Trying to add color to dark hair– which Asians typically have– can be quite difficult. I’ve been dying my hair since the 5th grade so trust me, I know.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with hair dying, dark hair and hair dye do not mix too well because dark hair is more resistant to picking up color. However, if you’re patient enough to withstand the tedious hair dying process and your hair does pick up that color, it will be worth it. Just look at style blogger and Instagram star Ellenvlora, also known as Pure Evl. She has tried every hair color out there and when you see how well each color fits her, you’ll become a firm believer in Asians rocking bright purple hair.
STAGE 1: BLACK HAIR
Ellenvlora has naturally dark hair and clearly, she pulls it off very well. Her dark color compliments her pale complexion perfectly.
STAGE 2: RED
As stated earlier, it is very hard for dark hair to pick up color. Red is usually a good choice for a color change without using bleach. However, red can be one of the hardest colors to maintain as it washes out very quickly. Ellenvlora switched up her dark hair from black to red and did a subtle transition in color.
STAGE 3: BLONDE
This is where Ellenvlora made a big transition in hair color. In order for black hair to pick up any color other than browns or reds, the natural pigments need to be stripped from the hair. Often. this is where most Asian women stop because they don’t want to commit to bleaching their hair blonde. But once you bleach your hair to a yellow, your hair platform will be able to pick up a much broader variety of hues.
STAGE 4: GRAY
Once you bleach your hair, it becomes much easier to lighten your hair. When Ellenvlora transitioned her hair from a bright blonde to a silver/gray, it gave her look a very sophisticated, yet edgy vibe.
STAGE 5: LAVENDER
Ellenvlora kept up with the latest hair trend when she dyed her hair to a pastel lavender. It gave her a very feminine touch while still remaining fashion forward.
CURRENT STAGE: PURPLE HOMBRE
Having tried so many different colors, Ellenvlora has been sticking with the purple hues and we love it! Not only did she intensify the purple hue in her hair, she revamped her look by letting her purple roots flow into a cool silver hombre.
We can’t wait to see what color Ellenvlora is going to try next, but whatever it is I’m sure she’s going to work it.