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I am an Asian with naturally black hair. I am 39 years old and have some grey hair. I want to have purple hair. Not the light and bright purple but a dark and deep purple which will cover the grey hair and give the black hair a deep purple tinge. If you can help me find a way to do it at home, I will be very grateful.

Hi Ayesha,

Sorry for the delay on getting back to you. Was out of town on biz and not available. Anyway, when you say purple, it needs to be defined. Can it be done at home? Yes and no. This is a tricky service. Since you have naturally black hair, most purple dyes are stains and not permanent colors. They won't deposit on black hair so that they can be seen, unless, you remove some of your natural tones using a lightener and then deposit the purple over it. However, you can still put onto your hair and that will give the gray hairs the purple you want. Try looking at a product called "Vivids" by Prevana. It is only a stain and will eventually come out of the hair in just a few washings.
This way, you will not harm your hair and you can just apply this shade and when it begins to fade, you just keep reapplying....easy to use!

Good Luck


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