How to Dye Your Hair if You're Really Lazy 101
An easy at home how-to on dyeing hair bright rainbow colors!
Many of the items on this list you might have on hand or can substitute with items you do have on hand! The only for sure thing you need to purchase is the hair dye!
- This is not an 100% fool proof tutorial! I am not a professional. :)
- The instructions begin as if you have light hair. Blonde hair is ideal for taking color. Bleaching hair is relatively easy. There are tons of tutorials online with demonstrations as well as info on what type of bleach would suit your hair type best. I have always bleached my hair on my own. Once hair is dyed any imperfections from an at home bleach job will be less noticeable!
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HAVE BLEACHED HAIR:
First off, you need to have blonde hair, or you need to bleach your hair. You can either have someone at a salon help you or you can find tutorials online on how to go about bleaching hair - I do it by myself. I have dark brown hair originally and it takes two - three bleach treatments to get it to a white-blonde which is ideal for dying your hair any color of the rainbow!
CHOOSE HAIR DYE COLOR:
Choose what color hair you want to have. You can purchase dye online or at beauty supply stores irl. I like to use Manic Panic, which you can buy online. Make sure to get enough dye to cover whole head (1 bottle of Manic Panic hair dye is plenty for my thick chin - shoulder length hair).
PUT ON AN OLD TEE:
Put on a top that you don't mind dirtying.
LAY TOWEL ON FLOOR IN FRONT OF MIRROR:
Lay something that you don't mind dirtying (an old towel, newspaper, whatever) on the floor in front of a mirror to catch any dye that accidentally drips drips drips onto the floor.
SECTION OUT HAIR:
Think of your head as a grid - put top of hair into four sections (part hair down the middle - create two sections of hair in front, and two in back). Work your way downwards till hair is in many sections. These sections do not need to be even, neat, or exact. The more sections, the more thorough you can be while dying your hair.
VASELINE YER FACE & EARS (optional):
Put vaseline around hairline, on tips of ears, and if you're like me (very messy) put some vaseline on your neck too. Vaseline helps protect skin from getting dyed.
PUT ON GLOVES (optional):
Use plastic or rubber gloves. If no gloves are used hands will get dyed. Any dye that comes in contact with skin should wear off in a day or so.
With remaining hair dye fill in any spots or sections that do not look as thoroughly covered in dye.
TURN UR HEAD UPSIDE DOWN:
Flip hair upside down and put hair into plastic bag. Fasten a clip to hold bag in place. This bag helps keep heat in, AND keeps you from making a big ol' mess.
REMOVE HAIR BAG:
Take plastic bag off hair. To not make a mess; stand in shower while taking bag off hair.
Now is the time to rinse out the hair dye. You can do this in the shower, but if you have a tub or a large sink I prefer to use a strong flow of water to start the rinsing process.
CONDITION YOUR HAIR:
Deep conditioner is your new best friend, rainbow head. Use a deep conditioner on your newly dyed hair (normal conditioner works too, but deep conditioner helps bleached hair A LOT).
LOOK IN THE MIRROR:
Say "Hey, beautiful!" and style hair as usual.
-Wash your hair with shampoo as infrequently as possible.
-Color will fade with every shampoo wash.
-Use conditioner during showers, preferably a damaged hair helper or color treated hair strengthener.
-Hot water drains color faster than cold or cool water.
-If anyone hates on your hair you have the right to say "poo-poo on you!" and walk away without another word.