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How can I dye my hair 3 different colors for a gradient effect?


ImpatientWay
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Location: New Jersey

Current Hair: SFX electric blue & atomic pink

Posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Right now I have blue hair, and am hoping to add two more colors to get a gradient effect from roots to tips. My hair would be 2/3 blue, then 1/6 purple near the tips and 1/6 pink on the tips. I have the dyes already (all Special Effects brand) and know the basics of using just one color, it's just that I don't know if I should dye it all at the same time or each color seperately.

My two biggest concerns are that
a. It will look too much like three blocks of color instead of fading into one another
b. I usually put it in a shower cap with the result of really vibrant color, but am I able to do that if there is more than one color in my hair?

Please note that I do not have layers!

my current hair color

HopelessDeviate
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Location: Toronto, Canada

Current Hair: L'Oreal Majirouge in Dark Burgundy Brown

Posted 4 years, 2 months ago

There's some info about that in this article under 'Blending Colours':

http://haircrazy.info/dyeing-techniques/dyeing-effects/

A shower cap wouldn't work so well though.
Instead I'd make sure your hair has been shampooed but not conditioned before applying the dye.
Using a blow dryer for a bit can also help seal in the colour.

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ImpatientWay
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Location: New Jersey

Current Hair: SFX electric blue & atomic pink

Posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Ok thank you!


TheWomanMonster
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Location: Okanagan Valley BC. Canada.

Current Hair: Natural Black/Brown

Posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Yes all the advice in that guide is bang on. I'd recommend getting your hands on a good tint brush if you haven't already and stopping the dye a little ways before you want it to appear the lighter colour in order to allow you to blend it properly. :)

Also, I've had fabulous results locking in colour with heat using my hairdryer. It worked really well with Wildflower by Special Effects.


ImpatientWay
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Location: New Jersey

Current Hair: SFX electric blue & atomic pink

Posted 4 years, 2 months ago

the hairdryer idea is very interesting, i'll definately try it!


Jude
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Location: N. Ireland

Current Hair: Purples & Brown

Posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Have a look at the video for the most recent Adam's Adventures. I use the technique there.

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