How I Transformed My Hair From Purple To Orange

Friday, July 20, 2018

How I Transformed My Hair From Purple To Orange

Hello people of the internet! If you've been following me for a while you'd know that I dye my hair a lot. And, if you're new here - I dye my hair a lot! At the start of June, I decided to dye my (amazingly) blonde hair purple. That purple faded really quickly and ended up being more maintenance than it was worth. I like to just pop a colour in and leave it be. I know that's lazy but I cannot stand having to dye my hair every two weeks. So, I decided to dye my hair orange so my life could be a small bit easier. Haha... yeah right!




The type of purples I like for my hair tends to be blue based purple. The only issue with that is there is so little pink/red that it just fades to blue. Like, when I was in the shower it was just pink coming out of my hair. That left my hair well and truly stained blue. Which meant I, unfortunately, had to bleach it.


I won't be going into what I use to bleach my hair because I don't recommend people to bleach their hair at home. Personally, I try to bleach my hair as little as I have to. That's why I don't normally go from such a cool colour to a warm colour or vice versa. 


After I bleached my hair - which didn't go as well I had hoped. Bleach expands and it kind of went on some of my roots. Once again - my bad! This is why you shouldn't do it yourself or at home haha.. My original plan was to leave my roots. Specifically, because I knew that blue wasn't going anywhere. As you can see, It ended up being more of a minty green. 

So, I decided to try one of those colour remover kits. I went for this Colourless Hair Remover from Tambeauty. I went for the max conditioning one because I had just bleached my hair and didn't want any more bleach or ammonia in my hair if it didn't have to be.


After bleaching my hair and after using Colourless hair colour remover

Guys, if you take anything from this post - don't buy this stuff. It might look like it did a good bit but it truly did nothing. My hair was still stuck with a TON of that mint green colour. And, I didn't really condition my hair either. Can we all take a minute to appreciate that the box says "fresh fragrance" and it truly smells like shit. It made my hair feel super dry and weird.


I was a sad little ball of bad hair and emotion at this point. The only option I had left was to bleach my hair again. This time I used a lower volume of developer and further diluted it with a conditioner. I did this because my hair was already blonde. I was only using this process to get rid of as much of the mint green as possible while touching up my roots


After using L'oreal colorista paint in beige blonde

Bleaching did about as much as it could do. And, there was not a hope in hell I was going to put any more bleach into my hair. To even out the tones and to make them more yellow I used the L'Oreal Colorista Paint in "Beige Blonde". I think that worked pretty well. Especially for what I needed it for. 


Hot hair tip for dry, damaged, and colour hair using Aussie

Inbetween all of this I was using the Aussie 2 Minute Miracle conditioning treatments. But instead of leaving it for 3 minutes I would leave it on for a few hours so my hair could get the best deep conditioning possible. And after that was washed out I used the Stop The Break conditioning spray. I'm not going to lie to you guys. My hair isn't in the best condition it could be. But considering how much dye and bleach I've used it's definitely healthier than could be too. And making sure you use conditioning treatments and letting your hair heal is key to that. 


After using Bleach London Tangerine Dream results and review

This is what you all came here for! I used Bleach London's Tangerine Dream diluted with a cheap conditioner. I think I popped a little bit of an old pink dye I had hanging around too. Bleach London is one of my favourite hair dye brands. Their dyes are vegan and cruelty-free. And, since it's a semi-permanent colour without developer it's so much kinder to your hair. It's basically a stained conditioner. After I applied this to my hair, I left it for about two hours. That's why I do with semi-permanents like this. 


I am obsessed with how it came out. This colour is something that will fade really well and I'm so excited to see where I decide to go from here!


We do need to have a chat about the process though. I'm a highly impatient person. I did all of this to my hair within four days. I do not by any means recommend this. I strongly recommend you go to a hairdresser. I love dying my hair myself and I've been doing it for 12+ years now. I honestly worry that my advice might only work on my hair because I don't do other people's hair and I didn't go to school for this. My knowledge is based on trial and error. So please take everything here with a grain of salt. 



Do you like the new hair colour?
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3 comments

  1. Your hair looks incredible!!
    Well done on doing such an amazing job


    Luke |Luke Heywood Style

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  2. Such a vibrant colour!! Love it!
    Fun fact: Aussie hair products are not actually available to buy in Australia. I'd never even heard of the brand until I moved to the UK! xx

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  3. I love this colour so much, it really suits you! Haven’t bleached my hair at home for years would be a bit frightened to do it now. The L’Oréal looked like it worked well though. Great post I really enjoyed.
    Kate x x
    www.katesbeautyhome.blog

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