Things have been tough lately And let’s face it, when a gal has a tough day, some hair therapy is usually in order! So I grabbed my best friend and persuaded her to let me loose on her locks! I found this photo tutorial and decided to share it with anyone who needs to leave the January Blues behind! 😀
**Heads up: I have only done this once before! That’s my “I ain’t no pro, so do as I say at your own risk” disclaimer.**
My DIY tools: Clairol “Born Blonde”, an old tooth brush, precut tin foil and a bowl. Oh, and gloves… not seen here. I hear this is much easier with highlighting bleach kits so keep that in mind if you have darker hair than me.
My before hair. Not bad, but could be a lot more fun. Definitely tired of the dull brownish blonde it’s become over the years.
Step One: Change into a shirt you don’t care about getting dye on and brush your hairs!
Step Two: Apply a pretty healthy dose of the dye about 3-4 inches up, depending on how long your hair is. Use downward strokes with your brush. Set in tin foil and check regularly. I left it in for about 25 minutes before moving on to step 3. **One tip I learned is that when you’re doing it yourself, do NOT go above your shoulders. This leaves room for improvement.
Step three: Take the tips out of the foil and check your colour When it’s about a shade and a half lighter, apply more dye further up your hair. Be sure to fade it in nicely with your brush. Leave the older dye on your tips so it continues to lighten while you do the rest (unless you’ve gone too light, in which case just go ahead and rinse it off). I left this in for another 25 minutes. For a little extra fun, lighten up random strands around your head here and there.
Step Four: Rinse, wash and condition. Then wait approximately 10 years for your hair to dry before you can take a picture of it. GRUMBLE!
As e were feeling really adventurous we decided to add some colour! So only lightening the hair once, then washing it off and drying the ends we then added a LIVE : ULTRA BRIGHT in HOT PINK to create a dip dye effect!
This is the result, it looks more red than pink but we are really happy with the result!
I hope you enjoyed this! If you’re thinking of dying your hair and going for something fun, this is a really low maintenance, low hassle way of getting a really fun look. I HIGHLY recommend it 😀