When discussing hair dying, many people face the question of whether or not they should dye their hair purple. Obviously, a lot of people want to know the answer to this question before taking the plunge into colorful locks. We’re here today to clear up some misconceptions about what will happen when you dye your hair purple. Two front strands of hair dyed purple look great with a black or bright neon background. First, it’s important to differentiate between harmful and non-harmful hair dyes.
Non-harmful dyes are those which are chemical free and do not have any ingredients that can potentially cause damage to your hair, skin or scalp which include henna, Cassia Obovata (Black Henna), Indigo, botanical dyes and chemical free vegetable dyes. Your hair color is an indication of your body’s health. Color analysis is an art and science of evaluating the quality of human life by examining the color in the hair, skin and/or eyes. Over time, your hair color changes. The color of your hair is not an indication of your health. Gray hair is just a change in the texture of your hair; it doesn’t mean your body is aging or that you’re unhealthy.
1. If you are blonde, it will not come out purple.
This is a common misconception among women who have no previous experience with purple dye. Purple hair dye is a very vibrant and deep color, so it definitely would not produce the results you are looking for if your hair was blonde to begin with. If you are looking to dye your hair purple, first opt for a nice bright red or pink (neon!) instead.
2. Henna dyes produce brighter/deeper results than chemical hair dyes.
Henna dyes leave a gray mossy look, while chemical hair dyes are completely different. Henna dyes contain 2 main ingredients, PPD (paraphenylenediamine), and amaranth. These two ingredients account for the gray mossy appearance of the henna color. On the other hand, chemical hair dyes such as Permanent Color Cream, Concrete Color and Iced Violet, contain only one main ingredient which is ammonia. This one main ingredient causes the purple color we know it as. The ammonia in these three products is completely safe for skin and hair and there are no harsh chemicals in them at all.
3 . If you have red hair, it will come out purple.
Not true! If your hair is already red, it will not come out purple. Chemical hair dyes only work on the base color of your hair, so if you already have red hair, dyeing it purple won’t change it at all – in fact, you’ll almost certainly end up with pink hair.
4 . Dying your hair a lighter shade of the same color will make it more intense/vibrant.
This one is a biggie: dying your natural black/brown/blonde/red/whatever to match a more intense shade of the same color does NOT make your dye job more intense. Purple hair is usually very dark and intense, so if you want to dye your hair purple, you should dye your entire head the same or nearly the same shade.
5. You can dye your hair darker than the color on your hair box
This is completely false. You can only dye your natural color darker, not lighter. This means that if you have red hair, you can only dye it purple deeper than it already is, not lighter.
6 . Permanent coloring will not damage your hair.
Permanent coloring will not damage your hair. It will only dye it the color you want permanently. The only way in which it can damage your hair is if you have a very sensitive scalp and/or if you have any allergies to chemicals or ammonia.
7 . You need to bleach your hair before coloring it.
Bleaching is not needed when dying your hair a solid color such as purple, blue, green, red or pink. Bleaching is usually done on blondes who want their natural color back, but with these solid colors, bleaching is not necessary and will prematurely wear out your hair or cause irritation on your scalp and skin.
8 . All permanent dyes contain ammonia.
All permanent dyes contain ammonia. Ammonia is the main ingredient of all chemical hair dyes. This is what causes the hair to change color and also causes lightning in darker shades of hair.
9 . Dark brown hair does not dye well.
This is completely false! People with dark brown/black/red/blonde etc. have dyed their hair purple and blue with wonderful results!
10 . Hair dye looks unnatural and cheap.
Quality hair dye jobs look just as good, if not better than the quality of salon hair color jobs. The only difference is that these vibrant solid colors seem to pop out and grab your attention much more than ordinary dark browns, reds and blacks.