First I have to tell you something, I am not a professional hair colorist by any means. If you do decide to do something like this to your hair, I recommend researching and/or have a professional assist you. That being said, let’s do this!
I haven’t dyed my hair for a little over 2 years, which was really odd for me. I was used to dyeing my hair constantly, and changing it almost every time. I am super excited because this was the first time where I actually kinda knew what I was doing. I worked at a hair salon for awhile when I was in High School so I learned the basics, like don’t use 40 developer unless you have super dark thick hair.
There were only a couple things that I found on bright ombres that actually helped. Most things I found had to deal with extensions and/or doing one color rather than multiple. The thing I found the most helpful was this youtube video below. She literally goes through step by step about how she does it with demonstrations. The only thing is that she doesn’t show you how she styled it at the end.
I had my best friend, Meagan (We are name twinkies) help me since there was no way that I would have been able to do it myself and have it turn out great. We used Ion dyes, wella toner and Salon Care bleach powder. I got some color safe shampoo (without sulfates) and conditioner, since I ran out awhile back. I also got some new clips, bowls and brushes, disposable shower caps and a deep conditioner.
I made sure that when we bleached my hair when it was dirty. I’m not sure if that makes a difference when bleaching, but I told that dyeing your hair when it is dirty allows your hair to hold onto the color better. We originally went a little lower than my jaw line, but once we saw it dried we thought there wasn’t enough hair to dye. What a shame right?!
We did the first bleach and tone Friday night, I deep conditioned my hair Saturday so it could rest a little. Sunday we bleached about 2 inches to the top of what had already been bleached and toned, and then colored. We did the 1 inch intervals of hair and used plastic wrap, like the video showed. The only thing we weren’t exactly sure what to do with was the top layers of my hair and how to place the colors. Meagan estimated well, because it turned out like we wanted. We let the colors sit for 2 hours to really soak in my hair.
I normally use foil when I dyed my hair in the past, but I like the plastic wrap a lot better. Not only can you see the colors for seeing if you are coloring properly but it was easy to roll up in a cap and get my hair out of the way.
As you can tell my colors turned out bright, especially the pink. The blue didn’t stay as well as we thought it would, but I still love it. We didn’t dilute the colors with conditioner, next time we will. Not only to help stretch the dye a little bit further, but to also help it soak in my hair and help it not be so dry. As we all know, bleach can damage your hair, and dry it out. My hair is super dry, I see a lot of coconut oil soaks in my future.
Overall, I am very happy with the end result. Are there any tips or tricks you have with dying your hair, normal colors or bright colors?