So I had been wanting to dip dye my hair for a while but I was back and forth because I sometimes think it can look like grown-out roots which means I have technically had dip dyed hair before. It wasn’t until I saw Shannon’s hair from CheapFrillsandThrills that I thought ‘I must copy.’ She has brown hair and very blonde tips so I just followed her instructions and ‘frosted’ my tips. Yes the name is a throwback to the 90s frosted tips that the guys used to sport. Why didn’t I get a L’Oreal kit? I don’t know I wanted to make it blonder and I thought I could easily do it on my own.
- Jerome Russel Hair Lightening Kit (you can use a bleach kit like this one or buy everything separately)
- a bowl
- a little brush
- a plastic bag
- I also used a cheap blond hair dye from Superdrug to tone it after I bleached it
1) Put on your gloves. Mix equal parts peroxide and bleach until it is completely mixed and yogurt-like. I didn’t require much just of the tips.
2) Put your hair in a half ponytail. Apply the bleach to desired part on hair. I did mine about three inches up the ends. Make sure the very ends are completely coated with bleach. (Sorry for my face I’m pasty and not wearing any makeup)
3) Put the rest of your hair down then finish the tips of your hair. Don’t worry about getting a bit of bleach on other parts of your hair this will usually not show up. After you are finished use a plastic bag put the bleached part in it and tie it with a hair tie. Wait 60-90 minutes depending on your hair color. ( I waited 90 mintes
4) Remove plastic bag and your hair will look something like this:
Wash and condition your hair and then blow dry or style as desired. I waited a week then used blonde hair dye on the tips to tone it up and voila! What do you think? My hair looks a bit darker in this picture I think because of the lighting but it actually has quite a nice effect! Are you brave enough to do your own hair?
watch this video for more details: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VKNZj0IxxE
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