How To Dye Your Hair Purple: Update!
I finally feel as though I'm getting to the point where I've mastered my purple hair dying routine. Now that all my old hair has been through it's bleaching stages and dyed over purple twice, all I have to keep up with is my roots and touching up any faded color. I don't dye my roots very often. Luckily purple seems to be the same value as my natural hair color (mousy, gold, red, brown) so when my roots grow in, I can go a long while before it's really noticeable. I also don't like to bleach too close to my scalp. I always leave at least a half inch of my natural hair for my pores to hold on to.
I found a really good hair lightening box color! You should be able to find it at your local market or drug store. I found this one at CVS. It's by Loreal and it's called Feria Absolute Platinum. This color lightened my hair even more than the Loreal Extra Bleach Blonde I used the first time. With my hair basically platinum blonde, the color I put in really sticks. Especially purple. Purple, I've noticed, when put in to very bleached hair- hardly fades! Blue, however, still tends to fade and the fading color is not very pretty looking to me. It's like a grey muddy color when it fades.