HELP!!!Posted 1 week, 3 days ago
Hi guys, so I just created this account and I have two questions about dyeing my hair and eybrows. So basically, I'm doing something impulsive, I'm dyeing one side black and one side bright pink. I have natural dirty blonde hair and light brown/ dark blonde roots. And I was wondering if the pink dye would show up. Its a pretty bright color, I'm using Arctic Fox, Virgin Pink. I want to dye one of my eyebrows pink too and I was also wondering if it would show up on my brows. I'm pretty sure it will but I don't want to bleach is my main point. Thank you guys!
by BridgetSPosted 1 week, 3 days ago
Hi, I am not a specialist in bright direct dyes, but it seems to be it's preferable to bleach the hair to a very light blonde in order to have good results. Otherwise, your pink may be rather muted. Suggest a strand test to see how it goes on your virgin hair.
by vivienne StaffPosted 1 week, 3 days ago
So, on the brows, I'd highly recommend using makeup instead. There's a lot of options for stage makeup that come in unnatural tones that will work on your brows. The reason I'd suggest that instead of dye is because brow hairs are very resistant to dye and semi-permanent dyes like Arctic Fox can stain the skin. You might end up with your skin tinted pink while your brows stay their natural colour. Even if you did bleach your brow first, it's pretty very likely for it to turn out patchy, especially as brow hairs tend to grow in many phases, and some areas will grow out faster than others.
As for you hair, I'm not sure the pink will work without bleach. Virgin Pink is not a particularly pigmented colour as pink direct dyes go, and direct dyes don't usually absorb as well into virgin hair. That's because the outer surface of the hair (the cuticle) is not as porous without bleaching or permanent dyes. The developer in a standard permanent dye will raise the cuticle to allow the colour to be absorbed into your hair. You don't want to mix direct dyes with developer, because the chemical reaction can break down the pigments. If you have a really strongly pigmented dye, you can sometimes still get some nice staining, but my previous experience with Virgin Pink is that it probably won't work unless your hair has been bleached before. If you use something like Manic Panic Hot Hot Pink, it might give you more of a berry-toned stain, but it will also have a lot of run-off with the colour rubbing off on clothes and towels and it won't last as long as if you had bleached your hair first.
Posted 1 week, 3 days ago
I have a couple things to add. IF you are going to bleach your brows, you NEED to use a lightener that’s is specifically MADE for facial hair bleaching. Any other lightener is really dangerous. Sally Hansen and Jolen have been around for decades and are specifically formulated for facial hair bleaching.
Sally Hansen Creme Bleach Xtra Strength Face & Body (2 Pack) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B009SERWKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_GFIyFbB6REJQ7
Jolen Creme Bleach Regular 1 oz. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000B7747Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_OGIyFbX7B0143
I’ve never dyed my brows so I don’t have much more than that to add to what vivienne said. She’s right on all of the stuff she said. Hair color likely won’t stick to the thick, virgin brow hairs.
Other than those things....there IS an option for removing dye stains on both skin and bathroom surfaces that I have been using for YEARS. I’m actually surprised that most people don’t seem to know about this, Cuz it’s been around since I was in my teens, at least. It’s super runny. And you definitely don’t want to get it in your eyes. However, a qtip dipped into the bottle and then squeezed out a bit, rubbed lightly around the brow area will remove the staining. I’ve never seen a dye stain it won’t remove. It works fast. When I turn my shower into a dye explosion, most of the time, a actually just squirt this stuff at the top and let it run down. It’s got a high level of ammonia in it. It smells bad. And you want to rinse it off skin right away. But, it does the job. Just follow the directions. It lasts a long time too. Even when I use it like a shower spray. Lol.
Roux Clean Touch Hair Color Stain Remover, 4 oz (Pack of 2) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01BS5DWQO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fMIyFbNTGG05M
Overall. I REALLY don’t recommend doing chemical stuff to your brows. There are tons of other options that don’t risk frying your brows, irritation of your skin, or actually blinding yourself. Reasons why I have NEVER EVEN ATTEMPTED THAT ..... even though I dye my hair plenty. Today there are even more options for makeup coloring brows. When I was in high school though I had a mascara wand that I cleaned and I would use it to apply LA LOOKS hair gel to my brows and then tap colored eyeshadow onto that and brush it in. There are actually colored mascaras these days made JUST FOR THAT. You don’t HAVE to actually DYE your brows. You can buy those things on amazon, at Walmart, on wish..... for cheap. Much cheaper and less scary than chemicals near your eye. Just think about how it feels when you get an eyelash or soap in your eyes, and what chemicals do to your hair. Plus..... bonus, get multiple colors of eyebrow makeup and you can change it everyday if you feel like it. That’s just my $.02 though. If you are going to do it though, at least use products SPECIFICALLY made for that.
“It’s so hard to be feeling down, when you wear such a colorful crown.” Heh. I just made that up.