Ombre or dip dye has been a very popular hair color trend for a couple of years now. This trend involves dyeing the tips of the hair in a different color than the rest of the hair. Usually women who have dark hair choose shades of blonde for the tips and women who have blonde hair choose either brown, red or copper for the tips. Dyeing the tips of the hair is a little more complicated than dyeing all your hair. Still, this doesn’t mean that you need to go to a hair salon and pay a lot of money in order to rock this style. Today we are going to teach you how to dye the tips of your hair at home with minimum effort.
1. Gather your supplies
Before we teach you how to dye the tips of your hair, you need to gather your supplies. If you have a dark hair color and you want your tips to have a lighter shade then you will have to bleach them before dyeing them in order for the color to stick. If you are blonde, all you have to do is purchase the color of your choice. Generally, one pack is enough unless you have extremely long hair and you want the ombre effect to go up to your chin in which case you will need more hair dye. You will also need aluminum foil, a special comb (there are special ombre combs which have very dense teeth; you can find them at most beauty stores). You can also acquire a ombre kit like the one from L’Oreal which contains all the products that this procedure requires.
2. Take precautions
If you want to learn how to dye the tips of your hair like a pro than you need to act like one. Choose a place near a sink and a mirror in front of which you will place a chair on which you will sit while doing this procedure. Put a plastic foil under the chair in order to make sure that you won’t stain the floor. Make a poncho out of a plastic bad and wrap your neck in plastic foil as well.
3. The hair dyeing procedure
If you have dark hair, you first need to bleach the tips according to the instructions on your bleaching product. There are several ways in which you can dye the tips of your hair, depending on the effect that you want to get. Generally you want to avoid a blunt passing from one hair color to another. One way to avoid this is to thoroughly tease the hair from the crown on your head. Once you do this, you simply dye the tips of the hair after which you wrap them in aluminum foil and wait for the required time to pass (usually 45 min). Another way to do this is to use the special ombre comb in order to spread the hair dye on your tips in an nonuniform matter. This is a great way to do this especially if you want to have a gradual ombre. You can dye a couple of inches of the tips, wait 15 minutes and then spread the hair dye upwards, wait another 15 minutes and then spread it up a little bit more. This way, the hair at the tips will have a brighter shade which will slowly fade away towards your chin.