Fake dip-dye

Thursday, November 8, 2012 |

Back when I was still a black-haired girl. How I miss this hair....

This post was supposed to be done back in August when I had just dyed my hair. And when dip-dye was still a thing. Not sure if it's still a popular thing in Malaysia now, as obviously I'm at UK and have no idea what's going on in Malaysia....

Three months after I dyed my hair.. and now the red has all faded.. turning into chestnut brown color. So now instead of a red dip-dye.. I have brown dip-dye.

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

Back in August 2012, I was fascinated by the idea of dip-dying. I had always resented hair dye as I couldn't really stand the black roots growing out, and touching up every month would cost rather lot. When I knew I could just dye the bottom part of my hair, leaving the top black so even if the new roots started growing it wouldn't effect me, I was determined to do it.

And of course, I was influenced by Vanessa Hudgen's purple hair dip dye. Awesome.

However, when I got to the salon and told my hairstylist what I wanted... I was told that to dip dye a bright color I needed to bleach my hair... and since was hair color was really dark I needed to bleach more than once. And also dip dye would create a very obvious line between the two colors....the stylist didn't know how to make it possible for the colors to fade down...

So long story short... I faked a dip dye by just coloring the inner layers of my hair reddish-purple.

With half of my hair held up.. the bottom layer of my hair. At that time it was still a striking red.

With all my hair put down...

Didn't really look the same as a dip dye, but I liked the effect well enough. The only downside was the pink color water I got whenever I washed my hair for one whole month.

It looked more obvious under sunlight though. Usually only a hint of color could be seen at the tips of the hair.

Some random photos from when my hair was still red!

Can you believe this only cost me like RM60...?

If anyone is interested.. I did my hair at Hedkandee Hair Studio at Taman Equine, Seri Kembangan. [FB link]

Next time I should try this with straight hair.....

Reviving old photos,

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