I wanted to talk to you about my new purple hair with Pravana. As much as I love Manic Panic, I was tired of dealing with the shades bleeding whenever I would wash my hair. And I was sick to death of waiting for Special Effects to get in stock. So I decided I would go back to using Pravana dyes. I haven’t used them in a few years, but I’m happy to be trying them out again.
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For my turquoise streak, I put about 80% Cocoa Pink Argan Oil Conditioner into a bowl, then mixed in a tiny dollop of Pravana Green (which is really a dark teal) and a tiny bit of Special Effects Blue Haired Freak to try and turn the color from teal green to teal blue. Once it was mixed up in the bowl it looked like the China Glaze Wait n’ Sea Nail Polish in hue.
Vivid Violet Base
I mixed 50% Cocoa Pink Argan Oil Conditioner with 50% Vivid Violet. This color is intensely pigmented and I would not recommend using it straight. However, diluted with conditioner, it’s gorgeous. It’s soo bright. Additionally, when I was washing this color out, it rinsed out quickly, unlike some colors that take me 30 minutes to rinse out.
Wild Orchid Tips
I used Wild Orchid straight out of the tube on the tips of my hair. I had my friend Lea help me blend where Wild Orchid and Vivid Violet met with a comb. We basically combed that line to make the transition smoother.
I wish my layers were longer, but otherwise I love the colors.
I’m loving the dark purple, especially with dark lips.
I bought my Wild Orchid and Vivid Violet Pravana from here.
I bought my Green (which truly is teal, not green) from Amazon.
What do you think of my new hair? Did you like seeing a hair video? Let me know!
Tags: Hair, Pravana
turned out great! I do love Pravana, can’t live without their Chromasilk Black.
It looks so vibrant and pretty!
No one does color like you.
This must be Pravana Vivids Violet week! I just did my own this weekend with the Violet, Wild Orchid, and a custom blended lavender on the top; as soon as I posted my own pics, an Instagram friend posted pics of her own new Violet hair. I used a little Vivids Violet last March, and I was shocked by how long it lasted, as well as how pigmented it is. Even diluted, it’s dark and intense! It was the only color I used last March that didn’t budge at all, and I was worried while using a soap cap that I wouldn’t get all the color out… it’s very stubborn! I love how you blended the bottom! Stand-alone, Wild Orchid is VERY bright. Hysterically bright. I have it in my bangs and a band of hair wrapping around the back of my head under the lavender but over the violet, and I think it works best if it is muted a little by other colors like you did, or the way mine is covered with a layer of lavender. If anyone wants an super intense, vibrant purple-tinged pink, Wild Orchid is the one! The only downside is the Orchid does fade a bit… it doesn’t have the longevity of the Violet at all. It’s totally worth touching up if it does fade, though. The tubes of Pravana are so massive, it could take a person forever to go through one, if only a small amount is being used. I really LOVE your hair!! GORGEOUS! The streak is lovely, too–I don’t think you over-diluted it at all! xox
Thank you so much!
Your glasses are look fab! love your lip picks!
Oh thank you so much!
This looks amazing on you! Love it. Although I was totally obsessed with your blue hair. I wish i could pull it off. No ome rocks hair color better than you. Great post!!!
Love this color! Looks amazing on you!
You rock this hair color!!
Love your purple.
I love it especially with the blue streak!
What a beautiful color on you.
Love this change, and that gothic makeup look!
that POPS off the screen!!
It’s so pretty, I love it!
It is the most intense purple I’ve ever seen on hair!!! Cool.
I LOVE this! I really love the last pic of you too!
This purple lover loves this. I miss purple hair, but my hair has taken a beating over the years.
It’s absolutely beautiful
Fabulous! You rock bright makeup and hair so well!!!
You are the queen of awesome hair color, no doubt.
I love this so much! You look so rockin’ with purple hair!
Really cool hair color, it makes you look so exotic!
The picture of you with black lipstick slays!! I love it!
I love your new hair, it’s really beautiful on you! I wish I had the nerve!
I love that shade. Whenever I see someone with brightly colored hair I want to call you. LOL.
oooh i love it! so fun!
Purple is my fave color, so of course I love this! Loving the orchid tips too.
Your hair turned out amazing
I love your hair!
I love your hair color!!
So much fun!
Loving all the different shades!
I use Pravana Violet to color my dreadlocs. It’s lasts a really long time and doesn’t bleed. Of coure since my hair is dark, it’s more of an eggplant color, but I like the more subdued hue on me.
I want to dye my hair a funky color so bad but my sisters would freak.