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DRIP DYE: prepping your hair for direct dye

veronica here! :) today i have our lovely model aly in the chair. aly is looking for the infamous DRIP DYE look that is going viral across the internet.

DRIP DYE: prepping your hair for direct dye 2

as you can see, her hair is pretty NATURAL. aly has been natural for about a YEAR but now she is ready to make the jump into VIBRANT COLORS. she does have a small amount of blonde on her ends. anytime a ‘crazy’ color is wanted, you’ll want to make sure you get the hair as light as possible before applying the preferred color.

the LIGHTENING process

before i start this color transformation, i’m going to bleach and tone the hair to LIGHTEN aly’s hair. allie has waited a good amount of time to get her hair quite healthy, so now she can start her colorful transformation.

DRIP DYE: prepping your hair for direct dye 2

starting with the BACK SECTIONS, i am going to apply the lightener to the hair. being that her hair is slightly darker in the back i am going to be working BACK TO FRONT.

make sure to leave the lightener about ½  inch from the scalp. the heat from the scalp will cause the color to PROCESS FASTER.  this helps the hair processes evenlyafter i work through the midshaft and the ends i will go back and use the lightener on the ½ inch left.

DRIP DYE: prepping your hair for direct dye lightener applied

i now have all of the midshaft and ends of the hair coated in the lightener.

DRIP DYE: prepping your hair for direct dye lightener 2

now it’s time to go back and finish the full head. working through the scalp, i am going to SECTION and paint on the lightener. i’m using a WIDE TOOTH COMB to help part the sections.

the head is now fully covered and you can see how much FASTER the lightener processed on the top of the head verse the ends.

RINSE and WASH

DRIP DYE: prepping your hair for direct dye before toner

after WASHING OUT the lightener, the hair appears to have a yellowish tone. this is why i am going to tone the hair.

DRIP DYE: prepping your hair for direct dye after  before toning 2

pulling a strand of hair, you can truly see how light the hair is.

TONING the hair

DRIP DYE: prepping your hair for direct dye toner 1

moving to the first toner, i am going to apply all over the roots.

DRIP DYE: prepping your hair for direct dye toner 2

mix your toners based on what remaining pigment is left. if you have a client like allie, that has variance in their hair, you will want to use different mixtures for the root versus the midshaft and ends.

DRIP DYE: prepping your hair for direct dye toner applied

the head is now fully saturated with the toner.


the result

the toner has been washed and the hair has been dried. to our success, the toner processed evenly and leaves us at a perfect point to move forward.

you’ll have to tune in next week to see our next steps in this DRIP DYE look: the VIBRANT COLOR.

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xoxoxo

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