June 09, 2012

dip dye hair

I've had dip dyed hair for about six months now but hadn't got round to doing a proper blog post on it until now. Basically my method was by backcombing the ends of my hair so that only about half of the thickness was left exposed and then I applied a blonde bleach in small sections, wrapped them in tin foil  and left the dye on my hair for 20 minutes. If you remember to do the backcombing step this means the dye will blend a lot better with your natural hair colour rather than looking like a stark difference between the two colours. If you want to go even blonder then you can always dye it again but make sure not to make the mistake of trying to make it too blonde to begin with or it may come out looking silly or making your hair damaged. But also keep in mind that using bleach will probably dry out your hair and make it frizzy so be sure to take care of it by using hair oils and good hair conditioner. My dip dye has faded now as it was a few months ago since I last used blonde hair dye but I slightly prefer the natural look that my hair has now and think the ends look sun-kissed rather than a fake looking blonde. If you daren't try your hand at dip dying at home then I highly recommend popping to the Four London Salon who did my first dip dye last Summer. 


14 comments:

  1. Beautifulll! Really suits you!

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  2. My friend is hopefully doing this for me tonight! I've wanted it for so long xx

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  3. I love the way your dip dye looks! I've been wanting ombre hair for ages now but haven't been brave enough to do it, but I am now booked in to the hair dressers on Monday to get it done! Exciteddd!

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Looks lovely. I'm terrified of my ends just falling off from bleaching lol xx

    Samantha's Secret

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  5. Love how it looks on you! Like a barely there ombré!

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  6. love your hair, looks much more natural than some i've seen - it really suits you:)
    xx

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  7. Your hair looks really pretty :)

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  8. Oh man, I really want to dip dye my hair, soooooo bad! Looks fantastic on you x

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  9. It looks really good on you!! Will have to give it a go one day myself....

    http://sarebutterfly.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. wow that looks great on you! I've been thinking about doing this myself but I'm a bit scared! I found some I&K dip dye hair extensions so I think I’ll start by trying those – what do you think? They’re available at Hairtrade

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  11. Love your lipcolor here! Mind sharing brand and shade???

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