How to dye black hair pink

When you need a change of pace and want a look that is a little more emo or punk, consider dying your hair pink. If you have black hair, however, you cannot just apply pink hair dye directly to your locks because the colour will not show. There is a process you must undergo to make sure your hair does not turn orange or get chemically burnt. Since hair stylists sometimes charge high rates, you can dye your hair on your own at home.

Prepare the hair bleach in the kit. Use gloves while doing this.

Part your hair so the strands at the bottom of your hair are loose. You will dye this hair first. Place the remaining hair up in clips.

Wear a hair salon chemical cape to protect your clothes from the bleach. Tuck some tissues into it so you do not get bleach or hair dye on your skin if the cape does not offer a lot of coverage over your neck.

Apply the bleach mixture to the hair you want to turn pink with a hair dying brush. According to "Style Hair Magazine," you should start at the back of your head. Apply the bleach to the tip of a strand of hair first and work your way up the strand to your scalp.

Place the plastic cap over your hair so the bleach mix does not dry out. Wait up to 30 minutes for the bleach to strip the colour from your hair. If the hair is not completely bleached or blonde, you will need to re-bleach the hair after at least 48 hours with a new hair bleach kit, according to Woman Junction.

Rinse out the bleach from your hair with water.

Apply the pink hair dye to your hair. Leave the dye in for the time recommended by the hair dye's manufacturer (usually 20 to 30 minutes).

Rinse your hair and use the shampoo that comes with the package of pink hair dye.


To help speed up the bleaching process, use a hair dryer with a diffuser attachment to blow hot hair over your hair while it is in the cap.


Do not apply bleach over hair currently treated with hair dye. The additional chemicals can burn your hair.

Things You'll Need

  • Hair bleaching kit
  • Latex or plastic gloves
  • Hair dying brush
  • Hair salon chemical cape
  • Plastic hair clips
  • Disposable plastic hair cap
  • Hair dryer
  • Pink hair dye
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