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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Adventure of Dyeing My Own Natural Fiber Purple and Blue

So if you follow me on Pinterest you may notice I've been pinning some fun crazy hair dye jobs. I've had it on my summer bucket lists since 2014 to have purple highlights but didn't really know if I could pull it off. I decided now was the time! I started to do my research on how to do it properly myself because I just couldn't afford to have it done by my amazing hair stylist! She may kill me when she finds out I did it but got to do what you can to make it happen right? Good news is I didn't destroy it so I don't need a fix.....yet.....LOL! Don't worry I'll visit for a cut soon and feel free to lecture me on the damage I've done. :) 

Before 

After - no filter just a cell phone selfie :) 


So I talked to hubby and he was all for it and he said he would help if I let him pick out the colors. That had me nervous because he isn't afraid to be adventurous but this is my hair. We made a trip to Sally's Beauty Supply and picked up a kit to bleach my hair because my hair is dark and it would need to be lightened, and went with Ion Color Brilliance Semi-Permenatnt dye in Radiant Orchid and Cyan. With what we picked up it was around $20.00. 

gorgeous colors!! 

I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to do as for the dye job but we decided to do it the old fashion way with a cap and hook 1st time around just to be safe. 
(see I'd find a way to make this a crochet post. 
Another way to use a hook....LOL) 

The process took a while but hubby and I had fun! The dye job turned out more lovely than I imagined and I may have created a monster of wanting to use other fun colors. 

The Ion dye seemed to work very well. I've read a lot of reviews some good and some bad, and ways to make the color last and it's been about a week. Should last about 2-4 if treated properly. 

So here is the picture process. 

Waiting for the bleach process - waited a while I think like 30 minutes
hmm now I thinking I should go blond.....? no..


color craziness- waiting at least 90 minutes some say 3-4 hrs or even over night but I didn't want to mess with that. 

It was after midnight when I finally rinsed and dried, so I'd have to wait till morning to get a good pic in the sunlight. 


So I absolutely love it! I would say the cyan is more green than I hoped but with some of the blue mixed on purple I got shades of pink/purple/blue/green and some golden yellow from other accidentally bleached spots! I ended up with rainbow hair! It's so pretty in person! 



This was after one washing! Still have pretty color! So what do you think of my dyeing adventure? Would you do it? What color would you love to do! I'm kinda tempted to dye all my hair radiant orchid or do like the underneath half of it we'll see what craziness I come up with next! 





2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Off to an okay start for a newbie dyer! Get the good stuff like Special Effects or Punky Colours since the colors are more vibrant and work extremely well with conditioner. I also use Manic Panic for my mohawk, but opinion's divided on the brand. Check out the blog The Dainty Squid as she has some really good posts for dying rainbow hair. Good luck with your future adventures!

Kristin Whitehead said...

I love your hair!! I've been wanting to put some purple or blue streaks in my hair but since it's almost black I'm afraid it will turn orange if I bleach it. Yours turned out great, though!

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