Steps On How To Dye Hair Blue
Blue is a nice, charming color and that’s why dyeing your hair to blue will make you look fun and sexy. In fact, hair can be dyed blue in various ways depending on your tastes and preferences as a woman.
Below are some of the techniques you can follow to dye your hair blue and ensure that your blue hair color is vibrant and long-lasting.
How to lighten up your hair:
It's recommended to lighten up or bleach hair before dyeing it to blue because this helps the blue dye to sink into hair easily and to last for longer within your hair.
Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo:
Begin by washing your hair with a clarifying shampoo in order to remove any build-up from it and to make the dyeing process easier. in fact, a clarifying shampoo can even help to remove any leftover dye from the last time you dyed your hair. Lastly, a clarifying shampoo is used just like any other normal shampoo and it can actually be found in any beauty supply store or online store.
Apply a color remover to remove any excess or leftover dyes:
In case your hair still contains dye leftovers from the last time you dyed it, then consider using a color remover to get rid of these dyes in order to leave hair dye-free. in fact, color removers don’t bleach hair but just lift off any leftover dyes. However, if the hair is still dark underneath after removing the dye then you may consider bleaching it in order to lighten it up.
Bleach your hair:
In case your hair remains dark after using a color remover then consider bleaching it in order to ensure that it’s super-clean and lightened up just before turning it to blue. So, get a bleaching kit from any local beauty store or online store, and then bleach your hair. In fact, you may consider having a professional hair-stylist bleach your hair in case you had never bleached it before.
Apply a deep-conditioning treatment to your hair:
You will need to use a deep-conditioning treatment on your hair in order to repair the damages caused by color-remover and bleaching hair products. On the other hand, you may also consider using a protein treatment to repair your hair because this treatment also works just like a deep conditioner.
On the other hand, hand for deep-conditioners you will need to apply them to clean and wet hair then leave them on for a few minutes before washing them out. Additionally, you may also consider waiting for a few days before dyeing hair in order to give it space to recover from any applied chemicals.
How to dye your hair blue:
Now that you're done lightening up or bleaching your hair let's look at the steps by which you can dye it blue.
Wash hair thoroughly before dyeing it:
Hair needs to be extra-clean before you start dyeing it and if not, the dye won’t take it. So, shampoo your hair and then wash it thoroughly before rinsing it out. Afterward, pat hair dries with a towel but leave it a bit moist for best dyeing results. On the other hand, don’t condition your hair at this point because it will prevent the dye from penetrating into the hair strands.
Cover your skin and clothes:
Before you begin the dyeing process, you will need to put on an old t-shirt that you don’t care about getting stained then wrap a smock or towel around the neck in order to protect the skin from getting dyed. On top of that, you should put on vinyl gloves in order to prevent the dye from staining your hands.
On the other hand, consider applying some petroleum jelly around the edges of the hairline and ears in order to prevent the dye from staining the skin. All in all, make sure that the dye doesn’t get onto your clothes or any other fabric because it won’t get out.
Mix-up the dye:
In case the dye you have requires mixing before using it, then follow the instructions provided on the dye package on how to mix it. In fact, you will have to use a plastic bowl and dye brush to mix up the dye components for the best results.
On the other hand, if you have a dye that doesn’t require mixing then just transfer the dye into a plastic bowl in order to make it easier to scoop out for application into the hair.
Apply the dye to the hair:
Begin coating your hair with the dye while working in sections. In fact, you may use hair clips to secure the hair on the top sections and then begin applying the dye to the bottom layers. So, use your fingertips or a dye brush to make sure that the dye is coated evenly and thoroughly all over the hair strands.
Additionally, you should start dyeing at the roots while working towards the hair ends until the entire head of the hair is dyed up. Lastly, some dyes work best when applied to hair strands until they become slightly frothy.
Let the dye sit within your hair for some time:
After coating all your hair strands with the dye, place a plastic wrap or shower cap over the hair and wait for the dye to set in. in fact, the time duration that you will need to let the dye set within your hair depends on the type of dye you’re using. So, some dye brands can take up to an hour to set into hair while others may take only 15 minutes to set.
However, you will need to watch out for the recommended time for the dye set so that the dye doesn’t stay within the hair for too long or too short.
Rinse out the dye from hair:
When the set time is up, gently rinse the dye out of your hair until the water running from your hair becomes almost clear. In fact, it is recommended to use cool or lukewarm water to rinse hair after dyeing it in order to achieve effective results.
This is mainly because hot or warm water tends to remove the dye and even makes the make dye-color lose its vibrancy. On the other hand, pat your hair dry with a towel after rinsing out the dye but avoid blow-drying hair because the heat from the blow-dryer may damage your hair and even cause the dye to bleed or shed off.
Re-dye hair every 3-to-4 weeks:
Most blue dyes and semi-permanent dyes tend to fade fast and this implies that you will have to re-dye your hair at least once every 3-to-4 to weeks in order to maintain a vibrant blue color.
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