How to Dye the Underlayer of Hair - smartesthairstyles.com - Dyeing just the bottom of your hair is a great way to try a new color without completely committing yourself. In addition, you can create some really cool effects by combining different colors, e.g. B. coloring the bottom of your hair black if it's platinum blonde, or by adding a bright pop of a rainbow shade. The process is similar to coloring all of your hair except you create a section and section off the top section of hair.
- Prepare hair and workspace
1. Wash your hair a day before coloring. Normally, you should avoid washing your hair right before coloring it. Your scalp will be healthier when protected from the dye with some of its natural oils, and washing the night before coloring allows those oils to re-accumulate. In addition, most hair dye brands recommend applying the product to dry hair.
Some semi-permanent dyes work best on clean hair or even require you to wash your hair right before dyeing, so read the directions included in your dye box to be sure.
If your hair is too dirty, the color may not be able to penetrate your hair evenly, so do not attempt to color your hair if it has been more than 2-3 days since the last wash.
2. Put on old clothes that you don't mind staining. Hair dye can be messy, even if you're careful. Because you're dyeing the hair at the back of your head, it's even more difficult to avoid dripping the dye. To avoid ruining your nice clothes, put on an old shirt and some shorts or sweatpants. That way you don't have to worry if a little dye spills onto your clothes.
You can also buy a barber cape to wear over your clothes.
3. Prepare your workspace with towels, hair clips, a timer, and a comb. Once your hands (or gloves) are covered in dye, it becomes really inconvenient to have to search for something. Set up the area where you want to color your hair with everything you need during the process. Spread out towels or newspapers on your floor or counter. Also, keep some towels nearby for easy cleaning if there is a spill or splash.
If your gear doesn't include gloves, you'll need those as well.
The process will be easier if you do it in the bathroom and have two mirrors, such as a wall mirror and a hand mirror, so you can see the back of your head. Use the sink as a workplace.
4. Thoroughly comb your hair to detangle it. Snags and tangles can cause the color to saturate your hair unevenly, so take the time to comb it out before beginning the coloring process.
Also, it becomes harder to get a perfectly straight part when your hair is knotted.
5. Use a comb to create a horizontal part just behind each ear. To separate the backing, draw a line that starts behind one ear, then goes around the back of your head and to the other ear, which is the nape of your neck. Use the 2 mirrors to see this area.
If you want a little more hair to be colored, move the line a little higher, e.g. B. up to the tips of your ears. If you want to dye less hair, lower the part.
You can even make a circular part if you want to include the undercoat of your bangs.
6. Pin the top section of your hair out of the way. Use a hair clip or ponytail holder to secure the top layer of hair on top of your head. Make sure you pull tight enough that the part is clearly visible, but not so tight that it's uncomfortable.
You can wrap the top section of your hair in a scarf if you wish, but make sure you don't mind accidentally staining it.
If you have small strands of hair near your hairline, pin them out of the way with bobby pins.
7. Apply petroleum jelly along your hairline to keep dye off your skin. Dip your finger in petroleum jelly and scoop up a generous amount. Then sweep along your hairline at the nape of your neck, from one side of the parting to the other. This forms a protective barrier that helps protect your skin from discoloration if dye gets on you.
If you want, you can even put some petroleum jelly on the hair just above your part. However, do not apply it to the hair that you intend to color.
8. Bleach your hair first when using light or pastel dyes. Unless your hair is naturally very light, if you want to dye your hair a light or pastel color like teal, pink, or purple, you must first bleach it. While it's usually a good idea to visit a salon to bleach your hair, you can do it yourself by purchasing a bleach kit and carefully following the instructions that come with the package.
Consult a stylist before attempting to bleach previously colored hair. Bleach can react badly with some dyes and cause serious damage to your hair.
- Applying the dye
9. Mix the color according to the package directions. Many brands of permanent hair dye come with a bottle of developer and a bottle of dye. To activate them you must mix the 2 bottles together. However, make sure you read the directions very carefully even if you have dyed your hair before, as the exact technique can vary between brands or even product lines of the same brand.
If you're using a semi-permanent dye that includes most rainbow and pastel shades, you may not need to mix anything.
10. Put on gloves before applying the color to your hair. Hair dye can be very irritating to your skin. But even if you use a less harsh product, your hands could still get stained if you're not wearing gloves.
Most commercial hair dye kits come with gloves, but you can purchase a pair at a beauty salon or drug store if yours didn't come with them. In fact, even if your kit includes gloves, you might want to buy an extra pair in case the first pair gets a tear.
11. Apply the color with the applicator bottle or a bowl and brush. If your kit came with a bottle, you can mix the color in it and then apply it directly to your hair. However, you have more control over the application if you mix the paint in a bowl first and then apply it with a paintbrush.
You can buy a tint brush at any beauty supply store, but you can also use a sponge brush from a craft store.
12. Apply the color to your roots and work your way down. Once the dye is mixed and you're wearing your gloves, you can start the fun part - applying the dye! Soak the roots of the hair first as they take the longest to develop the color. Then work section by section, coating each section of hair from root to tip. If needed, work the color into your hair with your fingers.
Be sure to coat the top and bottom of the pad.
Unless your hair is very long, you probably don't need to use the entire color pot since you're only coloring the undercoat.
13. Wrap a towel around your shoulders and set your timer. After applying the color to your hair, drape a towel over your shoulders to protect your skin from the color. Read the package directions to figure out how long to leave the color on, then set your timer and wait.
Don't pin the dyed hair together with the rest of your hair or the color will transfer.
Do not leave the color on your hair longer than the instructions recommend!
If you want, you can use makeup remover to remove any dye that got on your skin while you waited.
14. Rinse the paint out with cold water until the water runs clear. After the timer is up, rinse your hair with cold water to remove the color. Run your fingers through your hair to make sure you don't miss a spot. Keep rinsing until the water runs completely clear and you can no longer feel the color in your hair.
Don't shampoo and avoid using hot water as this can lift your hair's cuticle and wash away the color.
15. Apply a deep conditioner to your hair. If your set came with a deep conditioner, apply it to your hair and leave it on for the recommended time. If it doesn't, use your favorite conditioner instead and leave it on for about 5 minutes before rinsing it out.
Conditioner will smooth your chemically treated hair and help seal the cuticle, which could help your color last longer.