So a couple weeks ago, I got my brown hair professionally dyed into a darker brown root that fades into a subtle brown-violet. I loved it at first, but then I decided that I wanted a less subtle violet. So I bought a couple boxes of Punky violet and plan to go over it (no bleach).
The thing is, I absolutely love my dark brown base, so I kinda want to leave my roots alone and just dye my ends. But I don't want it to look blocky or patchy.
Any advice how I can pull that off?
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Okay, I have to ask a few questions:
Was the violet colour put over any kind of bleach when you had it professionally done? Because what a lot of people don't understand is that colour vibrancy has a lot to do with bleaching your hair (unfortunately) because it opens the hair shaft and allows for maximum colour penetration. If it is subtle, and it hasn't been bleached, putting more violet over it will likely only result in a darker violet, not necessarily anything more vibrant. On dark hair especially, you may notice little difference.
As for actual application you need to know how to blend colours, which isn't easy on post-dyed hair since a lot of the dying process requires you to blend the colour with the top layer colour. However, the good news is, is that you have dark hair, so even if the violet gets on your brown hair it isn't likely to show.
What you'd have to do is put the dye on your (gloved) fingers and run it over the lengths where the original violet starts and blend it with the dark brown. Don't be afraid to run some of the purple an inch or so over the dark colour to help with the fade.
Allow it to process with a cap or bag over your head and hope for the best.1