I have gotten way too many comments on one of my videos about hair dying, and I have been planing to film a video answering these frequently asked questions, that way it will save everyone the trouble of having to leave a comment about it (when they could seriously just search for the answers on Google.com), yet I decided that it would be easier to create a blog post about this first. So, here you go! These are the questions that I have received about dying hair. I will still be filming a video soon.
The following are questions that I received on a video where I bleached and dyed my hair:
"How long did it last[?]"
I dyed it after about a month. The ends faded to a light orange/gold colour, but the top wasn't that faded. It could have lasted anywhere from 2-4 months with careful care, but I dyed it a different colour a month later, not due to the colour lasting or fading.
"You only used one bottle of bleach[?]"
Yes, I just used one bottle of hair bleach.
"How long did it last ( with the bleaching )[?]"
How long the hair dye lasts really depends on how well the person takes care of their hair while it is dyed. If it is washed immediately, it can fade quickly. If it is washed too often and/or with harsh hair products, it can fade quickly. The best bet for dyed hair is dry shampoo. The hair dye may have to be touched up every couple of weeks to a month. Lastly, a little trick that hairstylists use to help set the hair colour and to make it last longer is to blow-dry the hair after the dye has been applied to it (for about 5-10 minutes, or sometimes longer).
"2 questions[:] Where did [yo]u get the hair dye[,] And does it stain sinks or anything[?]"
Most of the colours from the Splat brand of hair dyes can be found at Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, Target, Kmart, and on the Internet (the Splat brand website, eBay, Amazon, etc.) , If you are looking for this specific colour ("Pink Fetish"), you will only be able to find it at some of the stores listed above, such as Walmart, Walgreeens, and on the Internet (the Splat brand website, eBay, Amazon, etc.). The smell of the hair dyes can be subjective to different people; it can smell strong and/or pungent to some people, or it can smell like berries and/or menthol to other people. As for stains, that is common with all hair dyes, but with care, skill, and steady hands, that can be avoided. When dying the roots, definitely do not rub the dye into the scalp as it can/will stain it. There are a few things you can do to remove the stains, such as using hair dye/colour stain remover wipes (commonly sold at Walgreens; 1 individual packet is sold for about $1.00), or you can wash the stained area with shampoo or baking soda. Splat personally recommends using baking soda because it will be more effective than shampoo or soap. Splat is a direct dye, not a permanent one, so be careful of washing your hair too soon, as the colour will fade more quickly.
hi [Hi], i [I] just dyed mine in that exact color and idk [I don't know] how to takr thr [take the] excess dye of [off of] my neck, hands and chest?"
If the stains don't come off through regular shampooing, you can always go out and buy hair colour stain remover wipes; they usually come in single/travel packets and are mostly sold for $1-$2 in drug-stores like Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and CVS. They work really well, so you'd usually only need one, but if there's a lot of stains, maybe get two packets just to be safe. I actually showed a little packet of hair colour stain remover in one of my hair products hauls (just skip to 2:55 in the video to see it): http://youtu.be/5J28N27kBHs .
just [Just] a question but does the bleach burn [?] "
Hello, I'm sorry that I didn't see your comment right away. To answer your question, it doesn't burn in a painful way; it burns more in an itchy way. Some people's scalps are more sensitive than other's though. If you are worried about it, you can always try what is called a "patch test", which is where you try it on a small section of hair. If you do bleach your hair and find that you can't stand the itchiness, one thing you can do is use the tip of a "rat tail" comb to gently scratch the itch, instead of using your fingers and nails, to prevent any skin irritations and/or reactions. I also believe that scratching the hair and scalp, especially when it's in such a sensitive state, can cause some hair loss (such as some of the hair being cut off by the nails while it is weakened by the hair bleach). I hope I've answered your question and maybe even given you some other helpful information. If you have any other questions that you would like answered, feel free to ask. :)
Usually, the products that you are using should always come with directions. If your hair-bleaching kit comes with a deep reconstructor, use that instead of shampoo; this will deactivate the chemicals in the bleach (which are the main cause of frizzy, "fried" hair, and just overall dryness). The bleach will zap the moisture from your hair, and will continue to do so over a long period of time unless you take use something to deactivate the chemicals and take care of your hair to prevent really bad damage. With all of that said, if your hair-bleaching kit does not come with a reconstructor or a deactivator, then you should shampoo your hair after bleaching it. Some people suggest using conditioner, and then shampoo, and then conditioner again. If you are going to use a toner, use that before using conditioner. When you do shampoo your hair after bleaching it, make sure that you gently massage your scalp with your fingertips (as there may be bleach stuck to the). If you are going to dye your hair afterwards, use a conditioner, but make sure it is not a neutralizing one; those are for restoring the normal pH and smooth the outer layer of the hair (the "cuticle") after you have dyed your hair (with whatever colour you are using), and if you use it before dying your hair (with a colour-dye), it will neutralize the colour before it has even started working. A good bleach kit that I would recommend is Splat's "Lightening Bleach" kit, which comes with a deep reconstructor and anything else that you may need for bleaching your hair.