New Year, New Hair with Splat Naturals!


***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
  • Vaseline
  • 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:Β 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? πŸ˜‰

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.

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  1. 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 πŸ™‚

    1. 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 πŸ™‚ loved how easy Splat made the whole process!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

    Christine |

    1. 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 πŸ™‚ Splat Naturals will come in several exciting shades. Check back on February 1st at Walmart, Ulta, or CVS to see what they are! πŸ˜‰ I’d love to see your girls try the fun colors, so definitely please send me photos if they do!

  4. 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.

    1. 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!

  5. 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.

    1. 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 πŸ™‚

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

    1. 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 πŸ™‚

    1. 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 πŸ™‚

  8. 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! ❀️

  9. No one can rock purple hair quite like you, girlfriend! I absolutely love how this turned out. So vampy and perfect for winter.

  10. Purple really suits you! Love the look β™₯ 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

    1. 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!!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

    1. 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!

  13. 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 😁

  14. Those are pretty nicely highlighted colors, Sharon. It looked like you had it done by a professional in a salon.

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

    1. Thanks Arielle! Lol hair grows back πŸ˜‰ and this should fade back to my original blonde balayage for the most part… in several weeks probably hahaha

  17. 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.

    1. 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. πŸ™‚

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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 ;-))

    1. 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! πŸ˜‰

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

  23. 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!

    1. 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 πŸ™‚ xx

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