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Purple Hair Highs and Lows

So I’m going to warn you about purple hair. Okay, so don’t get me wrong, my hair rocks. Having purple hair is SO cool, and I’ve said it before, but I feel like a punk Snow White. I get complimented all the time (especially from other people with colored hair, and kids. Lots of kids.), and it’s fun to have a permanent accessory! There’s some things I would have liked to know ahead of time though, and there are things that I’ve learned to make it easier, so here goes!

If you get purple, or any non-naturally occurring color, in your hair, it will come out. A lot. I didn’t know this! I thought, sure, one wash, I’ll see purple. That happens with any color, so I was prepared for it. What I didn’t realize was that it would be every single time, and that my white bathtub would be stained purple, along with any other bath items, like my comb and towels. So what do you do? Live with it? Well, yes, a little, but there’s things you can do too. For instance, wash and rinse with cold water! I miss warm water, but, keeping my color vibrant wins, so every time, I use cold water, and it’s worked wonders! My purple has stayed in much better since I learned this trick, and my bathtub only has a little hue of purple in it now, instead of the crazy amounts I was getting (like in that bottom picture!).

See those ugly toes? That was the color of the nail polish I put on my fingers. See those fingernails? That’s the color it turned after blow drying and curling my hair one time. No bueno. So, here’s a few more hints for you:

1) Wear dark nail polish.

2) Have a special towel and pillowcase that you don’t mind getting purple.

3) If your hair holds water and drips, be sure to put that towel on the floor before drying your hair.

4) Rinse out the shower IMMEDIATELY after you see purple droplets on the walls. Don’t wait two minutes because it really will stain that quickly.

5) Be aware that white tshirts and other clothing will likely become purple around the top in the back (and so will white pearl earrings!), especially in the first two weeks after coloring, so make your decisions wisely.

6) Use a shampoo that is color-safe!

You’ve been warned! To me, it was worth it, because I LOVE it, but the first week or so, I was pretty mad that no one properly warned me. Follow those tips though, and you’ll be fine. Good luck!

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