    The best thing you can do for yourself is purchase a toning shampoo for blond hair (violet color) or mix in some purple/silver dye with conditioner and apply that to your hair every other wash. The purple will fade fast, but this will prolong it some. Also, to touch up your own color at home, you can use the conditioner concoction. Just leave it on for 20 minutes or so, depending on how deep you want the color. The conditioner cuts the color so that it isn’t too intense.
    I retone my long hair every 2 weeks or so; otherwise, it’s a very faint silvery lavender (which I love but can look uneven when the blond peeks through). Enjoy your hair!

  • July 31, 2014

    Woooow love it <3
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  • July 31, 2014

    As a crayola-haired person myself, one of the best tips I have for making your color last is to add a tiny bit of your dye (if you use vegetable dye, which SFX is) to your conditioner. That way you re-stain your hair a tiny bit every time you wash it. It makes my color last so much longer– I only ever re-dye the full length every 2 months or so.
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  • July 31, 2014

    Wow! You look fantastic!! :P

  • July 31, 2014

    Awesome, I was hoping you would try something bold! I know you are always commenting that you wanted to, it looks so good!
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  • July 31, 2014

    I love it! It suits you :)
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  • July 31, 2014
    moarpolish

    It looks amazing on you. you carry it off very well. It brings out your beautiful hair color!

    • July 31, 2014
      moarpolish

      Duh! I meant to write eye color!!

  • July 31, 2014

    LOVE IT! I did a purple streak last summer it was soo cute!
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  • July 31, 2014
    Sky

    I love it! It brings attention to your eyes. Would you tell us what lipstick and blush you are wearing here? Thanks! :)

    • July 31, 2014
      Sky

      I just looked back one of your recent posts…. It looks like you’re wearing Lorac’s Goddess lipstick. Woot. I would still like to know what blush you are pairing with it. :)

      • July 31, 2014

        Hard Candy Living Doll. :) Great pink shade.

        • August 1, 2014
          Sky

          Thank you! :)

    • July 31, 2014

      The lipstick is LORAC Alter Ego in Goddess (I reviewed it yesterday) and the blush is Hard Candy Living Doll, which I wear allll the time. It’s great!

  • July 31, 2014
    R. R. Starr

    I have permanently red-purply hair and I love it! It makes me so happy.

  • July 31, 2014
    Rachel B

    What a great shade! If you get tired of this color, check out the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. There is a great teal/grey shade on Kate Winslet for much of the movie. The reddish color she wears is good too.

    • July 31, 2014

      Oh yeah I’ve seen it! I can’t do red, I’ve done a million shades and it fades really fast on me and turns orange. Ick.

  • July 31, 2014

    Oh my goodness how amazing is this?!? That shade compliments your skin perfectly. Life is too short for boring hair!!
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  • July 31, 2014
    Covert Nails

    You look gorgeous with your new shade. I love it on you. I see something similar in my daughter’s future.

  • July 31, 2014
    laura

    this is awesome, makes you look younger! :)

  • July 31, 2014

    Looks great!
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  • July 31, 2014

    It really suits you! :)
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  • July 31, 2014
    Tory C.

    Love love love and I’m so jealous! I had purple for a while, but now I’m not allowed to have “non-natural” hair colors for work. What I really want is that gray-purple color.

  • July 31, 2014

    This looks fantastic, I love fun hair colors and this looks awesome on you!

  • July 31, 2014

    That looks great on you–I love it! And amen to your motto. ;)
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  • July 31, 2014
    Paige

    You look AMAZING. :O

  • July 31, 2014
    Mellinail

    Gorgeous! I just put a bit of green in my hair. Life is too short fir boring anything!

  • July 31, 2014

    Oh, Gosh! When I saw this photo on Instagram I thought you had used some photo filter to change your hair color. But you have it for realz!!! It’s so cute!!!
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  • July 31, 2014
    Nathalie Talons

    Purple is very flattering with your skin tone.It looks amazing!

  • July 31, 2014
    Kristie

    So pretty!!!

  • July 31, 2014
    Tricia

    OMG! That haircolor is AMAZING!!! And it’s the perfect color for you!

  • July 31, 2014

    Omg, it looks amazing! ^_^
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  • August 1, 2014

    You look great Kelly! I’m impressed how it makes you look much younger <3
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  • August 1, 2014

    Wow I love your new haircolor Kelly! Such an inspiration. :) I’m just such a chicken to do anything with my hair. :D
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  • August 1, 2014

    You look great, not everyone could pull that color off but you totally are!
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  • August 1, 2014
    KD

    Special Effects is a great dye. I used it all the time way back when. Love the new color :D

  • August 1, 2014
    Cathy

    WOW!! I love it.

  • August 1, 2014

    This color looks beautiful on you :-D
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  • August 1, 2014

    Wow, I absolutely love that. I can’t wait to see you with a pastel lob!
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  • August 2, 2014
    Nita

    You look wow!! I love this color on u…

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