Dying Human Hair Permanently with Bright colours *Big pics*

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Dying Human Hair Permanently with Bright colours *Big pics*

Post by madebs666 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:41 pm

So I had another idea (two tuts in one week... I'm on fire! lol)

You can dye human hair with directions or stargazer or whatever, but it will fade and run just like it would in your natural hair. I wanted permanent bright colour.

You can dye roving with fabric dye, roving is wool, and wool is a natural fibre/hair. So it should dye human hair too i thought.

I gave it a try and it worked!

What you will need -
  • [Fabric Dye - It MUST be a cold/warm water hand dye, something like what I used, Dylon's cold handwash dyes. A hot dye will more than likely ruin the hair and obviously anything that goes in the washing machine is a big no-no.
    Bowl
    Tint brush/paint brush
    Shampoo and conditioner
    Towel
    Comb
    Good Quality Hair,(weft or tipped, loose will probably tangle up beyond all repair) It is important the hair is good quality, if it is covered in a silcone based coating the dye will not take, and will just fade away
    Small elastic bands
[/list]

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First mix your dye.

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The fantastic news about most fabric dyes is that they are mixable, so you can make as many shades as you want, the green shown later is mix between blue and yellow (obviously)
You don't need a lot, the packet will only give you instructions for using the whole packet, ignore this, just put the water in first and sprinkle the dye in until the water looks bright enough for what you want.

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Then place the hair in, try to keep it as tidy as possible, because when you stir the hair in the dye it WILL get tangled. *Edit* Tie a small elastic band around the glue part of the stick tips or somewhere you won't notice it not dyed, this will stop any major tangling issues, also don't try to dye too much at once, you will only get blotchy colour.

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Make sure the hair is completely submerged

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Give it a good stir, don't be too shy about getting the brush to separate the hair in the dye, You have to make sure it's saturated or you will get patches and faded streaks at random.

Follow the directions on the packet, don't go over the time, you don't want to dry out the hair.

Rinse the hair in warm water, shampoo and condition, if the hair is tangled, hold it firmly and brush whilst still wet, starting from the bottom.

Leave to dry.

End result -

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The only con I found was thet if you are a little too vigorous with the straighteners, it can start to fade at the ends, but otherwise, great healthy, permanent hair colour.

Installed -

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I hope you enjoy :D
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Post by rivetlicker_ » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:51 am

Ha! What are the odds?! Great work missy!!! :D

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Post by IKickShins » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:25 am

I've been wanting to try that for quite a while but never got around to it (I desperately want to make some turquoise wefts). Good to know that it works!
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Post by madebs666 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:29 am

ikickshins wrote:I've been wanting to try that for quite a while but never got around to it (I desperately want to make some turquoise wefts). Good to know that it works!
Well the first thing I dyed was turquoise wefts funnily enough, the Dylon Tropical blue is a beauiful shade of turquoise without mixing, I have photos but they are on my broken phone :-(

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Post by Acorn » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:43 pm

love it!!! well done
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Post by kaned_ferret » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:26 am

and of course the next question on everybodies lips:

can i do this to the hair on my head :twisted:
may have to give it a go ;)

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Post by Jynx » Mon May 03, 2010 8:45 pm

kaned_ferret wrote:and of course the next question on everybodies lips:

can i do this to the hair on my head :twisted:
may have to give it a go ;)
That's exactly what I was thinking! :)

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Post by Nuclear Doll » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:11 pm

This is really a great tutorial! I've done Rit on synthetic hair but it didn't turn out quite a bright! Lovely pics!

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Post by HardyHarlequin » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:53 pm

thats a great and easy technique. i used to have newspaper on the floor, putting the extensions on and dyeing them with gloves.... :i9: :lol:

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Post by NirvanaMarie » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:45 pm

So pretty!

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Post by OhxOhKurazie » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:46 pm

I've been considering dying my hair something bright, I might give this a go. *might*

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Post by Bekaloo » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:08 pm

wow awesome!!

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Post by IKickShins » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:31 pm

Dylon will also work for dying an entire bag of hair. You'll want to use a full packet for darker colors and 1.5 to 2 packets for lighter ones. I've found, for example, that only 1 packet of China Blue will barely show and will end up really uneven, but the dark olive green color (can't remember the name) works fine.

It works best if you cut the bag into a 4-6 smaller pieces before putting it in the dye; if you do a whole bag without cutting it, the tangles get really bad and it's difficult to rinse properly.
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Post by Astrume » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:21 am

This is great idea. I'm definitely going to try this!
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Post by Zombie_Medusa » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:15 am

Awesome! I have a dresser drawr full of that dye back from my tie-dying days. Glad to know i can still use it :D
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Post by xdnyhair » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:35 pm

Wow that's SO bright!

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