If you want an edgy look for your hair with a nice colour streak, dying your hair black with purple highlights is the way to go. It's a moderate activity that requires a lot of prep work and timing. You can get most of the supplies that you need from a professional beauty-supply store that sells to the general public. You might want to do an allergy test to make sure you are not allergic to the chemicals.
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Things you need
- Black dye
- Purple dye
- Mixing bowl
- Application brush
- Petroleum jelly
- Hair ties
Separate your hair into four sections; front and nape and left and right sides. Put petroleum jelly around the edges of the sections and your scalp to protect it. Drape a towel around your neck to protect your skin from staining. This is also the time to put on your gloves.
Mix the bleach according to the directions given. Separate a section that you want to be bleached and place it on a strip of foil. Apply bleach to the strand on the foil and then fold it over to protect the hair that you don't want to bleach. Repeat as necessary. Then you should set a timer for the amount of time instructed in the instructions.
After the timer goes off thoroughly rinse out the bleach and pat dry. Grab a bleached section and set it on a fresh piece of foil. Apply the purple hair dye to the bleached section and then fold over the foil for protection. Repeat as needed.
As soon as you are sure that the sections with purple dye are tightly wrapped up you can apply the black dye to the rest of your hair. Make sure you follow the directions on your jar of dye. Set a timer, so you know when to rinse it out.
After the timer goes off, you can rinse out the black dye, but make sure you don't unwrap any of the purple sections. Rinse until the water runs clear and then pat dry with a towel.
You might want to blow-dry the areas with purple streaks to help the colour set. If you feel that the dye has been on for a sufficient amount of time, you can go ahead and rinse it out until the water runs clear. Pat dry with a towel and style as usual.
Tips and warnings
- It's a good idea to wear an old shirt while dying your hair.
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