***Special thanks to Splat for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.***
It’s not often that I go outside my comfort zone when it comes to hair. In fact, I’ve planned to go back to the dark side this winter after being blonde for ~4 years. Before going back though, I decided to go purple because why not?! Plus, I got the opportunity to partner up with Splat to try their new line, which is a 95% natural formula that is semi-permanent. It’s supposed to last up to 30 washes! Since I don’t wash my hair everyday, I figured it would give me some time to enjoy a fun color before going back to my natural color. I actually debated between blue and purple. After thinking about it for a few days, I ended up sticking with purple. Some friends who had experimented with blue in the past had warned me about hair fading into a sea green and I didn’t want to risk that. Plus, it’s been a long time since I dyed my hair not at a salon. So naturally, I wanted to be on the safe side. Dying my hair at home again gave me major flashbacks to high school days when I would dye my hair behind my mom’s back because she wouldn’t let me LOL!
Thinking of trying a rebellious color at home? See how I did it with Splat Naturals!
Since I already had a bright blonde balayage going and simply wanted my blonde streaks to absorb the purple, achieving my desired results was a breeze. But, Splat has a lightening bleach kit with everything you need & detailed instructions on how to lighten up in case you’re starting out with dark hair. If you’re like me and starting off with blonde, then you can go straight into applying the color!
Things you’ll need in addition to Splat Naturals semi-permanent hair color:
- Hair dye brush for smooth application
- Hair dye bowl to hold the formula
- Gloves to avoid the color from staining your hands
- Clips to section out your hair
- Dark towels to cover your sink & countertop
- An old, preferably dark shirt you don’t mind getting color on
- A comb just in case you need to comb through hair
- Bright, even lighting to ensure even application
- A timer
Once you’ve gathered all of the above materials, it’s time to have some fun! Let’s get started.
Step 1: Wear an old, dark shirt and cover your countertops and sink with dark towels.
Step 2: Set all of the materials on top of the towels & squeeze Splat Naturals formula into the bowl.
Step 3: Section off the hair so that you can focus on the application one layer at a time. Apply Vaseline around your ears and other places that are likely to catch color to avoid any staining on the skin.
Step 4: With gloves on, use the hair dye brush to apply the formula generously onto your hair, one section at a time. Try your best not to get the scalp because the color can be stubborn to wash off of skin.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3 & 4 as needed.
Step 6: Check to make sure all hair you want to be colored is covered in the formula. If you are dying the whole head of hair as I did, then I recommend using a comb to comb through the hair. That will help to make sure that everything is evenly distributed!
Step 7: Set a timer for 60 minutes if you have fine hair like I do, or 75 minutes if you have thicker hair that doesn’t absorb color as quickly. Let the dye sit for the allotted time. I personally recommend clipping up the hair so that the color doesn’t get all over your skin while you wait.
Step 8: Hop in the shower and rinse hair with cool water (to lock in color) until the water runs mostly clear.
Step 9: Shampoo & condition hair as you normally would. I suggest using purple shampoo & conditioner if you’re going purple as that will help to keep the color looking rich for as long as possible! Otherwise, a sulfate/paraben-free shampoo & conditioner will do.
Step 10: Dry hair with an old towel as Splat Naturals can stain your towel. Then, blow dry & style as desired!
Although I was nervous at first, I immediately fell in love with the outcome after washing. It actually came out darker than the first time I went purple. Instead of a lavender-ish purple, it’s more of a deep, yet bright purple! I’m curious to see how it will fade over time, but for now, am definitely enjoying this beautiful color for as long as I can. It’s been about 5 washes now and the purple doesn’t seem to have budged, despite some color running in the shower each time I wash my hair. I love how vibrant it is!!!
In addition to easy application, Splat’s packaging is super simple as well. Unlike traditional box dyes, there are no unnecessary boxes and instruction sheets. Everything you need is on the packet itself! To top it off, the salon-quality cream formula is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and fragrance-free (yes, you heard that right!). I don’t know about you, but I cannot stand the smell of most dyes out there. Splat Naturals doesn’t contain any bleach, parabens, sulfates, PPD, or ammonia either. I truly felt that the formula was gentle because I didn’t experience any itching or burning on my scalp, or get headaches from a chemical smell. Infused with quinoa extract to help color stick around longer, baobab extract to help nourish & strengthen your hair, and Vitamin B5 to restore shine, you can achieve any fun color at home without the nuisances that come with a lot of hair dyes. Honestly, after having such a great first experience with this purple color, I’m feeling confident about the blue. I may just give it a go after this purple fades. Who can say no to bright & bouncy locks? 😉
Have you tried a rebellious color before? Check out @splathairdye on Instagram and their hashtags #SplatNaturals #SplatSquad to get inspired! Splat is launching their Naturals line online & at Walmart, CVS, and Ulta stores starting on February 1, 2019.
