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So, I accidentally dyed my hair purple...

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

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pastel hair, blue hair, silver hair, fudge clean blonde, violet toner, my pale skin, em ford. review, pastel hair

So today's post isn't something I can say I planned for... Like a lot of blonde haired ladies, when my hair is looking slightly brassy, I use a purple shampoo to freshen up my locks and keep those orange tones at bay. In the past 10 years that i've been bleach blonde, I've tried many a toner on my hair.

There are so many 'purple' or 'silver' shampoo's on the market, that without reading a review, you often don't know what you're going to get. You could say that i'm used to toning shampoo's not being very useful. I quite like the Touch Of Silver shampoo which you an often find in the pound shop, as well as the usual drugstores I like it, because it's weak enough to forget about leaving in your hair for 10 minutes and you'll have an even application. I've tried the L'oreal Professional Serie Silver shampoo when a hairdresser left me with brassy roots - they gave me a big bottle to compensate until they could get me back in to fix them. It was a thicker consistency than I expected, but smelt great, and toned nicely. I've ordered the Clairol Shimmer Lights which our American allies seem to rave about for platinum and silver locks, Although it left the hair patchy in places, I did however, put that down to a dodgy home dye!

A couple of months ago, I was asked if I'd like to try anything from the brand Fudge* and their range of hair products, I jumped at the chance to try a few out. The Clean Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo* seemed like a great product for my bleached, dehydrated, hair. The product is billed to 'balance out the yellow tones in your hair to give you a blonde tone you'll love. The shampoo leaves your hair hydrated, replenished, and perfectly clean'. Of course I wanted to try it... and of course, it sat in my drawer for months whilst I used up the other 2 bottles of toning shampoo I had on the go.

It was mid shower (no joke) Sunday Night, that I had a brainwave. I'd remembered the existence of the Fudge shampoo! So, I did what any self respecting woman would do - I opened the bathroom door and requested my partner to get it for me.

I used the shampoo, as directed - on wet hair, and applied it in an even application, the same way I usually apply toning shampoo. I split my hair into sections and applied the product. I kept the shampoo on for about 10 minutes or so before washing it off.... What happened next, when I saw my hair dry, in daylight for the first time, can only really be described in picture form, so I've recreated it for your benefit. 

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pastel hair, blue hair, silver hair, fudge clean blonde, violet toner, my pale skin, em ford. review, pastel hair

I honestly, don't know what I expected to happen... but after the initial 'Oh shit, what have I done?!' I couldn't stop laughing. I wasn't bothered by the purple too much, It was just completely unexpected. After my Clairol Shimmer Lights patchy dye job, and a lot of googling, I worked hard at washing it a few times in head and shoulders which caused the colour to fade over a weekend - so I knew I could get rid of it this hair disaster... But it left me thinking, what If I leave it for a day before washing it out?


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pastel hair, blue hair, silver hair, fudge clean blonde, violet toner, my pale skin, em ford. review, pastel hair

pastel hair, blue hair, silver hair, fudge clean blonde, violet toner, my pale skin, em ford. review, pastel hair

Although I hadn't intended for this to happen, After Applying my make up, and attempting to style my purple/blue/grey locks... something strange happened... I looked in the mirror and I sort of, almost, dare I say it - liked it? I decided to share a picture on twitter yesterday, and let's just say my twitter feed went a little crazy. I couldn't believe how many people liked it! Like actually thought it was good... which leaves me thinking... should I make it a little more permanent? 

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this colour! And if you have any hair mishap stories, i'd love to hear them! Let me know in the comments.
Em xxx



64 comments:

  1. This happened to me with the Matrix So Silver, but a few shampoo's later it was fixed, like you though I kind of dug the look for a while haha!. Have you tried the Schwarzkopf Bonacure BC Color Freeze Silver Shampoo? That has been my fave thus far.

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  2. It is a shame that it was unexpected, but I won't lie - I love your lilac locks! I'd have a go at going for a bit more of a vibrant tone seeing as you're already on your way and you can always go back blonde next month! :)

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  3. It looks gorgeous!
    Sophie xxx
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  4. I absolutely love it! Sometimes what you think is a hair disaster is the exact opposite
    Daxidream x

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  5. Still laughing about this since yesterday! You look fab though!

    AnnieRosesDiary
    xxxx

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  6. It's terrible that the product has dyed your locks this much. I've heard a few horror stories with these types of shampoos/products however I can't believe your hair ended up purple after only 10 mins!! That being said, it does look great on you, you really suit it! Crisis adverted! xxx

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive

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  7. You really suit purple! Even though this was a mishap, you can definitely see the silver lining or in this case the purple lining!
    Jodie // La Lune Song

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  8. I love it!! you should keep this colour it's alot more different and makes a really nice change!! I love it!

