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Old 06-25-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
 
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Default Dying tips of hair into bright colors. Hair dye brands?

I'm planning on dying the ends of my hair this week into some rather unconventional colors; most likely blue and purple. I'm going to get hair dye at Sally's and I have very dark black hair. I know that I will need bleach or peroxide of some kind. Does anyone have advice for which brands are best? Are there are crazy color hair dyes that already have peroxide or bleach in them, so I would only need to do one step? Also if there are any general tips anyone would like to recommend, that would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
 
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Two steps is more controllable and longer lasting for some colours than one step, plus you should have some product left over for touch ups (can go neat or add to conditioner). Some shades last better through washing than others so do plenty of research - bizarrely a good quality semi permanent red lasts better than a permanent one!

Majicontrast is well thought of for one step permanent; for the semi permanent dye Manic Panic is high pigmented or La Riche Directions if you are in Europe. Semi permanents can be left on as long as you wish for a stronger or longer lasting shade because they are not damaging, I do two to four hours, some do overnight. AFAIK to get a cool blue you need to strip the red pigments out of your hair or you risk a muddy shade.

Do strand tests on shed plughole hair in case the end result is not as light/ bright/ strong/ darker than you expected. Coconut oil helps protect hair from persulphate beach/ peroxide damage: ideally do several overnight soaks on dry hair before you bleach/ peroxide if you are intending to lift quite a few shades. There are loads of 'how to' and 'how not to' videos on YouTube that are well worth watching.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:02 PM   #3
 
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I've seen some disaster home hair bleaches (my mum is a hair dresser). My top tip to you is get the bleach done by a professional, then do your purples and blue's at home. It will cost a little bit more, but you also won't have to cut of your damaged hair if it goes wrong (and it often goes wrong)
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:15 AM   #4
 
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I've seen some disaster home hair bleaches (my mum is a hair dresser). My top tip to you is get the bleach done by a professional, then do your purples and blue's at home. It will cost a little bit more, but you also won't have to cut of your damaged hair if it goes wrong (and it often goes wrong)
I've heard many stories on hair forums of hairdressers frying hair to the point it breaks off or burning clients scalps. Ninety nine times out of a hundred people have home disasters with bleach or permanent colour because they don't bother running strand and patch tests but use their head as a laboratory instead. Colouring your own hair is not a mystical art needing an honours degree, what it does need is research, common sense and caution.

I bet your mother is a good hairdresser with you teaching her about the Curly Girl method.
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There's a beyond the zone kit at Sally's that has everything you need, a dye brush and the bleach mixture. Hope that helps!
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Please post pics after you dye your tips! I'm thinking about doing the same thing, and would love to see how it looks
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