omg your hair is GORGEOUS! I love this shade of purple on you! I’ll definitely check out Splat Naturals when it launches next week. Thank you for sharing your lovely experience 🙂
Thanks Denise! I was pleasantly surprised at how beautifully it turned out too because it’s been a long time since I’ve done my own hair at home haha 🙂 loved how easy Splat made the whole process!
These photos are sooooo pretty! Love how your hair turned out and can’t believe you did it at home! Excited to see Splat Naturals in stores soon. I’ve been itching to try Pink personally!
Thank you so much Eileen! You’re so sweet 🙂 Excited to share that Splat Naturals has a pink color that I think you’ll absolutely love! xx
Wow Sharon! Your hair looks AMAZING! First off I can’t believe you achieved this hair color at home by yourself! Secondly, I can’t believe how healthy and gorgeous your hair looks after the color too. I am so excited for your new hair! Splat Naturals sounds amazing and I even want to try it on my kids’ hairs because they’ve been dying to color it. LOL. I can’t wait to see how your color grows out. Thanks for sharing this brand!
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Thank you Christine! I’m glad that you like how it turned out too. It really helped that I already had a solid blonde balayage going, so the purple really latched onto that strongly! It still is showing no signs of fade and it’s been about 7 washes now. So amazing! You should definitely let your girls give this brand a try. My hair has held up really nicely and doesn’t feel damaged at all 🙂 Splat Naturals will come in several exciting shades. Check back on February 1st at Walmart, Ulta, or CVS to see what they are! 😉 I’d love to see your girls try the fun colors, so definitely please send me photos if they do!
Omg I’m obsessedddd with this!! It looks absolutely amazing! How vibrant is that purple?! I actually dyed the underneath part of my hair pink a few years ago and sometimes I’m really tempted to do it again. Your hair looks SO fab.
Thank you so much Megan! I am so surprised at how vibrant the purple came out too! And love that it’s still dark at the same time so doesn’t look obnoxious or anything lol. I have yet to give pink a try!
My hair is too dark for this but yours came out awesome!
Thanks! They have colors formulated for brunettes and you can always bleach your hair first if you want to go lighter! x
Personally, I have not tried dyeing yet, having a black hair !
But to know that there are natural product for a coloration as beautiful and perfect, reasures me.
I know, via you, that this will be able to do.
Black hair can be tough to dye but it’s not impossible! Like I mentioned, Splat has a bleach box to help you go lighter first if you want to try a fun fashion color 🙂
Your hair color is gorgeous! I’ve actually never dyed my hair before, just because I’m lazy to maintain it haha. Still, I like that there are natural product options for if I ever change my mind!
Thank you Deborah! I know what you mean, hair can be a pain to maintain but it’s also fun to switch things up every now and then! 🙂
OK so I have to be honest…..I’m usually not very into colored hair but your hair looks SO AWESOME!!! I’m obsessed!!! It looks so pretty on you! Definitely gonna have to try this color out!
Hahaha thank you Delia! Like I mentioned, I’m also the type to err on the safe side and stick with typical colors when it comes to hair but sometimes it’s fun to get out of your comfort zone. This time around I was pleasantly surprised at how it turned out 🙂
OMG THIS IS STUNNING. You look amazing.
Thank you Taylor!
I like it. I am going to the salon next week and want to go pink, but I am too chicken.
Thanks Robin! Hair grows back and the pink will fade back to blonde 😉 I say go for it!
That color looks amazing in you!! I dyed my hair purple too and I love it. Need to try this product for sure.
Thank you Candace! Purple is the way to go! 😉
I have to get this! Your hair looks so amazing, and I’ve been thinking about trying something really bold with my hair.
Thank you Stacie! Splat Naturals would be a great way for you to change things up without spending too much time or money at the salon. I love how gentle the formula is! It comes in many different bold colors too 🙂
Your hair looks so beautiful like this! I love it so much.
