The melodrama began back in July. Stylist #1 bleached my hair, applied bright purple haircolor... and my hair turned black.
Four months later, Stylist #1 whipped up some unholy concoction of bleach which melted my hair. I had to have several inches cut off.
I went to another stylist. This episode was essentially a rerun. Stylist #2 bleached my hair, applied bright purple haircolor... and my hair turned nearly black.
How does haircolor (Pravana ChromaSilk Vivids Violet) this color:
Then there was the montage episode in which Stylist #2 tried a few different things. She had some success in getting some of my hair to be a color other than black... burgundy, more or less. Lighter than black, so that was progress, I suppose, but it had far too much red.
In the most recent episode, Stylist #2 obtained a tube of Matrix's newest "violet violet" (instead of red violet) permanent color; a color with no red tones. Applied to my regrowth, this lightened my hair and turned it what could probably be called purple... but it was a very reddish purple. She did a brief application of semi-permanent blue to counteract the red tones... and my hair turned essentially black.
A few shampoos later, it's now black and blue-black.
These episodes have taught us two things:
1. My hair soaks up pigment like a hyperpowerful sponge on steroids. I already knew this.
2. My natural color hair has a lot of red tones when it's lightened with permanent color. I did not know this.
The final episode of this drama will happen next week. Stylist #2 will bleach out my hair and apply lighter purple.
I am hoping for a happy ending: bluish purple hair.
But honestly, I doubt that will happen. I expect to spend (another) four hours in the salon and walk out with nearly black and/or extremely damaged hair.
Either way, it will be the last episode. This show has gone on too long.