How To Dye Hair Blue - smartesthairstyles.com - Dyeing your hair blue is a fun way to break out of a color rut. Before dying your hair blue, it's important to lighten it as much as possible to allow the color to sink in. Then you can dye your hair blue and use some special techniques to ensure your color is vibrant and long-lasting.
- How to lightening your hair
1. Start with a clarifying shampoo. Using a clarifying shampoo can help remove buildup from your hair and make it easier for you to color it. It can also help remove residual dye from the last time you dyed your hair. You can find clarifying shampoo at beauty supply stores and some drug stores.
Follow the directions on the clarifying shampoo package. You should be able to use it like a normal shampoo.
2. Use a color remover if you have colored your hair before . If your hair still has dye leftovers from the last time you dyed it, then you may need to use a dye remover to prep your hair for dyeing. Color removers don't bleach your hair, they just strip the dyes and this can lighten your hair slightly. However, if your hair is still dark under the color, you will need to bleach it.
Follow the paint remover instructions.
You can buy color removers in a kit at beauty stores.
The kit contains two ingredients that you need to mix together and then apply to all your hair.
After applying the color remover to your hair, leave it on for a set amount of time and then rinse it out.
If you have a heavy buildup of dye on your hair, you may need to use color remover twice to remove all of the dye.
3. Bleach your hair while it's still dark. If your hair is still dark after using the color remover, you will need to bleach it to ensure your hair really looks blue when you color it. You can bleach your hair with a kit from a drugstore or beauty supply store, or you can have it professionally bleached.
Purchase a kit designed to prep your hair for coloring.
You may want to have your hair bleached by a professional barber if you have never done it before.
4. Repair your hair with a deep conditioning treatment. After using color removers and bleach on your hair, it can become damaged and dry. To repair some of the damage, you can use a protein treatment or deep conditioner.
Follow the package directions for use. For deep conditioners, apply conditioner to clean, wet hair and leave on for a few minutes.
You may also want to wait a few days before dying your hair to allow your hair to recover from the chemicals.
- How to dyeing your hair
5. Protect your clothes and skin. Before you begin the dyeing process, be sure to put on an old t-shirt that you don't mind staining. Then wrap a towel or smock around your neck to protect your skin from the paint and put on a pair of vinyl gloves to keep the paint from staining your hands and fingernails.
You can also apply some petroleum jelly around the edges of your hairline and ears to prevent the paint from staining your skin.
Keep in mind that if you get the color on your skin or nails, the color will eventually peel off. However, if you get the dye on your clothes or other fabrics, it may never come out.
6. Wash your hair thoroughly. Your hair needs to be extra clean before you color it, otherwise the color may not take. Make sure you shampoo your hair before coloring it. However, don't groom your hair. The conditioner can prevent the color from penetrating your strands.
7. Mix the dye. Not all dyes need to be mixed. However, if your dye needs to be mixed before use, follow the package directions for mixing the dye. Use a plastic bowl and paintbrush to mix your paint components together according to package directions.
If you have a color that you don't need to mix, you might still want to transfer the color to a plastic bowl so it's easier to scoop out and apply to your hair.
8. Apply the color to your hair. When you're ready to apply the color, start coating your hair in sections. You may want to use a pair of non-metallic bobby pins to secure about half of your hair at the top of your head so you can apply the color to the lower layers first.
Use your fingertips or a tint brush to ensure the color evenly coats all of your strands. Start at the roots and work towards the ends of your strands.
Some dyes advise you to work the color into your strands until the color becomes slightly foamy. Check the package leaflet to see if you need to do this.
9. Leave the color on for as long as needed. After you've coated all of your strands with the color, place a shower cap or plastic wrap over your hair and set a timer. The amount of time it takes you to leave the color on your hair depends on the type of color you are using. Some brands can take up to an hour to work, while others only take about 15 minutes.
Be mindful of your time so you don't leave the color on for too long.
10. Rinse out the paint. After the time is up, rinse the color out of your hair until the water runs almost clear. Try only rinsing your hair with cool, lukewarm water. Warm water can remove more dye and the color may not look as vivid.
After rinsing out the color, towel dry your hair. Don't blow dry it as the heat can damage your hair and cause the color to bleed.
- How to maintaining your appearance
11. Use a vinegar rinse immediately after dyeing. To prolong your color and make it look more vibrant, you can use a vinegar rinse that is equal parts water and white vinegar. Pour 1 cup white vinegar and 1 cup water into a medium bowl. Then pour the solution over your hair. Leave it on for about two minutes and then rinse well.
You may want to re-shampoo and condition your hair after a vinegar rinse to remove the vinegar smell from your hair.
12. Wash your hair less often. The less often you wash your hair, the longer your hair color will last. If possible, try to wash your hair no more than twice a week. To keep your hair looking clean between washes, you can use a dry shampoo.
When you wash your hair, make sure you only use cool or lukewarm water to wash it.
It's also helpful to apply a gush of very cold water after your conditioner to close the hair shaft and lock in more color.
13. Stay away from heat treatments. Heat can cause the color to bleed out of your hair, which can cause your hair color to fade faster. To prevent this, try to avoid heat treatments like blow dryers, straighteners, or hot rollers.
If you need to dry your hair, make sure you use the cool or warm setting on your blow dryer, not the hot setting.
If you want to curl your hair, try foam rollers before you go to bed. These curl your hair without the use of heat.
14. Re-dye your hair every three to four weeks. Most blue dyes are semi-permanent colors and these dyes tend to fade quickly, so you may notice your color fading a bit over time. To maintain your vibrant blue color, you need to re-dye your hair about every three to four weeks.