WOW just so wow!!! Your hair colour looks amazing and it totally suits you! I know you would look amazing with all these colours from Splat. Love all of your pics! ❤️
Thank you so much Helena! You’re the sweetest. I may try another color once this one fades! 🙂
Girl you look amazing!!! The purple color suits you so well 🙂
Thanks Mariann! I’m so glad you think so! xx
No one can rock purple hair quite like you, girlfriend! I absolutely love how this turned out. So vampy and perfect for winter.
Awww you’re too kind, Stephanie! Thank you so much! xx
WOW THAT LOOKS AWESOME! Good call on that color too, it works for you!
Thanks Johnny! Really appreciate it!
These are so gorgeous!
Thank you Mary!
Your hair looks incredible and you make it look so easy! That price point is amazing too!
I love this color on you, the purple suits you so well and your hair looks FABULOUS!
Thank you Taylor! I’m so glad you think it suits me 🙂
Purple really suits you! Love the look ♥ My niece just did the blue Splat and is enjoying her bright blue tresses as well, though her mom isn’t thrilled with all the blue that’s still in the tub lol
Thanks Theresa! Your niece is so brave haha I want to know how the blue is fading for her! Lol bleach is definitely my best friend when dying my hair at home!!
That purple is GORGEOUS! Such a beautiful choice, and it took to your hair so well!
Thanks Andrea! How well it took to my hair truly caught me by surprise!
I love the look that this dye offers! Hair dyed bold colors is usually too bright or unnatural for me. Splat is more my style.
I’m quite impressed myself so I know what you mean! Thanks!
Your hair looks unbelievable. That color is definitely you. Your photography is fantastic. Great pics.
I love purple and you have just made me want to color my hair purple! That color looks like it would be a lot of fun to use.
Haha it’s such a fun color and I love that it’s not permanent so I can just enjoy it for a little bit and go back to whatever color I want haha
The dark purple is pretty. You’re lucky it took so well. I tried to do blue for my son but his hair is so dark it didn’t show up well and I didn’t want to bleach it. I should have went with Splat if it has that lightening kit included.
Thank you Rosey! Yes, Splat has a lightening kit that you can use that will help the hair take the color!
Wow that hair looks wicked and electrifying! I remember when I dyed my hair red. The upkeep and constant maintenance made me not want to do it anymore. It’s hard to maintain the color but it’s totally worth it.
Thanks Nero! Yes, I know what you mean. I didn’t want to worry about maintenance either. Luckily, my hair has held up pretty well and still has barely faded since I colored it haha!
Wow!!! I love this color. It suits you so well. I just went Violet and am so happy. I am totally digging the vibrant hair color trend 😁
Oooohhh! So glad you also went for a nice change 🙂 Violet is a beautiful color!
I’m loving the end result, such a pretty colour, and you look amazing!
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Thank you so much!
Those are pretty nicely highlighted colors, Sharon. It looked like you had it done by a professional in a salon.
Thanks! I’m flattered you think so!
Wow! That color is absolutely stunning! You did an amazing job!
Wow your hair looks amazing and I’m super impressed you did that at home!!
Thank you! I am surprised at how nicely it came out too!
That purple is so vibrant and it really suits you! I think you should stick with purple!
Thanks Stace. We’ll see how long this lasts! It’s holding up really well so far 🙂
I have to say your hair looks amazing! I love that it’s gentle on your hair, unlike some hair dyes.
Thanks so much, Brianne! I couldn’t agree more. Most dyes irritate my scalp and dry out my hair. Not this one though!
This color looks stunning on you! I love this shade of purple!
Thanks Sara! I am a big fan myself 🙂
Wow! that is a great look for you. With the ease you showed in doing it, I could see my wife trying it at home for a change, although I love hair just as it is.
Thanks Bill! Haha my boyfriend would agree with you on that!
looks AMAZING congrats!! very courageous to do such a change!! nice that you mention all the benefits and i never thought these products could be vegan or gluten-free! very interesting and great pictures!
Everything about this color, your makeup and styling is on point. Amazing job!
Your specific instructions will be helpful to anyone who wants to change their hair color at home.
I’m glad you found it easy to follow, Carole!
I’m currently giving my hair a break, but this color looks so gorgeous!
