Tuesday, July 15, 2014

[how to] Purple Blue Peekaboo

I love my white hair (learn how I did mine HERE), but sometimes its fun to mix it up a little bit. I wanted to add a little bit of color, while keeping my hair color mostly the same, and not making any drastic changes. Putting a little purple and blue at the nape of my neck was a perfect way to incorporate fun colors without getting myself fired from my restaurant job.

You will need:
Powder Bleach and a Developer
Purple Toning Shampoo
Conditioning Masque
Shower Cap and Hair Dryer
Hair Dye (in one or two colors of your choice)
Tint Brush
Plastic Bowl

Start by bleaching and toning the area you want to add color to (I needed to bleach my roots anyway, so I did my entire head). Pull your hair up into a huh bun and starting from the root, brush the bleach into your hair up toward the ends about 6 inches. Follow the instructions on your bleach to know how long to leave it before you rinse it out. If you are already blonde, skip straight to the toner. Once the hair you have treated is as light as possible, use a toning shampoo on your wet hair to get rid of any yellow tones. I love the Generic Brand version of the Shimmer Lights shampoo, which can be found at Sally Beauty Supply. Leave the toning shampoo in for 20-40 minutes and then rinse your hair again.
Any time you bleach your hair, is is super important to condition immediately afterwards! I love this Brazillian Nut and Acai Berry Conditioning Masque by KimbleBeauty (Get 10% off when you purchase at www.701nyc.com with the code "hair10"). Apply to your hair, cover with a shower cap, and blow dry over the cap to heat your treated hair and get the best results. Rinse again, and dry your hair this time! Air drying will maintain more of the amazing conditioning results, but you can blow dry if you are impatient like I am!
I's finally time to add color! Manic Panic is my favorite because of the color payoff, as well as how gentle it is on your hair. Pull your hair up into a high bun again. If you are using one color, brush your dye up about 6 inches, starting at the root, the same way you brushed on the bleach. If you are using two colors, brush the darker color three inches up from the root, and the second color from the end of the first color, up another three inches.
Sorry this picture is blurry-- its really hard to take a photo of the back of your own head! But this photo shows how I layered the dye colors to create an ombre effect. Follow the directions on your dye to make sure you leave it in for the correct amount of time, then carefully rinse the dye out with cold water, to eliminate the colors running down the rest of your hair.
Dry and style as usual for a fun peekaboo look. This pop of color looks awesome with your hair pulled up, or left down. If you try this tutorial, tweet a photo to @holehx so I can see how it turned out!

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