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How to Dip Dye Your Hair at Home

Malvika Kulur
Dip-dyed hair is the latest fad in hair treatments. Celebrities, like Nicki Minaj, Drew Barrymore, Jessica Alba, and Jessica Biel rock in this hairstyle, and so can you.

Smart Tips

► For the color to last longer, use a good color-protect shampoo, conditioner, and serum.
► If you do not want to bleach your hair or even color it permanently, you could always use colored hair sprays to get dip-dyed hair.
Earlier, dip dying the hair was done by those, who adhered to the Gothic, punk, and emo fashion styles, but now, this type of hair coloring has become very popular with celebrities and pop stars. The style has evolved, and the youth of today are trying out this new hair trend, flaunting rainbow shades or even subtle shades.
And why not? It is supremely chic, goes with mostly every personality type, can be modified in any which way you want, and suits every face cut and body type. Dip dying your hair looks amazing, and you have a huge choice of colors to play around with. All it takes is patience and the desire to change your look in order to try something new.
It doesn't matter if you are not good at do-it-yourself hair procedures, because dip dying the hair is a simple procedure you can carry out in the comfort of your home. This story gives you a low-down on how to dip dye your hair at home, by following the steps outlined here.

Step-by-step Instructions

Things You Will Need

► Rubber bands
► Hair clips
► Section comb
► Hair-lightening bleach
► Hair color kit of your choice
► Aluminum foil
► Cling wrap
► Brush for applying the dye
► Mild shampoo
► Towel
► Rubber gloves

Preparing Your Hair

* An important tip to remember is to always attempt any hair-coloring treatment on clean, dry hair.

► Comb or brush your hair well to remove all the knots and tangles.
► Cover your back and shoulders with your towel.
► Divide your hair into sections using a section comb.
► Use rubber bands or clips to hold your hair in place.
► Mix the ingredients of the hair-lightening bleach as per the instructions given on its box.
► Once you have made the bleach, apply it on your hair till the tips.
► When you are applying the bleach to the ends of your hair, keep a square strip of foil under the section that you are bleaching, and spread your hair on it.
► The bleach will spread better onto your hair, and you will get better results.
► Keep the bleach onto your hair for the time that is suggested on the box.
► Once the time is up, rinse the bleach with a mild shampoo, diluted with water.
► If the bleach was not strong enough, and you didn't get the desired ombre look you wanted, repeat the bleaching process.

Dip-dying Procedure

► Once the ends of your hair have become a shade lighter due to the bleach, you need to divide your hair again into sections, and clip or tie them up.
► You need to dry it well and start mixing the dye according to the instructions given on the back of the box.
► Take a strip of foil, place your hair on it, and with the dye-application brush, apply the color onto your strands.
► Once the color is applied, fold the foil upwards, and wipe off the extra dye from the sides of the foiled-up section.
► You can secure all your hair that is covered in dye in a cling wrap to keep your hair in place, and also to prevent the foil from sliding off.
► If you want, you can apply heat to your hair with the help of a blow dryer. This helps to fasten the working of the dye onto your hair.
► Keep a check on the color, and when it reaches the desired brightness or darkness, remove the wrap, foil, and rinse your hair with water, shampoo, and a conditioner.
► Try to not wash off all the conditioner from your hair, unless it is specifically mentioned on the packaging of the dye.
This wraps up all the instructions on how to dip dye your hair at home. Whenever you attempt to dip dye, highlight, or color your hair, you should always wear gloves while applying the bleach or color to prevent your hands from getting dyed.
Always sit in front of a big mirror while trying out new styles and colors for your hair. Cover the ground and counters with newspapers to save them from splatters of dyes or bleach.