How to go from faded purple hair to blonde step by step

fade the dye

  • Going from faded purple hair to blonde is quite difficult if your hair is colored with permanent dye.
  • In that case, you’ll need to do several bleaching sessions to remove the purple pigments completely.
  • On the contrary, if your hair is colored with semi-permanent dye, things are easier because you’ll need to remove pigments from the purple dye with shampoo, and then you will only need a single bleaching session.
  • And today I’ll tell you the step-by-step for either situation.


Purple, pink or green-dyed hair is beautiful and personal but high-maintenance.  That’s why, after a while, people get tired and want a more traditional, low-maintenance color. 

However, if you decide to change your hair color, you may find yourself with either a very easy or challenging task. That difference will depend on the color you are starting from and the color you want to achieve.


If your hair has a faded purple color, and you want to move on to blonde, unfortunately, you face a difficult task because purple is very difficult to remove due to its dark pigmentation.

It’s even more complicated if you want to apply a blonde color, a light color.

Don’t get discouraged yet, because not all is bad news. Do you want to know why?


  •   If your hair’s colored with a semi-permanent dye, it’s easier to go blonde. 
  • If your hair’s colored with a permanent dye, you’ll need bleach your hair a few times. That means that your hair will go through a fairly aggressive chemical process several times.


It is also important to think carefully about what blonde color you want to apply once the purple has completely faded.

Do you want to go from a faded purple to a platinum blonde and all in one day?


Start changing your mind, because that’s absolutely impossible. To apply a platinum blonde, you have to remove all the purple pigments completely. And that’s achieved with several bleachings, which of course, are not done in one day.


So stay with me, because I’ll tell you:

  • How to go from faded purple hair to blonde if you used semi-permanent dye
  • How to go from faded purple hair to blonde if you used permanent dye

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How to go from faded purple hair to blonde if you used semi-permanent dye

colored with semi permanent dye

Do you have semi-permanent colored hair?

You’re in luck because removing the remaining purple pigments will be easier.


First, you need to make sure that the purple is completely gone, and for that, you need to look at your ends and growth.

What color are they?


If they are your base color, the purple is already faded.

Are there still purple pigments in the tips and growth?

Don’t get desperate.  Simply wash your hair with a sulfate shampoo to speed up the fading process. 


Once you fade the purple from the outside of the hair fiber, you must remove all the purple pigments. Also, to do this, you must bleach your hair, but you must moisturize it deeply before the process.

How can you do this?


By using coconut oil from root to tip as a night mask, at least twice a week.

Four hours before bleaching, apply coconut oil to your lengths and ends, and don’t rinse it out before applying the bleaching mixture.


What do you need to bleach the faded purple?

  • Blue bleach powder
  • 30-volume cream developer
  • Coconut oil
  • Gloves
  • Comb
  • Hair clips


Step by step:

  • Comb your hair and section it into 4 sections, two front and two back
  • In a plastic container, mix the 30-volume developer and the bleach powder. Add 10 drops of coconut oil so that your hair is protected during the process
  • Put on your gloves, let go of one of the 4 sections of your hair, and, with a dye brush, apply the mixture leaving 2 centimeters from the roots to the ends
  • Repeat this action on the other three sections of your hair and leave it in for 20 or 25 minutes
  • Afterward, rinse your hair with moisturizing keratin shampoo and conditioner


At this point, the purple color will have completely disappeared, and the time will have come to apply the blonde dye.

medium blonde

Do you want some advice? Choose a permanent dye, as it will perfectly cover any remaining purple color.

You can choose lighter shades of blonde like:

  • Light blonde 8
  • Very light blonde 9
  • Extra light blonde 10


Now, was your hair colored with a permanent purple dye?

You’ll have to work a little harder if you want to go blonde.


How to go from faded purple hair to blonde if you used permanent dye

powder bleach and developer

Here we have a slightly more complicated task if you want to leave behind the faded purple to move on to a blonde. Do you want to know why?


Because the permanent dye is applied with a 20-volume developer and contains ammonia, which causes the pigments to penetrate inside the hair fiber, changing your base color. That’s why its pigments are more persistent.


 To completely remove all the purple you still have in your hair, you’ll need to bleach it. 

Since purple pigments are even more persistent than other colors, you must perform at least two bleaching sessions to remove it completely.


That’s a lot of damage to your hair. Nevertheless, you can’t do several sessions in a row because you’ll break and burn your hair irreversibly.

Therefore, you’ll have to wait at least three weeks between sessions. What can you do?


Think about the health of your hair! And to do that, you should use the time to strengthen and repair your hair.

  • Use keratin moisturizing masks 2 or 3 times per week
  • Wash your hair with moisturizing shampoo and conditioner
  • Don’t expose your hair to extreme temperatures like the straightening iron or curling iron


If you take this care between each bleaching, the hair fiber will be healthy again quickly.

Once you have finished with the bleaching sessions and the purple has disappeared, you must apply the dye. And to cover up any traces of purple, you can choose permanent dye in dark blonde shades.

  • Dark blonde 6
  • Blonde 7
  • And if your base is lighter, you can choose lighter shades of blonde like a light blonde 8 or a very light blond 9


What will you need to dye?

  • Coloring kit
  • Comb
  • Dye brush

Gather all these elements and start the application.


Step by Step:

  • Comb your hair with a middle parting
  • Mix the dye with the developer inside the applicator bottle and shake well
  • Start applying the mixture in lengths and tips, and let it in for 30 minutes
  • Afterward, apply the mixture to the roots and leave it for 15 minutes more
  • Finally, rinse your hair and apply the post-color cream included in the kit


Mission accomplished! You have finally managed to leave the purple behind and welcome the blonde.



If you want to go from a faded purple hair to a blonde and have previously used a semi-permanent hair color, you must, first, fade the purple pigments with a sulfate shampoo and have a bleaching session, to eliminate the purple hair.

If you want to go from faded purple to blonde and have previously used permanent hair color, you’ll need to do several bleaching sessions to apply blonde color. And this will take longer because you don’t want to bleach your hair several times in one day, or even in one week.

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