Well, kinda but not quite – let me explain. I’ve long fantasised about violet tinged hair, if I had a dime for every time I’ve requested ‘mebbe… a bit of purple?’ at the hair salon, to be met with puzzled expressions…
I JUST WANT PURPLE IN MY HAIR DAMMIT why are we questioning my sanity.
So one night at 2am while pinterest-ing ‘purple hair’ (it only sounds pathetic in hindsight) I stumbled across Maria Nila Palett Colour Refresh, which is a hair mask that either refreshes your current hair colour or adds an interesting hue in as little as 3 minutes. If you’re scared – don’t be, it’s a noncommittal colour that washes out in 3-5 washes and is vegan, sulphate and paraben free to boot!
They offer ~12 shades, everything from bright copper to deep red + your traditional browns. If I was blonde, I would be ALL OVER that Pink Pop. I went for Vivid Violet (duh, fantasy achieved), Black (might be a cool pairing with some makeup looks?) and Azure (wildcard pick, insanely curious).
Shampoo hair as per usual, then towel dry. PUT ON the dang provided gloves, seriously – it washes off skin without too much scrubbing but under the fingernails is a different story. Slather the hair in Palett gel, if your hair is towel dried it won’t drip at all. Tap your foot impatiently for 3 to 10 minutes (porous blonde hair will take to colour better than dark hair, so adapt the time frame to suit your needs) and then rinse thoroughly.
If you’re going to take a towel to your wet hair, opt for a dark towel because some colour might bleed at this point. Once the hair is dry, it doesn’t transfer at all.
Maria Nila Palett Colour Refresh – Vivid Violet
Before – As my salon dye faded, I noticed a sorta… mustard undertone start to emerge? Not the most complimentary shade on my skin tone, I was hoping a violet tinge would correct that.
After – Aw shieettt VIOLET TINGE YEAH! All brassy mustard tones eliminated and my hair pulled a tad darker, which I like. Added bonus: I do think my locks feel extra glossy. You can tell that I concentrated the gel in the mid lengths/ends and feathered towards the scalp – erring on the side of caution, I wasn’t sure if the violet would be jarring around the face but next time I’ll take it to the roots for extra intensity.
Overall I’m super pleased with the outcome, a great way to curb my craving for drastic change without pangs of regret. The process was hassle free, super quick and easy peasy, even for a hair idiot like me. SO EXCITED to try the Black and Azure shades, I might even get creative and mix a few!
I hate to do this to you but these are kinda hard to come by right now. Europeans can purchase from Eleven and the Maria Nila website will ship to EU within a few months, worldwide shipping is on the cards shortly after. To console you, I’ve managed to organise a…
Maria Nila has been kind enough to offer 5 readers the chance to win their own Palett Colour Refresh. Not sponsored, not affiliated, calm your farm. The giveaway is open worldwide 😉 Simply leave a comment and tell me what shade you’d pick (I think the best depiction of shade range is listed on Eleven) and you’ll be entered! I’ll draw the winner on the 20th of December and email you to obtain your address. Winners will also be announced on my social media, don’t give your address to any weirdos. If you’re under 18, please get permission from a guardian 🙂
ps: missed you all.