I dyed my hair purple. Words I never thought I would say (write). I saw an ad for the Vidal Sassoon London Luxe hair colour line and for the first time in years I had an overwhelming urge to dye my hair, especially when I saw that the purple colour was named London Lilac. I dyed my hair dark red for about a year towards the end of high school and then spent another three years dying it dark brown every couple of weeks trying to get rid of the red. I knew what I definitely didn’t want to put myself through that again, plus I think my “dirty” blond multi- coloured natural hair suits me the best. This all being said I when for it and I love it. I dyed the underneath first, that on it’s own was a little weird so I added some more to the tips all over. It’s not perfect, I might get a hair cut and then even it out a bit, but perfect neat hair is not my thing (obviously).
While I like that I can kind of hide the colour if I’m not feeling it, I also wanted to be able to show it off. I’ve been experimenting with some new summer hair style that work great in the heat and also show off my new purple hair.
1. Gather a section of hair from the top of your head (if you have thicker hair then gather a larger section if you need).
2. Smooth into a pony tail and secure with an elastic, at this point it doesn’t need to be a clear elastic as the top knot will cover it.
3. If you have fine hair like me then you might want/ need to tease your pony tail a little bit to add some volume and so your top knot won’t be too tiny.
4. Create whatever kind of bun you like. I wrapped my point tail around itself and secured with another clear elastic and a couple of bobby pin so that it would sit the way I wanted it to.
Since the majority of my purple hair is underneath, gathering some of my hair into a bun on top of my head allows the purple to show through a bit more, plus it keeps the most annoying pieces out of my face in the summer heat.
1. Create a tight pony tail at the nape of your neck, or wherever you want your rolled up bun to sit.
2. Split your hair in two above the elastic.
3. Flip you pony tail up over and through the hole your created above the elastic, tighten the pony tail part.
P.s. You’re doing a “Topsy Tail” (link) without the tool. Did you have a “Topsy Tail” in the 90s?
4. Flip the section of hair that came through the hole up into the hole again, this will create a rolled up looking bun.
5. At this point its up to you how much you want to secure with bobby pins. I used a few to push a couple of fly away pieces back into the top of the bun and a few underneath the bun as well. This bun will definitely look different every time you do it.
I love how my purple hair from underneath is now front and center because of the flipping motion.