Sep 27, 2013

Mixing the Perfect Purple with Special Effects Dye Atomic Pink and Blue Haired Freak

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So continues my obsession with purple hair....

After doing my hair with the ION Color Brilliance Brights in Lavender, it was purple but not quite purple ENOUGH. You know what obsessed people are like, they can NEVER have enough (-insert crazy eyes-) *A*  So I decided to use Special Effects Hair Dye since I noticed Rie had such amazing results with it..... only problem was I couldn't find ANY of their purple dyes in stock ANYWHERE. Not on Amazon, not on eBay, not anywhere. I really wanted Wildflower, but it was just completely sold out along with every single other purple dye Special Effects makes :( So what is a girl to do when she can't find purple hair dye? Well, mix some of course!

Atomic Pink and Blue Haired Freak Purple

  1. I covered my hair in coconut oil and bleached the mid lengths and ends again, blending upwards to keep the gradient effect. I wanted to get the old silvery purple colour out and make it as light as possible.
  2. I mixed about 3 tbs of deep conditioner with 1 tbs of Atomic Pink and 1 tbs of Blue Haired Freak. I wanted a more pastel colour, rather than bright blaring purple, so I mixed it with quite a lot of conditioner. TIP: You really only need very little dye to achieve excellent results and the conditioner locks in the colour.
  3. I applied the purple mixture all over the mid lengths and ends of my hair (basically everywhere I wanted it to be purple) and left it on for a couple of hours.
  4. I washed out the dye with plain cool water. Because I mixed it with conditioner, I hardly got any colour running when I washed it out.

The day after dyeing it...

Excuse my crazy eyebrows... this was a real no makeup swatching day =_=;;

The pictures below are about a week after I dyed it.

Mix Purple Hair Dye

Mix Special Effects Atomic Pink Blue Haired Freak
Trying to get artsy...
The colour faded a bit and blends beautifully into the lighter blonde hair. It has faded a little bit more since then, but it's still pretty vibrant (although looking more pink than true purple). I think next time I dye it, I'll add more blue than pink so it stays purple longer. So okay, it's not exactly the PERFECT purple, but it's pretty darn amazing. I'm so obsessed with candy coloured hair right now, it makes me happy just looking at it!

Here's a pic of my friend Desiree who has just Atomic Pink in her hair. I did the same process on her hair as mine, just on her entire head.

What do you think about candy coloured hair? Are you loving it, or is it not for you?


  1. Care to share why you don't like it?

  2. Kayla | Peace Love and Glitter9/27/2013 8:37 AM

    Ooooooh I like it! I actually like the way it looks straight rather than curly, you can see the gradient a little better. Colored hair isn't for me personally, I will leave it up to fashionistas like you and Phyrra! :)

  3. I'm absolutely trilled how long the color has staied! The biggest gripe I have with nontraditional color hair is the up keep, however it's been 27 days sense we put the pink in my hair and I just now think it needs to be redone. The only part that has faded is my root area and that's only because I use shampoo on my hair every other day. Once again your Beauty expertise helped me out! Thank you

  4. Yeah I like it better straight too, those were the only photos I took right after dyeing it though! I've always liked coloured hair, just never was confident enough to do it before :)

  5. Love love LOVE!! I so wish I could do more adventurous hair colors! This is just gorgeous on you.

  6. Thank you love. You look amazing with your hair short, I wish I could pull that off!

  7. You look adorable!

  8. I really like the colors you dyed, and I like the gradient look, but I'm not sure I care for the gradient up to your normal hair color. I think your normal hair color is such a dark stark look that it takes away a little from the really pretty and artsy way you did the gradient. I think it would look better if the hair was all in pastels, or all in brights, or all in dark shades. I think going from the bright, up to pastel, up to dark doesn't work as well. I like your friend's atomic pink :) It looks really cute on her.

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  13. I love it so fun and pretty and unique! You put coconut oil all over your hair and put the bleach over it??? What color was your hair after bleaching?

  14. Laura, you can see my results after bleaching here :)


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