Indigo Hair Dye
Feeling blue? If you feel that your current wardrobe style is lacking depth, try spicing it up with indigo hair dye to add another, deep and dark dimension. Dark, glossy blue and purple shades look fantastic with most complexions and are easy to achieve on both dark and light natural hair colours when you know how. Dark shades like indigo are also easier to match with clothes compared to bright, fluorescent shades like yellow, pink and green. Blue and purple go well with white, silver, gold, green and brown as well as black, blue and purple.
Blue hair has been loved and admired since the ancient times when the Egyptians worshipped their gods who had hair the colour of Lapis Lazuli, a semi-precious dark blue rock. In more recent times, blue hair has been a popular phenomenon since the beginning of the 20th century, when a trend started in Paris for vibrant coloured hair of violet, emerald and deep blue in 1913.
You can create many different styles with indigo dye, from dark winter blue shades to purple/violet indigo shades that perfectly match floral summer dresses in a vintage way. Use streaks of blue and purple in natural black or brunette hair, or bleach your hair first to create an all-over, unmissable shade. Electric blue with dark indigo low-lights is a feminine yet edgy look too. Keep reading to find where to buy indigo hair dye below.
We think that straight or sleek hairstyles best suit deep purple hair dye shades as it adds another depth to the colour but whatever style you decide to go with, we’re sure you’ll look fab!
Dyeing hair blue takes guts, especially when you pick such a dark shade like Indigo! Follow the lead of these 3 strong women who weren’t afraid to take a plunge.
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams is a lot more glamorous than Arya Stark! She recently changed her short brown hair to indigo hair with semi-permanent blue hair dye. She dyed her hair a dark blue colour, adding sections of black to create an inky look.
Katy Perry has had a lot of different hairstyles over the years, but one style that lasted longer than her vibrant wigs was a dark, indigo blue hairstyle. She dyed her hair a dark blue colour that you can easily replicate at home, but why not add streaks of deep purple hair dye to give it some individuality?
Finally, let’s not forget Jessie J. The British singer has rocked indigo hair a few times when it’s not her usual sharp bob that’s fully dyed blue, she’s dip dyeing her brunette ends with dark purple hair dye to create an indigo hair look.
Where to Buy Indigo Hair Dye?
There are lots of fantastic hair dye brands available so pick your favourites from this top 3 list and give them a go. Mix and match with streaks or opt for a beautiful ombre look.
For indigo hair that’s closer to purple than blue, try Crazy Color Hot Purple or Violette shades. Hot purple is a lighter indigo shade, a delightful mix of electric blue and classic purple. Violette, on the other hand, is delightfully dark and cool, similar to their Aubergine shade but with a dash more blue.
For natural indigo hair dye, look no further than Manic Panic. This hair dye is vegan friendly and easy to apply. After Midnight is a vibrant dark blue shade that reminds us of the sky on a dark, clear night. If you’re looking for a shade that’s closer to purple, you’re spoilt for choice! Deep Purple Dream, Violet Night and Plum Passion are all lovely.
La Riche Directions semi permanent blue hair dye and deep blue shades is especially popular. We’re particularly fond of Atlantic Blue and Plum Purple shades. If you want to mix and match La Riche Directions, try the Atlantic Blue with Midnight Blue and Plum Purple with Dark Tulip for a warmer shade.
A Short Guide to Dyeing Hair Blue
Without the proper care and method, you could end up with a mess of hair rather than a sleek indigo hair colour.
Start by buying all the equipment you need before you begin: bleach, semi-permanent blue hair dye, applicators, mixing bowl and special hair care products. It’s also not a bad idea to buy a cheap towel especially for when you dye hair, so you don’t end up staining your everyday towel.
If you want a true, solid indigo blue dye colour you’ll need to bleach your hair to level 9 or 10 lightness – even if you’re just doing a dip dye. If you have dark hair and are looking for more of a hair tint, you can skip this step for a more subtle colour.
Follow the packet instructions, starting with a test patch, then take your time dyeing your hair, making sure every strand is evenly coated.
Once your hair is looking beautiful, inky and indigo, style it and keep using your protein rich, keratin strong hair products to keep the colour vibrant for as long as possible.
We think you are going to enjoy showing off your new indigo hair dye. Once you’ve mastered this colour, it might be time to try a new colour or add another shade to your hair. Try emerald greens or a contrasting, luminescent yellow!