Gallery of Dyehards
:: Coloring your hair ::
Single color (below):: Stripes of Color (coming
Once you have bleached your hair, you have a
good base for whatever color you've chose. Remember, keep the area you are
working with clean, and wear grubby clothes so you wont ruin anything.
Make sure you have all your supplies with you:
- hair clips,
- tint brush (obtainable at any beauty supply store),
- a timer,
- a plastic bowl,
- a few rags
- plastic OR latex gloves.
1) Start by separating your hair into 4 parts, like you did during the
bleaching process. [Have a friend help you during this part].
2) Apply the petroleum
jelly all around your hairline, on the back and top part of your ears and
the hairline at the base of the neck. This is to prevent any staining that
may occur when the dye falls on the skin.
Place all the dye in the plastic bowl, and if you are using 2 kinds of
colors OR using toner to lighten the color, blend thoroughly before
applying. Apply by loosening one section of hair. Saturating the end
of the tint brush, slowly work the brush from the roots to the tip
of the hair. Also remember to reapply over sports that aren't saturated,
so that the color will be balanced throughout the hair.
you finish one section, divide that section up to check for
uncolored spots. When it's all set, finish the other three sections,
and start the timer. For a
longer-lasting richer color, leave on for 15-30 mins.
5) RINSE with
warm water, do not wash it yet. Rinse until the water runs clear. Towel
dry gently (your hair will be more brittle), then style as usual, blow-dry
or air-dry. Enjoy!