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How to Customize Your Color

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.


Pure Plumberry: equal amounts Vibrant Purple and Extreme Pink

One month, three applications of Extreme Pink, and one application of Vibrant Purple
later

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.

Vibrant Purple over Extreme Pink

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.


Extreme Pink over Vibrant Purple


One application of Vibrant Purple over three applications of Extreme Pink


One application of Vibrant Purple over two applications of Extreme Pink


One application of Extreme Pink over two applications of Vibrant Purple


One application of Extreme Pink over three applications of Vibrant Purple


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.


3 parts Vibrant Purple : 1 part Extreme Pink


Equal parts Vibrant Purple and Extreme Pink


3 parts Extreme Pink : 1 part Vibrant Purple

With just two colors, here are all the different shades we were able to achieve on
platinum blonde strands:

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