Amazing pastel lavender/blue hair color with great tips on how to get this color sent in by Queen of Cute @ setapartheart.tumblr.com:
My natural color is a very dark blonde/light golden brown. I let my hair grow out for a year and a half before bleaching it twice for 30 minutes each time, with 20 vol. then 15 vol. I waited a month between each bleach, & used loads of masks & protein treatments to keep it alive 😉 . Each time i bleached i put “unred” in the mixture to prevent brassy tones. It went a light banana yellowy color, the second time… except for a few streaks of Splat’s Crimson Obsession in my bangs (i got bored with my natural color during the growing process), which lifted from a burgundy wine color to a kool-aid red/pink sort of color. Then i mixed N’rage Purple Plum to make a deep pastel color & Pravana Chromasilk Vivids Violet, separately to make a dark pastel. i combined two parts of the pastelized N’rage Purple Plum to one part pastelized Chromasilk Violet. I did this because i wanted pastel periwinkle hair; periwinkle is that wonderful color where you cannot tell if it’s blue or purple <3
If you want a pink based lilac, use Splat’s Lusty Lavender. If you want a true pastel purple color, i highly recommend Pravana Chromasilk Vivids’ Violet. If you want a blue based purple, use N’rage Purple Plum or Special Effects’ Wildflower. Dilute the one of your choosing with a thick conditioner (so it’s not drippy on your head) to the shade you want on your hair, and then add some more dye to make it a shade darker than you want it – it will wash out lighter than you see it now. That’s why i mixed my color to a dark pastel. Apply it evenly to your hair, make sure it’s really saturated so it’s not patchy when you wash it out. Keep it in until it completely dries on your head – the dye should be stiff to the touch. It’s okay to sleep in it! I kept mine in for five hours but it still wasn’t long enough – the crown of my head was still moist with the dye & washed out lighter than the rest of my hair – oh well, that’s what touch-ups are for!
I also have some small pink & blonde streaks on the underside of my hair (diluted half/half Splat Pink Fetish with conditioner)
And that’s how you can get lilac, lavender, pastel purple or pastel periwinkle hair!