My hair is now ready for the summer. A little update with ombre dip dye and I look summer fresh. All that’s missing now is the tan but I’m working on it.
It’s been a long while since I changed the colour of my hair. I used to dye it all the time but a few years ago I stopped and let it grow out to my natural colour. I wish I could say it’s a nice colour but unfortunately it’s mousy brown. When I first started to grow it out it looked ok as I had blonde tips and gradually as the brown colour started to fade it looked like natural dip dye.
After a few cuts, to keep the hair fresh, most of the blonde colour has disappeared so I thought this was a good time to bring it back and give some life to my otherwise dull hair.
Last time my house mate helped me with the dip dye we only had regular hair colour and bleach and it turned out ok. This time I opted for the bit more pricey bleach which is meant to be used for dip dye and the result is a lot better.
Ombre Dip Dye from Bleach London
Bleach London is a hair salon in London that focus on bleach and dip dye and they have launched their own brand which you can buy in most beauty stores. I got my ombre dip dye from Boots on offer for £6 which I think it was definitely worth. Bleach London have a lot of products to choose from, including some coloured dip dyes which would be cool to try sometime.
How to use Bleach London Dip Dye
The pack includes a variation of products to use. More or less the same as any other bleach or hair colour but with an additional blending lotion which makes all the difference.
You start by mixing the sachets of blending powder with the developing lotion. It took me a while to mix it all together and I was a bit concerned as it said to use the mixture within 2-3 minutes after stirring together so I had to be quick.
Second you divide your hair into three equally big parts and start applying the mixing lotion at around ear hight and about 1 cm down. After applying the mixing lotion you apply the bleach with the tint brush, to cover the mixing lotion and all the way down to the tips. Next step is to blend in the bleach with the mixing lotion so you don’t get any sharp lines where your original hair colour stops and the dip dye starts.
Easy peasy! Or not. I could not have done this on my own so I am ever so thankful my house mate happily helps me.
Once applied leave in for 15-30 minutes depending on how thick your hair is and how blonde you want it. I left mine for 23-25 minutes and then rinsed thoroughly and shampooed twice, as recommended. Last step is to use the repair mask which should work for 5-10 minutes before rinsing once again. It’s a big tube so it will last for a few more uses.
Ombre Dip Dye result
I am very happy with the result. The dip dye blends in really well with the rest of my hair (thanks to the mixing lotion) and gives it a nice summery feeling. My original hair looks a bit lighter than before as well, perfect for the sunshine as it will bleach the hair anyway.
What do you think? How do you dip dye your hair?