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Arete
September 25th, 2016, 08:25 PM
So, I've been yearning for purple hair for quite awhile, however, I love my natural color and did not want the commitment that comes with bleaching. After a little poking around on the web, I decided on Punky color as there were several success stories of using it on unbleached hair. I used one jar of violet and one jar of Plum mixed together (they didn't have two jars of the same color) and used about 1 2/3 of the mixture. I then let it sit for 2 hours, then rinsed. Here are the results, in indoor light. I will get better, outdoor pics in the morning.

I am so happy with how this turned out. A great compromise for not bleaching my hair, but still getting a lovely shade of purple. Note, my ends were bleached slightly as I had dyed my tips fire engine red a few weeks ago. My natural color is medium auburn (see siggy)

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x385/TheJazzPony/72ce8398-e49e-411b-b9df-46ee8ebe95d6_zpsd3tpjdek.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x385/TheJazzPony/1a38e66e-2ef9-4e5f-92df-91877eb14953_zpsqdvqloim.jpg

ETA: Outdoor lighting
http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x385/TheJazzPony/Mobile%20Uploads/6303aeb9-e197-497a-a665-2dbb83ccb7c1_zpsxo8p8aeg.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x385/TheJazzPony/Mobile%20Uploads/96162dbd-5aae-4b7e-b6db-91f05ade4baf_zpsh0cv7xqh.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x385/TheJazzPony/Mobile%20Uploads/00f388b8-4684-40c4-95a1-415abaa0b1a1_zpszvubjcto.jpg

papayatree
September 25th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Love the color Arete! Your hair looks amazing with purple!

Groovy Granny
September 25th, 2016, 10:16 PM
That came out great....and look at those pretty wurls :thumbsup:

Alissalocks
September 25th, 2016, 11:06 PM
I love it! Pink &/or purple are my two favorite colors to play with, whether I'm auburn (past) or jet black (present). Your hair is so very long and full of curls too!

TatsuOni
September 26th, 2016, 02:25 AM
Beautiful! :)

Quixii
September 26th, 2016, 02:35 AM
Nice!

I love playing around with trying colours without bleach (my hair's rainbow right now). My mom has hair much darker than mine, and she recently did purple rather like yours.

Arete
September 26th, 2016, 03:48 AM
Thank you everyone :) Quixii, I always adore your rainbows. I wish I could do rainbow hair, but unfortunately green and yellow would not show up on me :(

lapushka
September 26th, 2016, 03:51 AM
I like it! :D

HairPlease
September 26th, 2016, 07:47 AM
Very nice shade and very tasteful as well. It's not too overbearing and not too subtle. Well achieved.

meteor
September 26th, 2016, 07:49 AM
Arete, it looks fantastic! :applause

PixieP
September 26th, 2016, 07:49 AM
Woooow that looks so great! Your hair in general is amazing, and the purple really suits you!

Arete
September 26th, 2016, 09:01 AM
Added outdoor lighting pics to the OP. It looks more bluebased in outdoor light and red based indoors. Can't quite get a picture to capture it right, unfortunately, but close enough.

browneyedsusan
September 26th, 2016, 09:05 AM
It looks fantastic!
So dark and mysterious!

Let us know how it fades. :)

Kat-Rinnč Naido
September 26th, 2016, 09:57 AM
Wow that looks stunning. You and your hair are beautiful. Thank you for sharing

lapis_lazuli
September 26th, 2016, 10:12 AM
Beautiful! Subtle, but still eye-catching :D

DarkChocolate
September 26th, 2016, 10:25 AM
I love it:)

Groovy Granny
September 26th, 2016, 11:14 AM
Added outdoor lighting pics to the OP. It looks more bluebased in outdoor light and red based indoors. Can't quite get a picture to capture it right, unfortunately, but close enough.

It is beautiful :thud:

Thanks so much for sharing!

Your hollywood fork must look amazing with that color too :eyebrows:

spidermom
September 26th, 2016, 12:22 PM
quite pretty

Arete
September 26th, 2016, 12:52 PM
It is beautiful :thud:

Thanks so much for sharing!

Your hollywood fork must look amazing with that color too :eyebrows:
I am planning on wearing it tomorrow, actually xD

Groovy Granny
September 26th, 2016, 02:39 PM
I am planning on wearing it tomorrow, actually xD

:thumbsup:

Would love to see a pic :popcorn:

pastina
September 26th, 2016, 03:41 PM
I'd be careful with that, you might tint your holly purple.

Looking good though!! <3

Hurven
September 26th, 2016, 04:17 PM
Amazing!! :cheer:

RavenRose
September 26th, 2016, 04:28 PM
Lovely! :)

teal
September 26th, 2016, 04:54 PM
Purple looks good on you! :)

Groovy Granny
September 26th, 2016, 05:23 PM
It is beautiful :thud:

Thanks so much for sharing!

Your hollywood fork must look amazing with that color too :eyebrows:


I am planning on wearing it tomorrow, actually xD


I'd be careful with that, you might tint your holly purple.

Looking good though!! <3

Oh wow....I don't color my hair, so I never even gave that issue a thought when I commented; good catch :thumbsup:

Here is the original listing Arete, for your info
https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1038832187

She treated it with a 'satin wax'....does that protect it better Pastina? :hmm:

Her shop is not open now but there is a contact link if needed on the shop page.

