I never thought I would ever take it this far, but yes, I have lavender hair! I feel like a real life unicorn right now haha! And trust me, this wasn’t the plan. I went to my go to hair dresser, Ellen at The Proof with the idea of doing something completely different with my hair. Well, that’s definitely what happened haha! We went for this lilac grey/lavender colour using Olaplex. It turned out super pretty if I can say so myself. I will take you through the process in this blogpost!
This is my hair before. Pretty cray cray, I know. And very yellow-y blonde too. And super messy, haha.
How cool does this purple dye look in my hair right? For my hair we didn’t use any bleach, woohoo! Bleach is the worst for your hair and I definitely noticed a big difference with my hair condition since I started bleaching it. We used a toner (a darker one for my roots than for the rest of my hair) + purple dye, applied in a balayage way.
Tadaaa, it’s magic! And this is my hair after – I told you, real unicorn hair lol! I’m so in love with it guys. My hair looks way shinier than before as well. I had this colour now for almost 2 weeks and it still looks and feels great. Never thought I would like lavender hair so much, but I do! At first I was kind of scared what people would think of it, ’cause I always feel like people are really judgemental when it comes to colorful hair. But then again, I like it so much, I don’t care what others think. :)
HOW TO MAKE THE COLOR LAST LONGER
KEVIN MURPHY STRENGTH/MOISTURE SHOTS
Coloring your hair with a daring color takes some big ass balls (lol). But when you finally found the courage to do it, it would suck if your pretty bright color disappeared immediately. That’s why it’s very important to take good care of your hair, to make sure your color will last longer. The first thing you can do is adding moisture back into your hair. The toner/hair dye/bleach can make your hair dry, so it’s important to give your hair a moisturizing boost. I used the Kevin Murphy Strength and/or Moisture Shots to make my hair softer and stronger again. See this as your high intense hair mask!
My other hair secret/tip for minimizing hair damage and keeping your hair color longer is the Olaplex treatment. I made a whole blogpost + video about this, that you can check out here. Ellen added my purple hair dye through the Olaplex treatment, giving my purple hair an even bigger color boost than before. You can get this at her salon The Proof in Groningen.
You can find more info about hair salon The Proof on their site here. It’s my go to hair salon and they never disappoint me. Thanks Ellen for the great hair job, as always. <3
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MY NEW LAVENDER HAIR?