Saturday 24 August 2013

Crazy Color Bleaching Kit and Ion Colour Flash Ultra Indigo

Hi everyone!

Guess what I went and did on Saturday/Sunday? Dye the ends of my hair purple! Although it didn't exactly work due to the dye I used, I'm still pretty happy with it...

So this is what I used:

Read on to find out what happened...

So instead of explaining every single step in loads of detail, since you probably know how to go about dying hair, here's a quick group of pictures showing the 3 steps with a short explanation:
-First I mixed the bleach up following the instructions, then using the brush and gloves provided, applied it to the mid to end section of my hair.
-I left it in my hair for just 15 minutes, man this stuff is strong!
-Then after washing it all out, this is what was left.
-I then applied the dye straight from the bottle to the bleached section of hair and also slightly above so make the blend a bit smoother
-I left it for 20 minutes like it said but literally no colour transferred so I re-applied it, this time for 1 hour.
-I then washed it out and left it to dry
---At every stage after washing my hair I roughly straightened it just so I could make sure everything was level (although I got a bit lazy towards the end)---

And this is what I was left with:
So as you can see, it didn't actually work the way I was expecting it to. The purple dye only worked on some strands, so I was left with sort of patchy half blonde/half purple ends. Although, where it didn't add colour, it did darken the remaining strands.
Obligatory bathroom selfie ;)
Since doing this, I have washed my hair 3 times and almost all of the purple has washed out. The funny thing is, my ends are still a lot darker than the blonde you can see above :S Anyway, I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow and am thinking about re-colouring the ends in a few days, but using a colour from a different brand... I'll keep you all updated!


  1. I'm purple at the moment, I really recommend directions hair dye for any crazy colours. I think the purple I went was plum but I have tried other colours and they are good too :)

  2. It looks like it hasn't taken due to the fact that you didn't bleach light enough. To get purple, unless it's highly pigmented, you need to bleach lighter than orange as orange + purple = brown!

    Hence why your ends are darker than what you bleached to. The purple is still there sitting on top of the orange bleached hair creating a natural looking brown. Some streaks have obviously been damaged in the past whether by heat styling or day to day wear so have bleached lighter leaving a better base for the purple dye, meaning it was effective in these areas.

    Good luck next time, hope this helps!


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