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Picture of Braid Dying
It was time to dye my hair pink again and I wanted to try something different.

I found this method of braiding your hair and then dying the braids.  Seemed like a fun idea and a much easier way to dye long hair (which you can see, I have).


*I'm wearing glasses just because I always feel awkward taking pictures of myself.  That's also why I usually don't smile in these pictures.  And I look cool.

** Thanks to my husband for helping me with dying my hair and photographing it at 1 in the morning.


 
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Step 1: What You Need

Here are some things that will make this easier.
  • Hair Dye of choice (since directions will vary, go with your directions over what I say to do) *My Hair Dye
  • Rubber Gloves (Dye kits come with these, but it is nice to have extra)
  • Little Hair Binders
  • Comb
  • Dying Towel (as you can see mine has seen multiple dyes)
  • Wash Cloth
  • Vaseline  (not pictured)
Be careful where you dye your hair.  I usually do it in the bathroom, but I wanted to try to get some nicer pictures of doing this so I did it in the living room.  I put an old towel down on the floor and wasn't concerned about the chair I was using.  If you are not familiar with hair dye, it WILL stain everything (well, not everything, but most things).

*A little about the dye I used.

This is a dye I have used before, so I know I will not have an allergic reaction to it.  This dye is one that will show up on dark hair which is why I like it.  In the end results you can see it is brighter on top of my head.  I believe that is because back in January I dyed all of my hair a bright red and I think the dye stuck the best to new hair that had grown out since then.
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jjww1167 months ago
This is so SICK!! Totally digging it! If I could, I'd rock the hello out of some funky colors, but corporate frowns upon personal creativity. Le sigh.
ooooo.. I just had another idea. This would be a great way to do multiple colors. Do each braid, or a set of braids and different color and bag them with ziplock baggies or foil squares after color is applied to each braid/braid set.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  fluffydragon1 year ago
I kept thinking about this today and you really are a genius! That sounds like an awesome way to do it and it is the way I want to do it now. Thank you so much for the idea :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  fluffydragon1 year ago
I agree! That sounds like an awesome idea :D
hypnoangel1 year ago
I am now 46 and have been dying my hair funky colors sine I was 16. I really like this and yes, at the age of 46, I am going to try it. I will however bleach my hair out first to get a brighter and longer lasting color. Thanks so much for the tute!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  hypnoangel1 year ago
Oooh, I'd love to see pictures when you are done and hear about what did or didn't work for you.  

I have been wanting to do this, but am afraid to bleach all my hair and not sure if it will work well with long hair.  Have you ever done something like this?
I did rainbow once. :) I didn't bleach, nor do my whole head (just certain things I like to do when dying my hair) but it was still lots of fun.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Quixii1 year ago
You have very long hair!
I do! :p It's a bit longer now.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Quixii1 year ago
Ooh, that looks cute :)
i would recommend chalking your hair for the rainbow braid
Did you use just one box?
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  fluffydragon1 year ago
Yep! Just the box I show.
Gadisha1 year ago
It looks very good on you and I love the colour!
This raelly makes me feel like dying my hair as well :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Gadisha1 year ago
Do it! Pink is awesome :)
kathkins1 year ago
Wow...you should be a teacher. That was an easy lesson...thanks a lot.
I also like your smile. Do more stuff!
kathy
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  kathkins1 year ago
Thanks! Glad it was easy to follow along with!
chuckyd1 year ago
Why was it "time" to dye your hair? Or did you just want to?
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  chuckyd1 year ago
Just wanted to :)
I like the faded look more than bright solid colours; it looks more authentic.

Also, after the intro, I was expecting more sunglasses and less smiling in the last step.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  mikeasaurus1 year ago
Yeah, I love the different shades! I only did the one picture with the sunglasses, and I felt it looked less awkward than the other one :)
12much1 year ago
And at last a beautiful smile and hair:-D
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  12much1 year ago
I figured it wouldn't hurt to throw it in there.
mclare501 year ago
you are so pretty!!! i love the color, and ver nice job!!! :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  mclare501 year ago
Thanks, I love pink!
ffcabral1 year ago
Wow your hair is so long! Beautiful!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  ffcabral1 year ago
Thank you :)
Rad
Thank you!
babybayrs1 year ago
The color looks good on you with hair up or down.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  babybayrs1 year ago
Thanks! I wore it up today :)
Whoa you look badass! Like you could beat somebody up, in a good way.
Thank you :D
So GLORIOUS!
Go PINK!
randofo1 year ago
It has just occurred to me that your hair is hella long. How long are you going to let it go?
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  randofo1 year ago
:D Heard of Rapunzel?
Next pop sensation :D. Very cool, btw I just loved your goggles too. Thanks.
Thanks! I think it could catch on :)
Your hair is amazing! And it's so fun pink--It kind of looks zebra striped! Super cool! :)
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