We’d be lying if we said we didn’t love all things purple—and the still popular purple hair color trend is no exception! If you’ve been thinking about stepping into this regal hue but still figuring out what shade of purple you should dye your hair, consider trying an eggplant hair color. Yup, just like the vegetable. It’s a dynamic shade that looks great on all skin tones, and like other hair color trends, offers options on how to incorporate it into your mane. Try it in an all-over purple style, or opt for a subtler alternative, which involves using a balayage highlighting technique. Either way, we’ve rounded up tips and the best drugstore products to help you get and maintain this gorgeous purple hair color.
How To Get An Eggplant Hair Color
Getting your shade of purple right might seem complicated but it doesn’t have to be. You can actually DIY this color at-home using the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Violet, Power Violet - Intense Deep Violet, or Midnight Violet, depending on your desired hue. Alternatively, if you prefer going for the balayage look, seek out a professional who can expertly create your hand-painted eggplant highlights. Want to try the purple balayage sans the salon visit? L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Purple lets you test your highlighting skills at home without the commitment. If it doesn’t come out as your desired, no worries. It washes out with just one shampoo!
How To Maintain An Eggplant Hair Color
After dyeing your hair it’s important to know how to take care of it, for longer-lasting color and to maintain healthy hair.
Tip #1: Use A Hair Care System For Color-Treated Hair
When it comes to maintaining an eggplant hair color, the most important thing is to swap your daily hair care products for ones that are specifically formulated for color-treated hair. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo, the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair and Defend Conditioner, and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm together for best results This line works to deeply repair and restore strength to your hair with its nourishing formula that includes acai palm and antioxidants, leaving it renewed, shinier, and stronger.
Tip #2: Give Your Hair Some Extra TLC
After coloring your strands, it’s always good to give your hair some extra care and attention. You can do this by incorporating a hair mask into your weekly hair care routine. We love the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Power Restore Multi Use Treatment which is formulated with repair concentrate and protein to help build stronger hair. You can also grab a deep conditioner once a week to (explain to do what for your hair) Try L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner or the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner.
Tip #3: Skip The Heat Tools
Make sure to give your hair a break from hot tools and opt for heat-free styling alternatives instead. Excessive heat use can cause damage to the hair and if you’re constantly using heat on hair color-treated hair, it will make your stands more fragile and weak. You can create endless hairstyles without using any heat, from curls to braids and beachy waves.
Editors Tip: If you really just can’t live without your curling wand or flatiron, make sure to apply a heat protectant before styling, like the L’Oréal Paris Dream Lengths Heat Slayer Pre-Iron spray.