Now what?

  1. I know that in the grand scheme of things this isn't such a big deal, but it is a really big deal to me right now.

    My hair is PURPLE!!!!!

    I bought my normal box of hair color, and proceeded to color my hair like I always do. Only this time, my hair is purple.

    Come to find out, some @%$#@%$ switched the tubes of color between my box and another----moral of the story: double check the color before mixing!!!!!!

    I have washed my hair several times, and it is still purple---just call me Grimace. O.k., it isn't really purple, but pretty darn close. The color on the tube is Sangria---too bad there wasn't real sangria in that tube, maybe then I wouldn't care what color my hair is.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for me, or am I going to have to wear a hat for the next 4 weeks?
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   JJFROG
    I have heard that Prell shampoo will take the color out of your hair faster than other shampoos, but I recommend making an appointment at the salon for professional help. Hats are in you know!
  4. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Yup. I think you need some professional intervention here! Unforyunately, most stylists will charge MORE to fix something you messed up. Expensive lesson, huh?

    And there's nothing wrong with purple hair. I had purple hair once. On purpose!

    Heather
  5. by   nursegoodguy
    Dont tell them it was messed up... just that you want something different like... sangia!
    You know when you go in and tell them what happened they'll be like, "Hmmm I don't know, hmmm well it's gonna cost you but I think I can fix it?"
    Just tell them what you've used in the past, and that you want something a little different!
    I bet you still look great in purple!
  6. by   nursegoodguy
    Or how about this... Have you got a "sallys" there? or a beauty supply company where you can maybe get a little advice on what to use, like a color stripper?
  7. by   Mkue
    SUBEC I would have to agree with the Prell or a professional stylest to get rid of the color.

    Let us know how it turns out !

  8. by   JonRN
    You could always play Prince's song "Purple Rain" wherever you go. Sorry couldn't resist, probably killed this thread too.

    Pappy
  9. by   l.rae
    wash 7 times w/ prell...have some good conditioner on hand afterward.....boy can l relate to this...l was pink once...not on purpose........good luck!.....LR
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Get thee to a professional colorist...it is the ONLY way to fix this and not make it worse. This from a redhead who learned LONG ago not to mess w/mother nature in MY case. I wish you well, let us know how you make out.
  11. by   live4today
    I colored my hair jet black once back in May 1988......it looked awful on me.....everybody said I was way too light for jet black hair........soooooooooo...........I went to a "professional salon" in the local "Mall" ......and the girl bleached the black color out of my hair...taking half my hair in the process.

    I had to wait six weeks before I could color it, so I walked around with "blondish colored" hair until I colored it myself with a brown hair color.......and have yet to return to a salon for anything to this day. I do my own hair! :kiss
  12. by   kids
    I used the "wrong" color black dye when I was in my goth phase...Pert Plus stripped it out pretty good (couldn't find any Prell).

    I have also had purple (and midnight blue and apple green and fuschia) hair-on purpose.
  13. by   Rena RN 2003
    call the number on the box and ask the company what can be done. i had this happen to me once. bought color #5G....2 boxes because my hair is so thick and long. some @ss switched one of the colors and i didn't catch it either until it was too late.

    loreal gave me the tips to get it back to the color that i wanted PLUS sent me coupons for FREE boxes of color.
  14. by   kelligrl
    Ok so I ALSO dyed my hair purple on purpose, and then got an interview for a job that I KNEW I wouldn't get with purple hair. (Darn it that being "respectable" often means looking like everyone else... ) Anyway, I went out and got a box of the Natural Instincts temporary colors (no ammonia, they just fade after about 3 weeks) in the darkest brown they had, but like a chocolate brown, NOT a black brown. I ended up with hair that was sorta dark brown/deep auburn in the sun. The brown kinda fades after about 3 weeks, but by that time you can re-dye it with a permanent color again without completely frying your hair...But if you have the cash, go to stylist...it'll be worth it in the end...

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