Layering Colour at a 45 Degree Angle
Pull up a chair, this is gonna be a long article with lots of pictures!
You will need:
• Plenty of foil strips approximately 10cm/4’’ wide (the length depends on how long your hair is)
• A fine-toothed tail comb
• Colouring bowls
• Dyes and brushes (the number of dyes depends on your preference)
• Tissues and wipes
• Gloves (optional)
Alrighty! Start off with pre-lightened, clean, and slightly damp hair.
Separate your hair you wish to colour from the rest of your hair. Divide the section off into three parts. Then section the hair at a 45 degree angle on both sides, as shown here.
Fold the foil over the tail of your comb and slide it under your section.
Then with your free hand, grab the brush with the dye, and apply the dye to the top half of the hair.
Using the back of your hand as a flat surface for the foil, apply more colour to the rest of the hair.
Phew! One layer down!
Continue this technique until you’ve used up all the hair in the front section.
Continue onto the sides too.
Allow 30 minutes for the dye to develop. So in the meantime, brew up some coffee or tea and relax.
Rinse out the dye one foil at a time, this will prevent any colours from bleeding and accidentally mixing together. Air dry or blow dry (warm heat) to your style and you’re done!
This technique is great for layered hair of many lengths. You can experiment with so many different colours and combinations with warm tones, cold tones, and even rainbow! You can even experiment with the thickness of the layers. Thin layers are great for subtle colour tones and highlights, while thick, chunky layers are great for dramatic colour variations!
Have fun with your experiments! Please show me your results, I’d love to see them!