Thank you! A break is necessary sometimes 🙂
Gorgeous! I love the step by step instructions. My daughter is always wanting to do something like this. It’s a little intimidating but I feel like I can do it now.
Aw I’m glad I could reassure you babe! Let me know if you have any questions 🙂
Omg! I’m definitely gonna try this! I’ve had purple hair many times in my life and I need it back!
Yay!!! You’ll love Splat!
Love your hair! I’ve always wanted to try purple, but as a teacher, I don’t think it will go over well with our administration.
Thanks Tracy! Ah, I understand… I suppose I’m lucky to be working for myself and being able to do whatever I want for the most part hahaha
I’m not brave enough to try purple but this color is fierce on you girl!!
Thanks Arielle! Lol hair grows back 😉 and this should fade back to my original blonde balayage for the most part… in several weeks probably hahaha
That hair color looks great on you. I mean, not everyone can rock purple hair color like you do. I dye my hair too, but only for the reason of “masking” the grey hair.
Thank you darling! Purple took some getting used to when I first ever tried it, but I am very pleased with how the results turned out with Splat. 🙂
I don’t think I’m brave enough to die my hair purple, even if it’s temporary! You are rocking this color though, babe! I love it on you, xo.
Thank you so much Suzanne!
Whoa! Purple is a great color on you! I have to try this product, I so want to get some pink hair.
Splat Naturals has a beautiful pink too! You’ll have to let me know if you decide to give it a try 🙂
wow love the in depth review! the purple color looks amazing! I need to try different colors
Thanks beautiful! Splat has a lot of different colors for you to choose from. I had a hard time committing to one! Haha
The color is sooo fabulous on you dear! Love it!
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Thank you so much, Jessica! xo
Your hair looks beautiful babe! So perfect for you 🙂
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Thanks Azanique! Really appreciate it 🙂
Blonde was as rebellious and I cant go back to that color because of breakage. I love this color and it looks so vibrant on you its fun!
Thanks Kiwi! Sometimes our hair definitely needs a break!
Can we all just take a minute to appreciate how fantastic you look with this purple color?! Love it! Whenever I’ve dyed my hair in the past, the color rarely took well, and I think it’s because I didn’t know do the right prep. Thanks for sharing these tips ;-))
You are just the sweetest! Thank you so much! Lol honestly I was surprised at how nicely this turned out. It’s been years since I’ve dyed my hair at home hahaha it probably helped to have my bf help me with the back though! 😉
Girl, you look AMAZING! The new color looks wonderful on you! Definitely a great product because despite the coloring, your hair looks so silky and healthy!
Thank you! Yes!!! I was amazed at how silky and healthy looking my hair was after the process!
Iv never thought about doing my own hair before but you’ve inspired me. Fancy a change now for the new year. Great post
Thank you Natalie! So glad that I could inspire you to venture out of your comfort zone this year 🙂
Oh wow! I love that shade. You are totally rocking that purple hair! I wish I had the confidence to try a different hair color!
Thanks Kristine! Really appreciate it 🙂
This looks beautiful on you. I love this color!!!
What a fun way to freshin’ up the locks! Sounds like the process was pretty easy to follow too 🙂
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So, so pretty! You look fantastic dear!! loving your change!
Thanks Nina! xo
I used Splat! Midnight Amethyst a little more than a month ago. How often should I wash my hair? And how long should I expect to see purple in the drain when I wash it? Btw the color looks great on you! I love how mine turned out too!
I wash my hair 3x a week in the shower, and in between washes I use dry shampoo! Omg my hair color has held up SO well lol even when I slack with the purple shampoo my hair is still so vibrantly purple. I am beyond shocked. I actually wanted to try the midnight amethyst because it looked so pretty in photos but they didn’t have that color in their Naturals line. Still very content with the purple I got though. Glad that you love how yours turned out as well 🙂 xx
I have always wanted to do a bold color in my hair! I really, really love this bolder color in your hair! This purple is just stunning on you!
Thank you Denise! I think you’d really rock a pink! xx
I adore this color it’s so vibrant and shiny this product seems to really do amazing things.
Thanks Diana! It’s such a fun color to try 🙂
I thought you had this color done at the salon!! It looks sooooo professional and looks so good with the eye makeup you did <333 gorgeous gorgeous!
I’m flattered you thought that, Samantha! xx
Splat hair dye is a funky look that works well among so many people that can applied on lighter hair like blond or grey without bleaching.