I get so many of the same questions about Pravana on a daily basis, so I decided to answer all the questions in one post so that those who needs answers will have something to reference to.
- Do I have to lighten my hair to use Pravana Vivids?
No, you do not technically need to, but if you want that exact color or something more vibrant and bright, then yes. What will happen if you do not bleach or pre-lighten your hair is that it will just mainly show up in sunlight or bright lights, aka, it will just tint your hair.
- How do I prevent it from bleeding and staining?
Wear dark clothes and have dark sheets! That’s what I do, anyway. There is no way around this and it is going to happen because the color does not actually penetrate the hair. This is a statement from an actually Pravana stylist, “Because Vivids aren’t a permanent color they don’t penetrate the hair, they are designed to wash gradually from the hair each time the hair is shampoo’d. Sometimes, especially when the color is new even when the hair gets wet (swimming, excessive sweating etc.) there can be a little color transfer.”
- Where do I buy Pravana Vivids?
You can purchase it at Salon Centric IF you have a license in either cosmotology, nails, or esthetics. Other than that, it is a professional color and you must visit the Pravana website in order to locate a salon near you that uses the brand. Other than that, I have no idea where else to purchase it. Some have stated they buy it off ebay, so maybe you could find it through there!
– My hair is black/brown/other color and I want to get my hair red like yours. What do I use/what level are you/how many times can I go over my hair/etc.
I have nooooooooo idea!!!!!!!!! Please remember my STYLIST does my hair and I do not have a cosmetology license (as I have stated many, many times before). I am only licensed as an Esthetician (skin care). As much as I would love to help you all achieve what you want, most of what I know is only through my personal experience with my own hair and what my stylist has educated me on, or what I have personally contacted Pravana professionals to help me answer. As far as whatever you all need to do, please go to a professional hair stylist for questions other than something I am experienced in!
- My hair fades too fast. Is there any way to prevent this?
I have two articles focusing on this.
1) ALL About RED HAIR; Semi-permanent Dyes, Maintaining your Red Hair color, and Do’s/Donts!
2) Tip for Red Hair! Reviving Your Color Before Your Next Dye
- What hair dyes do you use?
I have an entire article on it that could be found by clicking here.
I can’t think of any further questions, but if you have any, below would be the perfect spot to ask them so I can start directing people to this post! I will try to answer them the best that I can, but if they are not something I feel comfortable asking, I will advise you to seek professional stylist help.