Arete
September 26th, 2016, 05:27 PM
I may or may not have gotten blue on my holly fork already accidentally... :oops: I'm not having any issues with it rubbing off, but I think I'll wait until it's had a wash just in case residual dye is still there...

Groovy Granny
September 26th, 2016, 06:21 PM
I may or may not have gotten blue on my holly fork already accidentally... :oops: I'm not having any issues with it rubbing off, but I think I'll wait until it's had a wash just in case residual dye is still there...

Seeing there is a wax on it and it was a new fork/not worn, perhaps the stain can be removed?
Or hopefully it is hidden by hair :wink:

nijimei
September 26th, 2016, 10:25 PM
Nice! I'm jealous---I would love to have fashion color hair but I doubt that there's much that will show on top of my natural brown/black, and I'm definitely not planning on bleaching! I would be interested in seeing how it fades over time!

pastina
September 27th, 2016, 12:14 AM
Yeah.... I might have a maple hair toy that's slightly pink. :couch: It happens.

Groovy Granny
September 27th, 2016, 01:48 AM
Yeah.... I might have a maple hair toy that's slightly pink. :couch: It happens.

With all the colors you have been/are....that's it....pink? :rollin:

Arete
September 27th, 2016, 08:54 AM
Nice! I'm jealous---I would love to have fashion color hair but I doubt that there's much that will show on top of my natural brown/black, and I'm definitely not planning on bleaching! I would be interested in seeing how it fades over time!
I think you might get a purple sheen with this dye or arctic fox. Both have high pigment load and Stick decently to virgin hair. Probably would only be visible in bright light or Sun if youre below a five though.


Yeah.... I might have a maple hair toy that's slightly pink. :couch: It happens.
i had the bottom half of my hair blue with red tips for the two weeks leading up to my purple. I wore my holly fork, and a spot got dyed blue :(. Fortunately it's covered by my hair when up

Groovy Granny
September 27th, 2016, 08:59 AM
i had the bottom half of my hair blue with red tips for the two weeks leading up to my purple. I wore my holly fork, and a spot got dyed blue :(. Fortunately it's covered by my hair when up

Live and learn lol

At least you are enjoying it :thumbsup:....and I am sure with your gorgeous hair, no one would notice in the least :wink:

Arete
September 27th, 2016, 06:52 PM
Hair was almost crayon purple today with the lighting!

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x385/TheJazzPony/Mobile%20Uploads/00f388b8-4684-40c4-95a1-415abaa0b1a1_zpszvubjcto.jpg

Groovy Granny
September 27th, 2016, 07:06 PM
That is so cool :thumbsup:

hobbitlocks
September 27th, 2016, 09:11 PM
That looks so cool!!!

TatsuOni
September 28th, 2016, 02:02 AM
Hair was almost crayon purple today with the lighting!

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x385/TheJazzPony/Mobile%20Uploads/00f388b8-4684-40c4-95a1-415abaa0b1a1_zpszvubjcto.jpg

Very beautiful! :)

Kajzh
September 28th, 2016, 02:43 AM
Wow, I absolutely love the dark shade of purple. It looks wonderful!

Marymary
September 29th, 2016, 04:23 AM
That is an amazing colour, love it. V jealous.

melesine
September 29th, 2016, 10:23 AM
It looks really pretty and your hair is beautiful.

MaiaMoon
September 29th, 2016, 10:39 AM
Beautiful! I really love the colour you got without bleach :D

Arete
November 18th, 2016, 06:50 AM
So here we go on the fading: It stayed very, very purple for about 3 washes. Faded somewhat at four, and was mostly out of my scalp by 5. It took about ten washes to get back to my natural color completely without a purple tint in bright light or sun. I only wash my hair once a week or so, so this is plenty long for me. On my bleached hair, my ends are still purple, but the red is starting to show through after 10 washes and it looks more magenta. Here's my hair now:

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x385/TheJazzPony/tmp_19215-PhotoGrid_1479395158405-1711619804_zpsjav9giav.png (http://s1179.photobucket.com/user/TheJazzPony/media/tmp_19215-PhotoGrid_1479395158405-1711619804_zpsjav9giav.png.html)

After 3ish washes
http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x385/TheJazzPony/Mobile%20Uploads/tmp_25260-20161019_085331-883056403_zpsawqtghoc.jpg (http://s1179.photobucket.com/user/TheJazzPony/media/Mobile%20Uploads/tmp_25260-20161019_085331-883056403_zpsawqtghoc.jpg.html)


After 5:
http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x385/TheJazzPony/3d7ddea3-997f-4810-9bf4-18c58d8b0b0c_zpsudugfj6o.jpg (http://s1179.photobucket.com/user/TheJazzPony/media/3d7ddea3-997f-4810-9bf4-18c58d8b0b0c_zpsudugfj6o.jpg.html)

19se7en9
November 18th, 2016, 09:26 AM
Beautiful. Even the fading is awesome.

Erizu
November 18th, 2016, 09:46 AM
Beautiful. Even the fading is awesome.

I agree! The colour is gorgeous, Arete! :flower: