Directions Hair Dye: Lilac Ombré

June 24, 2014

lilac directions hair dye
I've been messing with the ol' hair dye and my ombre again! 

I'd been considering dying my dip dye a different colour for a while. Back in December, I used a semi-permanent pink and I really like how it looked (see here). Then I tried out The Body Shop hair chalks (post here) and had blue dip dye. The next colour I wanted to try was purple, but I knew I wanted something more subtle, like lilac. 
directions hair dye head shot
I mixed the Directions Lilac into the remains of my pink dye, with the hope that it would make a nice pinky-purple. Turns out it did and I'm really pleased with it. Since it's semi-permanent, it should wash out before graduation too!

My pot of Directions hair dye cost around £3 delivered and there's still 3/4 left. You get 88ml in each pot and I do think a little goes a long way.I wore rubber gloves when I applied mine, to avoid getting purple hands, but the splashes of dye on my arm and my neck washed away with warm soapy water - though I did spot them straight away and through experience with hair dye in the past, I knew I didn't want to leave them until I'd washed the dye out! Having a slightly red toned forehead is not a good look and I soon realised how useful Vaseline is along the hairline if you're dying all your hair!

What do you think? Any suggestions for colours I should try next?

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  1. Ooh this is really pretty! Vaseline is a lifesaver for hair dyeing :)

    Jess xo

  2. That is gorgeous! I love it.

  3. love the colour you got from mixing the lilac and pink and it really suits you! :) x

    cat // je suis cat

    1. Thank you Cat! I'm really pleased with it x

  4. This looks so pretty!

    1. I'm really happy with the pinky-purple. Glad you like it too, Claire! x

  5. I love the idea of mixing the pink and the purple together as the color came out beautiful! I would love to try this out myself! Thanks for the tips!


    1. Ooh definitely let me know if you do try it out, Rebecca x

  6. You don't say :OO
    That looks so pretty. I also have that one delivered from Sweden,but never really used it. Might use it after I saw this. xx

  7. I love the purple dip dye, it looks so lovely on you! I'm always tempted to dip dye my hair, but I've never been brave enough to do it!
    Yige || Yet Another Makeup Blog.

  8. This looks so pretty on you :D


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