It’s a great color for any hair style.
Purple is a beautiful color with a rich history. Literally, in fact. The color is often associated with royals, but has inspired many to seek out a dark purple hair color.
If you want hair of a queen, consider going for a bold shade of purple. It’s edgy and moody, but also fun and bold and bright, and it’s actually easier to do yourself than you might imagine. For some dark purple hair inspiration, just search #purplehair on Instagram and see how many people are doing it.
The best part about deep purple hair is that it’s not like those fun pastel shades. You probably won’t have to bleach your hair, and that makes things easier and safe. To get you started, here are 11 choices for dark purple hair dye that will give you the shade you desire most.
1. Fudge Paintbox Hair Dye Raspberry Beret
Go hard or go home for a total color transformation! And Paintbox Semi-Permanent Color electrifies dull, boring hair that lasts for 3 to 30 washes.
2. DyeHard Light Hair Dye By Purple Haze
This temporary hair color styling gel is perfect for those who want color without commitment. Apply in thick layers for spikes or a mohawk, or let it dry and then comb out gently for an effect similar to hair chalk.
3. Lunar Tides Semi-Permanent Vegan Color Nightshade Dark Purple
Dark and luscious, these deep colors feature velvet tones that are highly pigmented to last long and create richer tones.
4. Beyond the Zone Purple Passion Semi Permanent Hair Color
Get bright, vivid, vibrant color that is quick and easy to apply. The conditioning formula leaves will leave hair smooth. Control the intensity of the tone by mixing and matching shades to create your own signature color.
(Sally Beauty, $5.79)
5. Good Dye Young Poser Paste Temporary Hair Makeup
Poser Paste is hair makeup and is a washable color that you apply to your hair. The product stays intact when exposed to limited amounts of water, like light rain.
6. Manic Panic Purple Haze
As a bright and warm hue of violet, Manic Panic Semi-Permanent Color Cream Purple Haze is named after a Jimi Hendrix song. The color can add beautiful highlights to darker shades of hair.
(Sally Beauty, $10)
7. Special Effects Hair Dye By Pimpin Purple
The most intense, long-lasting, semi-permanent hair color out there! It conditions hair as it colors and generally lasts 3 to 6 weeks on most hair types.
8. Ion Intensive Shine Hair Color Kit Plum
Intensive Shine has been formulated to provide maximum shine using a proprietary blend of Moroccan Argan, Tahitian Tamanu, Camellia, and Coconut oils. This unique blend of precious oils provides brilliant color while helping to transform your hair from weak and dull to silky, shiny and natural.
(Sally Beauty, $9.99)
9. Purple Smoke by Special Effects SFX Hair Color Hair Dye
Special Effects hair dye is a semipermanent, conditioning hair color that comes in a wide spectrum of fabulous colors. The most intense, long-lasting semipermanent hair color on the market. It generally lasts 3 to 6 weeks on most hair types.
10. Arctic Fox Semi Permanent Hair Color Dye in Purple Rain
Arctic Fox color is long-lasting semipermanent hair color that bleeds less than other semi-permanent brands and contains added conditioners. The dye contains none of the harsh chemicals often found in other dyes, such as peroxide, ammonia, ethyl alcohol, or PPD.
11. Punky Colour Semi-Permanent Hair Color
A conditioning dye that lasts 6-8 weeks (depending on frequency you wash your hair). It deposits the deepest, most intense pigments on the market for an intense color payoff that lasts. Punky Colour offers two dark purple options: Plum and Violet.
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