5 Longest-Lasting Purple Hair Dyes: Although the actual duration will also depend on your intelligence

The longest-lasting purple hair dyes are:


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Those durations are published on the manufacturer’s websites.

However, for the hair dyes to last as long as the manufacturers claim, several issues should be considered.


 For example, the duration of the hair dye will depend on how often you wash your hair and the products you use. 
  • If you wash your hair every day, the hair dye will last less than if you wash it every other day.
  • If you wash your hair with a classic shampoo, the hair dye will last less than if you wash it with a purple depositing shampoo.


It’s not my objective to question the durability reported by the manufacturers.  My intention is for you to understand that the actual duration will depend on many variables. Some are under your control, and some others aren’t. 


For example, can you change your shampoo for a color depositing shampoo?

You can. Nowadays, those shampoos are readily available and affordable.


Can you change your washing frequency?

Can you start washing your hair every other day instead of every day?


If you answer “no,” I don’t blame you.

Changing your washing frequency is very difficult for you and everyone else.

If you live in a hot place all year round, you may not be able to stop washing your hair every day. Also, if you play sports every day. Changing your washing habits is very difficult.


You already know which purple hair dyes last the longest.

You also know that regardless of the manufacturer’s instructions, the actual duration will depend on many other variables.

I thought you should know it before we talk in-depth about the durability of each of the hair dyes.


Stay tuned because I’m going to tell you:

  • The 5 longest-lasting purple hair dyes.
  • A foolproof routine to make purple last longer
  • What to do when purple hair dye fades


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Top 5 longest-lasting purple hair dyes

What determines the longest-lasting hair dyes apart from your beauty routine?


It’s the pigments, obviously.

The quality of the pigments is key. The darker they are, the longer the color will last in your hair. I can assure you that the following brands contain long-lasting pigments.


1- Punky Colour lasts up to 35 washes

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35 washes could be between 4 and 6 weeks, depending on how often you wash your hair, the products you use, and many other variables.


This brand was the   pioneer in the creamy texture for semi-permanent hair dyes. It makes them easy to apply.  .

It’s a budget-friendly option if you’re looking for a purple, long-lasting hair dye option. It also has a vegetable-based formula that softens the hair and uses a color-enhancing keratin complex to provide a deeper, longer-lasting purple.


Punky Colour has three colors you might be interested in are Purple, Violet, and Plum.


2- Splat Rebellious Colors lasts up to 30 washes

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What is your hair’s base color?


Apart from extra durability, the advantage of this hair dye is that you don’t need to bleach your hair beforehand unless it’s a brunette.

If your hair is a dark blonde 6, you can apply it directly. Just remember that because its pigments are extra strong, the hair dye will stain everything it touches. It can be solved with towels and old clothes when applying the hair dye.


This purple hair dye promises to last up to thirty washes. That’s an eternity for a semi-permanent hair dye.


3- Arctic Fox lasts between 4 and 8 weeks

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In this case, the same manufacturer takes a shortcut and reports a wide range of duration. It seems to be quite prudent and even logical because of what we said at the beginning.


Arctic Fox doesn’t know what condition your hair will have when you decide to use it. Moreover, it doesn’t know your hair habits, the climate where you live, if you practice sports daily, etc.

Since it doesn’t know any of these things about your life, it prefers to report a long duration to avoid misunderstandings.


  • If you want the color to last up to 8 weeks, wash your hair with sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. Rinse it with cold water to seal the cuticles and keep the color pigments.
  • Add some of the leftover hair dye to your sulfate-free conditioner and use it every time you wash your hair. This way, the hair dye will last longer.
  • Avoid using heat tools such as flat irons and blow dryers. The more heat you use on your hair, the less the dye will last. If you must use heat tools, use a heat protectant.
  • This purple hair dye is not resistant to chlorine from swimming pools. So, if you plan to swim or vacation is near, and you’ll be at a swimming pool, you shouldn’t dye your hair with this hair dye, nor any other semi-permanent dye.


Arctic Fox offers two hair dyes in the purple range: Purple Rain and Violet Dream.


4- Manic Panic lasts between 4 and 6 weeks

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The Manic Panic we mention here lasts between 4 and 6 weeks. It’s another cautious manufacturer that reports a long shelf life to avoid dissatisfied buyers.

Manic Panic reports on its website that the color duration also varies from one color to another. The darker the color, the longer it’ll last.


You’ll notice that as the formula is chemical-free, your hair will be more moisturized.

The only thing you have to keep in mind is that if you want to achieve a very intense and vibrant purple, your hair must be bleached.

If you haven’t bleached it, and your base is light, you can perform a strand test to see how the purple you choose will look on your hair.


The last thing to say about  Manic Panic is that it has the widest color palette of all the semi-permanent hair dyes  on the market. Regarding the purples range, we can name Deep Purple Dream, Electric Amethyst, Violet Night, Plum Passion, and Ultra Violet.


5- Got2b Creative lasts up to 15 washes


Perhaps this is one of the lesser-known semi-permanent purple hair dyes. Schwarzkopf, a great brand of hair cosmetics, is behind it. It has long-lasting violet pigments that won’t fade after 15 washes.


Something interesting about this brand is that the coloring kit contains what the manufacturer calls a “pastelizer.” It allows you to graduate the purple intensity you want.

I don’t recommend it for gray hair, as it isn’t designed to cover gray hair.


A foolproof routine to make purple hair last longer

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If you don’t want the purple disappearing from your hair after three days, you need to take care of the color.


  • Don’t use shampoo when rinsing the dye.

It’s essential. If you shampoo after applying the dye, half of the pigments will go down the drain.

Rinse your hair to remove the dye residue. Then, don’t wash it for at least 72 hours. This way, the pigments will settle better in your hair.


  • Use the right washing products to make the dye last longer.

Eliminate shampoos with sulfates from your products now. You should use products free of these color-fading detergents. Once a week or every ten days use a purple depositing shampoo to revive your hair color.


  • Wash your hair less often.

Washing your hair every day is detrimental to color and hair health. Three times a week will be enough. If possible, use cold water because hot water dries out the hair and opens the cuticles allowing pigments to escape.


  • Don’t overuse flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers.

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You should use a heat protectant to protect the color and health of your hair from extreme temperatures.


Since nothing lasts forever, the purple will eventually fade because it’s a semi-permanent hair color. Are you looking for suggestions? Read on.


What to do when the purple fades

When the purple fades, you can either renew the purple or change the color. If you continue to color your hair purple, you won’t have a problem. Apply the same hair dye, and you’re done.

  • If you want pastel colors, such as pink, light blue, or turquoise, you’ll have to bleach your hair first.
  • If you want to apply another color without bleaching, you can opt for darker colors such as blue, fuchsia, dark green, or red. They’ll cover the faded purple.
  • If you want to go back to traditional colors, I recommend applying permanent dye. It’ll cover any purple traces without having to bleach your hair.



The longest-lasting purple hair dyes contain more intense and resistant pigments. You should accompany them with a strict hair beauty routine to prevent the color from fading earlier than the manufacturers claim.

Now you know all the secrets to get the most out of the longest-lasting purple hair dyes.

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