When I first took the bright-hair plunge a couple of months ago, I learned two things:
1. What they say is true: life really is too short to have boring hair.
2. When you work with a group of people whose heads are an ever-changing rainbow of colors, keeping your hair the same colors for even a short time can start to feel boring… even if those colors are bright purple and pink!
I got my hands on the Plumberry Custom Color Kit at the beginning of March, and by the end of the month I was already itching to change it up. Not much – maybe a subtle change to start out with, but I definitely wanted a change. The solution? A little less Plum, a little more Berry.
So I stuck with Extreme Pink and dropped the Vibrant Purple from my conditioning routine for three weeks. The difference it made was huge.
Here are a few techniques to change up your color combo:
1. Layer light over dark, or vice versa
For a darker result, apply your lighter color first, rinse, and layer the darker color over it. For lighter results, go dark to light.
2. Change how often you use each color
If you want a look leaning more toward one shade in your Custom Kit, use that color a little more often. For a bold, warm-toned purple, use Vibrant Purple twice or even three times for every time you use Extreme Pink. Want to copycat my fuchsia curls instead? Two or three applications of Extreme Pink to one of Vibrant Purple will give you what you need.
3. Mix your colors in varying ratios
Using one color per application can be a slow, time-consuming way to achieve a new color, especially if your mermaid hair doesn’t require washing every day. If you want the perfect color right this minute, you can mix your conditioners and apply them all at once instead of alternating! The same rules apply – measure out a 2:1 or 3:1 (or more:1 – you do you!), with the bigger amount being the color you want to see most.
With just two colors, here are all the different shades we were able to achieve on platinum blonde strands: