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.
jjww1162 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.
fluffydragon11 months ago
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)  fluffydragon11 months 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)  fluffydragon11 months ago
I agree! That sounds like an awesome idea :D
hypnoangel11 months 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)  hypnoangel11 months 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)  Quixii11 months ago
You have very long hair!
I do! :p It's a bit longer now.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Quixii11 months ago
Ooh, that looks cute :)
i would recommend chalking your hair for the rainbow braid
fluffydragon11 months ago
Did you use just one box?
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  fluffydragon11 months ago
Yep! Just the box I show.
Gadisha11 months 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)  Gadisha11 months ago
Do it! Pink is awesome :)
kathkins11 months ago should be a teacher. That was an easy lesson...thanks a lot.
I also like your smile. Do more stuff!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  kathkins11 months ago
Thanks! Glad it was easy to follow along with!
chuckyd11 months ago
Why was it "time" to dye your hair? Or did you just want to?
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  chuckyd11 months ago
Just wanted to :)
mikeasaurus11 months ago
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)  mikeasaurus11 months 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 :)
12much11 months ago
And at last a beautiful smile and hair:-D
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  12much11 months ago
I figured it wouldn't hurt to throw it in there.
mclare5011 months ago
you are so pretty!!! i love the color, and ver nice job!!! :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  mclare5011 months ago
Thanks, I love pink!
ffcabral11 months ago
Wow your hair is so long! Beautiful!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  ffcabral11 months ago
Thank you :)
amandaghassaei11 months ago
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  amandaghassaei11 months ago
Thank you!
babybayrs11 months ago
The color looks good on you with hair up or down.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  babybayrs11 months ago
Thanks! I wore it up today :)
Whoa you look badass! Like you could beat somebody up, in a good way.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  sherrycayheyhey11 months ago
Thank you :D
audreyobscura11 months ago
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  audreyobscura11 months ago
randofo11 months 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)  randofo11 months ago
:D Heard of Rapunzel?
Next pop sensation :D. Very cool, btw I just loved your goggles too. Thanks.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya11 months ago
Thanks! I think it could catch on :)
doodlecraft11 months ago
Your hair is amazing! And it's so fun pink--It kind of looks zebra striped! Super cool! :)

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