Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hair Trend Alert: Dip Dyed Hair

Source: PA Photos, Gwen Stegani/Instagram,

Trends may come and go but that doesn't mean you can't totally enjoy the fun styles in the meantime! Last time we introduced
Rose Gold Hair – a style that proved to be a hit. Looking for something new? The current hairstyle that’s trending: dip dyed hair.

 Add a subtle dash or eye-catching chunk of color to your tresses! Celebrities and civilians are trying this fun and creative look when they feel like adding something different to their hair without needing the commitment of a damaging and full dye job. Want to give it a try? Read on below: 

Dip Dyed Hair: Clip In | Temporary | Semi Pricey but Safe

If you’re looking for a totally temporary style, think about clip-in hair extensions. While pricey, these will allow you to try the additional color without any damaging effects to your hair. 

Dip Dyed Hair: DIY Kool Aid | Temporary | Super Simple and Safe

If you’re looking for a way to see how dip dye will look on your hair, use Kool Aid. Kool Aid provides a temporary but simply way to add a touch of color. And it’s fun and yummy J Just make sure you don’t drink the kool aid that you dipped your hair in – or maybe if that floats your boat, go for it haha!
 How to:
  • Pick you color of choice from the selection of Kool Aid: Cherry, Grape, Lemon, Orange, Root Beer, Strawberry, Black Cherry, Tropical Punch, Pink Lemonade, Watermelon, and so much more! They have a ton of flavors, especially if you factor in global flavors such as Purplesaurus Rex, Sharkleberry Fin, Solar Strawberry Starfruit, and Man-o-Mangoberry. How fun! Your choices are limitless.
  • With your color of choice, pour 3-4 packets and 1 ½ cup of water into a pot.
  • Bring to a boil and let boil for 4 minutes
  • Pour into a bowl
  • Take a strip of hair and dip it in the bowl for 6 minutes

Dip Dyed Hair: DIY | Semi-Permanent

If you’re looking to dip dye your hair with semi-permanent color, I would at first caution you against it as dip dying a semi-permanent color requires stripping your hair of its natural color via bleach. Because of the tricky nature of this job and the use of bleach, I would highly recommend against this option. However, if you’re feeling brave, read on: How to:
  •  Cover yourself with a towel and put on gloves.
  • Mix the bleach according to the pre-lighter hair dye and apply to the tips of your hair that you want to add a dip dye effect to.
  • Bag your hair and let stand for 40-45 minutes.
  • Rinse and shampoo lightly.
  •  Apply the color dye and wrap in foil. Let stand for 10-20 minutes and lightly blow dry.

Dip Dyed Hair: Professional

For trendy styles like this, we highly advise hiring a professional stylist. While the local stylist that only charges $20 for the dip dye job may do a good job, do you want to chance it? I would spend the extra money for a job well done. Make sure to do some research about quality salons and request their best hair colorist.

What do you think? Is the dip dyed hair a do or don’t?

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