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  9. it looks so pretty! Keep it, it really suits you x if i had blond hair ( i have red hair ) id defo have it all different colour rinses ever couple of weeks hehe x love your blog!
    Sophie
    x

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  10. Love your blog and loving the hair! http://www.glitterbox-12.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  11. this has happened to me before but not only after 10 minutes, this must be strong stuff! You really suit it though!

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

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  12. This accident couldn't have happened to a better person... it suits you so much!

    Bethan | Thought from Beth x

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  13. I've wanted to try a purple/silver shampoo for a while now but have always dreaded this would happen to me! Although, I would probably cry if this happened, as no way could I pull it off.......but you certainly can! I think it looks amazing! :) x

    Emily x // EmGrace

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  14. omg wow hun , this is lush on you and your right you do suit it , in fact i want to give it a try now

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  15. If I had blonde hair I would be running out to buy that in hopes of the same thing happening to me. It looks awesome! I'd definitely consider keeping it (:

    Katie @ paperbackplanes.blogspot.com

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  16. It might have been an accident, but your hair looks so cool.

    Sophie x

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  17. I think it actually looks really good :) it suits you x

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  18. I absoloutely love it!!xx
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  19. This is hilarious! The colour looks great though- you should give it a whirl! X

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  20. The colour looks really good!! I really want to accidentally dye my hair a different shade now if it'll look that good. - Rachel xx

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  21. I love the lilac! It's a great look, keep it keep it. I've still never had the confidence to go for a wow colour - think In The Frow brightness! - unusual problem with dark auburn hair is that every single hairdresser I've ever gone to orders me never to change it!xx

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  22. I actually really really like your hair lilacy, even if it was an accident!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty Blog

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  23. It looks so awesome! You should definitely go for pastel hair!

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  24. I really think this is a colour that suits you! Hopefully it ends up being a happy accident.

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  25. I think it really suits you! Keep it for now, its always fun trying new colours.

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  26. It actually looks really nice! I would love to go a pale purple or pink but i'm too scared to bleach my hair as I don't want to kill it :/ need tips on the best way to do it x

    http://nicole-emily-heath.blogspot.com.au/

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  27. the paul mitchell purple shampoo is amazing!

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  28. I am already obsessed with Victoria's (In the frow) purple unicorn, as I like to call it, hair. It's just such an amazing colour that I can't get enough of! I love how this shampoo just gave you a light wash of it. Definitely would go for it as a permanent thing! xo

    MD | http://byourbself.blogspot.ca/

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  29. If you do decide to go back to blonde you should definitely try the 'whiter shade of pale' toner by fudge... Don't give up on them completely! I popped up some before & after photos so you could have a little look if you like :)

    BellaMode

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  30. You need to try this as semi-permanent! It looks amazing.

    xoxo
    jessica
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    The Crown Wings

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  31. I think this color looks absolutely gorgeous on you!

    Emily // ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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  32. The purple looks awesome though!!! I really wanted to go like an ombré lavender under my blonde but didn't want to bleach my hair first. Maybe I could use this product instead!
    Brianna || http://extraordinarydaysblog.com

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  33. OMG!! I saw the purple hair on my Bloglovin feed and automatically thought it was Victoria from In The Frow and then I read the title and I was confused and then I realized it was you and its sooooo gorgeous!! I love it!! xxx

    ZoesSecretStyle.blogspot.co.il

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  34. You should definitely leave your hair like this. It looks absolutely amazing and totally fits you xx

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  35. Oh man, I applaud you for laughing because I would LOSE it hahaha. Regardless, it actually looks quite lovely on you…I'd hang onto those lavender locks for a little while and have some fun ;) xx

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous! You should definitely keep it!


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  37. Omg I love it! You look stunning 😘
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  38. I actually love this look! Ever since Kelly Osborn and Nichole Riche, I've been obsessed with this lilac purpley hair color. I think you should keep it for spring.

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  39. You look amazing. This is actually the style I'm TRYING to achieve.

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  40. Looks great!!!

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  41. Hello, my hair has just turned a purply/grey from using a toner. How did you manage to get yours out?

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    1. Hello, this happend to me one hour ago!!!! That's why I'm here!!!! How can I get it off!!!! HELP PLEASE!!!!!

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  42. I just dyed my hair what they call light gray and I now have purple hair. The top of hair
    A gray but The rest is peppered in my black hair. Thought I could blend it in more. Will the purple come out with shampooing?

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  43. Your hair is awesome! Color is a great thing, ya know? It's been a year, what do you have now?

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