purple tint / has anyone used dark n' lovely hair dye

i am looking to add a purple tint to my hair; just a tint not turn my entire hair katy perry purple. there are a few problems. i personally don't feel comfortable 'bleaching' my hair (like using straight up hair bleach). and i don't have (in my opinion) unrealistic expectations.

i was watching jadoremycurls on youtube on the purple dye job she did here and i loved the results.

she did a previous video about her hair color. and (imo) the color looks light enough to get some results of the purple dye. you can view her video here . however, i can not find that particular hair color, and i personally don't want to use that hair color as i think it contains ammonia.

which ultimately leads to this question. does anyone know of an ammonia free box dye that i could pick up on the ground that would lighten my hair with minimal damage to the curls? i was thinking of shea moisture (i've watched a few videos where some ytcurlys did medium/light blonde twice and it got medium results). but i'd have to order sm off the target website and i'm really trying to avoid shipping costs.

i would actually like my color to turn out a darker purple than hers.but i think that can be achieved with a darker purple dye.
mod-cj, 3b/3c (spring factor of 5inches), high density, medium thickness and porosity.

the usual / hg: tressme naturals, pm the conditioner, sm smoothie, sm souffle, kccc, aussie freeze.

Crazy Color is a high pigment semi permanent, it is just colour molecules in a conditioner base, no alkaline agents nor peroxide nor persulphate bleach so are not damaging at all. Similar products include Manic Panic and La Riche Directions (depending which country you are in).

To me box dye is a permanent colour, that will be damaging even if it contains no ammonia, these use peroxide and an alternative alkaline agent which is just as damaging as ammonia but less stinky.

TBH I am confused as to what you want, if you only want a tint and are happy with a dark result there is no point in damaging your hair lifting with double process box dye and then redarkening with the purple. Just use a semi permanent as that video did, these can safely be left on for a couple of hours to overnight for a stronger or more long lasting shade. You will get a better result if you don't have naturally low porosity hair. The porosity is more important than how light or dark your hair is, the more porous your hair the lighter the shade you can choose, it will 'build up' to a darker shade the longer you leave in on your hair.

These type of semi permanents are often done over pre-lightened hair because many users want a strong/ bright result - this does not have to be persulphate bleached, I use a weak peroxide only blonde box dye to increase porosity more than lift the colour. But the colours will still take on virgin hair, anything that is not super low porous and resists everything. Be sure to prep by using something that will encourage the cuticle to lift - maybe soap, baking soda or a harsh clarifying shampoo. You should have no oils, butters, silicones etc on your hair.

IMO purchase a good high pigment semi permanent and practice on shed plughole virgin hair before even thinking about damaging your hair with permanent dyes. Leave the longest hairball overnight, maybe even experiment with a little heat (dryer or heat cap), always cover with a shower cap after you have applied to keep the product damp and use the heat of your head.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

Last edited by Firefox7275; 08-13-2013 at 05:31 AM.
In her video she said it was from hair that was lightened by box.( Dark & lovely)

I did that too but my purple looked more like black and more of a tint in the sun.

I used honey blonde but not the new go intense line and my hair looked more orange.

I don't want to bleach even if I can't get it very light but Revlon is ammonia free! It just tends to come out darker than the box than compared to using one with ammonia.

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In her video she said it was from hair that was lightened by box.( Dark & lovely)

I did that too but my purple looked more like black and more of a tint in the sun.

I used honey blonde but not the new go intense line and my hair looked more orange.

I don't want to bleach even if I can't get it very light but Revlon is ammonia free! It just tends to come out darker than the box than compared to using one with ammonia.

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Originally Posted by Johari
Ammonia free is not less damaging it's just less smelly and less reliable, I find you need to use the heat of your head to get the best result.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
In going to dye my hair purple again but its gona be straightened :/
i'll post the results!

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It looks more purple in the sun.

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