Looking for a deeper, darker hair color? Maybe this is finally your season to experiment with plum hair. This shade has several advantages. It’s easy to layer over dark hair, just about every dye brand has a plum/dark red/wine shade, and it can be worn in different shades varying from subtle to wild.
The hardest part of this look is choosing which shade you’d like to wear. Here are some stunning ideas for plum hair.
Deep Burgundy Plum Hair
This is a plum tone that verges on a cool, dark auburn. It is a red base with violet and wine tones to it.
Violet Plum Ombre
This violet plum ombre features dark brown hair at the base and a bright, vibrant purple at the ends. The combination creates such a fun, stylish color!
Dark, Almost Black Plum Hair
Pretty self-explanatory. True to the fruit, this plum shade is so dark it looks black under low lighting. However, when the light hits just right, it’s the most perfect shade of purple.
Vibrant Plum Hair
If you want this look to verge on a statement trend, go with dark purple plum shades.
Dark Brown Plum Hair
Here violet tones are worked into dark brown hair, typically as subtle highlighting. It’s the subtlest of the plum looks.
Highlights of Dark Red
This look has a dark base and has highlights of the deepest auburn throughout.
Dark Burgundy Ombre
Another look is to go a deep plum purple at just the lengths. It looks especially stunning with natural dark hair.
If you’d like to try this look, you have several options for getting it. You could go to a salon, of course, or try drugstore dyes like:
- Feria Hair Color- V48 Intense Medium Violet
- Arctic Fox Semi-Permanent Hair Color – RITUAL
- Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Hair Color- Deepest Intense Burgundy
- Schwarzkopf Keratin Color Permanent Hair Color Cream – Ruby Noir
Your options are just about endless here. This shade gets called everything from red to burgundy to violet to purple, so you’ll just have to eyeball the swatches for a plum shade.
If you do go the permanent dye route, this is technically a red shade, and will fade out as quickly as it gets the chance. As always with keeping hair color fresh, use a good, color-preserving shampoo and conditioner, don’t wash hair in hot water, keep hair protected from the sun, and avoid letting chlorine from swimming pools come into direct contact with your hair.